Explosions and gunfire rocked central Kabul Friday as the Taliban launched an attack close to an Afghan intelligence facility and the headquarters of a government force that protects foreign firms.
Indonesians arrested for violent anti-Malaysia protests
Around 50 protesters hurled stones and wood at Malaysia's cultural centre last week, while others threw eggs at their embassy and burned the Malaysian flag to oppose Kuala Lumpur's claims over two musical items.
"We arrested two men on Tuesday for the violent protests," Jakarta police spokesman Rikwanto told AFP.
Malaysia claimed as part of its heritage the spirit-invoking Tor-tor dance and the Gordang Sambilan drum ensemble, both of which are traditionally performed in Indonesia's northern Sumatra.
A presidential spokesman said that Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa held talks with Malaysian Foreign Minister Anifah Aman, who on Monday condemned the violence.
The predominantly Muslim neighbours share a common culture and historically many Indonesians have migrated to Malaysia, but disputes between the nations are not new.
A 2007 disagreement over the use of a folk song that originated in Indonesia's Maluku islands in a Malaysian tourism advert caused a fallout while stories of alleged mistreatment of Indonesian workers by their Malaysian bosses have caused public anger for years.
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