June 25, 2006

East Timor PM resigns

DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's embattled prime minister,
Mari Alkatiri, told a news conference on Monday he has resigned
from the post.

Alkatiri has been widely blamed for violence which erupted
after fighting within the armed forces spiralled into rioting,
arson and looting in the streets of the capital, Dili.