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East Timor

Love and revolution in East Timor

For a documentary maker, there can be few things more exciting than having a potential subject offer up a cache of original footage.

Sunday, 2 June, 2013, 4:14pm

UN ends its East Timor peacekeeping mission after 13 years

The UN ended its peacekeeping mission in East Timor yesterday after 13 years in Asia's youngest nation following a bloody transition to independence - leaving behind a country facing the task of tackling rampant poverty.

1 Jan 2013 - 6:22am

East Timor bids farewell to peacekeepers after 13 years

The UN ends its peacekeeping mission in East Timor on Monday after 13 years of boots on the ground in Asia’s youngest nation following a bloody transition to independence.

31 Dec 2012 - 9:40am

Talking points

HK children rate the government

31 Dec 2012 - 3:23am

Australian police officers leave East Timor as peacekeeping mission ends

Australia withdrew its last remaining police officers from East Timor yesterday as international forces wind up a 13-year presence in Asia's youngest nation, where thousands have died in political turmoil.

16 Dec 2012 - 4:37am

Portugal's UN police leave East Timor

Portugal withdrew most of its police officers from East Timor yesterday as international forces wind up a 13-year mission in Asia's youngest nation, where thousands have died in political bloodshed.

25 Nov 2012 - 3:12am

Portugal pulls bulk of police from East Timor

Portugal withdrew the bulk of its police officers from East Timor on Saturday as international forces wind up a 13-year mission in Asia’s youngest nation, where thousands have died in political bloodshed.

24 Nov 2012 - 3:38pm

Talking Points

Borders closed to apples and bananas

1 Nov 2012 - 3:22am

UN hands full police powers to E. Timor

United Nations peacekeepers in East Timor on Wednesday handed full responsibility for policing to Asia’s youngest nation, Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao announced.

The National Police of East Timor “are assuming full responsibility for maintaining law and order”, he said in a statement.

31 Oct 2012 - 4:01pm

Briefs, October 24, 2012

Cambodia deports factory manager

24 Oct 2012 - 2:39am

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

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made a short visit to East Timor on Thursday, throwing her considerable diplomatic weight behind a fledgling government trying to bring Asia’s newest country closer to its booming Southeast Asian neighbours.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

The positive power of passion

A few days ago, I received a phone call inviting me to be the guest speaker at an event for a well-known company. I was talked through the details, before being told: 'Oh, and by the way, the theme of the event is 'In It To Win It'.'

9 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die

If You Leave Us Here, We Will Die by Geoffrey Robinson Princeton, HK$230

1 May 2011 - 12:00am

colonial Asia

1 French Indochina comprised which three modern-day countries?

2 Between 1897 and 1914, the mainland city of Qingdao was ceded to which country?

3 Following the second Anglo-Dutch war, the 1667 Treaty of Breda gave Manhattan, in America, to the English and the Banda island of Run, in modern-day Indonesia, to the Dutch. Why were the Dutch by far the happier party?

9 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Voice in the wilderness

He is one of the founders of Fretilin, the largest party in Asia's newest and poorest nation. He also spent 24 years in exile during the Indonesian occupation of his homeland East Timor.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

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