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March 11, 2000 |
A crowd of onlookers Friday jeered and chased a bus carrying the first pro-Indonesian militia leader to return to East Timor since violence shattered the territory six months ago. Jaunico Belo, who commanded militias in eastern East Timor, toured parts of the territory's capital, Dili, while under heavy military escort. "We brought him here from West Timor so he could see what's going on," U.N. spokeswoman Barbara Reis said.
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July 25, 2000 | Associated Press
A soldier from New Zealand became the first U.N. peacekeeper to be killed in East Timor when he was shot in the head Monday during a clash with armed men, the U.N.'s top official in the territory said. Pvt. Leonard Manning, 24, from the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, was part of a team tracking men who had reportedly crossed the border from Indonesian-ruled West Timor to East Timor. The U.N.
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NEWS
September 8, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after he was sentenced to life in prison, East Timorese independence leader Jose Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao is a free man today, transformed from guerrilla fighter into statesman. But it may be some time before the charismatic Gusmao can return to the homeland where he spent 17 years in the forests fighting Indonesian troops and pursuing his dream of an independent nation called Timor Lorosae--Land of the Rising Sun.
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June 22, 2000 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
"Welcome to the most recent country in the world," proclaims the banner in Dili's scruffy little air terminal, and let there be no doubt: The hard-luck people of East Timor are, against all odds, closing in on their centuries-old dream of independence. It is a dream that will create one of the world's most improbable nations. Cursed by nature, history and a vengeful Indonesia, East Timor will gain nationhood with an adult population whose average schooling stopped in the third grade.
NEWS
February 12, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Indonesian Security Minister Gen. Wiranto, accused of allowing pro-Indonesian militias to devastate East Timor, will resign next week, President Abdurrahman Wahid said today. Wahid, who is in Bangkok, Thailand, for a U.N. trade meeting, said that he would meet with Wiranto after he returns to Indonesia tonight and that he expects the general to resign within two days. Wahid first called for Wiranto's resignation Jan.
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July 25, 2000 | Associated Press
A soldier from New Zealand became the first U.N. peacekeeper to be killed in East Timor when he was shot in the head Monday during a clash with armed men, the U.N.'s top official in the territory said. Pvt. Leonard Manning, 24, from the Royal New Zealand Infantry Regiment, was part of a team tracking men who had reportedly crossed the border from Indonesian-ruled West Timor to East Timor. The U.N.
NEWS
February 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
In a surprise reversal, President Abdurrahman Wahid on Sunday suspended his powerful security minister, Gen. Wiranto, from the Cabinet over his alleged role in last year's bloodshed in East Timor. Upon his return home after a 16-day foreign tour, Wahid met with Wiranto and said the minister would remain in the government while the attorney general's office conducts an inquiry into the violence that followed East Timor's vote for independence Aug. 30.
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November 25, 1994 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After holding out for nearly two weeks on the grounds of the U.S. Embassy in Jakarta, 29 protesters from the disputed territory of East Timor left Indonesia on Thursday for political exile in Portugal. "Our political decision is to let them all go," Foreign Minister Ali Abdullah Alatas said, according to the official Antara news agency. The government had earlier hinted that one of the group might be detained in a murder investigation.
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June 19, 1999 | Reuters
Rival armed factions in East Timor agreed Friday to surrender their weapons and maintain peace in the bloodied territory ahead of a U.N.-sponsored ballot on its future scheduled for Aug. 8. Both parties "agreed to promote order and security and a conducive peace," said a statement signed by resistance leader Jose Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao and pro-Indonesia leader Domingos Soares. A U.N.
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September 7, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With even the national police chief calling the situation out of control, Indonesia imposed martial law in East Timor early today, transferring power from the province's civilian governor to Jakarta's army generals. The declaration of martial law was seen as an attempt by the Jakarta government to convince the world that it was taking steps to control the bloodletting.
