Port Moresby

Mass rally for Port Moresby

Peter O'Neill, Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea.

Jo Chandler and Eoin Blackwell Protests planned in PNG as O'Neill moves to defer national elections and sack judges.

Secrets and fears behind the Manus Island veil

NSW barrister Jay Williams exits the processing centre.

Michael Gordon Key witnesses to the attack on Reza Barati have not been formally interviewed.

Inquiry into Manus Island asylum seekers' rights

A Papua New Guinea judge will on Monday begin an inquiry into whether asylum seekers' human rights are being adhered to under the Pacific island nation's constitution.

US spying on our neighbours through embassies

Philip Dorling The United States is tapping telephones and monitoring communications networks from electronic surveillance facilities in US embassies and consulates across east and south-east Asia, according to...

Tackling the curse of hate

A man who witnessed the planning and brutal attack on a women where Belief in KUMO Witchcraft  has lead to gruesome deaths and attacks on women in the province of Simbu  Papua New Guinea believed to be a SANGUMA (SORCERER).

Mark Baker As Papua New Guinea threatens to again impose the death penalty, Mark Baker investigates the nation's fightback against crime.

In deep waters

A police officer carries an unconscious child who was on the boat that capsized late on Tuesday after hitting a reef off the coast of Sukapura, in West Java

Bianca Hall She sits on the floor weeping, her head in her hands. Her body language screams of her despair. This young Iranian woman, who risked it all to come to Australia, has just discovered her journey was...

Study finds 'severe' brutality against women in Papua New Guinea

Amanda, a victim of violence in Papua New Guinea

Women in poverty-stricken Papua New Guinea suffer "severe brutality" with violence, including savage attacks involving knives, axes and whips, occurring in two-thirds of all families, a new study...

PNG leader stands up to be counted


Mark Baker Early last week, at the height of the controversy over Australia's plan to permanently export its asylum seeker problem to Papua New Guinea and neighbouring Nauru, PNG Prime Minister Peter O'Neill...

'Black Jesus' hacked to death in Papua New Guinea

Stephen Tari

Damien Murphy A self-style Papua New Guinea preacher who led a cannibal cult has been hacked to death outside Madang after he killed a local woman last Thursday while on the run from jail.

Australian hikers attacked on PNG trail as two porters killed by bandits


Megan Levy A group of Australian hikers and their support crew and have been attacked on a trail in remote Papua New Guinea, resulting in the deaths of two porters.

'Sorcery' killer jailed for 30 years in PNG

PNG , Papua New Guinea flag .

A Papua New Guinean who accused his aunt of sorcery and killed her with an axe has been jailed for 30 years, days after the United Nations urged a tougher stance on such murders.

Four arrested over PNG gang rape


Police in Papua New Guinea have detained four men over the gang-rape of a US academic after a massive manhunt, with officials urging locals to help find five suspects still on the run.


Janet Kemo Fogodi

Tim Elliott Witch burning, torture and sorcery are still frighteningly common in Papua New Guinea, and the victims are invariably women, writes Tim Elliott.

PNG ponders imposition of the death penalty

PNG , Papua New Guinea flag .

Eoin Blackwell PORT MORESBY: Papua New Guinea's government is considering backing the death penalty in a bid to deter crimes against women and "sorcery"-related killings.

Seeking truth behind a tragedy

The Rabaul Queen.

Jo Chandler Stories of shipwreck, real and imagined, have a special place in the archive of human misery. The notion of being lost at sea, frail souls at the mercy of the elements, taps into our most deep-set...

Unions to pressure PM

Peter O'Neill

Unions in Papua New Guinea appear set to demand the resignation of PM Peter O'Neill.

PNG police block parliament ahead of court hearing

Papua New Guinean military police patrol the perimeter as PNG Governor-General Michael Ogio swears in PNG Prime Minister Michael Somare's cabinet and ministers during a ceremony at Government House in Port Moresby on December 14, 2011.  Michael Somare, age 75, was reinstated as the Pacific island nation's leader when the Supreme Court ruled the election of Peter O'Neill to the post by fellow lawmakers in August was unconstitutional.  AFP PHOTO / Ness KERTON

Eoin Blackwell in Port Moresby A GROUP police officers has blockaded the entrance to Papua New Guinea's parliament house, as the political turmoil in the country continues.

PNG calls state of emergency in capital

Papua New Guinea's Prime Minister Michael Somare.

Eoin Blackwellm, Port Moresby Papua New Guinea MPs have voted to declare a state of emergency in the nation's capital after rogue police officers surrounded Parliament House.

PNG's top job up for grabs again

Peter O'Neill has said he will stand again for PNG's prime ministership.

Port Moresby Peter O'Neill said he will stand again for Papua New Guinea's prime ministership.

Battle to keep PNG ballot boxes safe

Voting in East New Britain, Papua New Guinea

Hamish McDonald, Mount Hagen, Papua New Guinea Elections are falling behind schedule across the densely populated Highlands of Papua New Guinea as poor preparations cause angry scenes and security forces battle to keep ballot boxes safe.