Harriet Alexander The UN's highest court has postponed a hearing in a bitter spy row between Australia and East Timor after both countries said they were pursuing an "amicable settlement".
Shannon Gillies East Timor's former president Jose Ramos-Horta warns that there are no short cuts to peace, to nation-building and state-building in a country that is struggling to build independence on its own...
Tom Allard In the International Court of Justice this week, as lawyers from Australia and East Timor traded barbs and legal arguments, the emotions have been raw.
Tom Allard Australia has been ordered to cease spying on East Timor and its legal advisers, in a landmark decision by the International Court of Justice relating to a bitter dispute between the two countries...
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.
Nick Miller East Timor’s government will not be deterred in pressing its case to scrap an oil treaty worth billions of dollars over claims of spying by Australia, an international negotiator says.
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 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...
NEW YORK: East Timor's President, Jose Ramos-Horta, has urged the United States and Europe to lift sanctions against Burma after the junta released the opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Michael Bachelard Fretilin candidate accuses one of his main rivals of being a 'cat's paw' of the government.
Lindsay Murdoch They were East Timor's stolen generation. Between 1975 and 1999 about 4000 young and vulnerable Timorese were secretly taken to Indonesia where some of them were forced to work in slave-like...
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, 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.
Michael Bachelard East Timor's Prime Minister Xanana Gusmao has consolidated his power and extended his lead over the country's opposition, winning the largest bloc of votes in the country's parliamentary elections.