Papua New Guinea
WHO 'very concerned' as virus numbers climb in PNG
The WHO expressed concern Friday over a "sharp increase" of Covid-19 cases in Papua New Guinea warning the outbreak was at a critical stage and could fuel a much larger epidemic.
At least 15 feared dead in PNG landslide
Up to 15 people were feared dead after a landslide struck a mining camp in central Papua New Guinea following heavy rain, officials said Wednesday.
Fearful Papua New Guinea calls for WHO virus help
Papua New Guinea has asked for World Health Organization help after a rapidly spreading new coronavirus outbreak sparked preparations for large-scale community transmission in the under-resourced country.
6.9-magnitude quake hits Papua New Guinea
A strong earthquake shook Papua New Guinea Friday, sending residents scrambling from buildings in the capital Port Moresby but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties.
Bougainville set to hold long-awaited independence referendum
The war-ravaged Pacific island of Bougainville will hold a referendum on independence from Papua New Guinea later this year, authorities said Friday, a vote that caps a decades-long peace process and is tipped to create the world's newest nation. The ballot follows a spluttering 20-year peace process and a decade of war that ended in…
At least 24 killed in brutal Papua New Guinea tribal massacres
At least 24 people, including two pregnant women and their unborn children, were killed in a three-day spasm of tribal violence in Papua New Guinea's lawless highlands, prompting the prime minister on Wednesday to promise swift justice.
Tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea
A strong 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck off the coast of Papua New Guinea on Tuesday, the US Geological Survey said, triggering warnings of hazardous tsunami waves.
Xi arrives in Papua New Guinea ahead of APEC summit
President Xi Jinping arrived in Papua New Guinea on Thursday for a much-vaunted state visit ahead of an Asia-Pacific summit he is expected to dominate.