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U.S. to Allow Families of Diplomats to Return to Indonesia

Six months after the Bush administration ordered the families of American diplomats here to leave the country because of fears of terrorism, they will be allowed to return. The decision, announced by the State Department on Friday evening, reflects the Indonesian government’s newly aggressive attitude toward cracking down on terrorism. It was in large part a result of progress made by Indonesian police in rounding up suspected terrorists in the aftermath of attacks in Bali nightclubs last year that killed more than 200 people. The possibility of another terrorist attack in the world’s most populous Muslim country has now diminished, in the view of the United States Embassy here, a view shared by other Western embassies. Full Story

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