Pacific Islands

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manele in Canberra to discuss ties

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele met Australian counterpart Anthony Albanese in Canberra to discuss security and development ties, as the United States and China vie for influence in the Pacific Islands region.

June 26, 2024 5:35 pm

Pacific Islands

Australia, China seek bigger ties with Solomon Islands

Australia’s Foreign Minister Penny Wong said Canberra wanted deeper ties with its Pacific neighbour Solomon Islands and a region where decisions are made “without fear”, as China also sent its envoy to Honiara to meet new Prime Minister Jeremiah Manele.

June 6, 2024 4:12 pm

Pacific Islands

Papua New Guinea orders evacuations after landslide, thousands feared buried

Papua New Guinea ordered thousands of residents to evacuate from the path of a still-active landslide after parts of a mountain collapsed burying at least 2,000 people, according to government estimates.

May 29, 2024 8:08 am

Pacific Islands

Magnitude 6.6 earthquake strikes north west of Tonga

A 6.6 magnitude has struck 70km northwest of Tonga, this morning.

May 27, 2024 11:07 am

Pacific Islands

New Caledonia airport to remain closed until at least June 2

New Caledonia’s international airport will remain closed until at least next Sunday, its operator said, nearly two weeks after rioting erupted on the French-ruled Pacific island over a contested electoral reform.

May 27, 2024 8:03 am

Pacific Islands

More than 670 feared dead in Papua New Guinea landslide

More than 670 people are assumed to have died in Papua New Guinea’s massive landslide, the U.N. migration agency estimated on Sunday as rescue efforts continued.

May 27, 2024 7:23 am

Pacific Islands

PNG: Survivors of massive landslide desperately seeking help

The survivors of a massive landslide in a remote village in Papua New Guinea are still waiting for official help, more than 24 hours after the disaster.

May 26, 2024 9:33 am

Pacific Islands

Man shot dead by police in riot-hit New Caledonia: Media

Police shot dead a man in riot-hit New Caledonia on Friday evening, a day after President Emmanuel Macron visited to the French-ruled Pacific island to try to calm tensions, local media said, citing the local prosecutor’s office.

May 26, 2024 8:34 am

Pacific Islands

More than 300 buried in Papua New Guinea landslide, local media says

More than 300 people and over 1,100 houses were buried by a massive landslide that levelled a remote village in northern Papua New Guinea, local media reported on Saturday.

May 25, 2024 4:50 pm

Pacific Islands

Papua New Guinea landslide: More than 100 believed dead

More than 100 people are believed dead in a landslide in remote Papua New Guinea on Friday, the Australian Broadcasting Corporation has reported.

May 24, 2024 4:01 pm

Pacific Islands

The colonial-era inequalities that fuelled the New Caledonia crisis

French President Emmanuel Macron said on a visit to New Caledonia that inequalities had widened on the French-ruled Pacific archipelago and were a driving force in the deadly civil unrest that broke out last week.

May 24, 2024 8:28 am

Pacific Islands

In riot-scarred New Caledonia, France's Macron delays voting reform

French President Emmanuel Macron said after a day of talks in New Caledonia that he would delay a voting reform that had triggered deadly riots on the French-ruled Pacific island, and try to seek a new political agreement.

May 24, 2024 6:56 am

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