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…