History of East Timor
East Timor is a country in Southeast Asia, officially known as Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste. The country comprises the eastern half of the island of Timor and the nearby islands of Atauro and Ja...
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Pre-colonial Timor (pre-1515)
Timor is an island in South East Asia. Geologically considered a continental crustal fragment, it lies alongside the Sunda shelf, and is the largest in a cluster of islands between Java and New Guinea...
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Portuguese Timor
Portuguese Timor was the name of East Timor when it was under Portuguese control. During most of this period, Portugal shared the island of Timor with the Dutch East Indies.The first Europeans to arri...
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Indonesian invasion of East Timor
The Indonesian invasion of East Timor began on 7 December 1975 when the Indonesian military invaded East Timor under the pretext of anti-colonialism. The overthrow of a popular and briefly Fretilin-le...
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East Timor Special Autonomy Referendum
An independence referendum was held in East Timor on 30 August 1999. The referendum's origins lay with the request made by the President of Indonesia, Bacharuddin Jusuf Habibie, to the United Nations ...
East Timor Special Autonomy Referendum - Wikipedia
1999 East Timorese crisis
The 1999 East Timorese crisis began with attacks by anti-independence militants on civilians, and expanded to general violence throughout the country, centred in the capital Dili. The violence erupted...
1999 East Timorese crisis - Wikipedia
2006 East Timor crisis
The 2006 East Timorese crisis began as a conflict between elements of the military of East Timor over discrimination within the military, and expanded to a coup attempt and general violence throughout...
2006 East Timor crisis - Wikipedia
Elections in East Timor
East Timor elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Parliament (Parlamenta Nacional) has...
Indonesian occupation of East Timor
Indonesia occupied East Timor from December 1975 to October 1999. After centuries of Portuguese colonial rule in East Timor, a 1974 coup in Portugal led to decolonization among its former colonies, cr...
Indonesian occupation of East Timor - Wikipedia
Scorched Earth Operation
The Scorched Earth Operation refers to events in September 1999 in East Timor. The country had been under Indonesian occupation since 1975, and resistance by Timorese peaked in the later 1990s. A Refe...
Special Representative of the Secretary-General for East Timor
The Special Representative of the Secretary-General for East Timor was appointed by the Secretary-General to lead the United Nations Transitional Administration in East Timor. During the transition fr...
Manuel Carrascalão House Massacre
The Manuel Carrascalão House massacre occurred on 17 April 1999 in Dili, East Timor, at the house of East Timorese independence leader Manuel Carrascalão. 12 people were killed by the pro-Indonesia Ai...
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1969
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1969 was adopted unanimously on February 24, 2011; after reaffirming resolutions 1599 (2005), 1677 (2006), 1690 (2006), 1703 (2006), 1704 (2006), 1745 (2007...
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United Nations Security Council Resolution 1677
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1677, adopted unanimously on May 12, 2006, after reaffirming previous resolutions on East Timor (Timor-Leste), particularly Resolution 1599 (2005), the Counc...
United Nations Security Council Resolution 1677 - Wikipedia
Operation Astute
Operation Astute was an Australian-led military deployment to East Timor to quell unrest and return stability in the 2006 East Timor crisis. It is currently headed by Brigadier Bill Sowry, and commenc...
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Ave Maria church
Ave Maria Church is a Latin Rite, Roman Catholic church in Suai, East Timor. It is known for the 1999 massacre of Timorese refugees seeking sanctuary from pro-Indonesian militiamen. On 6 September 19...
Pre-colonial Timor
Timor is an island in South East Asia. Geologically considered a continental crustal fragment, it lies alongside the Sunda shelf, and is the largest in a cluster of islands between Java and New Guinea...
United Nations Integrated Mission in East Timor
The United Nations Integrated Mission in East Timor (UNMIT) was established on August 25, 2006 by UN Security Council Resolution 1704. Its objectives are "to support the Government in consolidating st...
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