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December 11, 2018

Straits Times - December 11, 2018

Jakarta – Separatist rebels in Indonesia's Papua province who killed a group of workers building a bridge this month have rejected government calls to surrender and instead demanded a r

November 23, 2017

East Timor and Indonesia Action Network Statement - November 23, 2017

New York – Next Tuesday, on November 28th, the people of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste will celebrate the 42nd anniversary of their Declaration of Independence.

September 28, 2016

The Brown Daily Herald - September 28, 2016

Rachel Gold – In the 1990s, Brown's campus was a hotbed of activism on behalf of Timor-Leste, the Southeast Asian island then occupied by – and subject to human rights violations committed by – Ind

September 14, 2016

Dili Weekly - September 14, 2016

Paulina Quintao – At the commemoration of popular consultation day on August 30, the President of National Parliament, Aderito Hugo, called on the country's sovereign bodies to be responsible and t

November 3, 2013

Al Jazeera - November 3, 2013

Step Vaessen – In 1999, after East Timor voted to reject Indonesian rule, the region was plunged into violence.

May 21, 2012

ABC Radio Australia - May 21, 2012

East Timor had dual celebrations over the weekend, as it marked 10 years of independence and also swore in its third president, Taur Matan Ruak.

Correspondent: Liam Cochrane

May 20, 2012

Agence France Presse - May 20, 2012

Vincent Souriau – East Timor's new president on Sunday lauded the "maturity" of his young country's democracy at celebrations marking 10 years of independence, which come as UN forces p

May 19, 2012

Sydney Morning Herald - May 19, 2012

Lindsay Murdoch, Dili – East Timor has made a new plea for Indonesia to return the remains of Timorese national hero Nicolau Lobato on the eve of the country's 10th anniversary of indep

May 18, 2012

Jakarta Globe - May 18, 2012

Arientha Primanita & AFP – President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono will attend the 10th anniversary celebrations of East Timor this weekend, according to Teuku Faizasyah, special staff t

Sydney Morning Herald - May 18, 2012

Lindsay Murdoch, Dili – Celebrations down the mountains marking the 10th anniversary of East Timor's independence today mean little to Ines Lemos.

May 17, 2012

Agence France Presse - May 17, 2012

Meagan Weymes, Dili – Ten years after winning formal independence following a brutal occupation by Indonesia, East Timor is struggling to escape extreme poverty, corruption and an over-

Bloomberg - May 17, 2012

Shamim Adam and Ramsey Al-Rikabi – The Southeast Asian nation of East Timor celebrates 10 years of independence tomorrow night facing a challenge that has eluded emerging economies acro

November 18, 2011

International Crisis Group Media Release - November 18, 2011

Dili/Jakarta/Brussels – Ten years after the demobilisation of its guerrilla liberation army, Timor-Leste must strike a balance between recognising veterans' role and promoting strong an

August 20, 2011

Agence France Presse - August 20, 2011

Dili, East Timor – East Timor on Saturday officially disbanded pro-independence armed unit Falintil who had fought against Indonesian occupation of the country for more than two decades

May 20, 2010

Agence France Presse - May 20, 2010

Matt Crook, Dili – East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta said his young country had finally achieved peace and could look forward to prosperity as it celebrated eight years of indepe

May 17, 2010

Timor-Leste National Alliance for an International Tribunal Press Release - May 17, 2010

In three days time, the Timorese people will celebrate the anniversary of the restoration of our independence.

November 12, 2009

Online NewsHour - November 12, 2009

[Special correspondent Kira Kay examines East Timor's ongoing effort to rebuild itself, 10 years after winning independence from Indonesia.

September 4, 2009

Associated Press - September 4, 2009

Anthony Deutsch, Dili – A decade after tiny East Timor broke from Indonesia and prompted one of the most expensive UN-led nation-building projects in history, there is little to show fo

August 31, 2009

The Australian - August 31, 2009

Mark Dodd – The first act in the birth of the world's newest nation – its 1999 vote for independence – began for me before daybreak in East Timor's western border town of Maliana.

August 30, 2009

Jakarta Post - August 30, 2009

Yemris Fointuna, Dili – After 10 years of independence, two presidents and two prime ministers, Timor Leste has not changed much, at least on the surface.

Jakarta Post - August 30, 2009

Yemris Fointuna – On Saturday, Dili's main streets and spotless government office complexes overlooking the touristy Dili beach were awash with colorful flags and banners.

August 28, 2009

Eureka Street - August 28, 2009

Meredyth Tamsyn – The day, like most others in East Timor, started very early. But it was not the chickens or motorbikes that woke us that day, it was heart-pounding excitement.

August 22, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald - August 22, 2009

East Timor voted for independence 10 years ago, but its people await a better life, writes Lindsay Murdoch in Dili.

