HIV/AIDS on the increase despite global decline (26 Jan 2008)
Despite stabilizing figures globally, the National AIDS Commission says Indonesia's efforts to curb the spread of HIV/AIDS have been ineffective given a substantial national increase in infection rates for 2007.

Decision to split Aceh, Papua into new provinces ' (26 Jan 2008)
Analysts and religious leaders in Papua and Aceh have decried a decision by the Indonesian parliament to split the provinces into several administrative areas, labelling it dangerous politicking.

We don't need new regions for now: President (26 Jan 2008)
President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono and the Regional Representatives Council (DPD) have agreed the establishment of new provinces and new regions should wait at least a few months while the government evaluates whether the new regions would be of benefit to the local people.

Formation of new provinces 'unwanted' (24 Jan 2008)
The House of Representatives has unanimously endorsed its initiative to create eight new provinces and 13 new regencies, while local figures say the plan will not benefit the people affected.

Jayapura`s Mt. Cycloops areas rich in nickel deposit (22 Jan 2008)
Jayapura (ANTARA News) - The Cycloops mountain range which stretches from Jayapura city to a number of districts in Papua, sits on a huge nickel deposit believed to be the biggest in the world, a local official said.