Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Priests and nuns in Timor-Leste have joined efforts to provide much-needed assistance to flash flood victims forced to flee their homes in recent days following st
April 7, 2021
Raimundos Oki, Dili – In Tasitolu, a suburb in the west of the capital, Dili, Batista Elo balances his young daughter on his hip as he stands in flood waters that reach up his thighs.
April 6, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – Timor-Leste announced the death of a woman from Covid-19 on April 6, its first recorded virus death, as it tries to stem a growing infection rate.
On Pacific Beat with Mala Darmadi – The death toll from floods and landslides in eastern Indonesia and neighbouring Timor Leste has reached almost 100.
Stephen Dziedzic – Timor-Leste's government says it will ask Australia and other nations for help following catastrophic floods that have killed dozens and left thousands homeless.
April 5, 2021
The Australian government says it "stands ready" to help Timor-Leste after devastating floods hit the country, forcing thousands to take refuge and leaving at least 27 people dead.
April 4, 2021
Antonio Sampaio, Dili – Hundreds of people, many of them students, mobbed exit routes out of the Timorese capital Dili on Good Friday seeking to leave the city to escape the difficultie
Chris Barrett, Singapore – Already facing a worrying new COVID-19 outbreak, Timor Leste has been hit by devastating flooding and landslides, claiming the lives of at least 11 people, de
April 1, 2021
Damon Evans – East Timor is considering building a liquefied natural gas (LNG) import terminal and converting oil-fired power plants to gas in an effort to slash energy supply costs and
March 22, 2021
Timorese authorities have announced that they have detected a record surge in new covid-19 cases – 55 in one day.
March 21, 2021
The trial of a former US priest accused of child abuse in Timor-Leste due to resume tomorrow at the Oecusse Court has been postponed until May 24, according to judicial sources.
March 19, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The Catholic Church in Timor-Leste says it is boosting efforts to help contain a recent spike in Covid-19 cases that has forced the government to implement lockdow
March 15, 2021
Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The superior of the Society of the Divine Word congregation in Timor-Leste has moved to scotch rumors that ex-priest and self-confessed pedophile Richard Daschbach
March 9, 2021
Nelson Da Cruz, Kate Lamb, Dili – The tiny Southeast Asian nation of East Timor will put its capital city on a coronavirus lockdown for the first time, its government said on Monday, am
March 1, 2021
Joao da Cruz Cardoso – Timor-Leste, like many other countries, has experienced considerable economic hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
February 27, 2021
Sara Niner – Xanana Gusmao's recent contrived jovial participation in the birthday celebrations of "self-professed" paedophile and defrocked foreign priest Richard Daschbach has shocked
February 23, 2021
Oecusse, Timor-Leste – A defrocked American priest went on trial on Tuesday (Feb 23) to face charges he sexually abused young girls at his shelter for orphans and children from impoveri
February 22, 2021
UCA News reporter, Dili – A court in Timor-Leste has started the trial of a self-confessed pedophile American priest who was dismissed from the priesthood by the Vatican on charges of c
Antonio Sampaio, Pante Macassar, Timor-Leste – The fear that has led for years to silence dozens of children, allegedly victims of sexual abuse by a former priest who begins trial today
February 19, 2021
Michael Leach – After a year of upheaval, Timor-Leste politics entered 2021 in an interesting place.
February 17, 2021
By Aashna Jamal – Timor-Leste is one of the countries with the lowest number of COVID-19 cases, largely because the government shut down borders in early 2020 knowing that the fragile h
February 10, 2021
Anne Barker – The sons of Timor Leste's former president Xanana Gusmao have expressed their disappointment to the victims of a former priest facing child sexual abuse allegations, after
February 9, 2021
Christopher Knaus – The federal government's attempt to use "extraordinary" national security powers to obstruct Bernard Collaery engaging a highly respected barrister in the Timor-Lest
February 8, 2021
Annie Sloman – The COVID-19 pandemic has not only had global health, economic and social impacts, it has also impacted on civic space.
February 5, 2021
Lusa News, Dili – The Timorese Press Council today asked journalists to avoid being "messenger boys", referring to the publication of a statement about former Timor-Leste president Xana