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
Timor-Leste - Timeline - BBC

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Timor-Leste's New Kingmakers – The Diplomat - The DiplomatTimor-Leste's New Kingmakers – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Young in rural Timor-Leste: poor, hungry and bored - devpolicy.orgYoung in rural Timor-Leste: poor, hungry and bored  devpolicy.org

Covid-19: Masses resume in Timor-Leste churches - Vatican NewsCovid-19: Masses resume in Timor-Leste churches  Vatican News

Edd Wright on Climate Resilience on Timor-Leste - The DiplomatEdd Wright on Climate Resilience on Timor-Leste  The Diplomat

Timor Leste Telecoms, Mobile & Broadband Markets, 2020 - COVID-19's Impact on the Economy, Mobile Devices, Subscribers and Infrastructure - ResearchAndMarkets.com - Business WireTimor Leste Telecoms, Mobile & Broadband Markets, 2020 - COVID-19's Impact on the Economy, Mobile Devices, Subscribers and Infrastructure - ResearchAndMarkets.com  Business Wire

Program Coordinator COVID-19 Timor-Leste Project - ReliefWebProgram Coordinator COVID-19 Timor-Leste Project  ReliefWeb

CARE Rapid Gender Analysis COVID-19 Timor-Leste - 27 April 2020 - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebCARE Rapid Gender Analysis COVID-19 Timor-Leste - 27 April 2020 - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Timor-Leste's Coronavirus Response – The Diplomat - The DiplomatTimor-Leste's Coronavirus Response – The Diplomat  The Diplomat

Political turmoil brings new governing alliance in Timor-Leste - UCANPolitical turmoil brings new governing alliance in Timor-Leste  UCAN

Looking To The Future - A Message From Timor-Leste | Scuba Diver Mag - Scuba Diver MagazineLooking To The Future - A Message From Timor-Leste | Scuba Diver Mag  Scuba Diver Magazine

Chinese foundations give Timor-Leste medical paraphernalia - MacauhubChinese foundations give Timor-Leste medical paraphernalia  Macauhub

'I am unable to say much': anger simmers as Timor bugging hearing goes ahead in secret - The Guardian'I am unable to say much': anger simmers as Timor bugging hearing goes ahead in secret  The Guardian

RING sends humanitarian aid to the Bahamas and Timor-Leste - United States ArmyRING sends humanitarian aid to the Bahamas and Timor-Leste  United States Army

East Timor: fight over speaker's job descends into brawl over his chair - Sydney Morning HeraldEast Timor: fight over speaker's job descends into brawl over his chair  Sydney Morning Herald

East Timor MPs in revolt as government stuck in limbo - Sydney Morning HeraldEast Timor MPs in revolt as government stuck in limbo  Sydney Morning Herald

Timor-Leste MPs fight over speaker's chair - UCANTimor-Leste MPs fight over speaker's chair  UCAN

Timor-Leste now ruled free of active cases of covid-19 - Asia Pacific ReportTimor-Leste now ruled free of active cases of covid-19  Asia Pacific Report

CVTL Supports Ermera Community in Dengue Prevention - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebCVTL Supports Ermera Community in Dengue Prevention - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Church in Timor-Leste steps up COVID-19 assistance - Malaysian Christian NewsChurch in Timor-Leste steps up COVID-19 assistance  Malaysian Christian News

?This is how we keep children learning, no matter the challenges - UNICEF Australia?This is how we keep children learning, no matter the challenges  UNICEF Australia

Coronavirus | Timor-Leste - State of Emergency - ICLG.comCoronavirus | Timor-Leste - State of Emergency  ICLG.com

PH organizes humanitarian flight for Pinoys in Timor-Leste - pna.gov.phPH organizes humanitarian flight for Pinoys in Timor-Leste  pna.gov.ph

Social networks key to increased fish consumption in Timor-Leste - Mirage NewsSocial networks key to increased fish consumption in Timor-Leste  Mirage News

Coronavirus | Timor-Leste- Public Administration & Public Procurement - LexologyCoronavirus | Timor-Leste- Public Administration & Public Procurement  Lexology

Timor-Leste's National Day - Mirage NewsTimor-Leste's National Day  Mirage News

Darwin feels earthquake from Banda Sea, near Timor-Leste and Indonesia - ABC NewsDarwin feels earthquake from Banda Sea, near Timor-Leste and Indonesia  ABC News

The Energy Online Series: Timor-Leste - OilVoiceThe Energy Online Series: Timor-Leste  OilVoice

PH Covid spending is Third World – The Manila Times - The Manila TimesPH Covid spending is Third World – The Manila Times  The Manila Times

Coronavirus | Timor-Leste - Miscellaneous - ICLG.comCoronavirus | Timor-Leste - Miscellaneous  ICLG.com

Coronavirus | Timor-Leste - Impact on mobility & transports - ICLG.comCoronavirus | Timor-Leste - Impact on mobility & transports  ICLG.com

Swift Measures Needed to Support Timor-Leste's Economy During COVID-19 - Mirage NewsSwift Measures Needed to Support Timor-Leste's Economy During COVID-19  Mirage News

