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By Lirio da Fonseca DILI (Reuters) - Some 2,000 protesters rallied in Timor's violence-stricken capital on Tuesday demanding the removal of Prime Minister Mari Alkatiri, blaming him for the unrest that has left parts of the city in ruins and burning.
By Paul Eckert, Asia Correspondent JAKARTA (Reuters) - Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld said on Tuesday the restoration of U.S. military ties with Indonesia was good for both countries and he was committed to ensuring Jakarta access to American training and equipment.
By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's capital was calm for the first time in more than a week on Wednesday as residents digested news that independence hero President Xanana Gusmao had assumed sole responsibility for the country's security.
By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Gangs loosely allied to feuding factions of East Timor's armed forces defied international peacekeepers on Tuesday and went on a rampage of arson and looting as the president took charge of national security.
By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - East Timor's beleaguered government was due to meet for a second day of crisis talks on Tuesday as youth gangs loosely allied to feuding factions of the armed forces defied international peacekeepers and torched cars and buildings in the capital.
By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Frightened Timorese packed churches to pray for peace on Sunday, but gangs allied to feuding police or army units continued to rampage through the capital, evading foreign peacekeeping troops and torching homes and vehicles.
By David Fox DILI (Reuters) - Gangs of youths allied to feuding East Timor police or army units went on the rampage in parts of the capital on Saturday, torching houses and vehicles as Australian and Malaysian peacekeeping troops stepped up patrols.
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By David Fox DILI, May 27 - Gangs of youths allied to feuding East Timor police or army units went on the rampage in parts of the capital on Saturday, torching houses and vehicles, as Australian and Malaysian peacekeeping troops stepped up their patrols.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian commandos landed in the East Timor capital Dili on Thursday, quickly securing the airport to the cheers of local residents, ahead of a total deployment of 1,300 troops to restore peace to the troubled young nation.
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...