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Catholic priests in West Papua have appealed for reconciliation and dialogue to address ongoing armed violence in their region. A statement has been issued by 147 priests from across the Indonesian-administered provinces of West Papua and Papua. The priests acknowledge…

Reports from West Papua indicate more deadly armed conflict in Mimika regency. The West Papua National Liberation Army claims responsibility for a series of attacks on security forces in the Indonesian-controlled territory since last week. A Liberation Army spokesman said…

TIMIKA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s military said Monday that a soldier was killed in an ongoing clash between security forces and a rebel group near the world’s largest gold mine in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region. The clashes, which began Feb.…

By The Associated Press, March 7, 2020 JAKARTA, Indonesia — A weeklong shootout between security forces and a rebel group near the world’s largest gold mine in Indonesia’s easternmost Papua region has caused nearly 2,000 villagers to flee, officials said…