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By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Leaders of East Timor's ruling Fretilin party are to meet on Sunday amid widespread speculation they might ditch embattled Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri.
By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor President Xanana Gusmao appeared on Friday to withdraw a threat to resign over a dispute with the country's premier, promising thousands of supporters at a rally in the capital that he would always serve them.
By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Thousands of demonstrators thronged East Timor's capital on Friday to support President Xanana Gusmao in his confrontation with the young nation's prime minister, who has refused the president's demand to step down.
By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - East Timor President Xanana Gusmao said on Thursday he would step down if the country's prime minister refused to take responsibility for a weeks-long crisis in which the country has been racked by violence.
LISBON (Reuters) - East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao has announced he could step down, Portugal's Lusa news agency reported on Thursday. Gusmao would resign if Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri does not step down as Gusmao has demanded, Lusa said.
By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - East Timor President Xanana Gusmao has asked Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri to resign, government sources said on Wednesday.
By Evelyn Leopold UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council renewed for two months on Tuesday its political mission in East Timor while U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan considers adding security personnel to the U.N. operation.
By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - An East Timor rebel leader said on Saturday his followers have surrendered all their weapons, but the tiny country's foreign minister believed other renegade groups were still armed.
By Nick Olivari UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.N. special envoy Ian Martin on Tuesday called for U.N. peacekeepers to return to East Timor to help stabilize the country a year after U.N. forces were withdrawn. Martin told the U.N.
By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent JAKARTA (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld hailed restored U.S. military ties with Indonesia, but was told that America was seen as "overbearing" when it appeared to be pushing its anti-terrorism policies on others.
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