A series of explosions rocked sites in the center of the Indonesian capital. A police post was among the targets of what appeared to be coordinated attacks. In addition to a number of suicide bombers, an Indonesian and a Canadian were killed.
Taliban militants have killed at least 18 Afghan soldiers in an attack on an army post in western Farah province. An "Islamic State" suicide bomber killed two in Kabul as violence continues to spike in Afghanistan.
Indonesia's top anti-graft agent, half-blinded in an acid attack, has returned to work, telling colleagues to "stay brave." In a parallel gesture, President Joko Widodo has paid for a prized Danish-gifted Metallica LP.
Religious conservatives in Indonesia have managed to increase their influence over the past couple of years, when someone who is considered to be liberal and a modernizer - Joko Widodo - has been in office as president.
Panel discussions at the Munich Security Conference unanimously agreed that the terror group "Islamic State" remains a threat, even though it may have lost its "territory."
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