Subhead: Rebuilding and Recovery
Text: After peacekeeping troops put down East Timor's militia violence, the half-island region began to rebuild its shattered infrastructure and, as a United Nations protectorate, prepare for eventual independence.
August 30, 2001 -- Update: A Peaceful Process Voters turn out peacefully and in large numbers during the first democratic election in East Timor's history.
August 29, 2001 -- Update: Heading to the Polls Two years after declaring independence, East Timor prepares for its first democratic election.
May 19, 2000 -- Jose Ramos-Horta The Nobel laureate and independence leader discusses the U.N.'s reconstruction of East Timor.
October 26, 1999 -- Changing Hands The Indonesian government hands over official control of East Timor to a United Nations administrative team.
October 7, 1999 -- Mary Robinson The U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights discusses the ongoing investigation into alleged human rights abuses in East Timor.
Subhead: Militia Rampage
Text: A violent militia uprising flared after East Timor voted to secede from Indonesia, killing more than 1,000 civilians and displacing some 100,000 East Timorese. The violence finally subsided after Australian-led United Nations peacekeeping troops forced the violence to stop.
October 6, 1999 -- Militia Attack Two pro-Indonesia militia members are killed in a failed attack on U.N.-sanctioned peacekeeping troops in East Timor.
September 28, 1999 -- Official Statements Australia's U.S. ambassador, Indonesia's U.N. ambassador and East Timor's 1996 Nobel Peace Prize laureate discuss U.N. efforts to bring peace to East Timor.
September 27, 1999 -- Changing Hands? The Indonesian military says it has handed over control of East Timor to a U.N.-sanctioned multi-national peacekeeping force.
September 24, 1999 -- International Crackdown A report from East Timor as international troops conduct house-to-house searches looking for militia members.
September 23, 1999 -- Militia Clash An update on the violence in East Timor, as militia members open fire on international peacekeepers.
September 20, 1999 -- Views from Asia Three Asian journalists discuss the situation in East Timor and the arrival of U.N. peacekeepers..
September 16, 1999 -- Richard Holbrooke The new U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations details the latest U.N. plans for the multinational force in East Timor.
September 15, 1999 -- Readying the Troops Australian Foreign Minister Alexander Downer discusses preparations for the international peacekeeping force.
September 14, 1999 -- Madeleine Albright The U.S. Secretary of State discusses the situation in East Timor and deploying an international peacekeeping force.
September 14, 1999 -- Detained Journalist An interview with activist and freelance journalist Allen Nairn, who is currently being detained in East Timor.
September 13, 1999 -- An International Force Two United Nations representatives discuss the creation of an East Timor peacekeeping force.
September 10, 1999 -- Should We Intervene? Three experts discuss the international reaction to the militia violence in East Timor.
September 9, 1999 -- Samuel Berger President Clinton's National Security Adviser discusses the U.S. reaction to the crisis in East Timor.
September 8, 1999 -- Jose Ramos-Horta The 1996 Nobel Peace Prize winner discusses the militia rampage in his native East Timor.
September 7, 1999 -- Quelling the Violence Two experts discuss the militia activities in East Timor and how Indonesia and the U.N. can end them.
September 7, 1999 -- Martial Law Indonesia institutes martial law in East Timor as thousands continue to flee the area.
September 6, 1999 -- Chaos in East Timor The lead vote monitor from the Carter Center discusses the post-election violence.
September 3, 1999 -- East Timor Votes for Independence The U.N. announces East Timor has voted to secede from Indonesia as local officials brace for violence.
September 2, 1999 -- Post-election Violence Two United Nations election staff members are killed as militia attacks in East Timor continue.
September 1, 1999 -- Rising Tensions Militia groups stage a deadly riot outside the United Nations' East Timor compound.
August 30, 1999 -- Choosing Sides After 23 years under Indonesian rule, the people of East Timor go to the polls to decide whether to become an independent country.
Subhead: Under Indonesian Rule
Text: As East Timor's resistance leaders gain international clout, the shifting central government of Indonesia says it will allow the province's people to decide whether to declare independence. But the move was years in the making, following decades of struggle by indepdenence leaders.
August 26, 1999 -- Unrest in East Timor Street violence rises as East Timor prepares for its independence referendum.
November 13, 1996 -- Jose Ramos-Horta A conversation with the Nobel Peace Prize winner and exiled East Timorese resistance leader.
October 25, 1996 -- Online Forum: Jose Ramos-Horta The Nobel Peace Prize winner responds to viewer questions.
October 11, 1996 -- Nobel Peace Prize East Timorese pro-independence leaders Jose Ramos-Horta and Bishop Carlos Belo receive the Nobel Peace Prize.