Latest West Papua Stories

2008-09-15 09:00:35

Airport in Papua, Indonesia, resumes operation after bomb blast JAKARTA, Sept. 15 (Xinhua) -- An Indonesian international airport in Timika of Papua province was back to normal operation under a tight security after a bomb explosion on Sunday night near the airport, a paper reported Monday.

2008-08-07 15:00:59

By TIFFANY, Martin While the Waikato dries out from the recent torrential rain Hamilton man John Duncan is basking in the sun in Papua New Guinea.

2006-05-21 00:24:22

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia is prepared to recognize Indonesian rule over troubled Papua province in a security treaty being planned by the two nations, Foreign Minister Alexander Downer said on Sunday.

2006-05-20 19:52:58

By Jason Szep MEDFORD, Massachusetts (Reuters) - Australia's leader should sign a document recognizing Jakarta's rule over West Papua province to resolve a dispute over Canberra's decision to grant 42 Papuans asylum, a senior Indonesia official said on Saturday.

2006-03-18 04:59:41

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian authorities have detained another 11 people in Papua province after three policemen and a soldier died in clashes with protesters demanding closure of a giant U.S.-run mine, police said on Saturday.

2006-02-28 03:40:00

Hundreds of native Papuans are demonstrating to demand the closure of a huge mine in Indonesia's Papua province run by the U.S. company Freeport-McMoran Copper & Gold Inc, police and witnesses said on Tuesday.

2006-01-13 04:40:24

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian police have declared eight of 12 arrested men as suspects in the killing of two American teachers in remote Papua province more than three years ago, a top policeman said on Friday.

Word of the Day
  • To befool; deceive; balk; jilt.
  • An illusion; a trick; a cheat.
The word 'begunk' may come from a nasalised variant of Scots begeck ("to deceive, disappoint"), equivalent to be- +‎ geck.