Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste has recorded a significant increase in dengue fever cases with this year's death toll already touching 14, making it the deadliest year in recent times
January 22, 2022
January 19, 2022
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Former Catholic priest Martinho Germano da Silva Gusmao has officially announced his candidacy for Timor-Leste's presidential elections on March 19.
January 18, 2022
Christopher Knaus – The federal government has been accused of making a "disgraceful" attempt to cast secrecy over a case relating to Australia's negotiations with Timor-Leste in the ye
January 17, 2022
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste President Francisco "Lu-Olo" Guterres has officially declared that he will be making a bid to retain power at the elections due in March.
January 10, 2022
Annie Sloman – Thursday night, hot, humid and sweaty as the sun sets over the capital of Timor-Leste. On the side of the road a large crowd gathers around a makeshift stage.
January 6, 2022
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The main hospital in Catholic-majority Timor-Leste is forcing people to share beds as it battles a significant spike in dengue fever cases that has killed six chil
January 1, 2022
December 30, 2021
Dili – After the dual shocks of COVID-19 and natural disasters, East Timor's economy is showing some signs of recovery and this year's gross domestic product (GD) growth in real terms i
December 22, 2021
Antonio Sampaio in Oecusse, Timor-Leste – Defrocked American priest Richard Daschbach, 82, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for the crimes of sexual abuse of orphaned and vulner
December 21, 2021
A court in East Timor has jailed a defrocked American priest for 12 years after he was charged with sexually abusing several orphaned and disadvantaged girls in his care.
Russell Searancke – Privately-owned operator Timor Resources said it has made an oil and gas discovery in Timor-Leste with the first of two planned onshore exploration wells.
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – A court in Timor-Leste has sentenced a defrocked American priest to 12 years in prison for sexually abusing young orphaned and underprivileged girls in his care.
December 19, 2021
Chris Barrett, Singapore – Jose Ramos-Horta, one of East Timor's historic leaders, is weighing up a bid to return to the presidency of the country in next year's elections.
December 16, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Catholic-majority Timor-Leste is paying a special tribute to the late journalist Max Stahl in recognition of his exemplary work and contribution to the independenc
December 10, 2021
Russell Searancke – Timor-Leste's national oil company Timor Gap has been awarded a new production sharing contract for an onshore exploration block in its home country.
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste has inaugurated its first Catholic university, dedicated to St.
December 8, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – A legal advocacy group in Timor-Leste has called on people in the Catholic-majority country to show respect for the alleged sex abuse victims of former priest Rich
December 3, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Following the detection of the new Omicron Covid variant in several countries, including neighboring Australia, Catholic-majority Timor-Leste is on the alert while
November 29, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The sex abuse trial of Richard Daschbach, a former priest and missionary from the Society of the Divine Word (SVD) in Timor-Leste, has entered the final stage afte
November 26, 2021
Ivo Mateus Goncalves – On 12 November, 1991 the Indonesian military, fully equipped with automatic rifles, shot demonstrators randomly at close range in the public cemetery of Santa Cru
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Former Timor-Leste president and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta has called on the government to adopt a document on human fraternity endorsed by Pope
November 24, 2021
Avelino Dos Santos Da Costa – Since the restoration of its independence in 2002, Timor-Leste has made tremendous progress in social capital (education and health), infrastructure (elect
November 22, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Pope Francis has revoked the priesthood status of a diocesan priest in Timor-Leste who aims to run for president in the Catholic-majority nation.
November 21, 2021
Felicity James – Maria Jose was at the Santa Cruz cemetery in Timor-Leste 30 years ago when Indonesian soldiers opened fire.
November 16, 2021
Joao da Cruz Cardoso – After two decades of independence, development in Timor-Leste is exemplified by growing economic activity in Dili, the country's capital city.
Mark Bowling, Brisbane – British journalist and filmmaker Max Stahl has been honoured at a funeral Mass in St Stephen's Cathedral in Brisbane – 30 years after he filmed a massacre in Ea
November 12, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Young people in Timor-Leste were urged to learn from the sacrifices of the freedom fighters on the 30th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre on Nov. 12.
On the 30th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre, the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) urges the international community to end impunity for the human rights crimes comm
Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Santa Cruz massacre in East Timor, when Indonesian troops armed with U.S.
Dili – Prioritizing and improving the quality of public spending and increasing domestic revenue is crucial to promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth in East Timor, according
November 10, 2021
Christopher Knaus – The federal government is attempting to introduce new "super-secret" evidence against Bernard Collaery in the Timor-Leste spying case, prompting fury from Collaery a
November 3, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste's President Francisco Guterres has awarded the country's highest honor to the late Bishop Basilio do Nascimento Martins of Baucau, who died last week.
November 1, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste is mourning Bishop Basilio do Nascimento Martins of Baucau, who made an important contribution to its struggle for independence.
October 29, 2021
Antonio Sampaio, Dili – Filmmaker and journalist Max Stahl, 66, has died almost 30 years after capturing images of the Indonesian massacre at Santa Cruz cemetery in the Timor-Leste capi
Antonio Sampaio, Dili – Former Timor-Leste President Xanana Gusmao today lamented the death of journalist and filmmaker Max Stahl, recalling that his work had "changed the fate of the n
October 27, 2021
Ryan Dagur – A Catholic school run by the Canossian Sisters in Timor-Leste has launched a green school initiative aimed at, among other things, reducing single-use plastic waste that is
October 26, 2021
Charles Scheiner – The young nation of Timor-Leste has been blessed with $US23 billion ($F47.71b) in oil and gas revenues over the past 15 years, which has paid for 86 per cent of state
October 21, 2021
Developments in the oil sector and Covid-19 vaccine aid from China and Japan will improve Timor-Leste's economic prospects, according to the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU).
Sonali Paul and Joyce Lee, Melbourne/Seoul – East Timor wants to press ahead with plans for a carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in a depleted oil and gas field off its coast as i
October 15, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – A senior apostolic nunciature official has welcomed attempts by Timor-Leste's government to vaccinate a skeptical population against Covid-19, saying a touted papa
October 14, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste has officially launched a travel association bringing together all religions to promote religious tourism, a sector that the Catholic-majority country
October 7, 2021
Christopher Knaus – Former Timor-Leste president Xanana Gusmao says the continuing prosecution of Bernard Collaery is an "insult" to his country and has urged Australia to drop the case
Kieran Pender – The sorry saga of the prosecution of Bernard Collaery, an eminent Canberra lawyer, has seen a number of unhappy chapters.
October 6, 2021
Christopher Knaus – Former Witness K lawyer Bernard Collaery says a ruling that lifts secrecy over significant parts of his trial is a "victory for justice" and a testament to the legal
Bernard Keane – In a significant defeat for the federal government and former attorney-general Christian Porter, the Supreme Court of the ACT has overturned secrecy orders demanded by P
Anthony Galloway – Sensitive details surrounding Australia's alleged bugging operation of East Timor will be heard in public after the ACT Court of Appeal ruled that requiring large par
The ACT Court of Appeal has struck an important blow for transparency and the public's right to know in a judgment on Tuesday in the case of Bernard Collaery, the lawyer who blew the wh
October 5, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste's cabinet ministers are personally spearheading a renewed mass vaccination campaign targeting more than 80 percent of the population in a bid to overco
October 4, 2021
Joshua Kurlantzick – On the face of it, East Timor would not seem like the most natural place to have built a democracy ranked by Freedom House, in its 2021 edition of Freedom in the Wo