East Timor http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/21942/all en East Timor elections: what's at stake http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120316/east-timor-elections-martial-arts-groups DILI — Crammed atop the roofs of honking buses, bare-chested and hands free, hundreds of young men are tearing through Dili’s streets. Doused in face paint and draped in flags, it feels like the mob mayhem of a soccer match only it’s a political campaign – East-Timor style.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120316/east-timor-elections-martial-arts-groups" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Timor Elections Asia-Pacific Fri, 16 Mar 2012 16:16:54 +0000 Kate Lamb 5696384 at http://www.globalpost.com East Timor is changing, but not fast enough http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120703/east-timor-dili-youth-unemployment-elections-development <p>DILI &mdash; Ten years since its violent struggle for independence ended, East Timor&rsquo;s population is swelling, with hundreds of families returning from overseas. However, re-adapting to the new East Timor is proving a challenge for their adult children.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120703/east-timor-dili-youth-unemployment-elections-development" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Timor Elections Asia-Pacific Fri, 06 Jul 2012 10:16:00 +0000 Helene Hofman 5710443 at http://www.globalpost.com East Timor’s stolen children http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120704/east-timor-stolen-children <p><span style="line-height: 20px; ">DILI, East Timor, and JAKARTA, Indonesia &mdash; Not until she was at the deathbed of the man presumed to be her father did Alexhia Cordova da Silva&rsquo;s life start to make sense.&nbsp;</span></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/asia-pacific/120704/east-timor-stolen-children" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Timor Elections Asia-Pacific Indonesia Sun, 08 Jul 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Kate Lamb 5710578 at http://www.globalpost.com East Timor has many challenges after 10 years of independence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/east-timor-has-many-challenges-after-10-years-independence SINGAPORE – This has been a big year for Timor Leste, with one of the world’s smallest and most impoverished countries passing a series of important milestones. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/commentary/east-timor-has-many-challenges-after-10-years-independence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Commentary East Timor Asia-Pacific Commentary United States Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:47:00 +0000 Mark Fenn 5725483 at http://www.globalpost.com UN peacekeepers leave East Timor after 13 years http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/121230/un-peacekeepers-leave-east-timor-after-13-years UN peacekeepers arrived in East Timor in 1999, when the Timorese voted for independence, putting an end to 24 years of occupation by Indonesia, Agence France-Presse reported. <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/politics/diplomacy/121230/un-peacekeepers-leave-east-timor-after-13-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> East Timor United Nations Diplomacy Mon, 31 Dec 2012 04:05:40 +0000 Samantha Stainburn 5730711 at http://www.globalpost.com