East Timor is commemorating the 20th anniversary of a referendum that delivered its independence but sparked widespread massacres that left 1,500 people dead and displaced about half-a-million people. here is a collection of stories from Dili written by Luke Hunt.
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — The Indonesian government is finally acting against companies blamed for igniting fires that resulted in a massive haze enveloping an enormous swathe of Southeast Asia, with a charge filed against PT Adei Plantations, […]
AUSTRALIAN CORRESPONDENT — In the coming months, the United Nations and the Australian government will square off over whether to list the Great Barrier Reef as endangered. Environmentalists said the unique marine park is threatened by […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Former freedom fighter is the new president of Timor-Leste after winning a peaceful run-off election against Francisco Guterres “Lu Olo” of the opposition Fretilin party. His victory appears promising for stability within the […]