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Najib vows not to quit as Malaysia marks National Day

Malaysia's prime minister vowed he would not quit over a $700-million financial scandal, and accused protesters of showing "poor national spirit" by holding a massive rally to demand his resignation…

Rupiah weakens to 13,995 per dollar on Monday morning

The rupiah exchange rate traded among banks in Jakarta on Monday morning weakened by 5 percent to Rp 13,995 per US dollar from Rp 13,990.   

JCI slightly higher at opening

The Jakarta Composite Index (JCI) opened slightly higher on Monday, shadowed by stock markets in the Asian region, which did not move in tandem. 

Activists say IS damages ancient temple in Syria's Palmyra

Islamic State militants in Syria severely damaged the Bel Temple, considered one of the greatest sites of the ancient world, in a massive explosion Sunday, activists said.