Seven arrested in attack on UN convoy in Timor-Leste

Seven people have been arrested in connection with last week’s attack on a United Nations convoy in Timor-Leste during post-election violence in the small South-East Asian country, UN Police (UNPOL) reported today.

Thousands driven from their homes in post-electoral violence in Timor-Leste – UN

Post-electoral violence in Timor-Leste, including arson and rock-throwing, has reportedly driven at least 4,000 people from their homes in two eastern districts in the small South-East Asian country, forcing them to stay in the mountains or in convents, schools and compounds considered safe, according to United Nations humanitarian officials.

Timor-Leste: UN congratulates police for recapturing escaped prisoner

The head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) today congratulated the police force of the small Asian country for recapturing an escaped prisoner who has been at large since escaping from custody on 17 February.

Ballot distribution begins ahead of Timor-Leste elections – UN

The UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) today reported that the distribution of ballot papers for this weekend’s parliamentary elections has begun in both the capital Dili and the main towns of the country’s 13 districts.

Timor-Leste: UN official predicts peaceful poll, need for coalition

The head of the United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (UNMIT) today voiced optimism that upcoming parliamentary elections there will be as peaceful as the recent presidential ballot, and predicted the possible need for a coalition government.

UN envoy to Timor-Leste praises handling of minister’s trial

The top United Nations envoy in Timor-Leste today praised the handling of the ongoing case against a former interior minister who was convicted of arming civilians in the deadly violence that rocked the small South-East Asian country last year.

Timor-Leste: Ban Ki-moon ‘greatly encouraged’ by peaceful presidential run-off

United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said that he was “greatly encouraged” by yesterday’s peaceful presidential run-off election in Timor-Leste, the tiny nation that gained independence from Indonesia in 2002.

Presidential run-off in Timor-Leste was incident-free, UN reports

The United Nations peacekeeping mission in Timor-Leste said that today’s presidential run-off election in the country which gained independence from Indonesia in 2002 proceeded smoothly and peacefully.

UN security official in Timor-Leste praises police efforts in recent elections

The senior United Nations law and order official in Timor-Leste today travelled outside the capital to meet with police as part of efforts to consolidate stability in the wake of elections and ahead of the next round of polls.

UN welcomes preliminary results of Timor-Leste poll, looks ahead to next round

Welcoming the preliminary results of the presidential poll in Timor-Leste, which took place last week, the United Nations today praised the non-violent nature of the voting as it looked ahead to the second round next month, which will also be strongly supported by the world body.