November 26, 1999 |
State-appointed investigators have dug up mass graves containing the bodies of 25 people allegedly killed in the worst single massacre committed by anti-independence militias and Indonesian troops in East Timor, a press report said today. The decaying corpses were discovered in West Timor at Oeuli Beach, nearly 2 miles from the border with the eastern half of the island, which is now under U.N. administration.
September 15, 1999 |
Indonesian troops here were placed on high alert Tuesday in anticipation of a U.N. Security Council vote creating an Australian-led peacekeeping force for East Timor, Western military sources said.
September 15, 1999 |
The Security Council early this morning authorized an Australian-led interim peacekeeping force to stop the violence that has ravaged East Timor since its people voted for independence from Indonesia on Aug. 30. A multinational force of 5,000 to 7,000 troops, including soldiers from neighboring Asian nations specially requested by Indonesia, could be on the ground as early as this weekend.
September 17, 1999 |
Nearly 300 British Gurkha riflemen arrived here Thursday to join an international peacekeeping force in the final stages of preparation for deployment to violence-torn East Timor. The Gurkhas, an elite unit of Nepalese based in Brunei, are the first soldiers from another nation to link up with Australian units, which will lead the international force on what commanders acknowledge could be a dangerous mission. "For Australia, this is going to give us a real challenge," Adm.
February 15, 2008 |
East Timor prosecutors said today that they had issued arrest warrants for 12 suspects in attacks on the country's top two leaders. Atty. Gen. Longuinhos Monteiro told reporters in the capital, Dili, that five more warrants were likely. The names of the suspects were not released. Nobel Peace Prize-winning President Jose Ramos-Horta was critically wounded by gunmen Monday outside his home. His guards killed a wanted militant leader during the attack.
April 20, 1999 |
Indonesia and Australia agreed to hold emergency talks after weekend violence in East Timor in which up to 30 people died. The nations announced the meeting between Australian Prime Minister John Howard and President B.J. Habibie as Indonesia finalized an autonomy package on which East Timorese are scheduled to vote in July.