Shardul Sharma – The Timor-Leste government has granted the Sunrise joint venture, comprising state-owned Timor Gap, Australia's Woodside Energy, and Japan's Osaka Gas, the green light
November 22, 2023
November 20, 2023
A Vatican official in Timor-Leste has told the government and the Church not to exclude but embrace martial arts groups, whose activities were banned in the Catholic-majority nation fol
November 15, 2023
About 20 percent of young people in Timor-Leste do not study or work due to lack of education, limitations in healthcare provision and ineffective social protection, according to a repo
November 10, 2023
We have been carefully following with serious concern the political developments and changes that are currently taking place in Indonesia, specifically the presidential candidates who w
Metro Manila – The Philippines and Timor-Leste on Friday committed to boost bilateral relations, with President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.
November 9, 2023
The Timorese government, together with the World Food Program (WFP) and the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), issued an urgent food security alert on Tuesday, according to rep
November 8, 2023
Timor-Leste President Jose Ramos-Horta on Wednesday arrived in Manila for an official visit meant to boost the bilateral relations between the two nations.
November 7, 2023
James Kon – Timor-Leste President Dr Jose Ramos-Horta conveyed his gratitude to His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifu
November 6, 2023
His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu'izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Sa'adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam on
October 31, 2023
Yohanes Maharso Joharsoyo, Jakarta – Indonesia and Timor Leste inked a bilateral agreement to support Timor Leste's membership at the World Trade Organization (WTO).
October 20, 2023
Moritz Schmoll and Geoffrey Swenson – Amid Southeast Asia's democratic backsliding, Timor-Leste's success is impressive. In May, the country elected a new parliament.
October 14, 2023
President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan on Friday received Jose Ramos-Horta, President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste, who is on a working visit to the UAE
October 11, 2023
Joao da Cruz Cardoso – The recent agreement between Timor-Leste and China to upgrade their bilateral relations to a comprehensive strategic partnership draws plenty of reactions.
October 9, 2023
Stephen Dziedzic – The President of Timor-Leste Jose Ramos-Horta has suggested that Chinese diplomats turned down requests to develop police and military infrastructure in his country b
September 29, 2023
East Timor has not discussed military co-operation with China in its upgrade of diplomatic ties, President Jose Ramos-Horta says, adding Australia and Indonesia can "sleep at peace" bec
Kirsty Needham – Timor-Leste has not discussed military cooperation with China in its upgrade of diplomatic ties, President Jose Ramos-Horta said, adding Australia and Indonesia can "sl
September 23, 2023
Beijing – China and East Timor have upgraded bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership, potentially giving Beijing more influence in the region while satisfying the young
September 22, 2023
On Tuesday, the Timorese government approved the signing of two memorandums of understanding with China, reports Lusa.
September 16, 2023
Ahlam Almazrooi/Amjad Saleh, Dili – Abdulla Salem Al Dhaheri, UAE Ambassador to the Republic of Indonesia and ASEAN, presented his credentials as non-resident Ambassador of the UAE to t
September 15, 2023
Henry Jom – East Timorese Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao is confident that a deal to finalise an agreement with Australia over the Greater Sunrise gas and oil project will be reached by e
September 11, 2023
Christopher Knaus – Australia's parliament will be given only a limited ability to scrutinise unlawful and improper intelligence operations, prompting concerns it will not be able to me
September 7, 2023
Anupam Shrivastava – PM Modi expressed his eagerness to engage with ASEAN leaders to discuss the future direction of their partnership, which has now entered its fourth decade.
September 1, 2023
Jakarta – A 6.1-magnitude earthquake hit Timor island on Thursday, the meteorology and geophysics agency (BMKG) said on social media platform X, adding there was no potential for a tsun
August 30, 2023
Melissa Conley Tyler, Anders Hofstee and Kara Chesal – When Australian Foreign Affairs Minister Penny Wong visited Dili last month, one of the projects she highlighted was the Timor-Les
August 29, 2023
Sebastian Strangio – Myanmar's military government has ordered Timor-Leste's senior diplomat to leave the country in retaliation for a meeting that his government held with the oppositi
August 28, 2023
Yangon, Myanmar – Myanmar's junta on Sunday ordered the expulsion of Timor Leste's top diplomat in the country over a meeting his government held with a banned shadow administration.
