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 — A 500-strong crowd gathered for a service to commemorate Long Tan Day in southern Vietnam. The battle site memorial service on Thursday was organised by the Australian embassy and consulate, with […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Fears that the troubles in the Middle East – where Islamic militants are fighting for a caliphate and centralized Muslim leadership – will spread to Southeast Asia are proving tragically real […]
FAR EAST CORRESPONDENT — Australia’s High Court has thrown a legal spanner into the works of efforts to find a Southeast Asian solution to people smuggling. The court ruled Thursday that Canberra can’t transfer asylum seekers to […]