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

Refugees

Born landless: Manus Island's refugee babies

Children fathered by refugees on Manus Island could be marginalised by patrilineal clan structures, says Father Taulam.

Manus Island's refugee babies: Q&A with Father Clement Taulam

Interactive

No way, you won't stay: Explore the Manus Island story via chat

Investigate Australia's offshore processing of asylum seekers by chatting to those at the heart of the story.

No way, you won't stay: Explore the Manus Island story via chat

Asia Pacific

Race to save the rainforests in Asia-Pacific

Environmentalists and politicians are joining forces to try to save fragile rainforests in the Asia-Pacific region.

Papua New Guinea

Strong aftershock kills dozens in Papua New Guinea

Death toll in southern Pacific island state tops 100 as aftershocks continue after a magnitude 7.5 quake in February.

Strong aftershock kills dozens in Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea

PNG earthquake kills 15, injures dozens

Earthquake severed communications and blocked roads in central region, hindering assessment of scale of the destruction.

PNG earthquake kills 15, injures dozens

Papua New Guinea

Papua New Guinea to host APEC, biggest event in its history

Despite significant financial help from foreign countries, there is concern the small Pacific nation will not be ready in time to host its biggest international event - the APEC diplomatic summit.

In the Field

Behrouz Boochani: Living in limbo on Manus Island

Iranian journalist and refugee Boochani talks about life in detention and the closure of the Manus Island refugee camp.

Witness

The Opposition: Fighting for Justice in PNG

Joe Moses, the leader of the Paga Hill settlement in Papua New Guinea, struggles to save his community from eviction.

Asia Pacific

Papua New Guinea's forests are being destroyed

Is the government of Papua New Guinea turning a blind eye while the country's forests are destroyed?

Refugees

Ex-New Zealand PM: Manus refugees deserve humanity

Former Prime Minister Helen Clark calls out Australia for refusing offer to take in 150 refugees on Manus Island.

Ex-New Zealand PM: Manus refugees deserve humanity