Dili – East Timor reported its first case of coronavirus, its Ministry of Health said on Saturday, adding that the case was from someone who had just returned from abroad.
March 21, 2020
March 19, 2020
Hamish McDonald – With the release of his book detailing the sorry saga of Australia's negotiations with less well-equipped neighbours over oil in the Timor Sea, Canberra lawyer Bernar
March 14, 2020
Eden Hynninen – She misses her family, but for the first time in her life she feels financially independent and knows that her skills on a farm are not based on gender.
March 13, 2020
Wendy Tuohy – Like thousands of others thrust into a health crisis by Australia's most common women's cancer, breast cancer, Kirsty Sword Gusmao was not ready to be told that she had i
March 11, 2020
Dili – A six-party coalition in East Timor has chosen independence hero Xanana Gusmao to lead the next government, pending approval from the country's president.
March 10, 2020
A six-party coalition in East Timor is ready to form a government led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, it has told President Francisco Guterres in a letter, the coalition's spokesma
Dili – The new coalition consisting of six political parties wants CNRT-leader Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao to become the new prime minister of Timor-Leste.
Dili – A six-party coalition in Timor-Leste is ready to form a government led by independence hero Xanana Gusmao, it told President Francisco Guterres in a letter, according to the coa
March 6, 2020
Robert Baird – The Australian lawyer who helped uncover the Timor-Leste bugging scandal says Australia had direct, advanced knowledge of the threat that faced the murdered Balibo Five
March 3, 2020
Christopher Knaus – Lawyer Bernard Collaery says Australia had direct knowledge of the dangers facing the murdered Balibo Five journalists, citing a damning report suggesting Australia
February 27, 2020
Dili – After the CNRT, the party of the East-Timorese independence leader Xanana Gusmao, decided to abstain on 17 January during the vote in parliament on the national budget for 2020,
David Hutt – Yet another government has fallen in Timor-Leste, as Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak last week offered up his resignation, following the breakup of a ruling coalition.
February 26, 2020
Nelson de la Cruz, Dili – The Prime Minister of East Timor says he is prepared to stay in office until a solution can be found "to guarantee government activities in our country".
Nick Miller – "When you start singing those songs, the whole memory comes back to us," says former East Timor freedom fighter Domingos Gabriel.
February 25, 2020
Guardian staff and agencies – The prime minister of Timor-Leste has sent a letter of resignation to the president, after the collapse of a coalition supporting him in parliament, plung
Raimundos Oki – Timor-Leste's prime minister offered his resignation Tuesday after the budget failed to pass in Parliament.
February 24, 2020
Evaristo Soares Martins, Dili – Early elections cannot be allowed to "become the political culture" in Timor-Leste, says the leader of the opposition Fretilin party, Dr Mari Alkatiri.
Michael Leach – Saturday morning saw the widely anticipated announcement of a new parliamentary majority in Timor-Leste, led by Xanana Gusmao.
February 22, 2020
Michael Koziol – Former Australian War Memorial director Brendan Nelson was forced to defend the integrity of his official historian in a stand-off with the Department of Foreign Affai
For the second time in president Lu Olo's term (elected 2017), Timor-Leste is experiencing a severe political crisis and has been without a functioning government since early January.
February 21, 2020
February 20, 2020
Patrick O'Connor – After just a year-and-a-half in office, East Timor's coalition government has collapsed.
February 18, 2020
Jose Fernando Real – News has recently surfaced that Pope Francis might visit Timor-Leste later this year (as part of a proposed trip to the larger nations of Indonesia and Papua New G
February 14, 2020
Peter Job and Hamish McDonald – In later years he wore a hat for all seasons, whether it was the bitter cold of a Canberra winter or the tropical heat of Dili: a cap of checked tweed.
February 11, 2020
Hengky Ola Sura, Maumere – The East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) provincial administration has confirmed that 17 Timor Leste citizens evacuated from China had been quarantined in New Zealand af