Amnesty International have claimed that Indonesian police have shot dead more than 70 people in the lead-up to the country’s hosting of the 2018 Asian Games here, criticising what it describes as an "unnecessary and excessive use of force".
Iranian taekwondo player Kimia Alizadeh could be forced to retire from the sport after picking up an injury that ruled her out of competing at the 2018 Asian Games here, according to her coach Mahroo Komrani.
Jakarta Palembang 2018 have named the official airline and mobility app of the Asian Games as Qatar Airways and Moovit respectively.
Indian tennis player Leander Paes has withdrawn from the 2018 Asian Games here after his repeated requests for a "specialist" men’s doubles partner were not met.
Squash player Abdulla al-Tamimi has been chosen to carry Qatar's flag at the Opening Ceremony of the Asian Games here tomorrow.
Olympic taekwondo champion Zhao Shuai has been named as China’s flagbearer for the Opening Ceremony of the Asian Games here tomorrow, an announcement which has surprised much of the Chinese media.
The Torch for the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang has arrived in the Indonesian capital prior to the Opening Ceremony on Saturday (August 18).
A ban on Kuwait has been lifted by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in time for them to compete under their own flag at the Asian Games, due to open here in the Indonesian capital on Saturday (August 18).
A temporary office has been opened in Jakarta by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) to deal with disputes which arise during the upcoming Asian Games.
The Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) has praised the cooperation between North and South Korea at the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang which begin on Saturday (August 18).
The Government of Indonesia say they are working hard to ensure Jakarta and Palembang will be "haze free" for the duration of the Asian Games, which officially begin this Saturday (August 18).
The Torch Relay for the 2018 Asian Games has continued with the flame travelling from Cianjur to Cipanas.
A translation service has been launched in Indonesia to help foreign visitors attending the 2018 Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang.
China is hoping to compete at weightlifting in the Asian Games, which start in Indonesia this weekend, despite being suspended from the sport until October 20.
Hong Kong sport climber Lam Hei-yeung has criticised the format for the event at the Asian Games in Jakarta and Palembang as he claimed competing across all three disciplines was "unfair" on the athletes.