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PNG AG seeks high court’s clarification on whether people convicted can contest election

Papua New Guinea's Attorney-General Dr Eric Kwa has filed a special reference in the Supreme Court to seek clarification on whether people convicted by...

China always a trustworthy friend for South Pacific countries: FM

China is always a trustworthy friend for South Pacific countries, State Councillor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Monday. China is willing to work with...

Russia regrets PNG’s position to support Ukraine at UN

Russia has expressed regret over PNG’s position to support war-torn Ukraine at the United Nations General Assembly last week. Its ambassador to Indonesia, Lyudmila Vorovieba,...

No reserved seats for PNG women in Parliament

The plan to have five regional seats reserved for women beginning in the general election this year has been shelved, a senior Papua New...

Pacific: Forum leader Henry Puna ‘not privy’ to talks about his future

Secretary-general of the Pacific Islands Forum, Henry Puna, has said he was “not privy” to discussions about his future as top diplomat of the...

Quad leaders agree Ukraine experience should not be allowed in Indo-Pacific

Leaders of the Quad grouping of countries - the United States, India, Australia and Japan - agreed on Thursday that what is happening to...

Allegations of ‘double standards’ as world reacts to Ukraine crisis

International media has been facing scrutiny from indigenous groups in the Pacific, for the way it has been covering the Russia-Ukraine war. Some have highlighted...

Pacific Elders condemn Russian invasion of Ukraine

A group of Pacific Elders has unconditionally condemned the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The Pacific Elders are deeply concerned that the invasion heightens the risk...

Fiji votes in favour of UN resolution on Ukraine

Fiji was amongst the 141 countries s voted in favour of the resolution, which reaffirms Ukrainian sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity The UN General Assembly...

Lawmakers spearhead effort to formally apologise for U.S nuclear legacy in the Marshall Islands

U.S Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA), along with Senators Mazie Hirono (D-HI) and Ed Markey (D-MA), Wednesday introduced a resolution recognising the legacy of U.S...

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