NEWS
March 11, 2000 |
A crowd of onlookers Friday jeered and chased a bus carrying the first pro-Indonesian militia leader to return to East Timor since violence shattered the territory six months ago. Jaunico Belo, who commanded militias in eastern East Timor, toured parts of the territory's capital, Dili, while under heavy military escort. "We brought him here from West Timor so he could see what's going on," U.N. spokeswoman Barbara Reis said.
NEWS
February 14, 2000 | From Associated Press
In a surprise reversal, President Abdurrahman Wahid on Sunday suspended his powerful security minister, Gen. Wiranto, from the Cabinet over his alleged role in last year's bloodshed in East Timor. Upon his return home after a 16-day foreign tour, Wahid met with Wiranto and said the minister would remain in the government while the attorney general's office conducts an inquiry into the violence that followed East Timor's vote for independence Aug. 30.
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February 12, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Indonesian Security Minister Gen. Wiranto, accused of allowing pro-Indonesian militias to devastate East Timor, will resign next week, President Abdurrahman Wahid said today. Wahid, who is in Bangkok, Thailand, for a U.N. trade meeting, said that he would meet with Wiranto after he returns to Indonesia tonight and that he expects the general to resign within two days. Wahid first called for Wiranto's resignation Jan.
NEWS
September 28, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With peacekeepers extending their mission, control of East Timor's second-largest city passed, without a shot being fired, from the Indonesian military to 100 Australian and Philippine soldiers of the U.N.-sanctioned force. "It was tense for a few minutes when we came in two days ago," Philippine Capt. James Balaino said Monday. "They stared us down with cocked rifles at the ready. But the hostility didn't last long. I think they were happy to leave."
NEWS
September 8, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Six years after he was sentenced to life in prison, East Timorese independence leader Jose Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao is a free man today, transformed from guerrilla fighter into statesman. But it may be some time before the charismatic Gusmao can return to the homeland where he spent 17 years in the forests fighting Indonesian troops and pursuing his dream of an independent nation called Timor Lorosae--Land of the Rising Sun.
NEWS
September 7, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With even the national police chief calling the situation out of control, Indonesia imposed martial law in East Timor early today, transferring power from the province's civilian governor to Jakarta's army generals. The declaration of martial law was seen as an attempt by the Jakarta government to convince the world that it was taking steps to control the bloodletting.
NEWS
September 28, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
With peacekeepers extending their mission, control of East Timor's second-largest city passed, without a shot being fired, from the Indonesian military to 100 Australian and Philippine soldiers of the U.N.-sanctioned force. "It was tense for a few minutes when we came in two days ago," Philippine Capt. James Balaino said Monday. "They stared us down with cocked rifles at the ready. But the hostility didn't last long. I think they were happy to leave."
NEWS
April 8, 1999 | From Associated Press
Anti-independence militiamen backed by the Indonesian army shot or hacked at least 25 people to death in East Timor, the region's Roman Catholic bishop said Wednesday. Saying he was "ashamed to be an Indonesian," Bishop Carlos Filipe Ximenes Belo condemned the violence in an emotional news conference held after inspecting a bloodied churchyard where Tuesday's killings took place. "This is a massacre," he said.
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June 19, 1999 | Reuters
Rival armed factions in East Timor agreed Friday to surrender their weapons and maintain peace in the bloodied territory ahead of a U.N.-sponsored ballot on its future scheduled for Aug. 8. Both parties "agreed to promote order and security and a conducive peace," said a statement signed by resistance leader Jose Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao and pro-Indonesia leader Domingos Soares. A U.N.
NEWS
April 22, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After 24 years of civil conflict, leaders of East Timor's two warring factions signed a peace agreement Thursday in a ceremony that was met with neither celebration nor a firm conviction that the killing is finally over. The agreement, presided over by a Nobel Peace Prize-winning bishop and Indonesia's military chief, was an important one, coming as Indonesia and Portugal negotiate East Timor's future at the United Nations.
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