Vanuatu’s prime minister has again pressed the United Nations General Assembly over human rights abuses in West Papua. During his speech in New York, Charlot Salwai lamented how some Pacific territories are yet to break the shackles of colonialism. Mr…

PACIFIC, RNZ Australia’s government has urged restraint by all relevant parties in West Papua amid ongoing unrest in the Indonesian ruled region. The death toll from violence in the Papuan cities of Jayapura and Wamena on Monday has risen to 26. Violence…

Three civilians, including a 3-year old boy, have died in a shootout with rebels in West Papua, Indonesia’s military says. The military insisted the people were shot by rebel fighters, while but a Papuan pro-independence military group said Indonesian soldiers…

The death toll from clashes between protesters and Indonesian forces in West Papua has risen to 26. Violence erupted in the provincial capital Jayapura and the main Highlands town Wamena on Sunday, an escalation of protests that have gripped the…

Pacific Island Forum leaders have urged the United Nations Secretary General to persuade the world’s industrial powers to take urgent action to reduce their carbon emissions. Forum leaders met with António Guterres on Saturday ahead of the UN supremo’s special…

By The Associated Press JAKARTA, Indonesia — Violent protests by hundreds of people on Monday touched off by rumors that a teacher insulted an indigenous student in the restive Indonesian province of Papua have left at least 20 civilians dead, including…

Deadly unrest has broken out again in West Papua, as Indonesian security forces cracked down on more student mobilisations. Today in the capital of Papua province, Jayapura, as many as four people were killed, including at least one West Papuan…