There has been worldwide condemnation of the hotel bombings in Indonesia.
Prime Minister Kevin Rudd called the attacks a "barbaric" act of
cowardice. Australia raised its threat alert level for Indonesia,
urging its citizens to consider avoiding travel there.
White House, U.S. President Barack Obama said the Jakarta attacks make
it clear that extremists remain committed to murdering innocent men,
women and children of all faiths in any countries.
Security Council condemned the bombings. The European Union expressed
"deep shock" at the attacks, while the Saudi-based Organization of the
Islamic Conference called them "horrific and senseless" acts of
In Asia, Japan condemned the Jakarta attacks as
"atrocious" and pledged its continuing support for the war on terror.
The Philippines - itself hit by a series of deadly bombings this month
- expressed similar sentiment, while Thailand condemned those who
masterminded the attacks.