Timor-Leste

Country Timor-leste
Capital Dili
Continent East & Southeast Asia
Currency United States dollar(USD)
Languages Portuguese, Tetum, Indonesian & English

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Introduction

The Portuguese began to trade with the island of Timor in the early 16th century and colonized it in mid-century. Skirmishing with the Dutch in the region eventually resulted in an 1859 treaty in which Portugal ceded the western portion of the island. Imperial Japan occupied Portuguese Timor from 1942 to 1945, but Portugal resumed colonial authority after the Japanese defeat in World War II. East Timor declared itself independent from Portugal on 28 November 1975 and was invaded and occupied by Indonesian forces nine days later. It was incorporated into Indonesia in July 1976 as the province of Timor Timur (East Timor). An unsuccessful campaign of pacification followed over the next two decades, during which an estimated 100,000 to 250,000 individuals lost their lives. On 30 August 1999, in a UN-supervised popular referendum, an overwhelming majority of the people of Timor-Leste voted for independence from Indonesia. Between the referendum and the arrival of a multinational peacekeeping force in late September 1999, anti-independence Timorese militias - organized and supported by the Indonesian military - commenced a large-scale, scorched-earth campaign of retribution. The militias killed approximately 1,400 Timorese and forcibly pushed 300,000 people into western Timor as refugees. The majority of the country's infrastructure, including homes, irrigation systems, water supply systems, and schools, and nearly 100% of the country's electrical grid were destroyed. On 20 September 1999, the Australian-led peacekeeping troops of the International Force for East Timor (INTERFET) deployed to the country and brought the violence to an end. On 20 May 2002, Timor-Leste was internationally recognized as an independent state. In late April 2006, internal tensions threatened the new nation's security when a military strike led to violence and a near breakdown of law and order. At Dili's request, an Australian-led International Stabilization Force (ISF) deployed to Timor-Leste in late May. In August, the UN Security Council established the UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT), which included an authorized police presence of over 1,600 personnel. The ISF and UNMIT restored stability, allowing for presidential and parliamentary elections in April and June 2007 in a largely peaceful atmosphere. In February 2008, a rebel group staged an unsuccessful attack against the president and prime minister. The ringleader was killed in the attack and the majority of the rebels surrendered in April 2008. Since the unsuccessful attacks the government has enjoyed one of its longest periods of post-independence stability.

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Timor-Leste - Wikipedia
Timor-Leste - CIA World Fact Book
Timor-Leste - BBC
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Timor-Leste ex-leader Jose Ramos-Horta expects Australia to pay back 'millions' in oil revenue - ABC NewsTimor-Leste ex-leader Jose Ramos-Horta expects Australia to pay back 'millions' in oil revenue  ABC News

Jose Ramos-Horta, one of the founding fathers of Timor-Leste, is confident that Australia will return millions of dollars generated from oil fields that belong to the ...



Timor-Leste oil revenue question must wait until after election, Labor says - The GuardianTimor-Leste oil revenue question must wait until after election, Labor says  The Guardian

Shadow foreign minister Penny Wong hopes parliament will ratify the maritime border treaty as soon as possible.



Timor-Leste First Responders Attend PP19 Disaster Preparedness Workshop - United States ArmyTimor-Leste First Responders Attend PP19 Disaster Preparedness Workshop  United States Army

Timorese military and civilian personnel joined Pacific Partnership 2019 (PP19) for a mass evacuation in a natural disaster (MEND) workshop in Dili, April 25.



Traditional Tais weaving technique in Timor-Leste - CGTNTraditional Tais weaving technique in Timor-Leste  CGTN

Timor-Leste, located at the eastern half of the island of Timor, is the first new sovereign state of the 21st century on May 20, 2002, and the youngest country in ...



Australia accused of 'siphoning' millions in Timor-Leste oil revenue - The GuardianAustralia accused of 'siphoning' millions in Timor-Leste oil revenue  The Guardian

Delay in ratifying treaty means Australia has taken more than it has given Timor-Leste in foreign aid.



WFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, March 2019 - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebWFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, March 2019 - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Timor-Leste about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Persons with Disabilities and more; published on 31 Mar 2019 by WFP.



Malaysia set to gain further advantage in play-off tie against Timor Leste - Goal.comMalaysia set to gain further advantage in play-off tie against Timor Leste  Goal.com

Malaysia fans will be happy to hear this latest development regarding their team's World Cup/Asian Cup play-off match against Timor Leste in June.



Timor Leste berry pickers flavour of the month in Tasmania - ABC NewsTimor Leste berry pickers flavour of the month in Tasmania  ABC News

The temperature has been a bit of a shock but this international workforce has been a sweet success for the berry industry.



Pacific Partnership 2019 Mission Begins in Timor-Leste - DVIDSPacific Partnership 2019 Mission Begins in Timor-Leste  DVIDS

DILI, Timor-Leste - Senior mission leadership, host nation and partner nation personnel attended the opening ceremony of the third Pacific Partnership mission ...



Malaysia likely to play both legs of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers first round tie against Timor-Leste... - FOX Sports AsiaMalaysia likely to play both legs of 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers first round tie against Timor-Leste...  FOX Sports Asia

Malaysia look increasingly likely to play both the legs of their 2022 FIFA World Cup Qualifiers first round tie at the Bukit Jalil National Stadium in Kuala Lumpur.



Timor-Leste makes St. John Paul II patron of education - ucanews.com - ucanewsTimor-Leste makes St. John Paul II patron of education - ucanews.com  ucanews

Timor-Leste makes St. John Paul II patron of education. Marks years since saint's 'influential' visit with a nine-month special devotion in schools to life-size ...



All about the oil: a history of Australia's relationship with Timor-Leste - CrikeyAll about the oil: a history of Australia's relationship with Timor-Leste  Crikey

Australia views itself as Timor-Leste's liberator. But the reality is that Timor-Leste has suffered for decades because of Australia's pursuit of oil revenue above all ...



Pacific News Minute: Report Accuses Australia Of Siphoning Millions In Oil Revenue From Timor-Leste - HawaiipublicradioPacific News Minute: Report Accuses Australia Of Siphoning Millions In Oil Revenue From Timor-Leste  Hawaiipublicradio

The Guardian reports that Australia has been accused of siphoning as much as two million dollars a week in oil revenues from its impoverished neighbor.



The Republic of Timor-Leste Recognized Digital Energy Trading as a National Development Plan - Associated PressThe Republic of Timor-Leste Recognized Digital Energy Trading as a National Development Plan  Associated Press

Press release *content* from ACCESSWIRE. The AP news staff was not involved in its creation.



ConocoPhillips closes on $350M sale to Timor-Leste - Kallanish EnergyConocoPhillips closes on $350M sale to Timor-Leste  Kallanish Energy

Texas-based ConocoPhillips has announced the completion of its sale of a 30% stake in the Greater Sunrise Fields to the government of Timor-Leste for $350 ...



Timor-Leste takes control of the Greater Sunrise project - MacauhubTimor-Leste takes control of the Greater Sunrise project  Macauhub

An official delegation from Timor-Leste is signing a US$650 million purchase agreement in Singapore for two holdings that will give oil company Timor Gap a ...



Harimau Malaya drawn to play Timor Leste - New Straits TimesHarimau Malaya drawn to play Timor Leste  New Straits Times

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia will take the long qualifying road to the 2022 Qatar World Cup by meeting Timor Leste in their first hurdle.



Step up efforts to eliminate measles: WHO - World - ReliefWebStep up efforts to eliminate measles: WHO - World  ReliefWeb

New Delhi, 25 April 2019: Amidst increasing cases and outbreaks of measles globally, WHO today called upon countries in its South-East Asia Region to further ...



