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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|