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Israel-Gaza crisis: NZ must condemn atrocities but keep pushing for a two-state solution

ANALYSIS: By Alexander Gillespie It was perhaps inevitable that the shock Hamas attack on Israel would become a minor election sideshow in New Zealand. Less...

Armed gunmen kidnap 17 girls from remote PNG village – freed for ransom

RNZ Pacific Reports from Papua New Guinea say that 17 girls from a remote village have been held captive by a large group of armed...

Deadly clash in West Papua during Indonesian rescue bid for NZ pilot

By Stefan Armbuster Indonesia’s military confirms one soldier was killed and more are unaccounted for after clashes with the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB-OPM)...

Hostage NZ pilot appears in new Papuan rebel video amid ‘don’t work here’ warning

Asia Pacific Report The West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) has released a new video about New Zealand hostage pilot Philip Mehrtens and a Papuan...

PNG police negotiators try to win freedom for hostage researchers

PNG Post-Courier An Australian-based anthropology professor and three Papua New Guinean women researchers are being held captive inside the jungles of the Southern Highlands after...