Australian police take control of Solomon Islands capital after days of unrest

Australian police take control of Solomon Islands capital after days of unrest

Australian police began taking control of the Solomon Islands capital Honiara on Friday after days of violent protests in the South Pacific island nation, witnesses said.

Taiwan urges Solomons not to switch allegiance to Beijing

Taiwan urges Solomons not to switch allegiance to Beijing

Taiwan's president urged the Solomon Islands not to switch diplomatic allegiance to China Monday, as the Pacific nation deliberates whether to recognise the far more economically powerful Beijing instead.

Powerful quake strikes off PNG, tsunami alert rescinded

Powerful quake strikes off PNG, tsunami alert rescinded

An 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck off Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Sunday, triggering a tsunami alert for several Pacific islands though that was subsequently wound back to cover just PNG and Solomon Islands.