Pacific

Solomon Islands observes campaign blackout ahead of election

Nearly 400 independent observers are monitoring the voting in national and provincial elections.

Crumbling roads, rising prices: Solomon Islands election highlights frustrations, flashpoints

Beijing’s funding has met some of the Pacific island country’s development needs.

Solomon Islands election to test pro-China leader’s hold on power

Voters in the Pacific island country are concerned by crumbling roads and lack of economic opportunity.

Japan can aid lagging US defense industrial base: diplomat

US ambassador to Japan says Tokyo’s role in the AUKUS defense pact will help overcome bottlenecks.

US needs to share military secrets, Australian diplomat says

Japan looks set to be unveiled as a 'partner' of the defense pact between Australia, the UK and the US next week.

Biden’s cannibal remarks send US-Papua New Guinea relations to ‘low point’

The Pacific nation’s foreign minister says he hopes the White House can put the record straight.

US needs to share military secrets, Australian diplomat says

Japan looks set to be unveiled as a 'partner' of the defense pact between Australia, the UK and the US next week.