Eka Yudha Saputra, Abdul Manan, Setri Yasra, Iwan Kurniawan and Anton Aprianto, Jakarta – The Indonesian Army Chief of Staff (KSAD) general Dudung Abdurachman on Monday stated that arme
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May 23, 2023
May 16, 2023
An Indonesian Catholic lawmaker has called on the army chief to explain the alleged sales of arms and ammunition to rebel groups by military forces in the restive Christian-majority Pap
May 15, 2023
Jakarta – A group of telecommunications workers taken hostage by an armed rebel group in the Papuan Highlands has been released, the local police have said, in the latest kidnapping cri
May 14, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – A Papuan separatist group attacked six workers involved in the construction of a base transceiver station (BTS) tower in Okbibab, Pegunungan Bintang District, Papua Pe
May 12, 2023
Uday Bakhshi – On April 14, the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) shot at a small plane that was landing at an airstrip in Intan Jaya Regency in Indonesia's restive Papuan pro
May 5, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Director of the Papuan Justice and Human Integrity Foundation Theo Hesegem assessed that negotiations aimed at securing the freedom of Philip Mark Mehrtens, a Susi Air
May 4, 2023
Tria Dianti and Arie Firdaus, Jakarta – The illegal sale of government-issued weapons and ammunition by Indonesian soldiers to separatist rebels in the Papua region surged in 2022, mili
Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – The National Armed Forces (TNI) Head of Center for Information (Kapuspen) rear admiral Julius Widjojono on Wednesday said the pictures circulating online wi
April 30, 2023
Antara, Jayapura, Papua – The Papua Police confirmed that Joni Botak, a wanted armed criminal group (KKB) leader active in Central Papua Province has been killed by a rival group in a q
April 26, 2023
New Zealand hostage Phillip Mehrtens, who is being held by separatists in West Papua, appears well in a newly-released video.
Niniek Karmini, Jakarta – Separatist rebels in Indonesia's restive Papua region released a video Wednesday appearing to show the New Zealand pilot they took hostage in February saying t
April 20, 2023
Alfian Kartono and Niniek Karmini, Jayapura – Indonesian security forces recovered the bodies of four government soldiers who were killed in a separatist attack while searching for a Ne
April 19, 2023
The long-running conflict in West Papua has slipped from the headlines in recent times as other regional issues took precedence in many newsrooms.
April 18, 2023
Rangga Pandu A J, Resinta S, Jakarta – The Indonesian Vice President Ma'ruf Amin urged members of the National Police (Polri) and Indonesian Defense Forces (TNI) to take a firm stand ag
Nicholas Yong & Jonathan Head – The kidnapping of a New Zealand pilot by separatists in Indonesia's West Papua region has thrust a decades-old insurgency back into the spotlight.
April 17, 2023
Sebastian Strangio – Separatist gunmen have killed at least one Indonesian soldier in an attack on a squad of troops attempting to rescue a New Zealand pilot who has been held captive i
Jake Kenny, Alfian Kartono and Niniek Karmini – A friend of a New Zealand pilot taken hostage by Indonesian rebels says he's disappointed by the latest failed attempt to rescue his mate
April 16, 2023
Alfian Kartono and Niniek Karmini, Jayapura, Indonesia – Separatist gunmen opened fire on a military post in Indonesia's restive Papua province, killing at least six soldiers and leavin
Separatist rebels in Indonesia's Papua region killed nine army personnel after Jakarta did not respond to a request for negotiations, a rebel spokesperson said on Sunday.
April 14, 2023
Pizaro Gozali Idrus and Victor Mambor, Jakarta and Jayapura – The Indonesian military on Friday accused separatist rebels in the restive Papua region of killing civilians, expelling non
Jakarta – Authorities in Papua have reported that a civilian turbine engine aircraft was shot by members of the Free Papua Movement (OPM) upon landing at Beoga Airport in Puncak regency
April 13, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Head of the Papua Representative of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua) Frits Ramandey said he was ready to follow up on the West Papua National
April 10, 2023
Phillip Mehrtens – The authorities in Indonesia's Papua region say the search for a New Zealand pilot taken hostage by the West Papua Liberation Movement has been extended.