Malaysian FA looking into hosting both legs of Malaysia-Timor Leste tie again - Goal.comMalaysian FA looking into hosting both legs of Malaysia-Timor Leste tie again  Goal.com

The Malaysian FA is looking to host both legs of the Malaysia-Timor Leste round one preliminary World Cup/Asian Cup qualification matches this June.



Malaysia face Timor Leste again in Asia’s qualifying round - The Borneo PostMalaysia face Timor Leste again in Asia’s qualifying round  The Borneo Post

KUALA LUMPUR: Deja vu! Malaysia will meet Timor Leste again following the draw for the first round of the 2022 Qatar World Cup and 2023 Asian Cup joint ...



Goulburn reaches out to Timor Leste - Goulburn PostGoulburn reaches out to Timor Leste  Goulburn Post

MISSION: Mayor Bob Kirk, Deputy Mayor Peter Walker (right) and St Joseph's Orphanage owners Maggie and Darryl Patterson met up with the Timor Leste ...



Football: Extra day for players to celebrate Raya before WC qualifier - The Star OnlineFootball: Extra day for players to celebrate Raya before WC qualifier  The Star Online

PETALING JAYA: The players in the national football team will have an extra day to celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri before kicking off their 2022 World Cup ...



'China is more than just a threat': Shorten - The Australian Financial Review'China is more than just a threat': Shorten  The Australian Financial Review

Bill Shorten said a federal Labor government would be less antagonistic towards China, saying not every dealing should be from a position of fear. Signalling a ...



Australian military keeping the peace - Daily MercuryAustralian military keeping the peace  Daily Mercury

'Anzac Day is about honouring the people in the places that I have served'



Standing in solidarity, Timorese veterans to stand alongside Australian veterans for ANZAC Day Mass - Catholic LeaderStanding in solidarity, Timorese veterans to stand alongside Australian veterans for ANZAC Day Mass  Catholic Leader

Forging links: Timor Leste president Francisco Guterres greets Brisbane Archbishop Mark Coleridge during a 2017 visit to Queensland to strengthen veteran ties ...



Malaria meet focuses on elimination by 2030 - SciDev.NetMalaria meet focuses on elimination by 2030  SciDev.Net

Asia Pacific malaria meet focuses on better diagnostics and other strategies to eliminate the disease by 2030.



Powerful quakes strike Timor Leste, Indonesia, Solomon - http://en.vietnamplus.vn/Powerful quakes strike Timor Leste, Indonesia, Solomon  http://en.vietnamplus.vn/

Jakarta (VNA) – A powerful earthquake with a magnitude of 6.3 jolted 197 kilometres of north-northwest of Dili, Timor Leste at 21:55 on April 6 (local time), the ...



Indonesia's Fragile Festival of Democracy | by Krithika Varagur | NYR Daily - The New York Review of BooksIndonesia's Fragile Festival of Democracy | by Krithika Varagur | NYR Daily  The New York Review of Books

Jakarta, Indonesia—Democracy in Indonesia always seems to come at a high price. At least a hundred people died while keeping the polls open on Election ...



Measles cases up by 300% in 2019 as vaccinations dip - Hindustan TimesMeasles cases up by 300% in 2019 as vaccinations dip  Hindustan Times

This has led to a 30% spike in measles cases worldwide since 2016, taking cases to 6.7 million and deaths to 110000 in 2017. India confirmed 55399 measles ...



Asia’s first-round aspirants in focus - FIFA.comAsia’s first-round aspirants in focus  FIFA.com

FIFA.com takes a look at the 12 competing nations ahead of Round 1 AFC 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifiers.



Four South Australian veterans reflect on their service and what Anzac Day means to them - The AdvertiserFour South Australian veterans reflect on their service and what Anzac Day means to them  The Advertiser

Anzac Day, April 25 our one day of the year for remembrance of, and reflection on, military *service* and sacrifice. It commemorates that date in 1915 when forces ...



