Indonesia

Mass arrests reported in Indonesia's restive Papua

Hundreds "still in detention" after nearly 2,000 were held before anniversary of Papua's incorporation into Indonesia.

Mass arrests reported in Indonesia's restive Papua

Health

Cheating death: Papua New Guinea's snake man

An Australian scientist is on a quest to find an affordable treatment to combat deadly snake bites in Papua New Guinea.

Human Rights

Papua New Guinea to close Australian refugee centre

PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill's announcement comes after the country's supreme court ruled the camp was illegal.

Human Rights

PNG top court says Australia asylum camp is illegal

Papua New Guinea's Supreme Court has ruled that detention of asylum seekers on Manus Island is illegal and must stop.

PNG top court says Australia asylum camp is illegal

Refugees

Outsourcing refugees: 'How will I survive' in Cambodia?

Why Australia's controversial refugee resettlement deal with one of the world's poorest countries is 'a failure'.

Papua New Guinea

PNG police shoot dead 11 prisoners after mass jailbreak

Dozens of criminals, including murderers and rapists, are reportedly on the loose after escaping from Lae prison.

PNG police shoot dead 11 prisoners after mass jailbreak

Human Rights

Australia PM warns New Zealand against taking refugees

Prime Minister says accepting a New Zealand offer to take in 150 refugees a year would encourage more to come.

Australia PM warns New Zealand against taking refugees

101 East

Strangers in Paradise: Australia's offshore detainees

We travel to remote Manus Island in Papua New Guinea to investigate Australia's refugee detention programme.

101 East

PNG's Bundles of Joy

We follow a medical team on Papua New Guinea's remote islands working to reduce the rate of deaths during childbirth.

Women Make Change

A Family Matter: Saving Papua New Guinea's mothers

A doctor in Papua New Guinea finds that involving men in family planning is the key to reducing maternal mortality.

Human Rights

Australia says it turned back over 600 migrants at sea

Government reveals it sent back 20 boats carrying 633 asylum seekers since controversial border law enacted in 2013.

Australia says it turned back over 600 migrants at sea

101 East

Papua New Guinea's Snake Man

We follow a reptile handler-turned-scientist in his quest to save thousands of people from deadly snakebites.

Asia Pacific

Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands

A 6.9-magnitude quake has hit islands in the Pacific, but no tsunami warning was issued and no major damage is expected.

Earthquake hits the Solomon Islands

Reporter's Notebook

A distress call from Manus Island

A threat of suicide by a detained asylum seeker raises questions of how journalists deal with such cases.

A distress call from Manus Island

Weather

Small tsunami follows powerful Papua New Guinea quake

No reports of damage or injuries in the South Pacific nation after tsunami triggered by 7.7-magnitude earthquake.

Small tsunami follows powerful Papua New Guinea quake