The confirmed death toll from an earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island has risen to 1,234, from 844, the national disaster agency said on Tuesday. A 7.5 magnitude earthquake on Friday triggered tsunami waves as high as six metres (20 feet), which ravaged the small city of Palu, on[…]
Rescuers in the Indonesia island of Sulawesi are racing against the clock to save those still trapped in the rubble, as volunteers dug mass graves to bury at least 844 killed in an earthquake and tsunami disaster. Authorities struggling to deal with the sheer scale of the disaster have appealed[…]
Nearly 400 people have been killed after a powerful earthquake triggered a tsunami that hit Indonesia‘s central Sulawesi island. The national disaster agency on Saturday put the official death toll so far at 384, all of them in the tsunami-struck city of Palu, but warned the toll was likely to rise.[…]
Tourists fled the Indonesian island of Lombok on Monday after a magnitude-6.9 earthquake killed at least 98 people – a death toll expected to rise. More than 200 people were seriously injured in Sunday’s shallow quake as rescue workers scrambled to reach survivors in remote areas. National Disaster Mitigation Agency[…]
By Yaseen Kippie Imam Abdullah bin Qadi Abdus Salam, affectionately known as Tuan Guru, described by his 5th generation descendent Shaykh Luqman Rakiep as ‘an immortal soul’, was a pioneer of Islam in the public life of Muslims in the Cape Colony during the 18th century. But if it were[…]
By Yaseen Kippie With the recent revival of research into the contribution of Tuan Guru at the Cape, the descendents of the scholar and prince, known for establishing Islam in the public life of Muslims in South Africa, will host a symposium on his life, legacy and family reconnection. The[…]
It took an Indonesian youth exactly a year to cover on foot the 9,000-km-long journey from Central Java province to the holy city of Makkah to perform the Haj pilgrimage this year. Firm determination and courage of conviction helped Mochammad Khamim Setiawan in his adventure full of hazards but rich[…]
Baiq Mariah, a 104-year-old woman from Indonesia, arrived in Jeddah on the first leg of her Hajj pilgrimage. She is the oldest among some 221,000 pilgrims from Indonesia this year. Mohammed Hery Saripudin, consul general of the Indonesian Consulate in Jeddah, told Arab News that Mariah is in good health[…]
The high-profile blasphemy trial of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama has begun in Indonesia as dozens rallied outside the court both in support and against the Jakarta governor. Tuesday’s protests were under heavy police guard, as Purnama – the first Christian governor of Jakarta in more than 50 years – arrived at[…]
By Ra-ees Moerat South African humanitarian agency Al Imdaad Foundation is responding to the urgent needs of Indonesians affected by the Aceh earthquake, which has killed at least 102 people. A strong earthquake, 6.5 on the Richter scale, struck off the coast of Aceh on the Indonesian Island, Sumatra on[…]
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