Three Whangarei veterans tell their stories of service - New Zealand HeraldThree Whangarei veterans tell their stories of service  New Zealand Herald

Three Anzacs who will march in today's Dawn Parade talk to Lindy Laird about their overseas duty. Photos / Tania Whyte. Whangarei Police Sergeant John ...



WFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, February 2019 - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebWFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, February 2019 - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Timor-Leste about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Persons with Disabilities and more; published on 28 Feb 2019 by WFP.



Can Timor-Leste Move Away From an Oil-Based Economy? - The DiplomatCan Timor-Leste Move Away From an Oil-Based Economy?  The Diplomat

The government knows that it can't rely on oil revenue forever, but making the shift is easier said than done.



Vatican honors missionaries in Timor-Leste - UCA NewsVatican honors missionaries in Timor-Leste  UCA News

The Holy See has honored four priests and a nun for their distinguished *service* to the Catholic Church in Timor-Leste. Holy See representative, Monsignor ...



Everything you need to know about Fraser Anning candidate - Daily MercuryEverything you need to know about Fraser Anning candidate  Daily Mercury

HE sits second on the Dawson ballot paper, but at the draw the name Michael Turner was met with looks of confusion from his political rivals. The Fraser ...



Does Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste's Development? - The DiplomatDoes Migration Help or Hinder Timor-Leste's Development?  The Diplomat

Economic diversification is an imperative issue in Timor-Leste, yet consideration of labor migration – and its interactions with development – has remained on ...



Paving the way for quality maternal and new-born care in Timor-Leste - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebPaving the way for quality maternal and new-born care in Timor-Leste - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Aileu, Timor-Leste- The availability of skilled midwives during pregnancy and child birth remains crucial in addressing Timor-Leste's high maternal and infant ...



Policeman accused of killing three at Timor-Leste party - UCA NewsPoliceman accused of killing three at Timor-Leste party  UCA News

Policeman accused of killing three at Timor-Leste party. Protesters demand justice for victims as president says he is 'deeply saddened' by the tragedy.



Timor-Leste's forgotten Chinese - The InterpreterTimor-Leste's forgotten Chinese  The Interpreter

The Chinese-Timorese community face discrimination and stereotypes in the country they've long called home.



Timor-Leste buys Shell's stake in Greater Sunrise oil and gas in controversial plan to build hub - ABC NewsTimor-Leste buys Shell's stake in Greater Sunrise oil and gas in controversial plan to build hub  ABC News

Timor-Leste buys Shell's stake in the rich Greater Sunrise oil and gas fields as it presses ahead with its contentious plan to pipe the natural resources to its south ...



IFRC Timor-Leste Program Overview 2019 - Timor-Leste - ReliefwebIFRC Timor-Leste Program Overview 2019 - Timor-Leste  Reliefweb

COUNTRY PROGRAM OVERVIEW. Timor-Leste is one of the world's youngest countries. Since its independence in 2002, the country has been making ...



Bringing Back Arafura Games: Business Engagement Program and History of Trade Exhibition - Mirage NewsBringing Back Arafura Games: Business Engagement Program and History of Trade Exhibition  Mirage News

The Territorys international trade and investment attributesand rich history of doing business with our neighbours across the Asia Pacificregion will be...



Timor-Leste Needs New Strategies to Create Jobs - The DiplomatTimor-Leste Needs New Strategies to Create Jobs  The Diplomat

Timor-Leste is facing one of the toughest challenges: to create jobs for a rapidly growing young population. This has been a key priority for the government's ...



Jobless Timor-Leste youths turn to street gangs - ucanewsJobless Timor-Leste youths turn to street gangs  ucanews

The new Timor-Leste government of Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak appears determined to tackle one of the Catholic nation's perennial problems, youth ...



Cricket in Timor Leste - Radio New ZealandCricket in Timor Leste  Radio New Zealand

We're heading to Timor-Leste now, previously known as East Timor. It's had a pretty rough time of it - but some Kiwis are trying to help out, through the power of ...



