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2006-08-24 03:11:18

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. Prime Minister John Howard said the army would seek an extra 2,600 troops, on top of the 1,500 extra forces announced earlier in the year, to provide two more battalions. He said the rapid deterioration of law and order in the Solomon...

2006-08-18 23:05:50

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. A resolution adopted unanimously by the 15-nation council extended until August 25 the mandate of the existing U.N. mission. Without the vote, the mandate would have expired at the end of the day. Secretary-General Kofi Annan recommended earlier this...

2006-08-17 03:01:09

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. At night, the 25-year-old mother of two retreats to a refugee camp near the city's airport. "It's difficult to return home in the evening," she tells Reuters, because people were still fighting. Nearly three months after an international force of soldiers and police...

2006-07-27 02:38:26

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. He said the police would be needed for two to five years, along with a separate U.N. peace-keeping force as a deterrent against renewed violence. "We are requesting over 800 international police, many civilian advisers as well as peace-keeping," he told a news...

2006-07-25 07:27:08

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. Ramos-Horta, on his first trip abroad since becoming premier on July 10, made the comments during a meeting with Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. The Nobel Laureate, a fierce critic of Indonesia's 1975-1999 military occupation on East Timor, came to power after his...

2006-07-20 00:05:17

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. If he wants to leave the city then he must ask permission of the attorney general," Longuinhos Monteiro told reporters after questioning Alkatiri. Alkatiri resigned in June after weeks of...

2006-07-11 05:22:23

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. Jose Ramos-Horta, who took over as prime minister on Monday, has pledged to restore security in the tiny, impoverished country after weeks of political crisis and violence. Ramos-Horta, a Nobel Peace Prize laureate, was appointed after the June 26...

2006-07-09 23:55:52

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. President Xanana Gusmao swore in Ramos-Horta under the watchful gaze of rifle-carrying Australian commandos who have led a 2,500-strong international peacekeeping force in East Timor. Both men, architects of East Timor's independence from Indonesian rule, then put their...

2006-07-09 20:21:43

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. The move is aimed at restoring calm to Asia's newest nation, which descended into political crisis nearly three months ago when former prime minister Mari Alkatiri sacked about 600 members of the 1,400-strong army when they protested against discrimination. The presidential office said in a statement the swearing in would be at 10...

2006-07-09 01:45:32

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. President Xanana Gusmao named Ramos-Horta, 56, as next premier of the tiny Pacific nation on Saturday, some two weeks after Mari Alkatiri stepped down after being broadly blamed for recent violence. "The plan is on Monday, hopefully with all the new cabinet members," ambassador Arlindo Marcal told Reuters in...


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2013-02-18 13:27:43

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...

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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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