Papua New Guinea

PNG police seek to arrest ex-PM over 'corruption'

Arrest warrant issued for former Prime Minister Peter O'Neill, but he is refusing to cooperate, police say.

Papua New Guinea police seek to arrest ex-PM over 'corruption'

Papua New Guinea

Should West Papua remain part of Indonesia?

Recent clashes with Indonesian forces have reignited calls for referendum on Papuan independence.

Should West Papua remain part of Indonesia?

Papua New Guinea

24 killed in Papua New Guinea tribal unrest

Prime Minister James Marape vows security reinforcements and to bring perpetrators to justice amid brutal violence.

Deadly tribal violence erupts in Papua New Guinea

Australia

Australia set to repeal medical care bill for offshore refugees

Refugee advocates say medical care bill is vital to ensuring the health of refugees in offshore processing centres.

Australia set to repeal medical care bill for offshore refugees

Asia Pacific

Gas deal critic becomes new Papua New Guinea PM

Members of parliament overwhelmingly elect ex-finance minister who quit in April in protest against a major gas project.

James Marape elected new Papua New Guinea prime minister

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill formally resigns

Amid months-long political crisis, veteran politician tells MPs he tendered letter of resignation to governor general.

Papua New Guinea PM Peter O'Neill formally resigns

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