Papua province - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Papua province


Indonesia hunts suspects in alleged Papua mass killing

Dec 05, 2018 - 5:54 PM

Indonesian soldiers are hunting for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province

An Indonesian military ambulance evacuates the body of a soldier in Wamena, Papua province on December 5, 2018, who was killed after coming under rebel gunfire while investigating reports that construction workers had been shot dead by separatist rebels in Nduga. Indonesian soldiers hunted on December 5 for rebels suspected of killing as many as 24 construction workers in restive Papua province, as an eyewitness account supplied by the military described a grisly mass execution. Joseph SITUMORANG / AFP

8 bodies found in Indonesian plane crash

Aug 12, 2018 - 2:46 PM

Papua military spokesperson Dax Sianturi says the cause of the crash has not been confirmed yet pending an investigation by the national transportation safety committee

SOLE SURVIVOR. A rescue team prepares to evacuate the sole survivor from the crash site of a Swiss-made Pilatus aircraft at Menuk mountain in Oksibil. Photo released by Papua's Cendrawasih Military Command's information unt

Plane carrying 9 people missing in eastern Indonesia

Aug 11, 2018 - 5:50 PM

Search and rescue teams have been deployed but it will take them up to 3 hours to reach the suspected crash site by foot, a police chief says

Armed separatists occupy villages in Indonesia's Papua – police

Nov 10, 2017 - 2:09 PM

Around 1,300 residents are being held hostage by a two-dozen strong group that authorities say is part of the Free Papua Movement (OPM)

Workers strike at US miner Freeport's Indonesia site

Oct 03, 2016 - 3:06 PM

The workers union said they were angry about differences in bonus payments given to them and an engineering team at the site

Tambang terbuka Grasberg di Papua yang dikelola PT Freeport Indonesia. Foto dari Facebook/Freeport Indonesia

The wRap Indonesia: Haze victims may be evacuated, karaoke fire kills 12

Oct 26, 2015 - 6:00 AM

Other stories include the cancelation of discussions about the 1960s massacre and the prevention of ISIS recruits

Papua New Guinea to resettle refugees from Australian camps, Papua province

Oct 23, 2015 - 5:26 PM

There were no further details on where in PNG the refugees would be resettled whether they would be allowed freedom of movement and what employment rights they would be given

9 killed in landslide at Indonesian gold mine

Jul 04, 2014 - 6:41 PM

Four people were still missing and two others were rescued alive after the landslide struck Wednesday near Dageuwo village Papua province

Landslides in Indonesia's Papua kill 11, 2 missing

Feb 23, 2014 - 11:55 PM

11 people have been killed and 2 others are missing after torrential rain triggered landslides in Indonesia s remote eastern Papua province