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Hundreds of Muslim extremists attack Christian prayer house in Aceh
The building was hit by stones and pebbles, suffering major damages. The place of worship belongs to a Protestant group, the Indonesian Bethel Church. According to fundamentalist, the place lacks the right building permit. Violence in the province is up.
Tsunami: Reconstruction in Aceh and Nias Island blocked by corruption
More than 97 billion rupiahs disappear in the pockets of government officials, Christians on Nias Island complain that housing and infrastructures have not been rebuilt. Today a sombre ceremony will mark the 167,000 people who died in the tragedy.
Jakarta lifts Aceh emergency rule
Famine haunts the population of Simeuleu Island
The island lacks food, drinking water and medicines. In Banda Aceh makeshift shelters are being built out of tsunami rubble.
Aceh gives a hero’s welcome to former ‘Enemy Number 1’ Hasan Tiro
After almost 30 years of exile, the leader of the Free Aceh Movement sets foot on his native soil, given a hero’s welcome by citizens and local government authorities alike. In his speech he stresses the value of “peace’ and “liberty” urging the last rebel forces to give up their weapons.
Major earthquake hits Aceh, no victims
The 7.8 quake causes panic among residents in Aceh Province, still recovering from the devastating 2004 tsunami. In Sinabang Island, near the epicentre, thousands of people flee into the hills fearing a repeat of the tsunami disaster. Authorities call off early tsunami warning.
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