Category: Oceania Asia

Makassar Church Bombers Are Husband and Wife: Police

BY :THE JAKARTA GLOBE Jakarta. Two suicide bombers who launched Sunday’s attack on a catholic church in Makassar, South Sulawesi have been identified as a married couple, police said on Monday. The attack injured at least 20 people and instantly…

The former Cook Islands Prime Minister, Henry Puna is the new Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum after a marathon online meeting. Puna was voted in over Micronesia’s candidate Marshall Islands Ambassador to the US, Gerald Zackious by nine…

The head of the Papuan People’s Assembly says it has rejected Indonesia’s plans on special autonomy for his region. Indonesia’s government is seeking to extend the Papuan provinces’ Special Autonomy Law which expires this year after two decades. Special Autonomy…

By Tereni Kens This is an account of a recent ordeal of a young Papua New Guinea  missionary pilot Ronald Brandan Yombi (https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=879903292544004&id=349747055559633) serving with Philippine Adventist Medical Aviation Services (PAMAS) on Palawan Island in the Philippines. We have reached…

From Dateline Pacific, 5:00 am on 5 February 2020 An Australian human rights advocate is voicing protest at some local media’s refusal to cover West Papua issues. Anthony Craig, who is based in the New South Wales town of Lithgow, is a…

What is called Indonesian country or nation-state now has 42 nations and regions that are ready to separate and become free and independent nations and countries from Idonesian colonial empire. An Indonesian author, Djuyoto Suntani, says since 2015 Indonesia will…

The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum is seeking consensus on the appointment of the regional organisations new secretary general. This comes as today’s Pacific Islands Forum leaders’ summit has been postponed to next month due to the unavailability of…