WASHINGTON -- The State Department issued an announcement
permitting its employees and their dependents to return to their
offices on the Indonesian island of Java.
The State Department ordered employees and dependents from its
embassy in Jakarta and consulate general in Surabaya to depart the
country May 14 in response to riots estimated to have killed up to
The State Department continues to warn Americans in Indonesia to
avoid crowds, disturbances and areas where violence has been