November 9th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Indonesia: Security

Washington (CNN) - Suzanne Malveaux looks at the security measures that Indonesia has taken in recent years and why there may be hope that the country can curtail the threat from extremists.


Topics: Indonesia • President Obama
Traveling on Air Force One
November 9th, 2010
07:28 AM ET

Traveling on Air Force One

CNN Photojournalist Mark Walz shares a picture of his seat when he boarded Air Force One today on the flight from New Delhi to Jakarta.


Topics: AF1 • Indonesia • The Buzz • The Visuals
Indonesia volcano may cut the president's trip short
November 9th, 2010
05:10 AM ET

Indonesia volcano may cut the president's trip short

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) –The Indonesia volcano that threatened President Obama's visit is now "likely" to shorten an already brief stop to the capital city of Jakarta.

White House spokesman Robert Gibbs, who had earlier told reporters officials were closely monitoring the ash cloud from Mount Merapi, said forecasting shows air traffic might again be disrupted.
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Topics: Indonesia • President Obama • The News
If it's Tuesday it must be Indonesia
November 9th, 2010
04:27 AM ET

If it's Tuesday it must be Indonesia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (CNN) - As a Texan, I'm used to Texas-size references, but did you know that Indonesia is three times the size of the Lone Star state? Blow my mind! In fact, it's the fourth most populous country in the world with 240 million inhabitants. The drive from the airport to our hotel was easy – a police escort always helps! My immediate impression was lush – it's green and tropical. Yet once I looked past the landscape it was buildings, buildings everywhere. Jakarta is a very modern city with skyscrapers, traffic and LOTS of helmet clad mopeders. I snapped this billboard from the bus on our way in. It's time to get to work. I'll let you know what else I find soon in the home of the Mount Merapi.


Topics: Indonesia • The Buzz • The Visuals
November 8th, 2010
10:38 PM ET

Malveaux Meets: Obama's look alike

Washington (CNN) - He could pass for a certain president and the people of Indonesia have not missed the resemblance.

Suzanne Malveaux meets up with Ilham Anas, a man who has found fame by looking like President Obama.

November 8th, 2010
10:28 PM ET

Malveaux Meets: modern Muslim woman

Washington (CNN) - Meet Alia Wahid, a modern woman who also happens to be a devout Muslim.

Suzanne Malveaux talks to this woman and discovers how Wahid is able to balance life and religion.


Topics: Indonesia
November 8th, 2010
10:20 PM ET

Indonesia: Obama's boyhood friends

Washington (CNN) - Earlier this year, Suzanne Malveaux traveled to Indonesia and met some of President Obama's boyhood friends.

Get a peek at what President Obama's childhood was like.


Topics: Asia • Indonesia • President Obama • The News • The Visuals • White House
November 7th, 2010
11:44 PM ET

Obama's Indonesia trip hinges on volcano mood

NEW DELHI, India (CNN) - Amid speculation and at least one report that the White House is considering canceling the Jakarta leg of President Obama's Asia tour due to volcanic ash, a senior administration official suggested no final decision had been made.
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Topics: Indonesia • President Obama • The News