Indonesia deploys more troops as Papua hit by fresh unrest Aug 22, 2019 0 785 12345 Manokwari: Indonesia’s Papua was hit by fresh unrest Wednesday as more than 1,000 security personnel were sent to the restive region after violent protests that saw buildings torched and street battles between police and demonstrators. Jakarta has called for calm in its easternmost territory -- where an insurgency against Indonesian rule has simmered for decades -- following riots triggered by the detention of dozens of Papuan students in Java at the weekend. On Wednesday, about 1,000 people protested in the streets of Timika city, where a reporter saw demonstrators throw rocks at the local parliament building and try to tear down its fence. The crowd, which also reportedly pelted shops and homes with rocks, dispersed as riot police fired warning shots. Indonesian media reported police arrested 45 people, including some they accused of masterminding the protests and damaging buildings. (AFP) POST A COMMENT RELATED ARTICLES Two people killed in Kashmir as Trump again offers to mediate Aug 22, 2019 0 545 Tensions linger as HK protesters mark ‘triad’ attack at metro station Aug 22, 2019 0 863 Ex-India FM Chidambaram arrested, taken to CBI HQ amid high drama Aug 22, 2019 0 81 More than 2,000 people displaced, 19 killed in Myanmar fighting Reuters YANGON More than 2,000 people have been forced to flee from their homes, and 19 have been killed, since fighting broke out between government troops and ethnic minority insurgents in northern Myanmar last week, .. China hosts Japan, S Korea in show of regional unity AFP Beijing Foreign ministers of China, Japan and South Korea made commitments Wednesday to diffuse regional tensions and make progress towards the denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula, although there was no sign .. Incarcerated separatists urge public march over loss of autonomy SRINAGAR: Separatist leaders in Indian Kashmir have urged people to defy a ban and join a mass march after Friday prayers this week, the first such call since the federal government revoked the region’s autonomy, ..