Gulf Times - Papua-New-Guinea
Plane, governor's house torched in PNG violence

Plane, governor's house torched in PNG violence

Police said crowds were angered by a court decision to dismiss a petition against provincial governor William Powi's 2017 election, amid concerns of corruption.

Papua New Guinea declares state of emergency over riots

Papua New Guinea declares state of emergency over riots

Papua New Guinea has declared a state of emergency, suspended a provincial government and is sending armed forces to its rugged highlands to restore order after rioters went on a rampage of looting and burning ...

Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes PNG: USGS

Earthquake measuring 6.3 magnitude strikes PNG: USGS

A powerful 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck the highlands of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, as the region struggles to recover from a massive 7.5 quake ...

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

Magnitude 6.3 quake strikes off Papua New Guinea, no tsunami threat

A 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck off the northeast coast of an island of the Pacific Ocean nation of Papua New Guinea on Saturday, officials said, but the tremor posed no tsunami threat to the region.

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises to 125

Papua New Guinea quake death toll rises to 125

The death toll from a major earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea last month has risen to 125, police said on Wednesday, amid concern that an outbreak of disease will see it jump further.

PNG quake toll tops 100 as PM warns of long recovery

PNG quake toll tops 100 as PM warns of long recovery

The death toll from an earthquake that hit Papua New Guinea last month has topped 100 with thousands injured, Prime Minister Peter O'Neill said on Friday, warning it will take years for the region to recover.

At least 18 killed as second earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

At least 18 killed as second earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea

A magnitude 6.7 earthquake struck Papua New Guinea's mountainous Southern Highlands on Wednesday killing at least 18 people, an official said, a week after a larger quake flattened villages and killed at least 55 people.

PNG aid workers race to deliver supplies as aftershocks strike

PNG aid workers race to deliver supplies as aftershocks strike

Aid workers struggled to reach remote areas of Papua New Guinea's rugged highlands on Tuesday as aftershocks rattled the region, more than a week after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake killed dozens of people.

PNG quake leaves 67 dead as aftershocks rock homes: Red Cross

PNG quake leaves 67 dead as aftershocks rock homes: Red Cross

At least 67 people were killed by an earthquake that devastated Papua New Guinea's remote highlands last week, the Red Cross said Monday, with thousands more homeless and without food and clean water.

Papua New Guinea officials say whole villages flattened by deadly quake

Papua New Guinea officials say whole villages flattened by deadly quake

Whole villages were flattened and water sources spoiled by a powerful earthquake that killed at least 20 people, residents said on Wednesday as rescuers struggled to reach the hardest-hit areas in Papua New Guinea ...

At least 14 dead in Papua New Guinea quake; ExxonMobil shuts LNG plant

At least 14 dead in Papua New Guinea quake; ExxonMobil shuts LNG plant

Up to 14 people were killed in landslides and by collapsed buildings during a powerful earthquake in the remote Papua New Guinea highlands, police and a hospital worker said on Tuesday ...

Major quake cuts communications, halts oil and gas operations in Papua New Guinea

Major quake cuts communications, halts oil and gas operations in Papua New Guinea

At least one company began evacuating non-essential personnel after a powerful 7.5 magnitude earthquake hit Papua New Guinea's energy-rich interior on Monday, causing landslides ...