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For a man held up as a national hero, relatively little is written about Nicolau dos Reis Lobato -- especially outside East Timor. But some Timorese are hoping one chapter -- about Lobato's death -- might soon be complete. He was the country's first prime minister after East Timor declared independence in ...
Her later books reflect some of her great passions - the history of war-time and post-war France, and the story of the glory and tragedy of the Sydney ... of refugees, French resistance during the Second World War, and the difficult histories of two of Australia's near neighbours, West Papua and East Timor.

... an important role in the war in East Timor. But how does the Canadian government explain the weapons exports to Indonesia if Canadian law states that export permits should be issued only for 'non-conflict' areas? Simply by asserting that there is no armed conflict in East Timor - knowing that to be a lie.
The successes of peacekeeping missions never make headlines--from Namibia and Mozambique, to Cambodia, East Timor, and Sierra Leone, through to ... activity is one of an unloved and often misunderstood stepchild, as peacekeeping operates in an uncomfortable grey zone between war and peace.
... an important role in the war in East Timor. But how does the Canadian government explain the weapons exports to Indonesia if Canadian law states that export permits should be issued only for 'non-conflict' areas? Simply by asserting that there is no armed conflict in East Timor - knowing that to be a lie.
In those conditions, Oxfam staff led by Roland van Hauwermeiren were bringing water to three million people displaced by war into a desert of barren scrubland. It was extraordinary work, even by the standards of other work I had seen Oxfam do in Rwanda, Mozambique, South Sudan, East Timor, Kosovo ...

That it is not a misprint -- the Greens MP who was inspired by the war on terror to write a PhD on Marxism, workplace relations and globalisation, dubbed the military leader who risked all on the battlefields of Iraq and in the liberation of East Timor a "complete coward". It got even worse. Mr Bandt accused ...
When war broke out, her family moved to Yei, a border town near Uganda, which was relatively peaceful. ... with the law society for a year before joining UNDP as an access to justice and rule of law analyst where she worked for five years until she got another offer to do the same work in East Timor in 2011.
... other international tribunals were activated, including the ad hoc tribunal for Rwanda and the hybrid tribunals for Sierra Leone, Cambodia and East Timor. ... Criminal justice cannot repair the damage inflicted by an atrocious civil war because in the former Yugoslavia the line between winners and losers, ...
Giant Australia and tiny East Timor share the hydrocarbons in the South Pacific in the waters just below Darwin and on the southeast side of Asia's newest ... could help build a model for lessening tensions and solving conflicts, and avoiding the possibility of war in Asia's manifold and dangerous flashpoints.
The squadron's only loss was a C47 that disappeared at war's end flying from Biak in then Dutch West New Guinea to Moratai. The wreckage was only discovered ... before deploying to Vietnam. The squadron relocated from Richmond to Amberley in 1992, from where it supported operations in East Timor.
East Timor's President Francisco Guterres (right) arriving to announce the dissolution of parliament in Dili recently. ... The prospects for even a respite from what surely is nothing less than civil war are so dim that the African Union has now called for sanctions to be imposed on the country's warring factions, ...
I've visited war-torn countries, but I always found the safest areas and ways to have a fulfilling time while being protected. 17. Best word ..... I once had a two-week trip planned with my best friend around Southeast Asia (Myanmar, Bali, and East Timor) but bad weather prevented her from coming. That was ...
"The World War II veterans, Korean veterans and Malaysian veterans are amazing, they're beautiful and they're sincere," she said. Ms Tom said she had always been ... Ms Tom served as media liaison officer for the INTERFET (International Force in East Timor) in 1999. Ms Tom said she was at a funeral in ...
It gained notoriety for its abuses in East Timor during the Indonesian occupation there (which ended in 1999) and in the 1998 Jakarta race riots, when ... In fact, ever since founding the Non-aligned Movement in the Cold War, Indonesia has taken pains to not to form explicit alliances with world powers like ...
During the Cold War, it was closely engaged in resolving serious big-power confrontations such as the Suez and Cuba crises. In the 1980s and 1990s, it helped Russia exit Afghanistan and deployed peacekeepers to end Cold war proxy conflicts as far apart as Central America and Cambodia. Even though ...
This basically meant that India would refuse to ally itself with the two major superpowers during the Cold War, instead relying on temporary alliances with small ... opposing Western-led interventions in Kosovo, Iraq, East Timor etc., rather than throwing its weight behind the US, in exchange for guns and aid.

