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.
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.
Dili East Timor's Parliament has suspended the country's justice minister after a court summoned her to face charges of corruption and abuse of power.
Michael Bachelard, Dili Vasconcelos seems almost certain to win amid disappointingly low voter turnout.
Michael Bachelard DILI: A military man recommended by the United Nations for criminal prosecution six years ago seems almost certain to become the next president of East Timor.
Michael Bachelard Three weeks ago some of the world's unluckiest people were given one more reason to curse their fate.
Lindsay Murdoch On the eve of his departure from office, East Timor's President talks to Lindsay Murdoch about the future of his fledgling nation.
Lindsay Murdoch, Dili East Timor has made a new plea for Indonesia to return the remains of Timorese national hero Nicolau Lobato on the eve of the country's 10th anniversary of independence.
Lindsay Murdoch, Dili The East Timorese political party headed by Prime Minister and former guerilla leader Xanana Gusmao has been accused of corruptly raising hundreds of thousands of dollars in political donations, as...
Michael Bachelard "If I've got $600 million a year ... you'll partake in it," Olgario de Castro reassures his mates, his voice caught by a secret recorder as coffee cups clink in the background.
Dili East Timor is about to face a crucial test of its fragile democracy in parliamentary elections.
Michael Bachelard and Mouzinho Lopes East Timor's sometimes fractious politicians are discussing the extraordinary possibility of forming a government of national unity, in which all the parliamentary parties would govern together.
Michael Bachelard and Mouzinho Lopes East Timor's politicians consider forming a combined-government of national unity.
Michael Bachelard Violence erupted in East Timor late last night, apparently prompted by political party Fretilin being excluded from a role in the new governing coalition.
Michael Bachelard VIOLENCE has erupted in East Timor, apparently prompted by political party Fretilin being excluded from a role in the new governing coalition.
Joyce Morgan, Dili East Timor's president calls for calm after night of violence in the capital leaves one man dead.