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SOLOMON ISLANDS NEWS

Solomon Islands’ leader calls concern over China security deal ‘insulting’

March 29, 2022 9:44 pm

A leaked draft suggests that Chinese warships could flow into the nation or Chinese troops could intervene domestically on the island in times of crisis — putting them on Australia’s and New Zealand’s doorstep.

Australian defence minister says China base in Solomons would be concerning

March 25, 2022 12:17 pm

The security treaty, if concluded, would be a major inroad for China in a region that U.S. allies Australia and New Zealand have for decades seen as their "back yard".

US confirms plan to open embassy in Solomon Islands

February 12, 2022 1:38 pm

The intentions come as Blinken visits to Fiji for talks with Pacific Island leaders, with Washington promising more diplomatic and security resources to the region to push back against China.

Explained: Is China to blame for Solomon Islands unrest?

November 27, 2021 1:15 pm

What's causing the Solomon Islands unrest? What's China's role? How did Australia become involved?

3 bodies found amid violence in Solomon Islands

November 27, 2021 1:16 pm

They are the first reported deaths after days of violent protests in Honiara, the nation’s capital.

These islands in the Pacific Ocean have changed their names

March 09, 2019 9:53 pm

While the country is in the headlines currently for the proposed name change, there are other examples of island nations that were named after colonial explorers, but went on to adopt more local names, in an attempt to reflect their native cultures.

6.9 magnitude earthquake hits Solomon Islands; no damage

August 10, 2015 12:35 pm

According to the United States Geological Survey, the quake struck 214 kilometers (132 miles) west of the capital, Honiara.

6.0 magnitude quake hits off Solomon Islands: USGS

September 28, 2012 3:18 pm

The quake was about 6.2-magnitude but was unlikely to create a tsunami or serious damage.

Shallow quake strikes Solomon Islands

January 24, 2010 9:31 pm

A shallow 5.6-magnitude earthquake struck near the Solomon Islands in the western Pacific on Sunday,seismologists said,but there was no immediate tsunami warning or reports of damage.

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