East Timor

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a former Portuguese colony that was annexed by Indonesia in 1976

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East Timor is Asia's youngest nation and one of the poorest.
The United Nations, which had provided internal security support to East Timor since it became independent from Indonesia in 2002, pulled out the initial peacekeeping mission in 2005, only to set up the current mission a year later following riots in East Timor by former government soldiers.
1) With no history of Canadian missionary presence in East Timor, there was no Timor-linked missionary pressure on Ottawa to change its policies.
nation-building team of 11,000 troops and civilians helped move East Timor toward independence, officially declared on May 20, 2002.
The latest round of talks between Australia and East Timor in Canberra on disputed oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea took place March 7-9, but concluded with little more than an announcement that further talks will take place soon.
Attempts at negotiating a closure of this gap ended when Portugal withdrew from East Timor in 1975.
Perhaps worst of all for Clinton, the horrors in East Timor were getting blared all over cable and satellite worldwide, 24 hours a day, and eventually dominated the discussions at APEC (where Indonesia, of course, was present).
Wiranto has consistently denied any wrongdoing in East Timor.
East Timor occupies the eastern half of the island of Timor (see map below) and is about 300 miles north of Australia.
At a news conference after the ceremony, Alkatiri thanked the IMF and the World Bank for the assistance provided by the two institutions to help East Timor reconstruct itself after decades of Indonesian occupation.
An international group of donors has already pledged $360 million over three years, aid that should allow East Timor to stabilize as a nation and also help bridge its financial gap until its pact with Australia over the Timor Gap oil and gas field beneath the ocean begins producing revenues.
Ramos-Horta said, "thanks to an extraordinary partnership between NGOs (non-governmental organisations), civil society and solidarity movements and certain governments that led the Indonesians to accept the results of the referendum and pack up and leave East Timor.
mission in East Timor, expressed happiness to be back in East Timor.
Downer, who will initial a draft form of the deal in East Timor's capital of Dili on Thursday, said Australia was pleased with the final agreement giving East Timor 90% of revenue from oil and gas developments in the jointly managed zone known as Timor Gap.
sponsored elections in August 1999, militiamen, backed by Indonesian police and military, inflicted mayhem throughout East Timor, burning and pillaging homes, running wild on city streets and murdering at will.
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