Papua New Guinea
26 Nov 2019
A charter airline in Papua New Guinea said armed men hijacked one of its planes Tuesday and forced the pilot to fly to a remote unused airstrip before they made off with the cargo.
27 Sep 2019
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…
10 Jul 2019
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.
26 Jun 2019
Papua New Guinea's volatile Ulawun volcano -- designated one of the world's most hazardous -- erupted Wednesday, spewing lava high in the air and sending residents fleeing.
14 May 2019
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.
15 Nov 2018
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.
18 Jun 2018
Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency in its rugged Southern Highlands after an armed mob went on the rampage, torching a passenger plane and the local governor's house.
30 Mar 2018
A powerful 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck the New Britain island of Papua New Guinea on Friday, US seismologists said, but a tsunami threat from the tremor was over.
24 Mar 2018
A powerful 6.3-magnitude earthquake struck the island of New Britain in Papua New Guinea on Saturday, US seismologists said, but there was no tsunami warning or immediate reports of damage.
14 Mar 2018
The death toll from a major earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea last month has risen to 125, police said Wednesday, amid concern that an outbreak of disease will see it jump further.
7 Mar 2018
Critical relief supplies are finally flowing into areas of Papua New Guinea devastated by a strong earthquake, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said, as another 6.7-magnitude tremor rocked the region Wednesday.
6 Mar 2018
A 6.7-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea on Wednesday, US seismologists said, a week after a major quake in the same remote highland region killed at least 67 people.