Australia

Australia to reopen offshore detention camp after losing vote

PM Scott Morrison reiterates need for hostile approach to asylum seekers, after medical evacuation law passed.

Australia to reopen offshore detention camp after losing vote

Asia Pacific

A story of human rights defender on Manus Island in his own words

Al Jazeera speaks to Abdul Aziz Muhamat, who has been held captive on the island by Australia for over five years.

Reporter's Notebook

Manus and the despair of Australia's detention policy

Fellow refugees are the only lifeline for men who wonder whether they will ever escape the remote Pacific island where they have been held for more than five years under Australia's harsh offshore detention policies.

Manus and the deepening despair of Australia's endless detention policy

Health

Papua New Guinea fights tuberculosis menace

In the grip of a health crisis, Papua New Guinea could have spent money in a better way, say some.

China

APEC leaders divided after US-China spat

APEC summit ends without formal statement after the US and China clashed on trade and investment.

Papua New Guinea

Manus refugees ask APEC leaders to help them go free

More than 600 men remain in temporary accommodation on the Pacific island in conditions the UN called 'very shocking'.

Manus refugees ask APEC leaders to help them go free

Papua New Guinea

Foreign troops pour into Papua New Guinea for APEC summit

About 4,000 military personnel, half of them foreign, will work with hundreds of police to patrol Port Moresby.

Foreign troops pour into Papua New Guinea for APEC summit

Australia

Facing heat, Australia to take children off Nauru by year-end

Number of children held on Pacific island has more than halved in two months with refugee groups saying only 38 remain.

Facing heat, Australia to take children off Nauru by year-end

Australia

Australia signals possible shift on New Zealand refugee offer

New Zealand offered to take 150 people in 2013, but Australia fears it would give refugees 'backdoor' entry to country.

Australia signals possible shift on New Zealand refugee offer

Papua New Guinea

Passengers, crew safe after plane crashes into lagoon

More than 40 people rescued from Air Niugini plane that landed in lagoon short of the runway in Micronesia.

Passengers, crew safe after Air Niugini crashes into lagoon

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea to launch nationwide polio vaccination campaign

A six-year-old boy in Port Moresby is the country's 10th person diagnosed with the disease since its reappearance.

Papua New Guinea to launch nationwide polio vaccination campaign

Refugees

Thousands rally against Australia's refugee detention policy

Protesters across Australia demand the closure of detention centres on Nauru and Papua New Guinea's Manus Island.

Thousands rally against Australia's refugee detention policy

Indonesia

Indonesia army accused of unlawful killings in Papua

Amnesty International report alleges nearly 100 people have been unlawfully killed by the army in the past eight years.

Asia Pacific

Violent postelection riots continue in Papua New Guinea

Prime Minister Peter O'Neill has declared a state of emergency after a disputed election result triggered rioting in Papua New Guinea, casting a pall over the upcoming APEC summit in the Pacific nation.

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month

Pacific nation says it will shut down the social media site as it identifies phoney accounts and blocks fake news.

Papua New Guinea to ban Facebook for a month