West Papua Liberation Army destroys digger in renewed violence

Indonesia’s military says the West Papua Liberation Army set fire to a digger owned by a state-owned construction company on Tuesday. The attack on Istaka Karya’s operations in Nduga regency follows the killing of at least 16 of its employees…
OPM calls for UN action in Papua

The Free West Papua Movement, or OPM, has called for United Nations intervention over conflict in Papua’s Nduga regency. The Highlands regency is the current focal point of armed conflict between Indonesian security forces and the West Papua Liberation Army.…
Indonesian military to complete Trans-Papua Highway

Officials working on a troubled road project in Papua say Indonesia’s military will complete the job this year. In December, at least 16 Indonesians working on the Trans-Papua Highway in Nduga province were massacred by fighters from the West Papua…
Call for Pacific regional groups to investigate Papua chemical attacks

The United Liberation Movement for West Papua is calling for Pacific regional groups to investigate the alleged use of chemical weapons in Indonesia’s Papua region. The movement’s chair, Benny Wenda, said the Pacific Islands Forum and the Melanesian Spearhead Group…
NZ govt says it wants info on reports of Papua chemical attack

New Zealand’s government says it’s seeking information on reports the Indonesian military dropped chemical weapons in Highlands villages. Australia’s Saturday Paper reported over the weekend on the suspected use of white phosphorus weapons, which are banned under international law, in Nduga regency.…