Fiji authorities now say that 45 of its soldiers are being held by Syrian rebels in the Golan Heights, one more than has been claimed for the past three days.
The first session of the Small Islands Developing States conference in Samoa this afternoon will focus on sustainable economic development.
Fiji's National Federation Party says pre-polling due to start this week is confused, rushed and disorganised and there are voters who still don't know they are meant to vote before election day.
Two government back-benchers in Vanuatu say their signatures were used fraudulently on a motion for a vote of no confidence in the Prime Minister Joe Natuman, and have withdrawn them.
Fiji's Police Commissioner has reportedly confirmed that the investigation into a man who died in police custody last month has been completed.
Amnesty International has called on Indonesian authorities to end what it says are attacks on freedom of expression in the country's Papuan region.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, says the post-2015 agenda will focus on sustainable goals covering social, economic and environmental dimensions.
A team of ear, nose and throat specialists has performed over 50 surgery procedures in the Marshall Islands, many of them life-saving, during a 10-day visit from the United States.
Health authorities in Solomon Islands are scrambling to control a measles outbreak in the country which has claimed the lives of two children, with more than 500 cases reported so far.
Fiji's military commander says withdrawing the country's troops from the Golan Heights between Syria and Israel is completely out of the question for the government.
A member of the Papua New Guinea parliament has called for an inter-departmental committee to investigate the decimation of the parliamentary opposition.
The Solomon Islands Health Ministry has confirmed that two children have died from complications related to measles, as the outbreak escalates.
New Caledonia's president, Cynthia Ligeard, has linked the territory's institutional future to finding a common policy on nickel.
The Secretary-General of the United Nations, Ban Ki Moon, says he is deeply concerned about the effects of climate change in the Pacific.
The MP for Porgera in Papua New Guinea's Enga province, Nixon Mangape, has called for independent scientific monitoring of the level of toxic waste from the Porgera gold mine.
The Fiji military has set up a crisis centre for the families of 44 Fijian soldiers captured by Syrian rebels last week.
The House of Representatives in the Northern Marianas has rejected the Senate's version of the $US134.33-million budget for fiscal year 2015.
The World Bank's climate change advocate says the bank's key role is to ensure that small island states have improved resilience to the effects of climate change.
Tonga's Minister of Public Enterprises says he has approached the Japanese Government to speed up repairs to the water supply on Niuatoputapu.
An NGO in Guam says human trafficking is a bigger problem on the island then people think, calling on locals to be more vigilant and observant about what goes on around them.
The Papua New Guinea Hunters have missed out on a playoff berth in the Queensland Cup rugby league competition, after results went against them in the final round of the regular season.
Two French journalists detained in Jayapura have said that they were simply carrying out their journalistic duties while in Papua.
The Secretariat of the Pacific Community has mobilised a team of health surveillance specialists to help authorities in Samoa with public health surveillance at this week's Small Island Developing States conference.
The Solomon Islands' newest commercial bank, Pan Oceanic Bank, says it's had a resounding response with more than 5000 accounts opened in its first two months.
A motion for a vote of no confidence against Vanuatu's Prime Minister, Joe Natuman, has been lodged with speaker of the country's parliament.