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.
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.
Solomon Islands gold miner, Melbourne based St Barbara, says the Solomons Government is critical to ensuring a tailings dam does not burst.
American Samoa's Election Commissioner is calling Swains Islanders to elect their representative to the House of Representatives.
Nauru will be given back access of its bank accounts after Australian courts dismissed an appeal by an American investment fund.
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.
The Marshall Islands Health Ministry says it has plans for the construction of a new hospital costing US$77 million in Majuro.
The Solomon Islands Electoral Commission says fewer candidates have registered for next month's national elections than the previous poll in 2010.
Fiji's Auditor General says the Elections Office failed to keep proper records around the employment of voter registration clerks which increased the risk of fraud.
Solomon Islands says the onus is on Australian mine operator, St Barbara, to sort out any threat should the Gold Ridge tailings dam bursts.
Samoa's Prime Minister, Tuila'epa Sa'ilele Malielegaoi, says the proposed Media Council legislation has been long overdue and should have been in place in the past years.
There has been no police comment in Papua New Guinea following yesterday's raid of the the National Fraud and Anti Corruption office by armed police from another unit.
The Tonga government says claims by Public Services International it is threatening and repressing public servants are completely unfounded.
Reports from Fiji say the recently released Auditor General's reports reveal overspending on salaries by some ministries.
An Australian human rights advocate says he fears some asylum seekers on Nauru will agree to be resettled in Cambodia out of desperation.
Custom chiefs on Ambrym Island in Vanuatu have taken back a paramount chiefly title they had wrongly bestowed on the chairman of the National Council of Chiefs, Chief Seni Mao Tirsupe.
The Cook Islands Finance Minister denies development plans for Mitiaro are bribing voters in the upcoming by-election.
An Australian court has dismissed an appeal by a US fund management company which has been trying to recover 27 million US dollars owed by Nauru in government bonds.
An Indonesian expert witness says the two French journalists on trial in Papua for misuse of a tourist visa were involved in journalistic activities as defined by law.
A charity backed by New Zealand unions is helping Fiji workers learn about their rights as weakened Fiji unions struggle with restrictive decrees.
The French Polynesian president, Edouard Fritch, says legal issues about the tendering process need to be resolved for the launch of the Mahana Beach Resort.
Public Services International is expressing serious concerns with what it calls the ongoing threats and repression against public servants in Tonga.
The Cook Islands Minister of Finance says tourism, health and the 50-year independence celebrations will be the focus of the coming year's budget.
Red Cross leaders in the Pacific have for the first time decided on a joint approach for the region, ahead of several major international conferences in the coming year.
The administrative court in French Polynesia has ordered the removal of the mayor of Mahina over a formal irregularity during his election campaign.
England have named Fiji-born winger Semesa Rokoduguni in their rugby squad for November's internationals.
The Samoa rugby league coach says the team has responded positively to the night-club incident which led to three players being stood down ahead of their opening Four Nations match against England on Saturday.
The Papua New Guinea Football General Secretary Dimirit Mileng says home advantage will only take his country's womens team so far.
The Samoa rugby league coach is expecting a confrontational beginning to the Four Nations tournament on Saturday.
Media reports in Papua New Guinea say the National Fraud and Anti Corruption office was raided by armed police from another unit.