Pacific Islands

More than 60 shot dead in PNG ambush

At least 64 people have died in an ambush in Papua New Guinea’s remote Highlands region.

February 19, 2024 4:57 pm

Pacific Islands

PNG PM faces no-confidence vote after deadly riots

Papua New Guinea’s opposition party lodged a motion of no confidence in Prime Minister James Marape when the Pacific Island nation’s parliament returned on Tuesday, the first session since deadly riots in January during a police strike.

February 14, 2024 6:20 am

Pacific Islands

Tuvalu's pro-Taiwan leader loses seat in national election

The pro-Taiwan leader of the Pacific Islands nation of Tuvalu, Kausea Natano, lost his seat in an election closely watched by Taiwan, China and the U.S., partial results showed.

January 27, 2024 4:38 pm

Pacific Islands

Tuvalu expected to review Taiwan ties after election

Tuvalu expects to review its diplomatic ties with Taiwan after Friday’s election.

January 24, 2024 3:53 pm

Pacific Islands

Hilda Heine becomes Marshall Islands newly elected president

Prominent Pacific politician Hilda Heine has been voted in as the new president of Marshall Islands following a narrow election win, that saw her defeat the incumbent by a single vote.

January 3, 2024 3:25 pm

Pacific Islands

Chinese firm barred from Vanuatu log exports after landowner complaints

A Chinese company began logging in Vanuatu during recent political turmoil, residents said, raising concern over the environment and workers in military uniforms in a Pacific Island nation where Beijing and Washington vie for influence.

December 23, 2023 2:06 pm

Pacific Islands

Australia signs climate, migration and security pact with Pacific's Tuvalu

Australia Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Friday signed a bilateral agreement with Tuvalu, aimed at countering China’s influence in the Pacific and protecting the tiny island nation from climate change.

November 10, 2023 3:29 pm


Pacific Islands Forum on edge over Nauru tensions

An attempt by Pacific Islands Forum leaders to revisit a unity pact has sparked a walk-out by Nauru, showing tensions remain close to the surface at the pivotal regional body.

November 9, 2023 12:40 pm

Pacific Islands

Breaking the cycle after another climate fund setback

The PIF Leaders’ Meeting is an important chance to jolt the world into action on a climate Loss and Damage Fund after
decades of fighting for justice.

November 7, 2023 12:11 pm

Pacific Islands

Pacific security: whose strategy is it?

The Pacific Islands Forum Leaders Meeting this week takes place amid a changing dynamic of security and development in the region.

November 7, 2023 10:51 am

Pacific Islands

Pacific wrestles with the great China-US divide

Pacific Islands Forum members face challenging conversations about the prickly US-China relationship and its effect
on the region.

November 7, 2023 9:49 am

Pacific Islands

Does AUKUS undermine Australia’s position in the Pacific?

As Pacific leaders meet in the Cook Islands, is Australia’s double game with AUKUS harming its local relationships?

November 6, 2023 1:42 pm

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