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  1. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    East Timor bids farewell to peacekeepers after 13 years

    Posted Dec 31st 2012, 09:31am by Agence France-Presse in Dili

    ... in this relationship focusing on social and economic development.” Observers say there is little indication that there will be renewed violence in the short term, but public institutions, including the police ... fighting between military factions and police, and street violence left at least 37 people dead and tens of thousands displaced. The only major violence since was a failed assassination attempt ...

  2. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    Portugal pulls bulk of police from East Timor

    Posted Nov 24th 2012, 03:17pm by Agence France-Presse in Dili

    ... that East Timor has developed and is secure so it’s also a pleasure to leave,” he said. The UN entered the territory, officially known as Timor-Leste, after violence broke out in 1999 following ... invaded, is among 44 nations that have served in the current UN Police mission dispatched after a second wave of violence hit in 2006. It has made one of the biggest contributions to the force, ...

  3. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    Australian police officers leave East Timor as peacekeeping mission ends

    Posted Dec 16th 2012, 12:00am by AFP

    ... under a bilateral capacity-building programme. International peacekeepers first entered the country in 1999 as deadly violence erupted around the country's referendum for independence. The vote ended Indonesia's occupation, under which an estimated 183,000 people- then a quarter of the population- died from fighting, disease and starvation. The only major violence ...

  4. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    UN hands full police powers to E. Timor

    Posted Oct 31st 2012, 03:54pm by Agence France-Presse in Dili

    ... The only major violence since the arrival of the UN force was a 2008 failed assassination attempt against then-president Jose Ramos-Horta. East Timor, an impoverished half-island nation of 1.1 ...

  5. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    In E Timor, Clinton seeks to boost Asia’s newest country

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 10:10am by Reuters in Dili, East Timor

    ... behind in political and economic development. “Timor is still plagued with substantial violence... they have a long way to go,” a senior US official told reporters. US officials say East Timor ...

  6. News - Asia - EAST TIMOR

    UN ends its East Timor peacekeeping mission after 13 years

    Posted Jan 01st 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... But the violence and political turmoil in 2006 that left at least 37 people dead led to a new peacekeeping presence. Despite facing new challenges, East Timor will celebrate the new year with several ...



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