Crocodiles swimming across from the Northern Territory may be to blame for huge spike in Timor-Leste croc attacks - ABC NewsCrocodiles swimming across from the Northern Territory may be to blame for huge spike in Timor-Leste croc attacks  ABC News

Crocodile attack rates have surged more than 20-fold in Timor-Leste in less than a decade — and experts think crocs from the Northern Territory (NT) could be to ...



Timor-Leste buys $484 million stake in Greater Sunrise fields and pushes for LNG pipeline - ABC NewsTimor-Leste buys $484 million stake in Greater Sunrise fields and pushes for LNG pipeline  ABC News

The tiny nation is gambling its future on a proposed LNG pipeline to the fields. But there are questions over whether the Government can pull it off.



Timor Leste: drunk police officer's alleged killing of three teenagers sparks protests - The GuardianTimor Leste: drunk police officer's alleged killing of three teenagers sparks protests  The Guardian

Suspected officer Jose Mina allegedly killed three 18-year-old men and injured five others at Dili memorial celebration.



Students build new life for Timor-Leste widow - ucanewsStudents build new life for Timor-Leste widow  ucanews

After her husband died during unrest that gripped newly independent Timor-Leste in 2006, Isabel Maria Trindade, 56, found herself living in a tiny ramshackle ...



Hard times ahead for a politically divided Timor-Leste - East Asia ForumHard times ahead for a politically divided Timor-Leste  East Asia Forum

Author: Damien Kingsbury, Deakin University Timor-Leste started the year in political chaos and ended it with a return to the confrontational politics of the.



What's Next for Timor-Leste's Economy? - The DiplomatWhat's Next for Timor-Leste's Economy?  The Diplomat

After more than a year of political uncertainty – which included two general elections in the space of eleven months, one failed minority government, ...



Timor-Leste: Maubere tribes revive customary law to protect the ocean - Mongabay.comTimor-Leste: Maubere tribes revive customary law to protect the ocean  Mongabay.com

Traditional laws governing the management of natural resources known as tara bandu were outlawed during the Indonesian occupation of Timor-Leste.



Julie Bishop's new Timor-Leste chapter | The Interpreter - The InterpreterJulie Bishop's new Timor-Leste chapter | The Interpreter  The Interpreter

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop arrived in Timor-Leste at the weekend, on her first official visit and the first by any Australian minister to the country in ...



Timor-Leste: Q&A with a Maubere fisherman on reviving depleted fisheries - Mongabay.comTimor-Leste: Q&A with a Maubere fisherman on reviving depleted fisheries  Mongabay.com

Timor-Leste is trying to figure out how to sustainably tap its fisheries and other valued marine resources. In one of the most interesting and successful local ...



DNA testing aims to determine if Australian crocodiles are swimming to Timor-Leste - ABC NewsDNA testing aims to determine if Australian crocodiles are swimming to Timor-Leste  ABC News

Scientists are trying to work out why crocodile attacks in Timor-Leste have risen 20-fold over the past decade.



Timor-Leste on track at Sunrise - Upstream OnlineTimor-Leste on track at Sunrise  Upstream Online

Officials from Timor-Leste emphasised Friday that the Sunrise acquisitions from Shell and ConocoPhillips are on track for completion in the months ahead, and ...



CLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Climate-proofing Timor-Leste - UN NewsCLIMATE CHANGE FOCUS: Climate-proofing Timor-Leste  UN News

UN News produces daily news *content* in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Kiswahili, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish, and weekly programmes in Hindi, ...



WFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, January 2019 - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebWFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, January 2019 - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

English Situation Report on Timor-Leste about Education, Food and Nutrition, Children, Women and more; published on 31 Jan 2019 by WFP.



Timor-Leste: With sacrifice and ceremony, tribe sets eco rules - Mongabay.comTimor-Leste: With sacrifice and ceremony, tribe sets eco rules  Mongabay.com

On an August morning in 2012, about 150 men, women and children gathered at a sacred spot in the village of Biacou, in northern Timor-Leste. With sacrifices of ...



