The West Papua Council of Churches wants an end to what it says is the re-militarisation of the region. It wrote to Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo and also asked him to follow through on his commitment to meet with Papuan…

By Niniek Karmini | AP JAKARTA, Indonesia — Two soldiers were killed in a clash between security forces and independence fighters in Indonesia’s restive easternmost province of Papua, the military said Wednesday. Military spokesman Col. Taibur Rahman said rebels opened fire at…

It’s not just West Papua’s 2 million Christians who are vulnerable but all in our region. If these jihadist have Indonesian government and military approval then this should be a red line for Australia and the region. It’s an abrogation…

Source: RNZ Indonesia’s military, or TNI, says its soldiers have taken control of an regional headquarters of the West Papua Liberation Army in Papua’s Highlands. Armed conflict between the Liberation Army and the TNI since late last year has left…

Rebel fighters in West Papua’s Central Highlands shot and wounded two Indonesian soldiers on Wednesday. West Papua Liberation Army unit, led by Egianus Kogoya. Derakma, Nduga regency. Photo: Supplied It’s the latest violence in troubled Nduga regency, where a war has killed…

West Papuan elected leaders who criticise Indonesian military operations in Papua province risk prosecution, according to Indonesian security officials. However humanitarian concern is growing for villagers displaced by conflict between the military and the West Papua Liberation Army in the…

Indonesia has deployed 600 military personnel to Papua, to safeguard the construction of a controversial road project. The security build-up around the project, which was promised in January, threatens to deepen escalating violence in the Highlands regions. The Antara state…

ABC News – By Catherine Graue on Pacific Beat Calls for the West Papua region to be granted independence continued this week as activists took to the streets in various Australian cities, calling for the Federal government to support an…