Coronavirus delays work to protect the world's poor from climate shocks - Climate HomeCoronavirus delays work to protect the world's poor from climate shocks  Climate Home

Coronavirus | Timor-Leste - Impact on the Import of Essential Goods - ICLG.comCoronavirus | Timor-Leste - Impact on the Import of Essential Goods  ICLG.com

Coronavirus | Timor-Leste - Impact on litigation matters - ICLG.comCoronavirus | Timor-Leste - Impact on litigation matters  ICLG.com

Coronavirus | Timor-Leste - Impact on penalties - ICLG.comCoronavirus | Timor-Leste - Impact on penalties  ICLG.com

Vice-president forced out of Timorese Parliament in bitter row - Asia Pacific ReportVice-president forced out of Timorese Parliament in bitter row  Asia Pacific Report

Coronavirus | Timor-Leste - Impact on the banking sector - ICLG.comCoronavirus | Timor-Leste - Impact on the banking sector  ICLG.com

Winning hearts and likes: Foreign affairs, defence and Facebook - The StrategistWinning hearts and likes: Foreign affairs, defence and Facebook  The Strategist

Woman living in Northern Ireland becomes Timor's first covid-19 fatality - Asia Pacific ReportWoman living in Northern Ireland becomes Timor's first covid-19 fatality  Asia Pacific Report

DFAT announces new aid policy in response to COVID-19. But is anything different? - DevexDFAT announces new aid policy in response to COVID-19. But is anything different?  Devex

Australia's Foreign Aid Budget Redirected to Help the Asia-Pacific Respond to COVID-19 - Global CitizenAustralia's Foreign Aid Budget Redirected to Help the Asia-Pacific Respond to COVID-19  Global Citizen

BPS: International Tourist Visits Dropped 87 Percent in April - Tempo.co EnglishBPS: International Tourist Visits Dropped 87 Percent in April  Tempo.co English

Sir Jerry Mateparae To Lead The Healthier Lives National Science Challenge - Scoop.co.nzSir Jerry Mateparae To Lead The Healthier Lives National Science Challenge  Scoop.co.nz

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

Labour Mobility and Human Development Officer - ReliefwebLabour Mobility and Human Development Officer  Reliefweb

Ten Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to Senate - Mirage NewsTen Nominations and One Withdrawal Sent to Senate  Mirage News

Growing It Alone: Images of Rural Timor-Leste - The Asia Foundation - In AsiaGrowing It Alone: Images of Rural Timor-Leste  The Asia Foundation - In Asia

Don't Be Too Pessimistic About Timor-Leste's New Political Instability - The DiplomatDon't Be Too Pessimistic About Timor-Leste's New Political Instability  The Diplomat

Catholic Dioceses in Timor Leste (East Timor) | List of Archdioceses in Timor Leste (East Timor) - UCANCatholic Dioceses in Timor Leste (East Timor) | List of Archdioceses in Timor Leste (East Timor)  UCAN

Timor-Leste: The consequences of Covid-19 | The Interpreter - The InterpreterTimor-Leste: The consequences of Covid-19 | The Interpreter  The Interpreter

Timor-Leste, 20 years on | The Interpreter - The InterpreterTimor-Leste, 20 years on | The Interpreter  The Interpreter

A political impasse in Timor-Leste as coronavirus looms - The InterpreterA political impasse in Timor-Leste as coronavirus looms  The Interpreter

In Timor-Leste, the Dangers of Staying Home - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebIn Timor-Leste, the Dangers of Staying Home - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

In Timor-Leste, failed budget sparks a political crisis - The InterpreterIn Timor-Leste, failed budget sparks a political crisis  The Interpreter

Timor-Leste: Disaster Management Reference Handbook (October 2019) - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebTimor-Leste: Disaster Management Reference Handbook (October 2019) - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Can Timor-Leste Achieve a Balanced Development? - The DiplomatCan Timor-Leste Achieve a Balanced Development?  The Diplomat

Trying Times for Timor-Leste - Future Directions InternationalTrying Times for Timor-Leste  Future Directions International

Timor Leste: Floods Information bulletin - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebTimor Leste: Floods Information bulletin - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Rethinking Timor-Leste's COVID-19 State of Emergency - The DiplomatRethinking Timor-Leste's COVID-19 State of Emergency  The Diplomat

‘We don’t have anything’: Timor Leste pleads for help to quarantine citizens in Bali - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post‘We don’t have anything’: Timor Leste pleads for help to quarantine citizens in Bali - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

A Covid-19 wake-up call to reshape Timor-Leste's economy - The InterpreterA Covid-19 wake-up call to reshape Timor-Leste's economy  The Interpreter

WFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, January 2020 - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebWFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, January 2020 - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Chinese and Australian Interests in Timor-Leste: At Odds or Mutually Beneficial? - Future Directions InternationalChinese and Australian Interests in Timor-Leste: At Odds or Mutually Beneficial?  Future Directions International

Archdiocese in Timor-Leste steps up Covid-19 assistance - Vatican NewsArchdiocese in Timor-Leste steps up Covid-19 assistance  Vatican News

