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By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia announced a A$10 billion ($7.6 billion) plan to increase the size of its army on Thursday so it could respond more quickly to emergencies caused by growing instability in small Asia-Pacific nations.
By Irwin Arieff UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A divided U.N. Security Council on Friday put off for a week a decision on how to structure a new peacekeeping mission for East Timor following violence in May that killed at least 20 people.
By Jerry Norton DILI (Reuters) - During the day, Fernanda Gomez stands at her tiny roadside kiosk selling canned goods and sundries in front of the blackened remains of burned-out houses in her village near Dili.
KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - East Timor has asked the United Nations to deploy more than 800 international police to ensure stability in the troubled Southeast Asian state, Prime Minister Jose Ramos-Horta said on Thursday.
By Muklis Ali JAKARTA (Reuters) - The priority for East Timor's new prime minister, Jose Ramos-Horta, is reconciliation after months of political crisis, Indonesia's presidential spokesman said on Tuesday.
DILI (Reuters) - Former East Timor Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri is suspected of arming civilians during the recent violence in Asia's newest nation and cannot leave Dili, the country's attorney general said on Thursday. "His status is a city detainee and he cannot leave the city for 15 days.
By Lirio da Fonseca LIQUICA, East Timor (Reuters) - A rebel leader at the center of allegations against East Timor's former prime minister laid down his arms on Tuesday, a symbolic move aimed at building peace in Asia's newest nation.
By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta was sworn in as East Timor's new prime minister on Monday, a move aimed at ending weeks of political crisis in Asia's newest nation.
DILI (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta will be sworn in as East Timor's new prime minister on Monday, the presidential office said.
JAKARTA (Reuters) - Nobel Peace Prize laureate Jose Ramos-Horta is likely to be sworn in on Monday as East Timor's prime minister, Dili's ambassador to Indonesia said on Sunday.
Australia, officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country involving the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania and a number of smaller islands. It’s the world’s sixth-largest country regarding to total area. Some of the neighboring countries include East Timor, Indonesia, and Papua New Guinea to the north; the Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and Vanuatu to the north-east; and New Zealand to the south-east. For at least 40,000 years before European...