... the Moroccan government over the disputed territory, which Rabat annexed in 1975 and where the two sides fought a guerrilla war until a 1991 ceasefire. ... Given their historic colonial parallels, relations have been especially strong over the years between Polisario and East Timor's Fretilin resistance ...
And inhumanity enabled Johnson to "turn a blind eye to southerners who tried to undo what the civil war had accomplished. ... In fact, The New York Times notes that U.S. political and military support "for Indonesia was vital to its ability to invade East Timor in December 1975 and to sustain a brutal 24-year ...
Most recently here on war on the Rocks and in The Interpreter, Greg Colton proclaimed that Australia has been uncomfortably "sitting on the fence. ... guarantee for the Australian homeland, and has also aided Australian-led offshore contingency operations, such as the 1999 East Timor intervention.
From the Vietnam War to racism at home, nuclear disarmament to lesbian/gay liberation, fighting sexism to working against U.S. military intervention, from ... Her reporting on East Timor and Nigeria has won numerous awards, including the George Polk Award, Robert F. Kennedy Prize for International ...
Who does have clean/honest broker hands when it comes to "international diplomacy" in this "war on Hypocrisy" (ask East Timor). They're as bad as each other, learning from each other, getting jealous as they get behind in this one-up-manship for influence. As if Putin has been doing things the US ...
There were shirtless strong men with war-painted faces breaking stacks of flaming bricks with their heads. Teams ... Kopassus' alleged abuses include massacres in East Timor, the abduction and forced disappearance of student pro-democracy activists, and a torture campaign in Aceh during a now-ended ...
No amount of training can fully prepare one for conditions in a war-torn country still fending off insurgents and rebuilding its government. ... military officers was deployed to Timor-Leste to assist in the transition from the International Force for East Timor to the UN Transitional Administration in East Timor.
US Defence Secretary James Mattis yesterday completed a heady day of meetings in Indonesia in a bid to reinforce defence relations between the United States and South-East Asia's largest nation. While the visit was widely seen as a counter to China's growing military presence and influence in the ...
Speakers such as Dumiso Dabengwa (Zapu president), Martin Rupiye (African Public Policy and Research Institute executive director), Sipho Malunga (former senior defence attorney in the Tribunal for the Prosecution of war crimes and crimes against humanity in East Timor), Elinor Sisulu (academic ...
This engineering exercise involves Australian, Japan, U.S., and East Timor's military forces working side-by-side to build skills and support East Timor's .... With regard to assets, Payne announced and welcomed "the most ambitious upgrade of our naval fleet in Australia since the Second World War" to ...
The man's lawyer, warren Yi, said he was a war veteran who had served in East Timor and Afghanistan and required medication for post-traumatic stress disorder. He will reside in a rural NSW town hundreds of kilometres from the alleged victim's Sydney home, Mr Yi said. The man and woman are next ...
John Ondawame greatly admired the independence struggle in East Timor, especially its ability to win active support from people in Europe, the ... guerrillas have responded to the Grasberg deal by stepping up their campaigns in communities around the mine, declaring themselves at war with all the key ...
... formulated in a celebrated speech in Chicago in 1999 by Tony Blair - and implemented in Kosovo, Sierra Leone and East Timor - is blown. ... The ICC is the world's criminal court of last resort, charged with investigating and prosecuting individuals responsible for genocide, war crimes and crimes against ...
Keating acknowledged sensitivities, specifically human rights and East Timor. As it turned out, it was East Timor which brought relations to their lowest point since Australia and Indonesian troops fought an undeclared war in Borneo in the mid-60s. That occurred under new leaders - John Howard in ...
The atrocities committed by Indonesian military against local West Papuans and the exploitation of their natural resources are a potent reminder that, as in the case of East Timor, the West Papuan "problem" is too far gone for Jakarta to wish away. Papuan "separatism" is no doubt one of the most current vexing questions in ...
For the post-conflict elections in Bosnia, East Timor, Kosovo, Iraq, and Afghanistan, the International Organization of Migration was assigned responsibility for ... Ideally, voter and candidate eligibility would be linked to a transitional justice program, whereby those guilty of war crimes or serious human rights ...
For example, we pretend that Taiwan isn't an independent country for fear of triggering a war with China, which claims Taiwan is no more than a ... Yet in seven major instances of past or present prolonged military occupation -- Indonesia in East Timor, Turkey in northern Cyprus, Russia in areas of Georgia ...