August 12, 2009

East Timor and Indonesia Action Network Press Release - August 12, 2009

Members of the US-based East Timor and Indonesia Action Network (ETAN) will gather in Timor-Leste later this month to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the country's historic vote fo

April 29, 2009

The Australian - April 29, 2009

Mark Dodd – East Timor's security forces and civil service are politicised, a situation that has not been reconciled and could trigger a return to instability on the restive half-island

April 3, 2009

Agence France Presse - April 3, 2009

Dili – The tiny impoverished nation of East Timor will need several more years of international assistance to ensure stability and tackle poverty, the head of the United Nations mission

April 2, 2009

Agence France Presse - April 2, 2009

Dili – International donors to East Timor kicked off a three-day meeting Thursday to discuss how to lock in security gains and promote development in the young nation, one of the world'

February 11, 2009

BBC News - February 11, 2009

One year after the near-fatal shooting of East Timor's President Jose Ramos-Horta, the country's foreign minister has admitted it still needs help.

February 10, 2009

Australian Associated Press - February 10, 2009

Nelson da Cruz – A year after rebel attacks left East Timor's president fighting for his life, the nation is on a "knife-edge" amid threats to stability from grinding poverty and a cult

February 9, 2009

Reuters - February 9, 2009

Sunanda Creagh, Jakarta – Security in oil-rich East Timor has greatly improved in the year since an attack on President Jose Ramos-Horta, but significant reform is needed to create long

Reuters - February 9, 2009

Dili/Brussels – A year after Timor-Leste's president Jose Ramos-Horta was shot, security is markedly improved but at the cost of an army that is unreformed and increasingly unaccountabl

November 13, 2008

Timor-Leste National Alliance for an International Tribunal (ANTI) Press Release - November 13, 2008

Today we are all thinking back on the major event which took place 17 years ago, thinking anew about an event with significant impact for our youth and which woke up the international c

August 27, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald - August 27, 2008

Hamish McDonald – Xanana Gusmao has had many difficult roles in his 62 years: as rural teacher, guerilla leader, political prisoner, symbolic president of a raw and traumatised new nati

May 22, 2008

Agence France Presse - May 22, 2008

Dili – East Timorese President Jose Ramos-Horta is confident about his young country's future, despite lingering poverty and swirling mistrust over rebel attacks three months ago that l

May 20, 2008

Sydney Morning Herald - May 20, 2008

Jill Jolliffe, Dili – East Timorese citizens are celebrating the sixth anniversary of their independence today, but with an edge of uncertainty about their political and economic future

May 19, 2008

Agence France Presse - May 19, 2008

Dili – East Timor is set to celebrate six years of independence Tuesday, with bursting national pride and dreams for the future contending with the harsh realities of poverty, violence

June 21, 2006

Green Left Weekly - June 21, 2006

Tomas Freitas is the director of Luta Hamutuk (Fight Together), a research and advocacy institute focusing on economic issues, including East Timor's Petroleum Fund.

April 26, 2006

Agence France Presse - April 26, 2006

Dili – Four years ago as East Timor became the world's youngest nation, hundreds of cars driven by UN personnel criss-crossed the streets of Dili as the nation's strife-torn people face

January 24, 2006

South China Morning Post - January 24, 2006

The East Timorese have two tetchy, uncharitable neighbours in Indonesia and Australia, neither willing to lend a genuine hand to the nation, says Peter Kammerer

Lusa - January 24, 2006

Washington – East Timor needs a continued United Nations presence after the scheduled pullout of the UNOTIL mission in May, particularly to prepare for elections and train police to pre

January 23, 2006

Washington Post - January 23, 2006

Colum Lynch, United Nations – An internal UN probe of the department that runs international peacekeeping operations has uncovered extensive evidence of mismanagement and possible fraud

July 27, 2005

The Australian - July 27, 2005

Mark Dodd, John Kerin – A sobering World Bank report warning East Timor's Government to tackle corruption or face civil conflict has been rejected by a "furious" Prime Minister Mari Alk

South China Morning Post - July 27, 2005

Roger Maynard, Sydney – A report on the future of East Timor by the World Bank has painted a bleak picture of a nation in danger of imploding as it copes with the twin pressures of pove

July 26, 2005

Australian Associated Press - July 26, 2005

East Timor's foreign minister countered claims that his tiny country was riddled with graft and burdened by poverty that could one day lead to civil conflict.

The Australian - July 26, 2005

Mark Dodd – East Timor is in danger of imploding into civil conflict, with corruption likely to erode the benefits of the billions of dollars that will flow to the fledgling nation from

July 7, 2005

Agence France Presse - July 7, 2005

Sydney – East Timor is in danger of becoming a failed state without outside aid, the fledgling nation's President Xanana Gusmao said on a visit to Australia Thursday.

June 13, 2005

ABC News - June 13, 2005

An international relations academic says Australian peackeeping troops are being withdrawn from East Timor prematurely.

June 12, 2005

Agence France Presse - June 12, 2005

Timor Leste – Canberra will on Monday begin withdrawing its last peacekeeping troops from Timor Leste, signaling the end of a six-year mission that heralded a controversial new era of r

June 2, 2005

Australian Associated Press - June 2, 2005

Darwin – The last of Australia's troops are preparing to leave East Timor as the peacekeeping operation winds down.