Gulf Times - Papua-New-Guinea
Australia restricts medical evacuations of refugees from Pacific camps

Australia restricts medical evacuations of refugees from Pacific camps

Australia on Wednesday removed the right of doctors to order sick asylum seekers be evacuated from two remote Pacific detention centres for medical treatment, a repeal that opponents said risks the lives of refugees.

'Armed men' hijack Papua New Guinea plane, steal baggage

'Armed men' hijack Papua New Guinea plane, steal baggage

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.

Tsunami warning after strong quake off Papua New Guinea

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.

Police called on diplomats as APEC summit tensions boil over

Police called on diplomats as APEC summit tensions boil over

Police were called when Chinese officials attempted to "barge" into the office of Papua New Guinea's foreign minister, it emerged Sunday, as APEC summit tensions boiled over.

US joins Australian plan to develop new Pacific naval base

US joins Australian plan to develop new Pacific naval base

The United States will join Pacific ally Australia to build a naval base on Papua New Guinea's Manus Island, US Vice President Mike Pence said, amid a push by regional powers to lock in alliances and secure access to key infrastructure.

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.