Timor and Australia: a new chapter or a stalemate? - The InterpreterTimor and Australia: a new chapter or a stalemate?  The Interpreter

Last week, an Australian leader visited Dili for the first time in five years. Foreign Minister Julie Bishop spent 36 hours in Timor-Leste as part of a four-country ...



'She didn’t have the energy to cry': Timor-Leste and its struggle against malnutrition - The Guardian'She didn’t have the energy to cry': Timor-Leste and its struggle against malnutrition  The Guardian

Poverty and poor education have contributed to deaths from malnutrition while disabilities often go untreated.



Skateboarding empowers Timor Leste’s youth - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostSkateboarding empowers Timor Leste’s youth - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Taking falls, facing obstacles and making the most of a situation can be an everyday affair for young people in Timor Leste, but its growing skating scene is ...



At what cost to develop Timor-Leste's oil resources? - Khmer TimesAt what cost to develop Timor-Leste's oil resources?  Khmer Times

Timor-Leste's recent action to acquire a majority stake in the joint venture to develop oil and gas resources in the Greater Sunrise field, gives it a greater say on ...



The European Union has financed the new evacuation centre in Viqueque and supports the civil protection of Timor-Leste. - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebThe European Union has financed the new evacuation centre in Viqueque and supports the civil protection of Timor-Leste. - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Díli, February 26, 2019. The second emergency centre, built under the BSRP, was inaugurated on 26 February in Viqueque. The Evacuation Center will be a ...



Jesuit college grads trump other students in Timor-Leste - UCA NewsJesuit college grads trump other students in Timor-Leste  UCA News

The Jesuit-run Colegio de Santo Inacio de Loiola (CSIL) has been lauded for having its first batch of graduates pass their exams with flying colors in December, ...



Timor-Leste politics deadlocked over graft allegations - UCA NewsTimor-Leste politics deadlocked over graft allegations  UCA News

Timor-Leste politics deadlocked over graft allegations . A dispute over cabinet nominees is getting ugly as the opposition appeals to the nation's corruption ...



As Witness K trial opens, questions over how much of Timor-Leste spying case to keep secret from public - The Conversation AUAs Witness K trial opens, questions over how much of Timor-Leste spying case to keep secret from public  The Conversation AU

The first step in the trial of the former Australian spy known only as Witness K and his lawyer Bernard Collaery has taken place in the ACT Magistrates Court.



Bringing new life into the classroom in Timor-Leste - UNICEFBringing new life into the classroom in Timor-Leste  UNICEF

MATATA, Timor-Leste, 2 November 2018 – Lurdes Gonçalves stands before her quiet fifth-grade class with a knowing smile on her face. “We've been sitting too ...



Timor-Leste Press Council warns against political interference in media - IFEXTimor-Leste Press Council warns against political interference in media  IFEX

The chairperson of Timor-Leste's public television network was allegedly removed for rejecting political meddling.



Timor-Leste Remembers Indonesia's Slain Human Rights Hero - The DiplomatTimor-Leste Remembers Indonesia's Slain Human Rights Hero  The Diplomat

DILI, TIMOR-LESTE — “Munir was a genuine friend of the East Timorese people, and all other oppressed peoples across the region,” said Diamantino da Costa ...



Border treaty set to spur Timor-Leste action - Upstream OnlineBorder treaty set to spur Timor-Leste action  Upstream Online

Timor-Leste has outlined a series of upstream petroleum initiatives that will take place, including the start of the Sunrise development, once the new maritime ...



Timor-Leste: Greater Sunrise Project A Long-Term Opportunity With Significant Risks - Fitch SolutionsTimor-Leste: Greater Sunrise Project A Long-Term Opportunity With Significant Risks  Fitch Solutions

The government is likely to complete the purchase of a majority stake in the Greater Sunrise oil and gas fields and push ahead with its onshore development ...



