East Timor independence hero submits resignation as PM

Feb 6, 2015

East Timor independence hero submits resignation as PM

East Timor independence hero Xanana Gusmao resigned as prime minister Friday, stepping down ahead of an expected restructuring of the government next week. The former guerrilla leader spearheaded East Timor’s drive for independence when Indonesian rule ended in 2002. He was the new country’s ...

Feb 23, 2013

Redress urged for East Timor sex slave victims

A human rights group urged the government Friday to start talks on how to compensate victims of Japan’s wartime sex slavery in East Timor, an initiative that comes just days after the 71st anniversary Wednesday of the Imperial army’s invasion of the then-Portuguese colony. ...