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October 6, 1999 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary-General Kofi Annan presented a blueprint Tuesday to guide East Timor to independence, a difficult task that the U.N. chief said will take two to three years and require a "robust" military and police presence. The U.N. plans call for building governmental institutions in the territory, which is seeking independence from Indonesia, in part based on the model that the world organization is following to create a civilian administration in Kosovo.
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October 27, 1999 | Associated Press
The United Nations formally assumed control of East Timor on Tuesday, a key step in the devastated territory's transition to independence after nearly a quarter of a century of Indonesian rule. The U.N. transition team acknowledged that it faces huge challenges as the international community moves from keeping the peace to rebuilding a society ravaged by violence that broke out last month after East Timor's independence referendum.
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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 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
The United States deployed helicopters and support personnel to bolster international troops in East Timor on Saturday, while the force's commander announced a plan to secure peace in the shattered territory. Australian Maj. Gen. Peter Cosgrove said his strategy calls for the disarmament of both pro-Indonesia and pro-independence fighters--seen as a crucial step in rebuilding East Timor and ensuring the safety of its traumatized population. A U.N.
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October 27, 1999 | Associated Press
The United Nations formally assumed control of East Timor on Tuesday, a key step in the devastated territory's transition to independence after nearly a quarter of a century of Indonesian rule. The U.N. transition team acknowledged that it faces huge challenges as the international community moves from keeping the peace to rebuilding a society ravaged by violence that broke out last month after East Timor's independence referendum.
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September 21, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encouraged by their initial deployment in East Timor, international peacekeepers took control of the capital, Dili, on Monday and prepared to move into Baukau, the territory's second-largest city. The commander of the U.N.-sanctioned, Australian-led Operation Stabilize, Maj. Gen.
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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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October 10, 1999 | From Associated Press
The United States deployed helicopters and support personnel to bolster international troops in East Timor on Saturday, while the force's commander announced a plan to secure peace in the shattered territory. Australian Maj. Gen. Peter Cosgrove said his strategy calls for the disarmament of both pro-Indonesia and pro-independence fighters--seen as a crucial step in rebuilding East Timor and ensuring the safety of its traumatized population. A U.N.
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September 20, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Australian-led international peacekeeping force arrived by ship and plane in East Timor today to end weeks of militia violence that has laid waste to the territory and uprooted virtually its entire population. The first C-130 Hercules transport plane, carrying a contingent of troops from Australia and New Zealand, touched down at Dili's Comoro Airport at dawn. There was no resistance, and the arriving troops received a cordial welcome from the dozen Indonesian army officers at the airport.
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October 6, 1999 | JOHN J. GOLDMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Secretary-General Kofi Annan presented a blueprint Tuesday to guide East Timor to independence, a difficult task that the U.N. chief said will take two to three years and require a "robust" military and police presence. The U.N. plans call for building governmental institutions in the territory, which is seeking independence from Indonesia, in part based on the model that the world organization is following to create a civilian administration in Kosovo.
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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.
NEWS
September 21, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Encouraged by their initial deployment in East Timor, international peacekeepers took control of the capital, Dili, on Monday and prepared to move into Baukau, the territory's second-largest city. The commander of the U.N.-sanctioned, Australian-led Operation Stabilize, Maj. Gen.
NEWS
September 20, 1999 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
An Australian-led international peacekeeping force arrived by ship and plane in East Timor today to end weeks of militia violence that has laid waste to the territory and uprooted virtually its entire population. The first C-130 Hercules transport plane, carrying a contingent of troops from Australia and New Zealand, touched down at Dili's Comoro Airport at dawn. There was no resistance, and the arriving troops received a cordial welcome from the dozen Indonesian army officers at the airport.
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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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