August 27, 2023
Jakarta – Myanmar's military government has ordered East Timor's top diplomat to leave the country, the government of East Timor – a vocal critic of Myanmar's leadership – said in a sta
August 7, 2023
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Timor Leste will "ideally" become a full-fledged ASEAN member in 2025 even though the country remains open to other time frames recommended by other Southe
July 31, 2023
Lauren Ong and Calvin Yang, Dili, Timor-Leste – Singapore-owned businesses are investing millions of dollars in Timor-Leste's leisure and hospitality sectors.
July 28, 2023
GJ Burchall – The first of many things that strike you at polling places in Timor-Leste is the total lack of assaults on voters by how-to-vote card boosters – the sort that swarm all ov
July 25, 2023
Jakarta – Newly installed Prime Minister of Timor Leste Xanana Gusmao has congratulated the National Awakening Party (PKB) on its 25th anniversary and praised the Muslim-based party for
Amanda Battersby, Singapore – Australian independent Carnarvon Energy has exited Timor-Leste, effectively drawing a line on any redevelopment of the Buffalo oilfield that until only rec
July 24, 2023
Keval Singh – Singapore will establish an embassy in the Timor-Leste capital, Dili, according to a statement by Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday.
July 16, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi and her counterpart from Timor Leste, Bendito Dos Santos Freitas, agreed to conclude both countries' long-halted nego
July 13, 2023
Jakarta – As ASEAN top diplomats meet in Jakarta, Singapore's Foreign Minister Vivian Balakrishnan met his counterparts on the first day of a week-long series of meetings that the bloc
July 11, 2023
A Chinese naval hospital ship is to call at Timor-Leste as part of a humanitarian mission in the Pacific.
July 7, 2023
Guteriano Neves – A successful 21 May election in Timor-Leste saw the smooth and peaceful transition of power to a new government led by Xanana Gusmao – new, in the sense of being newly
Matthew Knott – Foreign Minister Penny Wong struck an apologetic tone towards Timor-Leste in comments about Australia's use of hardball tactics to stymie the fledgling nation's efforts
July 6, 2023
One person has been killed and almost 300 houses destroyed due to the severe weather that has affected Timor-Leste in the past week.
July 3, 2023
Gantry Meilana – Former Timor-Leste independence fighter Xanana Gusmao was sworn in on Saturday as prime minister of Asia's youngest country after his party won the parliamentary electi
July 2, 2023
Dili – Timor-Leste's first democratically elected head of state, Mr Xanana Gusmao, returned to power on Saturday, eight years after he resigned as prime minister of South-east Asia's yo
June 23, 2023
Church officials in Timor-Leste have dismissed a media report on the abusive treatment of students and substandard food in a seminary as false, terming it an attempt to tarnish the imag
June 15, 2023
Damien Kingsbury – Timor-Leste's resistance-era leader, Xanana Gusmao, is set to resume his county's presidency.
Phusadee Arunmas – The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean) has endorsed a roadmap outlining steps for Timor-Leste to become the bloc's 11th member, a move that will benefit T
June 13, 2023
Between 2018 and 2022, rice production in Timor-Leste more than doubled, while the area devoted to the crop grew by almost 47%, according to unreleased government data seen by the Portu
June 5, 2023
Graeme Dobell – Craig Stockings's work on the official history of Australia's role in the bloody birth of Timor-Leste was bedevilled by Canberra's triangular relationship, vexed but vit
President of Timor-Leste Jose Ramos-Horta on Sunday said some countries see China's development as a threat to the region and the world, adding such a "tunnel vision" is narrow-minded a
May 26, 2023
Kornelius Purba, Jakarta – With the victory of his CNRT Party in the May 20 elections, and his ability to form a strong coalition with a smaller party, Timor-Leste's independence hero X
Sacha Shaw – A parliamentary election and the climax of a month of celebrations marking the anniversary of independence came and went last weekend in Asia's youngest nation, Timor-Leste
Geoffrey Swenson – After a spirited election campaign, the people of Timor-Leste voted for a new parliament on May 21. The vote was free, fair and largely uneventful.