Latest Aceh Stories

2005-09-16 01:04:00

By Jerry Norton BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesia will begin withdrawing thousands of troops from Aceh as soon as the rebels complete the first stage of arms surrender this weekend under a landmark peace deal, the military said on Friday.

2005-09-15 01:46:52

By Jerry Norton BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Former rebels in Indonesia's Aceh province began handing in their weapons to foreign monitors on Thursday under a landmark peace agreement that ended one of Asia's longest running conflicts.

2005-09-14 21:41:06

By Jerry Norton BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Former rebels in Indonesia's Aceh province start handing in guns to foreign monitors on Thursday, launching one of the most important elements of a peace deal that ended 30 years of civil war.

2005-09-14 05:47:43

By Jerry Norton KRUENG RAYA, Indonesia (Reuters) - As he impales coconuts on a sharp blade and twists them to remove the husks, M. Nur Taib says things are looking up. The 35-year-old father of three lost his house and his job when last December's tsunami slammed into Indonesia's Aceh province.

2005-09-14 02:36:04

By Tommy Ardiansyah LHOKSEUMAWE, Indonesia (Reuters) - More than 1,000 Indonesian police boarded a naval vessel to leave Aceh on Wednesday as part of a peace deal with rebels that will halve the number of security forces in the province.

2005-09-13 03:14:40

By Jerry Norton BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Former rebels in Indonesia's Aceh will start handing in guns this week as elite police units begin pulling out, kicking off a key phase in implimenting a landmark peace deal ending 30 years of civil war.

2005-09-01 11:15:44

By Jeremy Lovell LONDON (Reuters) - Rebuilding after December's devastating tsunami and the dawn of peace in Indonesia's Aceh province could mean annihilation for the region's orangutans.

2005-08-31 02:00:30

BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Hundreds of Acehnese rebels walked free from Indonesian jails on Wednesday under a sweeping amnesty that forms a vital plank of a landmark peace agreement signed in Helsinki this month.

2005-08-30 05:19:32

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia failed to issue an amnesty for some 2,000 jailed members of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) on Tuesday, despite a pledge to do so.

2005-08-25 07:29:54

LEUPUNG, Indonesia (Reuters) - The first post-tsunami infrastructure project in Indonesia's Aceh province got underway on Thursday with the awarding of an initial contract for a $245 million U.S.-funded coastal road.

Word of the Day
  • A ceramic container used inside a fuel-fired kiln to protect pots from the flame.
The word 'saggar' may come from 'safeguard'.