Timor-Leste: Between Dreadful Past and Hopeful Future - The DiplomatTimor-Leste: Between Dreadful Past and Hopeful Future  The Diplomat

Twenty years after independence, Timor-Leste continues its epic struggle - The Conversation AUTwenty years after independence, Timor-Leste continues its epic struggle  The Conversation AU

Timor-Leste prime minister offers resignation after political coalition collapses - The GuardianTimor-Leste prime minister offers resignation after political coalition collapses  The Guardian

Small Business Secrets | Entrepreneurial Stories On SBS - SBSSmall Business Secrets | Entrepreneurial Stories On SBS  SBS

In Timor-Leste, a big set of challenges - The InterpreterIn Timor-Leste, a big set of challenges  The Interpreter

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

WFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, February 2020 - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebWFP Timor-Leste Country Brief, February 2020 - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Timor-Leste coalition says ready to form government led by Xanana Gusmao - CNATimor-Leste coalition says ready to form government led by Xanana Gusmao  CNA

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

Foreign aid diverted to fight coronavirus - The Canberra TimesForeign aid diverted to fight coronavirus  The Canberra Times

On the Anniversary of Independence, How Secure Is Timor-Leste? - The Asia Foundation - In AsiaOn the Anniversary of Independence, How Secure Is Timor-Leste?  The Asia Foundation - In Asia

Maubere Timor: Keeping East Timor's songs of resistance alive - Al Jazeera EnglishMaubere Timor: Keeping East Timor's songs of resistance alive  Al Jazeera English

Celebrating Democracy and Peace in Timor-Leste - The DiplomatCelebrating Democracy and Peace in Timor-Leste  The Diplomat

Timor-Leste's future still shadowed by the past - The InterpreterTimor-Leste's future still shadowed by the past  The Interpreter

In Dry Timor-Leste, Climate Resilience = COVID resilience - ResilienceIn Dry Timor-Leste, Climate Resilience = COVID resilience  Resilience

How Will COVID-19 Impact Timor-Leste's Politics? - The DiplomatHow Will COVID-19 Impact Timor-Leste's Politics?  The Diplomat

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

Coronavirus assistance to Pacific and Timor-Leste - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebCoronavirus assistance to Pacific and Timor-Leste - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Timor-Leste Travel Advisory Updated - Vax Before TravelTimor-Leste Travel Advisory Updated  Vax Before Travel

Can Tourism Become the New Economic Driver for Timor-Leste? - The DiplomatCan Tourism Become the New Economic Driver for Timor-Leste?  The Diplomat

Timor-Leste coalition collapses but leaders hang on - UCANTimor-Leste coalition collapses but leaders hang on  UCAN

How the people of Timor-Leste feel about security - The InterpreterHow the people of Timor-Leste feel about security  The Interpreter

East Timor: Indonesia's invasion and the long road to independence - The GuardianEast Timor: Indonesia's invasion and the long road to independence  The Guardian

Timor-Leste and northern Australia: opportunities for mutual benefit - The StrategistTimor-Leste and northern Australia: opportunities for mutual benefit  The Strategist

Government of Timor-Leste considers withdrawing US$250 million from Oil Fund - MacauhubGovernment of Timor-Leste considers withdrawing US$250 million from Oil Fund  Macauhub

Timor-Leste independence vote anniversary celebrated by young and old alike - ABC NewsTimor-Leste independence vote anniversary celebrated by young and old alike  ABC News

Fill the Nutrient Gap - Timor-Leste Final Report, December 2019 - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebFill the Nutrient Gap - Timor-Leste Final Report, December 2019 - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Covid-19 forces postponement of test well drilling in Timor-Leste - MacauhubCovid-19 forces postponement of test well drilling in Timor-Leste  Macauhub

United States commits $1.1 million to help Timor-Leste fight COVID-19 - Timor-Leste - ReliefWebUnited States commits $1.1 million to help Timor-Leste fight COVID-19 - Timor-Leste  ReliefWeb

Australia waives the rules with Timor-Leste | The Strategist - The StrategistAustralia waives the rules with Timor-Leste | The Strategist  The Strategist

BNU Timor has biggest share of deposits in Timor Leste in 2019 - MacauhubBNU Timor has biggest share of deposits in Timor Leste in 2019  Macauhub

Timor-Leste Foreign Minister highlights value of UN in resolving conflicts - UN NewsTimor-Leste Foreign Minister highlights value of UN in resolving conflicts  UN News

Young entrepreneurship in Timor-Leste - devpolicy.orgYoung entrepreneurship in Timor-Leste  devpolicy.org

Timor Leste evacuees sought NZ's help after 'Bali refused', confirms NTT - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostTimor Leste evacuees sought NZ's help after 'Bali refused', confirms NTT - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Timor-Leste to boost transport links with new ropax - Riviera Maritime MediaTimor-Leste to boost transport links with new ropax  Riviera Maritime Media

Science of Life Systems: learning English and looking outward in Timor-Leste - devpolicy.orgScience of Life Systems: learning English and looking outward in Timor-Leste  devpolicy.org