Tag: Aceh

Indonesia mourns 15 years after Boxing Day tsunami

Thousands of mourners flocked to mass graves Thursday in Indonesia's Aceh province to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the 2004 Boxing Day tsunami, one...

City in Aceh bans all New Year’s celebrations for being un-Islamic

A city in Indonesia's Aceh province is banning all celebrations related to the New Year, saying Muslims do not commemorate the Gregorian calendar. The...

If all go well, men in Aceh, Indonesia will be allowed 4 wives

MEDAN — The once restive province of Aceh is planning to make it legal for men to have up to four wives but activists...

Islamist held state in Malaysia approves public caning – Video inside

In a move to garner support, the Party Islam SeMalaysia or PAS managed to get the Kelantan StateLegislative Assembly to pass an amended Syariah Bill...

Indonesia canes 2 men publicly for gay sex, rights groups denounce punishment

Two men, aged 20 and 23, have been caned in Indonesian province of Banda Aceh, one of the most conservative parts of the country. The...

Indonesian Aceh Looks to Move Legal System Further into the Dark Ages

The parliament of the Aceh region in Indonesia is set to vote on a law that would reaffirm and establish legal punishments that are...
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