Latest Aceh Stories
One moment Sartinah Fatar is painting her lovely new traditional Acehnese house, chattering happily to her husband. The next she's in tears recalling the day the sea roared in and snatched away her mother and two children.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Only one-fifth of the 1.8 million people made homeless by last December's tsunami will be in permanent homes by the end of this year, British-based aid group Oxfam International said on Wednesday.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Bill Clinton promised survivors of Indonesia's tsunami-ravaged province of Aceh on Wednesday that the international community would never abandon them.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Hundreds of chickens have died of bird flu in Indonesia's Aceh in recent weeks, the first cases detected in the tsunami-hit province, an official said on Friday.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Former rebels in Indonesia's Aceh province successfully ended the third round of a weapons handover on Tuesday after struggling to surrender enough arms that met the criteria of international peace monitors.
Indonesia has activated the first stage of a tsunami early warning system off the coast of Sumatra to prevent a repeat of last year's huge quake-triggered waves that left 170,000 people dead or missing, officials said on Thursday.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Former rebels from Indonesia's Aceh province begin handing in weapons on Monday under the third phase of a landmark peace pact that ended one of Asia's longest running civil wars.
Less than 100 days after the tsunami of December 26, 2004, a team of ecologists from James Cook University, the Wildlife Conservation Society-Indonesia Program, and Syiah Kuala University visited a number of reefs in northern Aceh. Some of the same reefs had also been visited in 2003, presenting a unique opportunity to assess the ecological impact of tsunamis on tropical marine ecosystems. The researchers found that direct tsunami damage was largely restricted to corals growing in...
In a little shack they built on a rubble-strewn field where the tsunami traveled the farthest inland, a group of teen-age boys orphaned in the disaster have made themselves a family.
By Jerry Norton JAKARTA (Reuters) - The United States has issued a fresh warning to Americans to avoid non-essential travel to Indonesia, calling bombings that killed 23 people in Bali on October 1 "a reminder that terrorists remain active." "The possibility remains that terrorists will carry out additional attacks in Bali, Jakarta or other areas of Indonesia in the near future," says the warning, e-mailed on Thursday to U.S.
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