On the scent of the Dutch nutmeg on Banda Islands

It was referred to as the Dutch nutmeg because it has white flowers on the inside The Islands of Banda have stood witness to the nutmeg trade in its heyday, when the spice, which was endemic to the islands, flowed from Banda to different parts of the world — and remnants of this former glory have survived to this day. At the time, nutmeg, which was predominantly used as a spice, was sold at a price higher than gold. It was also at the center of a conflict between The…

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Leak develops in Indonesia’s 26 crew-carrying vessel in Indian Ocean

Jakarta (ANTARA) – A leakage reportedly developed in Indonesia’s fishing boat Bandar Nelayan 188 in the Indian Ocean, some 650 nautical miles west of Perth, Australia. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs received information of the leak on the vessel, with 26 Indonesian crew members aboard, from the National Search and Rescue Agency (BASARNAS) on Saturday. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs immediately coordinated with the Indonesian Consulate General in Perth, which later communicated intensively with the Australian authorities to rescue the crew. The Australian authorities have deployed aircraft to locate the…

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Israeli aggression disrespects Muslims, violates international laws

Jakarta (ANTARA) – The National Assembly of the Forhati Muslim organization views the Israeli aggression against Palestinians during the holy month of Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr holiday as being disrespectful of Muslims and violating international law. “Forhati strongly condemns the Israeli regime’s violence against Palestinians and the annexation of Sheikh Jarrah, which comes under the jurisdiction of the Palestinian State,” Forhati’s Presidium Coordinator Hanifah Husein noted in a statement here on Saturday. The attacks on Palestinian worshippers headed to welcome lailatulqadar, or the holy night, inside the Al Aqsa Mosque…

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Indonesia’s push crucial for UN peacekeeping mission to Palestine: PKS

Jakarta (ANTARA) – Deputy Chairperson of the Welfare Justice Party (PKS) Faction of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR RI) Sukamta urged the Indonesian government to strongly push the United Nations (UN) to deploy peacekeeping forces to Palestine. “The deployment of peacekeepers in several countries facing conflicts has proven successful in reducing the escalation of conflicts,” Sukamta noted in a statement here on Saturday. However, the PKS Faction deputy chairperson admitted that materializing such a peace mission would be challenging owing to the veto of the United States as a…

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Downpour-triggered flooding submerges 14 villages in West Aceh

Banda Aceh, Aceh (ANTARA) – Flooding caused by unremitting heavy rainfall and the overflowing of several rivers submerged 14 villages in West Aceh District, Aceh Province, the Aceh Disaster Mitigation Office (BPBA) stated. Aceh BPBA Head Ilyas stated here on Saturday that Alue Kuyun in East Woyla Sub-district, Napai, Alue Leuhop, Blang Luah, Cot Rambong, Pasi Malee, Lhok Malee, Blang Cotmameh, Lubok Pasi Ara, Peuleukueng, Kulam Kaju, Cot Lagan Lm, Blang Cot Rubek, and Ulee Pasi Ara in West Woyla Sub-district were affected by the flooding. Floodwaters, reaching heights of…

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Jakartans returning home must hold COVID-19-free certificates: police

We do not want the endeavors that we have made over this past year to go in vain. Of course, the safety of our beloved must be prioritized and maintained together Jakarta (ANTARA) – Residents of Jakarta returning home after celebrating the Eid al-Fitr festivity in their hometowns outside the capital city must possess COVID-19-free certificates, according to the Jakarta police. “Jakarta’s residents must show the results of rapid COVID-19 antigen tests that they have undergone in their hometowns,” Jakarta Police spokesman Sen. Com. Yusri Yunus stated. Police officers will…

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