World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


TIMOR TODAY 10 March 2000

For full text see…


a) The scene at the Indonesian border last October. International peacekeepers are now engaged in new clashes as TNI backed mliitia increase the frequency of their raids into East Timor. (AP Photo, Corporal Darren Hilder, Pool)


1) Militia strikes provoke Canberra ire 11/03/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) Australia and the United Nations are to lodge protests in Jakarta today over a spate of attacks in East Timor blamed on anti-independence militia operating from Indonesian West Timor.

2) Militia elusive but UN says their time nearly up 10/03/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) A group of 15 militia narrowly escaped capture in the rugged central highlands of East Timor after bad weather prevented a New Zealand-led force from completing its security sweep of the area, a senior United Nations military official said last night.

3) Renew arms embargo, Ramos Horta tells EU 10/03/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) Dili: The East Timorese Nobel laureate Mr Jose Ramos Horta urged the European Union yesterday to reinstate its arms embargo against Indonesia.

4) Irish Taoiseach goes to Dili 10/03/00 (The Irish Times) DARWIN - The Taoiseach (Prime Minister) will announce on his arrival in East Timor that the Government has decided to open an official mission in Dili.

5) Indon to cut aid to E Timor refugees on March 31 10/03/00 (AFP) JAKARTA - The Indonesian government will cut off all assistance to East Timorese refugees still holed-up in camps in West Timor on March 31, a UN High Commissioner for Refugee (UNHCR) official said Thursday.


6) UNTAET Daily Briefing 9 March 2000 10/03/00 (UNTAET) The director of the UNTAET Political Affairs Division, Peter Galbraith, expressed today the great concern of the United Nations about the recent border incidents during a meeting with Indonesian Foreign Minister Alwi Shihab in Jakarta.

7) UNTAET Humanitarian Pillar Situation Report 07 to 08 Mar 2000 10/03/00 (UNTAET) Security: Concern continues in Sector West following a limited number of incidents along the western border since the end of February and one confirmed incident in Ermera on March 5.


Subscribe Join the list via email simply by sending a BLANK email to:

Unsubscribe You can also unsubscribe from the list via email simply by sending a BLANK email to:

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


Decriminalising Same-Sex Relationships: UN Rights Chief Applauds Indian Decision

“This is a great day for India and for all those who believe in the universality of human rights," Bachelet said. "With this landmark decision, the Indian Supreme Court has taken a big step forward for freedom and equality...” More>>


Myanmar: UN Chief Rohingya Refugee Crisis Enters Second Year

Over 700,000 Rohingya fled Myanmar to ramshackle refugee camps in neighbouring Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazar area, Bangladesh after being forced from their homes by a military operation which UN human rights chief Zeid Ra’ad al Hussein compared, at the time, to ethnic cleansing. More>>


Scott Morrison In Hot Seat: NZ Congratulates Current Australian PM

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has today congratulated Scott Morrison on winning the leadership of the Australian Liberal Party and has acknowledged outgoing Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. More>>


Swing States: Gordon Campbell On Why The US Needs MMP

After the bizarre events this week in Helsinki, the world will be hoping and praying that the US midterm elections in November can put a restraining brake on the presidency of Donald Trump. This may happen, but there’s a highly undemocratic reason why such hopes may be frustrated. More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC