A human rights lawyer says the Australian Government's detention of children in asylum seeker camps is tantamount to torture.
Sixteen women are to contest next month's elections in Tonga, up from 11 last time, but women leaders had hoped there might be more following a recent mock parliament.
FFA maritime surveillance sweep of Pacific fishing waters has netted a record 12 vessels in potential breach of their fishing licences.
Reports from Indonesia say the two French journalists have been convicted for misusing their tourist visas to work in Papua but will be freed on Monday.
Order has been restored in the Papua New Guinea city of Mt Hagen after a large fire and looting on Wednesday night.
The chair of the Pacific Islands Forum, Palau's President, Tommy Remengesau, has announced Fiji's suspension from the Forum has been lifted.
An Australian politician has asked the International Criminal Court to investigate the Australian government's treatment of asylum seekers, citing crimes against humanity.
The 2014 OFC Women's Nations Cup kicks off this morning in Papua New Guinea.
An underwater search by a private company hired by the family of a father and son whose small plane crashed off the coast of American Samoa three months ago has begun.
There has been a marked falloff in the number of candidates standing in the elections in Tonga in late November.
The Fiji Labour Party leader says he doubts that a complete picture on ministers' salaries has emerged in the recently released Auditor General's reports.
The Supreme Court in Papua New Guinea has stayed contempt proceedings against the prime minister and members of his staff.
Papua New Guinea's Acting Deputy Police Commissioner has justified a raid on the fraud unit, saying its head had failed to comply with police orders.
Nominations for next month's elections in Tonga end this afternoon, and already there are signs this poll will be markedly different from the last one.
Papua New Guinea oil producer, Oil Search, is promising higher dividend payments to shareholders after lifting production 81 percent during the September quarter.
The Australian miner, St Barbara, says the Solomon Islands government is best placed to determine the future of the Gold Ridge mine.
The French president will visit New Caledonia after attending the G-20 summit in Brisbane in mid-November.
Prosecutors are demanding four months' imprisonment for the two French journalists accused of misusing their tourist visas in Papua.
There's been a huge drop in copra production in the Marshall Islands this year.
Fiji's Ministry of Information says Australian Foreign Minister, Julie Bishop will meet senior Fijian government officials when she visits Suva at the end of October.
Tourism Fiji says visitor arrivals in September showed an increase of 4.5 percent over the same month last year.
The Fiji Labour Party leader says the Auditor General's report into government spending of the last seven years details blatant financial mismanagement and breaches of law.
The Canadian company InterOil has discovered hydrocarbons at a well in Papua New Guinea's Gulf Province.
The principals of a new airline planning to offer flights from American Samoa's Tutuila to Manu'a, have met with the Governor, Lolo Moliga, in Honolulu.
American Samoa's Election Commissioner is calling Swains Islanders to elect their representative to the House of Representatives.
Papua New Guinea's national cricket team is set to make history next month, playing its first ever One Day International series from 8-9 November in Australia.
The biggest regional outrigger canoe race in Micronesia starts today in Guam.
The Cook Islands Women's Football Coach Jimmy Katoa says their first match against Papua New Guinea in the OFC Nations Cup is going to be extremely tough.
Reni Maitua, Tautau Moga and Sauaso Sue have each been fined just under $US9,000 for their involvement in a Brisbane night-club fight last weekend.