Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea prime minister resigns

Peter O'Neill - in power since 2011 - handed over the reins to Julius Chan who has twice been prime minister.

Papua New Guinea prime minister, Peter O'Neill, resigns

Human Rights

Refugee suicide attempts up on Manus after Australia election

Ten men have tried killing themselves since Australia's conservative government returned to power, refugees say.

Refugee suicide attempts up on Manus after Australia election

Asia Pacific

PNG assesses damage from magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Strong quake strikes late in the evening off New Britain's coast, prompting officials to send teams to assess situation.

PNG assesses damage from magnitude 7.5 earthquake

Papua New Guinea

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea

Officials say no tsunami threat after quake hit on Tuesday morning about 250km away from the capital Port Moresby.

Magnitude 7.2 earthquake jolts Papua New Guinea

Opinion

Australia's offshore refugee policy has failed

Such policies may seem like a quick win with some domestic constituencies, but they are not wins in the long run.

Anna Neistat

by Anna Neistat

Anna Neistat

Australia

Manus refugee wins award for exposing 'cruel' Australia policy

Martin Ennals Award given to Abdul Aziz Muhamat, who has been advocating for refugee rights on Papua New Guinea island.

Manus refugee wins award for exposing 'cruel' Australia policy

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