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October 4, 1999 | Associated Press
The Indonesian government will let the United Nations fly refugees home to East Timor from their squalid camps in West Timor, U.N. officials said Sunday, offering hope to more than 100,000 people evicted from their homeland. Craig Sanders, who is leading a U.N. assessment mission in West Timor, said some refugees could be taken back on U.N.-chartered flights as early as Wednesday. In Geneva, U.N.
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October 4, 1999 | Associated Press
The Indonesian government will let the United Nations fly refugees home to East Timor from their squalid camps in West Timor, U.N. officials said Sunday, offering hope to more than 100,000 people evicted from their homeland. Craig Sanders, who is leading a U.N. assessment mission in West Timor, said some refugees could be taken back on U.N.-chartered flights as early as Wednesday. In Geneva, U.N.
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September 27, 1999 | Reuters
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright demanded Sunday that the Indonesian army stop "colluding" with militias against East Timorese in West Timorese refugee camps and warned that U.S. aid would remain suspended until the situation vastly improves. The U.S.-Indonesian relationship "cannot return to what has been a normal basis until these various issues are resolved," Albright said after talks with East Timorese leader Jose Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao.
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September 29, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the mile-high mountains above East Timor's capital, amid thick forests and craggy ravines, 40,000 refugees have waited for nearly a month in resignation, wondering if it will ever again be safe for them to go home. They can see the city of Dili far below them, spread out on a plain by the sea. And off to the east, they can see a towering statue of Jesus Christ, his arms spread as though in welcome to the nine gray Australian warships on the smooth turquoise water.
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September 29, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the mile-high mountains above East Timor's capital, amid thick forests and craggy ravines, 40,000 refugees have waited for nearly a month in resignation, wondering if it will ever again be safe for them to go home. They can see the city of Dili far below them, spread out on a plain by the sea. And off to the east, they can see a towering statue of Jesus Christ, his arms spread as though in welcome to the nine gray Australian warships on the smooth turquoise water.
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September 28, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, supported by officials of more than a dozen Asian nations, warned Indonesian Foreign Minister Ali Abdullah Alatas on Monday that his government risks the loss of crucial IMF and World Bank credits unless it starts protecting refugees from East Timor. Albright told Alatas that Indonesia must rein in militias that are terrorizing refugees who fled to West Timor and elsewhere in Indonesia.
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September 21, 1999 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the gunmen arrived at her home in East Timor to burn, rape and kill, 8-year-old Maria ran in terror together with other children to seek shelter with their priest. Now she is looking after her two small brothers, ages 5 and 2 1/2, in a makeshift refugee camp with no idea whether her parents are alive, or will ever come find them. Misery has masses of company among the 187,000 refugees in West Timor.
NEWS
September 28, 1999 | NORMAN KEMPSTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, supported by officials of more than a dozen Asian nations, warned Indonesian Foreign Minister Ali Abdullah Alatas on Monday that his government risks the loss of crucial IMF and World Bank credits unless it starts protecting refugees from East Timor. Albright told Alatas that Indonesia must rein in militias that are terrorizing refugees who fled to West Timor and elsewhere in Indonesia.
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September 27, 1999 | Reuters
Secretary of State Madeleine Albright demanded Sunday that the Indonesian army stop "colluding" with militias against East Timorese in West Timorese refugee camps and warned that U.S. aid would remain suspended until the situation vastly improves. The U.S.-Indonesian relationship "cannot return to what has been a normal basis until these various issues are resolved," Albright said after talks with East Timorese leader Jose Alexandre "Xanana" Gusmao.
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September 21, 1999 | SONNI EFRON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the gunmen arrived at her home in East Timor to burn, rape and kill, 8-year-old Maria ran in terror together with other children to seek shelter with their priest. Now she is looking after her two small brothers, ages 5 and 2 1/2, in a makeshift refugee camp with no idea whether her parents are alive, or will ever come find them. Misery has masses of company among the 187,000 refugees in West Timor.
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