Timor-Leste is on hip travellers' must-visit lists, but it needs to sort the basics - Stuff.co.nzTimor-Leste is on hip travellers' must-visit lists, but it needs to sort the basics  Stuff.co.nz

Timor-Leste is poised for major tourism growth, but the country needs to make sure it can walk before it runs. As travellers increasingly look for destinations off ...



Timor-leste key legislative developments - LexologyTimor-leste key legislative developments  Lexology

Clarifies that the participation of the State or any Timorese public entity, including entities wholly owned or controlled by the latter, in…



60 Families of Timor Leste Settle in Indonesia - Tempo.co English60 Families of Timor Leste Settle in Indonesia  Tempo.co English

Some 60 families of Timor Leste are currently settled in Indonesia's Naktuka Village, Amfoang Timur Sub-district, Kupang District, East Nusa Tenggara.



The country no-one wants - Stuff.co.nzThe country no-one wants  Stuff.co.nz

Timor-Leste was given up by Portugal in 1975. It was promptly invaded by Indonesia, which carried out Operation Clean Sweep, a series of massacres, ...



Official Visit of the Embassy to Timor Leste - The Netherlands and YouOfficial Visit of the Embassy to Timor Leste  The Netherlands and You

News item | 27-08-2018 | 05:25. Earlier this month, from 6-10 August 2018, the Political Department from the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in ...



"Not just another choir concert," - Timor-Leste fundraiser bridges cultures - About Regional"Not just another choir concert," - Timor-Leste fundraiser bridges cultures  About Regional

The Bega Valley Advocates for Timor-Leste will hold a fundraiser show, "One Night in Timor-Leste" on Friday, building on the $10000 they have raised so far.



Swift Budget Approval Positive For Timor-Leste's Economic Recovery - Fitch SolutionsSwift Budget Approval Positive For Timor-Leste's Economic Recovery  Fitch Solutions

Key View. We at Fitch Solutions hold our forecast for GDP growth rebounding to 4.0% in 2019, from an estimated 1.5% in 2018, as public spending should ...



Czech Republic, Timor-Leste to Lead Process on UN Organs' Alignment with 2030 Agenda | News - IISD Reporting ServicesCzech Republic, Timor-Leste to Lead Process on UN Organs' Alignment with 2030 Agenda | News  IISD Reporting Services

20 November 2018: UN General Assembly (UNGA) President María Fernanda Espinosa Garcés announced that the permanent representatives of Timor-Leste ...



A Luta Continua: LGBTI Rights in Timor-Leste - The DiplomatA Luta Continua: LGBTI Rights in Timor-Leste  The Diplomat

Timor-Leste is seen as a bright spot when it comes to LGBTI rights in Southeast Asia, but many challenges remain.



Conflict over independence makes West Papua this generation's Timor-Leste - CrikeyConflict over independence makes West Papua this generation's Timor-Leste  Crikey

As the conflict over independnece escalates, will the Australian government ultimately intervene in West Papua like it did in Timor-Leste?



Timor-Leste: President and parliament go head to head in budget showdown - Southeast Asia GlobeTimor-Leste: President and parliament go head to head in budget showdown  Southeast Asia Globe

The largest budget in Timor-Leste's history has been vetoed by President Francisco Guterres, but what will it mean for the resource-dependent country?



A-Smart in JV to build mixed development in Timor-Leste - The Business TimesA-Smart in JV to build mixed development in Timor-Leste  The Business Times

MAINBOARD-LISTED A-Smart Holdings on Thursday said it has inked a joint-venture (JV) agreement with a group of private investors to develop a 14 to ...



Constitutional crisis on the cards in Timor-Leste - UCA NewsConstitutional crisis on the cards in Timor-Leste  UCA News

The nascent government of Timor-Leste Prime Minister Taur Matan Ruak has effectively declared open war on President Francisco "Lu'Olo" Guterres by denying ...



Timor-Leste a mecca for whales, but they face threats - The GuardianTimor-Leste a mecca for whales, but they face threats  The Guardian

One third of all cetacean species are found in the waters off Timor-Leste, but measures are needed to protect them.