April 7, 2023
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Separatist group Free Papua Movement or OPM asked to have a peaceful negotiation with the Indonesian government, the Military (TNI), and the police concerning t
April 6, 2023
Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – The National Liberation Army of West Papua-Free Papua Organization (TPNPB-OPM) stated that they are willing to release New Zealand pilot Captain Philips Max
April 5, 2023
BTV, Jakarta – Indonesian Military Chief General Yudo Margono said on Wednesday he prefers peaceful means to rescue a pilot from New Zealand who has been taken hostage by the separatist
March 31, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Papua Police chief Insp. Gen.
March 28, 2023
Finau Fonua – Indonesian security forces in West Papua last week launched an offensive against the West Papua Liberation Army (TPNPB) command holding New Zealand pilot Philip Mehrtens h
Church leaders in Indonesia's Papua province have asked the separatist group to release a New Zealand pilot, held hostage for nearly two months to garner international support for the P
March 27, 2023
A joint force of Indonesian military and police are claiming to have shot dead a member of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNB) in Central Papua Province on Wednesday last wee
March 24, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – A joint forces of Indonesian Military (TNI) and Police has shot dead an alleged member of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) in Mundidok Village, North Gom
March 21, 2023
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said he had discussed efforts to rescue New Zealand pilot Philips Max Mehrtens who was being held hostage by the
March 16, 2023
Dio Suhenda, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) has said it is ready to launch a strike against the West Papuan rebel group holding a New Zealand national hostage but will wait for
March 15, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – As of Tuesday, March 14, 2023, the Yahukimo Police has yet to name EG (23) suspect in the shooting of a Trigana Air plane despite him having been detained for four days
Jayapura, Jubi – As of Monday, March 13, 2023, the Yahukimo Police has detained one person suspected of being involved in the shooting of a Trigana Air plane type B 373-500 when landing
March 13, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Commander of 172/Praja Wira Yakthi Military Resort Command Brig. Gen.
March 12, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – A Trigana Air plane was shot at by members of an armed Papuan separatist group on Saturday, according to Jayapura Police chief, Adjunct Senior Commissioner Fredrickus
March 10, 2023
Nur Janti, Jakarta – Indonesian Military (TNI) commander Adm.
Jayapura, Indonesia – Separatist rebels in Indonesia's Papua province released more photos and videos Friday appearing to show the New Zealand pilot they took hostage last month alive.
Anne Barker, Indonesia – It is now more than a month since Captain Philip Mehrtens was seized and taken hostage after he landed a small Susi Airlines plane last month in the remote high
March 8, 2023
It has been a month since Susi Air pilot Philip Mark Mehrtens was taken hostage by the National Liberation Army of West Papua (TPNPB) in Nduga, in the highlands of Papua Pegunungan Prov
Jayapura, Jubi – Head of Cartenz Peace Operation 2023 Sr. Comr.
March 7, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Executive Board of the Yahukimo Student Community (KPMY) recently made a press statement addressing the security situation in Yahukimo Regency, wherein armed confli
March 2, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Commander of the XVI Yahukimo Defense Area Command Elkius Kobak of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB) claimed to have attacked and shot members of the Indo
Jakarta – After more than three weeks, efforts to release Susi Air pilot Phillip Mark Mehrtens from members of the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB), the armed wing of the Fre
March 1, 2023
Nur Janti, Jakarta – The Indonesian security forces are set to conduct a long-term operation to rescue the New Zealand pilot who has been held hostage by an armed Papuan rebel group in
Security forces in Indonesia's restive Papua region have surrounded separatists holding captive a New Zealand pilot, but will exercise restraint while negotiations for his release conti
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Three weeks have passed since Papua separatists held a Susi Air pilot Phillip Mark Mehrtens hostage, and the airline has shut down rumors that the New Zeal
February 28, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – It has been more than 20 days since Susi Air pilot Philip Mehrtens, a New Zealand national, was taken hostage by the West Papua National Liberation Army (TPNPB).