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Indonesia, Iran to Strengthen Economic Ties

May 19, 2016 The Iranian government has planned to strengthen economic ties with Indonesia. According to Iranian Economy and Finance Minister Tayeb Zadeh Nia, the economic ties between the two countries have been going well. “Both countries have moderate views in various things that might happen,” Mr. Tayeb said at the Vice Presidential Office in [...]

By |May 19th, 2016|Indonesia|

Conditions set for bolstering Iran-Indonesia economic ties

  President Rouhani met with the Vice-President of Indonesia Muhammad Jusuf Kalla and described Iran-Indonesia ties as developing and positive, stressing the development of Tehran-Jakarta relations.  In this meeting which happened late on Thursday on the sidelines of the OIC Summit in Turkey, Dr Rouhani mentioned the new era in the relations of the two [...]

By |April 14th, 2016|Indonesia|

Indonesia eyes Iran LPG, condensates deal, but crude unlikely

Mar 7, 2016 Indonesia's OPEC governor said on Monday a deal was imminent for importing Iranian condensate and liquefied petroleum gas, but not for crude oil. A delegation of Indonesian oil officials will travel to Iran later this week to negotiate a number of energy deals and there had been hopes of finalising a short-term [...]

By |March 7th, 2016|Indonesia|

Indonesia offers to mediate in Iran-Saudi Arabia conflict

January 6, 2016 Indonesia has offered to mediate in the conflict between Iran and Saudi Arabia through peaceful negotiations, Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi stated here on Thursday. In pursuit of a peaceful solution to the feud between Iran and Saudi Arabia, in the last few days, Marsudi had intensified communication with Saudi Arabia, Iran, [...]

By |January 6th, 2016|Indonesia|

Indonesia: Plot foiled to kill officials, Shiite followers

December 21, 2015 donesia: Indonesian police said Monday they have foiled a plot to kill government officials, law enforcement officers and others by suspected Muslim militants arrested in weekend raids. Security was raised at airports, the presidential palace, foreign embassies and shopping malls, and the government said it will deploy more than 150,000 personnel to [...]

By |December 21st, 2015|Indonesia|

Historical Dimensions of the Shi`a in Southeast Asia

Jul 17, 2013 Shafi`i Sunnis dominate the Malay-Indonesian world, including Singapore, southern Thailand, and the southern Philippines. Shafi`is also constitute the majority of southern India’s Muslim population, a fact that is of historical relevance to the Islamization of Southeast Asia. Persia, too, was one of the centers of Shafi`i Sunni scholarship prior to the establishment [...]

By |July 17th, 2013|Indonesia, Malaysia|