Japan funds modernisation of airport in capital of Timor-Leste - MacauhubJapan funds modernisation of airport in capital of Timor-Leste  Macauhub

The Japanese government will grant US$45 million to Timor-Leste (East Timor) next May for the refurbishment of part of Nicolau Lobato Airport in Dili, the ...



Indian envoy discusses early opening of Timor-Leste Embassy in New Delhi - Business StandardIndian envoy discusses early opening of Timor-Leste Embassy in New Delhi  Business Standard

The Indian ambassador to Indonesia has discussed the early opening of Timor-Leste Embassy in New Delhi during his visit to the Southeast Asian nation.



Australia steps up defence engagement with Timor-Leste - Defence ConnectAustralia steps up defence engagement with Timor-Leste  Defence Connect

Australia and Timor-Leste have signalled their intentions to strengthen their defence partnership following meetings between the two countries Defence ...



Timor Leste's Political Outlook Improving But Not Out Of The Woods Yet - Fitch SolutionsTimor Leste's Political Outlook Improving But Not Out Of The Woods Yet  Fitch Solutions

We are revising up Timor Leste's Short-Term Political Risk Index score to 54.6, from 53.8 previously, as the passage of the 2018 budget suggests that the ...



Timor-Leste health clinics to get satellite connectivity - SpaceTech AsiaTimor-Leste health clinics to get satellite connectivity  SpaceTech Asia

Remote and rural health clinics across Timor-Leste will soon be connected to high speed satellite internet, providing them access to newly launched AdenBox, ...



Local cuisine: Timor-Leste's answer to malnutrition? - Khmer TimesLocal cuisine: Timor-Leste's answer to malnutrition?  Khmer Times

The Australian owners of a restaurant in Timor-Leste are hoping to use their passion for local cuisine to combat malnutrition in the tiny Southeast Asian nation.



What's in store for Timor-Leste? - The ASEAN PostWhat's in store for Timor-Leste?  The ASEAN Post

On 12 May this year, Timor-Leste held parliamentary elections for the second time in under a year. The elections saw the Alliance for Change and Progress ...



Timor-Leste's fledgling cricketers to receive wealth of gear from Wellington teams - The Dominion PostTimor-Leste's fledgling cricketers to receive wealth of gear from Wellington teams  The Dominion Post

The holiday season will bring Timor-Leste's young cricketers 25 wooden bats, 12 helmets, and 38 uniforms painted in Wellington club colours.



Vocus Group Proposes Timor-Leste Link to NWCS Cable - SubTel ForumVocus Group Proposes Timor-Leste Link to NWCS Cable  SubTel Forum

Vocus is interested in an eventual connection of Timor-Leste to the NWCS (North Western Cable System) that passes by the border with Australia.



New Timor Leste PM pledges to bring unity - The Straits TimesNew Timor Leste PM pledges to bring unity  The Straits Times

DILI • Former Timor Leste independence fighter Jose Maria de Vasconcelos was sworn in as Prime Minister yesterday and pledged to bring unity to the nation ...



Timor Leste's Confrontational Politics Poses The Biggest Threat To Growth In 2019 - Fitch SolutionsTimor Leste's Confrontational Politics Poses The Biggest Threat To Growth In 2019  Fitch Solutions

Fitch Solutions expect Timor Leste's political landscape to remain uncertain in 2019, as the president who hails from the opposition Freitilin continues to be at ...



Timor-Leste's Forgotten Female Rebels - The DiplomatTimor-Leste's Forgotten Female Rebels  The Diplomat

DILI — Timor Leste headed to the polls on May 12 in its second general election in as many years, with the opposition coalition of parties led by the National ...



Remembering Kofi Annan's forgotten efforts in Timor-Leste - Global VoicesRemembering Kofi Annan's forgotten efforts in Timor-Leste  Global Voices

The people of Timor-Leste (also known as East Timor) join the world in mourning the death of international diplomat Kofi Annan who died in Switzerland at the ...