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Solomon Islands prime minister survives no-confidence vote after riots

SYDNEY, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday survived a no-confidence motion in parliament after accusing the Pacific island nation's most populous province...

Solomon Islands leader wins no-confidence vote after riots

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — The leader of the Solomon Islands survived a no-confidence vote in Parliament on Monday following riots in the capital last month. Prime Minister Manas...

Solomon Islands prime minister faces no-confidence vote after riots

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare faces a motion of no confidence on Monday, after anti-government riots saw dozens of buildings burnt down and shops looted in the Pacific island's ...

Solomon Islands: PM Sogavare survives no confidence vote

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Monday easily survived a no confidence motion brought by the opposition over graft accusations. The vote came amid divisions between the national g...

Solomon Islands politician wants diplomatic ties with Taiwan

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — The head of the most populous province in the Solomon Islands said the country would likely switch diplomatic ties back to Taiwan if the prime minister is ousted from his post fo...

New Zealand to send military, police to Solomon Islands

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand will send up to 65 military and police personnel to the Solomon Islands in the coming days after rioting and looting broke out there last week over several i...

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies after violent protests

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Solomon Islands police found three bodies in a burned-out building and arrested more than 100 people in this week's violence sparked by concerns about the Pacific nation's i...

Solomon Islands police find 3 bodies, make arrests

Solomon Islands police have found three bodies in a burned-out building, Australian media said on Saturday, as police made more than a hundred arrests following rioting in the South Pacific capital in...

Solomon Islands violence recedes but not underlying tension

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Violence receded Friday in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of addressing the underlying grievances that sparked two days of riots, inc...

EXPLAINER: Is China to blame for Solomon Islands unrest?

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Solomon Islands’ decision to switch its diplomatic allegiance from Taiwan to Beijing has been blamed for arson and looting in the national capital Honiara, where protest...

Soloman Islands protests continue over China relations

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Demonstrations continued in Honiara, the capital city of the Solomon Islands, for a second day on Thursday (Nov. 25) as protestors set fire to Parliament and buildings in ...

Solomon Islands: Officials impose curfew after days of unrest

Solomon Islands Prime Minister Manasseh Sogavare on Friday blamed unnamed foreign countries for stoking violent protests that have ravaged the capital, Honiara, over the past three days — with c...

Australia sending troops to Solomon Islands as unrest grows

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia announced Thursday it is sending police, troops and diplomats to the Solomon Islands to help after anti-government demonstrators defied lockdown orders and took to...

Official from former ally Solomon Islands in Taiwan for medical treatment

TAIPEI (Taipei News) — The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) said it is happy to see that a former diplomatic ally has confidence in Taiwanese healthcare after a Solomon Islands provincial prem...

Taiwan shows 'humanitarian aid is not about politics'

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — The premier of a Solomon Islands province has received humanitarian medical aid from Taiwan even after the nation switched recognition to China in 2019, according to a sen...