... heights and shows similarity to Indonesian solidarity with the people of Timor-Leste (East Timor) in the late 1990s, reports the Free West Papua Campaign. ... Due to growing Cold War fears of war with a communist friendly Indonesia, the US intervened and effectively forced the Dutch to hand over West ...
Of course, we had no idea. We were just kids. We were the lucky ones, living in fortunate times, before Australians were again sent off to The Gulf War, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq. Ken Burns' series The Vietnam War, which begins this Saturday on SBS, is the Vietnam story we needed to see back then.
A Hong Kong photographer and eco-tourism pioneer has been killed in a freak accident in East Timor. Long-time ... of his death were "deeply tragic and ironic" given that he had worked in some of the most dangerous places in the world and made it through covering Timor's war of independence unscathed.
He rose through the ranks to become the president of Fretilin - formally the Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor, the leftwing nationalist party that began as a resistance movement fighting for independence from Portugal and then Indonesia. Post-independence, he became the president of ...
East Timor's former president Jose Ramos-Horta has issued a blunt warning to Australia that the gas dispute between the two countries risks pushing Timor closer to China. Australia and East Timor have been locked in a messy dispute that has included allegations of Australia spying on its poorer ...
The fond appreciation for the nation's beans traces back to the Second World War, where Dutch and Australian commandos - known collectively as Sparrow Force - engaged in guerrilla warfare against the Japanese in what was then known as Portuguese Timor. The commandos were only intermittently ...
In an unassuming laboratory in Sydney, a scientist is shining a light on cirrhosis and liver cancer -- the cancer killing Australians at the fastest growing rate. Dr Angelina Lay is a well-published scientist who is proud that she's helping advance treatments for liver disease, but that she even got through school ...
The opposition's claims were bad enough but allegations by the Greens, accusing General Molan of war crimes during his time as Chief of Operations for the Multinational Force in Iraq, are about ... Here is a man, invested as an Officer in the Order of Australia for his service in Indonesia and in East Timor.
Many of its existing members fought in Vietnam, Bosnia, Iraq, East Timor or Afghanistan. When they joined, several years ago, there was an attitude from some of the "older guys" that these soldiers hadn't fought in a "real war". It was important that RSAs remembered why they were established, Law said.
These media restrictions stymied organisations from advocating on humanitarian issues during the war, undoubtedly succeeding in buying the silence of some. Since then the strings attached to US government aid money made the earlier clauses seem quaint. New obligations have transformed charities ...
He opposed the Iraq war, but does not support Australia holding an independent inquiry into that and subsequent illegal invasions. He correctly says Australia could not stop Indonesia invading East Timor in December 1975 or its anti-independence carnage in 1999: but he did not call for sanctions ...
The atrocities committed by Indonesian military against local West Papuans and the exploitation of their natural resources are a potent reminder that, as in the case of East Timor, the West Papuan "problem" is too far gone for Jakarta to wish away. Papuan "separatism" is no doubt one of the most current ...
We have selected three organizations that help those who work every day to increase health, security and knowledge for those fleeing from war and poverty," ... In poverty-stricken East Timor, where many children are malnourished and suffer from disease and illness, UNICEF is working, for example, with ...
Of course, we had no idea. We were just kids. We were the lucky ones, living in fortunate times, before Australians were again sent off to The Gulf War, East Timor, Afghanistan and Iraq. Ken Burns' series The Vietnam War, which begins this Saturday on SBS, is the Vietnam story we needed to see back then.
And that is a shame, since the senior officials from the 10 Asean countries will be talking -- again -- about admitting East Timor as the 11th member. The Asean summit in Manila ... Because of war and bloody-mindedness by ex-dictator Suharto and others, Timor began from almost nothing. Its first-generation ...
Created in nine different panels, Civilisation was inspired by the paintings of Pashto heroes that decorate rickshaws passing the artist's "art in war" project at the ... He has dedicated his life to documenting and pursuing peace in conflict zones such as East Timor, Iraq, Rwanda, Mozambique and Somalia.


 

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