The dodgy street food left you shivering like a scolded hound. The festival outside your hotel window turned into gunfight. There's an unsettling smell coming from your bag. Last night a hippy called "Skank" tore the visa page from your passport to roll a suspicious cigarette.
Dr. Jose Ramos-Horta is the president of East Timor, the former Portuguese colony shattered by conflict in 1999. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate recently spoke with CNN's Richard Quest in the presidential office about his lifelong work fighting for his people, achieving independence, and the 2006 violence that plagued the country. Ramos-Horta also spoke about the role the United Nations plays in his country and how he has reconciled with the Indonesian army.
World Vision, one of the world's largest humanitarian organizations, announced Tuesday that it cannot feed 1.5 million of the 7.5 million people it fed last year and made an urgent appeal for international donors to step in.
On February 11, a group of renegade soldiers invaded my home. As I walked toward my house, I was not aware that they had disarmed my guards and broken into the house, knocking down doors looking for me. But as I walked up the street -- ironically, Robert F. Kennedy Boulevard, named for one of my heroes -- I saw one of the renegades and knew that he was going to shoot me. As he aimed for my heart, I turned to run. Instead of the left side of my chest, he shot me twice in the right side of the back.
East Timor President Jose Ramos-Horta has regained consciousness and spoken to family members after emerging from an induced coma following an assassination attempt, the country's deputy prime minister told CNN Thursday.
Australian Prime Minster Kevin Rudd on a one-day visit to the East Timorese capital Dili Friday pledged his nation's continued support in the aftermath of this week's assassination attempts on the prime minister and president.
Responsible for shaping modern Indonesia, Haji Muhammad Suharto was known as the "smiling general," but his legacy as one of the great Cold War era strongmen was built on corruption and a reign of violence that left hundreds of thousands dead.
The United States has rejected a proposal Saturday by developing nations to clarify their responsibilities to control greenhouse gas emissions, prolonging a tense logjam blocking agreement on negotiations for a new global warming pact, The Associated Press reports.
"I have a dream". Martin Luther King's famous speech cemented his status as one of the world's greatest peace makers. The American civil rights activist was the youngest man ever to win the Nobel Peace Prize. His life mission was to make the planet a better place.
A market and 10 houses were torched in East Timor during fighting between gangs armed with machetes and steel darts, the United Nations said Thursday. The organization also reported that two people were reported killed in another confrontation.
Three-times winners Thailand have been drawn with bitter rivals Myanmar and Malaysia in the group stages of next year's ASEAN Football Championships, while co-hosts Singapore will meet Vietnam and Indonesia.
East Timor's President Xanana Gusmao and other leaders met in the capital Dili to pick a new prime minister a day after incumbent Mari Alkatiri resigned in an effort to end weeks of unrest and political instability.
When Australia and East Timor signed a treaty on revenue-sharing from oil and gas fields in the Timor Sea in January, there was an expectation that the world's newest nation potentially could get a much-needed $4 billion boost to its coffers.
East Timor's foreign minister has backed the accuracy of an independent report claiming up to 183,000 people died as a result of Indonesian military activity during its 24-year occupation of East Timor.