Daniel Flitton Julia Gillard's plan to turn East Timor into a regional hub to process refugee claims has been boosted after the government in Dili identified a possible site in the country's south to house asylum...
Lindsay Murdoch Jose Belo was shackled, hung upside down, electrocuted, beaten, burnt and jailed for three years in the mid-1990s because of his resistance to Indonesia’s brutal occupation of East Timor.
Michael Bachelard East Timor’s resistance leader turned Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao, has announced he will retire as leader of the tiny republic some time this year.
Dili, East Timor About 100 protesters in Dili throw rocks at the Australian embassy, with police responding with tear gas as spying row intensifies.
Lindsay Murdoch First time in almost 500 years the small half-island nation stands alone in the world.
Lindsay Murdoch, South-east Asia Correspondent, Dili Six-year intervention helped secure stability in the fledgling South-east Asian nation.
Lindsay Murdoch THE Timorese-born Australian woman acquitted last year of conspiring to murder East Timor's President, Jose Ramos-Horta, plans to stand for his job next year.
Lindsay Murdoch DARWIN: East Timor's Prime Minister, Xanana Gusmao, has told staff of the United Nations mission in his country that they should pack up and offer their services to countries like Iraq, Afghanistan...
Philip Dorling China recently tried to establish a spy base in East Timor, according to leaked US diplomatic cables.
Philip Dorling THE US has blackballed one of the closest advisers to the Indonesian President, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, for alleged involvement in East Timor war crimes, say leaked US diplomatic cables.
Lindsay Murdoch DARWIN: The United Nations Security Council has urged East Timor to stop granting impunity for serious crimes as it extended the stay of the UN mission in the country.
Lindsay Murdoch DARWIN: East Timor's leaders have objected to large sections of a crucial United Nations agency report on the country only weeks before the UN Security Council reconsiders its $200 million a year...
Lindsay Murdoch DARWIN: Gastao Salsinha, the rebel commander convicted of attempting to murder East Timor's top two political leaders, is stirring trouble again only four months after being pardoned and released...
Lindsay Murdoch East Timor is acquiring two navy patrol boats from South Korea as the country moves further out of Australia's sphere of military influence.
Lindsay Murdoch Australian troops will withdraw from East Timor in 2012 - six years after hundreds of them arrived in the half-island nation to quell violent upheaval.
Lindsay Murdoch Two East Timorese teenagers could die soon unless they receive heart treatment available in Australian hospitals.
Lindsay Murdoch THE President of East Timor, Jose Ramos-Horta, has pardoned 23 rebels involved in attacks in 2008 during which he was shot in the back and almost died.
Lindsay Murdoch The Australian Defence Force has admitted its soldiers in East Timor have been involved in nine vehicle crashes since 2008 in which civilians have been injured - but has ruled out paying compensation...
Jose Ramos-Horta has lost his attempt to win a second term in office, with preliminary results from East Timor's presidential race showing he has failed to win enough support to feature in a...
Dili President concedes defeat after country holds second free presidential election.