US woman held in East Timor in drugs case

An American woman is being held in East Timor after her arrest two months ago following the discovery of drugs in a taxi that she was sharing, her lawyer said Wednesday.

Bhutan, Maldives, East Timor eye maiden Asian Games medals
Bhutan, Maldives, East Timor eye maiden Asian Games medals

 Three countries at the 17th Asian Games are tuning up and hoping for their first podium finish at the continent's largest sports event, scheduled to open here Friday.

Earthquake of 6.3 magnitude strikes off East Timor: USGS

An earthquake of 6.3 magnitude struck off East Timor on Wednesday, the US Geological Survey said, but there were no immediate reports of casualties or damage.

Sri Lanka, Goa post wins in beach volleyball at Lusofonia

Sri Lanka continued their winning streak in men`s beach volleyball at the Lusofonia Games as they defeated Angola in straight sets here Friday, while Indian team too emerged victorious.

Lusofonia Games set to begin from Saturday

Goa is all set to host the 10-day long Lusofonia Games from Saturday, which would be held across six stadiums, until January 29.

East Timor holds run-off vote for new president

Francisco "Lu Olo" Guterres and Taur Matan Ruak joined small lines forming in Dili to cast their ballots.

East Timor President concedes defeat in election

Jose Ramos Horta campaigned tirelessly for East Timor`s independence for more than two decades.

Troops could soon leave East Timor: Australia

Australian Defence Minister Stephen Smith welcomed the success of weekend Presidential Elections.

East Timor`s Ramos Horta ready to step down

Jose Ramos Horta has
indicated he`s ready to step down as East Timor`s President
after a poor showing in weekend elections.

East Timor votes for new president in key test

East Timor declared independence in 2002 following decades of harsh rule by Indonesia.

UN on back foot in row with Timor PM

The East Timor PM accuses UN of trampling on his country`s sovereignty.

East Timor police take over from UN force

The National Police of Timor-Leste will be responsible for the whole country.

UN council highlights East Timor police `credibility` concerns

The UN Security Council extends the stay of its mission in East Timor.

Australia holds talks with East Timor on refugee hub

Australia will discuss the issue in Indonesia and Malaysia later in the week.

East Timor deputy PM quits amid spat with boss

East Timor`s Prime Minister had publicly called the deputy PM a "liar".

East Timor Prez meets Kerala CM

East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta on Wednesday met Kerala Chief Minister VS Achuthanandan at the latter`s official residence here.

East Timor deputy PM resigns over corruption

The prime minister reportedly called Carrascalao, 73, a “stupid liar” after the deputy accused Gusmao of involvement in an alleged 300-million-dollar corruption case in the finance ministry.

2,000 yr-old monster rodent

The remains of the giant rodent have been found in East Timor.

Australia defends `difficult` asylum-seeker plan

Australia seeks to create a processing centre for boatpeople in East Timor.

East Timor court clears Oz woman over assassination bid

An East Timor court on Wednesday cleared an
Australian woman of the attempted assassination of the
president and prime minister in a 2008 attack, but jailed more
than 20 rebel gunmen.