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



For full text see…


1) Militiaman wounded in border skirmish 12/05/00 (Sydney Morning Herald) DILI: At least one suspected militiaman was wounded in a heavy exchange of fire between Australian peacekeepers and a group of pro-Jakarta militia who had crossed into East Timor yesterday, a senior United Nations military official said.

2) Australian Spy Planes Secretly Watch Indonesia 12/05/00 (Australian Financial Review) Specially modified RAAF PC3 Orion aircraft are flying electronic spy missions against Indonesia in secret operations that gravely threaten Canberra's efforts to restore relations with Jakarta.

3) Spy flight claims may fan tensions 12/05/00 (The Age) CANBERRA -- Tensions between the Federal Government and Indonesia over alleged RAAF spy flights are likely to be inflamed by a new report that two Australian planes were secretly converted and used to conduct signals intelligence over Indonesia.

4) Old regime general returns to haunt Wahid 12/05/00 (Stratfor Analysis) Lt. Gen. (ret) Prabowo’s return comes amid further moves by Indonesian President Abdurrahman Wahid to consolidate his control. With political and social instability already undermining Indonesia’s economic recovery and growth, Prabowo’s return presents a direct challenge to Wahid’s emerging authority.

5) Australia's neighbours haul in the welcome mat 12/05/00 (Australian Financial Review) Australia is the most powerful nation in the South-East Asian region. It has the largest economy, the most powerful military and, as the intervention in East Timor showed, it is more willing than its neighbours to play an active security role in the region.

6) European Union committed to aid to East Timor 12/05/00 (AFP) BRUSSELS - The European Union is committed to delivering humanitarian and reconstruction aid to war-ravaged East Timor, Chris Patten, commission for external affairs, said Wednesday.


7) UNHCR Briefing Notes: May 9 2000 12/05/00 (UNHCR) GENEVA - Around 200 East Timorese have left refugee camps controlled by pro-Indonesian elements since the weekend and are now at the UNHCR transit centre in the West Timor port of Kupang waiting for a ship that will repatriate them to East Timor.

8) Timor Activity Update: 09 May 2000 12/05/00 (IOM) DILI - There is a continuing need to return displaced people in West Timor to their communities of origin in East Timor, in order for rehabilitation, reconstruction and development to begin. The safe and orderly return transportation of displaced people is the responsibility of IOM in close co-operation with UNHCR.


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


Gordon Campbell: On Collective Punishment In Venezuela

Yemen, Venezuela, Iran, Gaza… beyond the particulars of their suffering, each of these countries currently share one thing in common: their ordinary citizens are being subjected to collective punishment, in order to bring about regime change. More>>

Widely Ignored Report: 40,000 Dead Venezuelans Under US Sanctions

A new report on April 25 by a respected think tank has estimated that US sanctions imposed on Venezuela in August 2017 have caused around 40,000 deaths... Additional sanctions imposed in January 2019 are likely to lead to tens of thousands of further deaths. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On The Left-Wing Victory In Spain

Portugal and Spain continue to be striking exceptions to the rise of rightwing populism in Europe, a fact that’s commonly explained by the relatively recent experience both countries have had of living under fascist regimes. (Franco in Spain, and Salazar in Portugal.)

That horrific past still seems very much alive in the minds of voters... More>>

Easter Bombings Kill Hundreds: UN, World Leaders Condemn Sri Lanka Attacks

More than 200 have been killed and hundreds injured by a series of explosions inside churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, as Christians gathered for services to celebrate Easter.. More>>


  • Pacific.Scoop
  • Cafe Pacific
  • PMC