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December 24, 2008

Agence France Presse - December 24, 2008

Dili – East Timor's president and the United Nations played down reports Wednesday that the tiny Asian nation was staggering under the weight of social and economic problems and on the

December 23, 2008

Bernama - December 23, 2008

Kuala Lumpur – Timor Leste, which witnessed assassination attempts against its president and prime minister February this year, is now making good progress in the development of the cou

The Australian - December 23, 2008

East Timor risks a repeat of the anarchy that gripped the country in 2006, as it has a dysfunctional police force, a chaotic justice system, a divided political leadership grappling wit

September 1, 2008

ABC Online - September 1, 2008

East Timor's six month gun amnesty has ended.

August 26, 2008

Agence France Presse - August 26, 2008

Chris McCall, Sydney – East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao says he believes his country has turned the corner, and divisions in the military that triggered several years of civil un

February 28, 2008

Melbourne Age - February 28, 2008

Lindsay Murdoch, Darwin – A crime syndicate with links to former pro-Indonesian militias supplied drugs to youth gang members involved in violent attacks in East Timor.

February 26, 2008

The Australian - February 26, 2008

Michael Mckenna – A senior staff member of the East Timor Post newspaper was allegedly beaten and arrested at the weekend in the latest of a series of incidents pointing to a crackdown

February 21, 2008

The Australian - February 21, 2008

Paul Toohey – Time reporter Rory Callinan has complained of heavy-handed treatment at the hands of Australian soldiers in East Timor after he and photographer John Wilson were detained

February 18, 2008

Agence France Presse - February 18, 2008

Belinda Lopez – East Timor, a fragile young democracy rocked by assaults on its two top leaders last week, must work to overcome grinding poverty and a divisive politics to achieve stab

February 16, 2008

Australian Associated Press - February 16, 2008

The man who claims to be the new leader of East Timor's fugitive rebels says he's heavily armed and will not surrender without a fight.

January 31, 2008

IRIN News - January 31, 2008

Dili – It was in October 2007 that 27-year-old Guillermina Freitas Corte Real entered Timor Leste national hospital in Dili, the capital city, for gall stone surgery.

January 24, 2008

ABC News Online - January 24, 2008

East Timor's fugitive rebel leader Alfredo Reinado has refused to attend a scheduled court hearing to face murder and other charges related to a deadly outbreak of violence in 2006.

January 23, 2008

Australian Associated Press - January 23, 2008

East Timor's fugitive rebel leader Alfredo Reinado has refused to attend a scheduled court hearing on Thursday to face murder and other charges related to a deadly outbreak of violence

January 18, 2008

The Australian - January 18, 2008

Mark Dodd – East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has threatened to arrest local journalists, claiming inaccurate news reporting in the troubled territory is contributing to national

December 17, 2007

Associated Press - December 17, 2007

Dili – A rebel soldier wanted on murder charges in East Timor has one "last chance" to surrender peacefully with his armed supporters or face the government's response, Prime Minister X

December 3, 2007

ABC Radio Australia - December 3, 2007

Calls have gone out in East Timor for the rebel soldier Alfredo Reinado to surrender to authorities.

November 15, 2007

Reuters - November 15, 2007

East Timor Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao began talks with former soldiers whose dismissal sparked protests that led to bloodshed in the tiny country last year.

June 19, 2007

Reuters - June 19, 2007

Dili – East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta ordered security forces on Tuesday to stop hunting for an army renegade accused of involvement in last year's wave of violence.

May 23, 2007

The Australian - May 23, 2007

Stephen Fitzpatrick – East Timorese renegade soldier Alfredo Reinado has delivered yet another slap in the face to Australian troops hunting him, appearing on Indonesian television to t

May 16, 2007

Reuters - May 16, 2007

Political clashes and street fights between machete-wielding rival gangs in East Timor have left one person dead and injured more than 20 people less than a week after a presidential ru

May 14, 2007

Reuters - May 14, 2007

Fugitive army rebel Alfredo Reinado says he is ready to give himself up to East Timor authorities after deciding he could get a fair trial.

May 5, 2007

Melbourne Age - May 5, 2007

Lindsay Murdoch, Same – East Timorese MP Leandro Isaac has a blunt message for Australian troops who hunted him in East Timor's rugged mountains for two months.

April 30, 2007

Adnkronos International - April 30, 2007

Dili – East Timor interim premier Estanislau Da Silva has accused prime minister and presidential candidate Jose Ramos Horta of having shown contempt for the country's institutions when

April 19, 2007

Reuters - April 19, 2007

Tito Belo, Dili – East Timor Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta met with a rebel representative on Thursday to discuss an end to a military operation against a fugitive army renegade.

April 14, 2007

Australian Associated Press - April 14, 2007

Dili residents are angry about the latest Australian military operations, apparently undertaken to increase pressure on the fugitive Major Alfredo Reinado.

March 30, 2007

Financial Times (UK) - March 30, 2007

John Aglionby, Dili – Xanana Gusmao, East Timor president, on Thursday accused the ruling Fretilin party of corruption, arrogance and mismanagement that had put the fledgling country on

March 16, 2007

Australian Associated Press - March 16, 2007

East Timor's fugitive rebel leader Alfredo Reinado fired on Australian troops before they shot back, killing five of his supporters, Australia's military commander in the country says.

March 14, 2007

The Australian - March 14, 2007

Mark Dodd, Dili – The UN has admitted holding talks with the lawyers for East Timor army fugitive Alfredo Reinado after twice denying it was involved in negotiations to secure his surre

March 9, 2007

Canberra Times - March 9, 2007

A measure of calm has returned to the streets of Dili after the violence which erupted again last weekend in the wake of the failed attempt to capture fugitive rebel leader Alfredo Rein

March 7, 2007

Green Left Weekly - March 7, 2007

Vannessa Hearman – Australian soldiers fired on three youths in Dili on February 23. One youth died at the scene – a camp for internally displaced people (IDP) near Dili Airport.

March 6, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald - March 6, 2007

Lindsay Murdoch in Dili and agencies – About 20 youths attacked the Dili Club, a restaurant-bar owned by an Australian and popular with foreigners, roughing up patrons before United Nat

March 5, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald - March 5, 2007

Lindsay Murdoch and Mark Forbes in East Timor – Security forces in East Timor were bracing last night for escalating violence after Australian soldiers killed four Timorese men in a bot

Associated Press - March 5, 2007

Guido Goulart, Dili – East Timor's president invoked emergency powers on Monday to quell unrest after hundreds of young men blockaded roads with burning tires and concrete blocks, deman

March 2, 2007

Associated Press - March 2, 2007

Dili – Rebel East Timorese soldiers raided a police post and seized a large haul of automatic weapons, the United Nations and local officials said Monday, raising fresh security concern

February 28, 2007

The Australian - February 28, 2007

Stephen Fitzpatrick, Mark Dodd – Renegade East Timor military leader Alfredo Reinado has threatened to defend himself "to the death" from a heavily armed post in the central town of Sam

February 21, 2007

Agence France Presse - February 21, 2007

Dili – UN police have arrested 148 people suspected of involvement in a resurgence of street violence in the East Timorese capital, the UN envoy to the troubled country said today.

February 14, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald - February 14, 2007

Lindsay Murdoch – The East Timorese Prime Minister, Jose Ramos-Horta, has urged the United Nations to bolster security in his country as Australian and other forces in the capital, Dili

February 8, 2007

Agence France Presse - February 8, 2007

Dili – Hundreds of people protested Thursday over the decision to clear former prime minister Mari Alkatiri of allegations that he formed a hit squad to kill his opponents during unrest

February 6, 2007

The Australian - February 6, 2007

Mark Dodd – Prosecutors have dropped an investigation into allegations that former East Timorese prime minister Mari Alkatiri ordered a hit squad to kill political rivals, clearing the

February 5, 2007

Sydney Morning Herald - February 5, 2007

Lindsay Murdoch, Darwin – East Timor's rebel leader, Major Alfredo Reinado, has agreed to surrender and face charges, including attempted murder, but a deal he negotiated secretly from

February 1, 2007

Reuters - February 1, 2007

Jakarta – Forty-seven people have been arrested in East Timor in an operation against gang violence in the tiny territory, the United Nations said in a statement on Thursday.

Xinhoua News - February 1, 2007

Canberra – Australian troops have participated in a major armed operation with the United Nations against warring gangs in Timor-Leste in which 50 people have been arrested in the capit

January 21, 2007

Agence France Presse - January 21, 2007

Dili – Two youths were hacked to death in Dili Sunday as violence involving disciples from rival martial art schools erupted, witnesses said.

January 18, 2007

Agence France Presse - January 18, 2007

Dili – East Timor and the US today launched an appeal for $US16.6 million ($21.13 million) to help resettle and reintegrate about 100,000 people displaced by violence which wracked the

January 14, 2007

Associated Press - January 14, 2007

Tom Hyland – East Timor's fugitive rebel leader Alfredo Reinado, wanted for attempted murder and armed rebellion, has been photographed with a rocket launcher of the same type as those

December 21, 2006

Reuters - December 21, 2006

Dili – An army rebel who played a key role in the revolt that sent East Timor into chaos earlier this year held reconciliation talks with the defence chief on Thursday on the crisis tha

December 17, 2006

Australian Associated Press - December 17, 2006

Karen Michelmore, Jakarta – The world had been too optimistic about the early achievement of East Timor, the new boss of the United Nations mission in the tiny nation says.

December 10, 2006

Agence France Presse - December 10, 2006

Dili – The political leaders of unrest-plagued East Timor on Sunday pledged to work together to return peace and order to the fledgling nation.

November 28, 2006

Agence France Presse - November 28, 2006

Dili – East Timor President Xanana Gusmao on Tuesday said the worst was now over and his country was recovering from the outbreak of violence earlier this year which prompted the deploy

November 22, 2006

Agence France Presse - November 22, 2006

One man has been killed and two others, including a policeman, injured during street violence in East Timor, Home Affairs Minister Alcino Barris says.