East Timor

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East Timor’s President, Taur Matan Ruak takes regular trips to the most remote districts and walks from village to village to talk to villagers, here he is greeted by the village elders in Marobo. Photograph: Cedric Arnold/realfeatures.com

In the village of Marobo, a gruelling seven-hour drive from Dili, the capital of Timor-Leste, the arrival of president Taur Matan Ruak has all the (...)

Derek and Yvonne Nugent and their children Christine (16), Holly (3) and Cian (1) at their home in Monksland, Athlone. Photograph: James Flynn/APX

Yvonne Nugent hushes her one-year-old son Cian on her knee as she thinks aloud about her husband Derek’s imminent departure to Syria with the Defence (...)

Catch of the day: traders sell fish at the evening market on Dili’s promenade. Photograph: Rosie Nic Cionnaith

“Hello, Missus. Where you going?” This is Okto’s daily greeting, delivered with an impish grin from across the street where he mans his kiosk. I cross(...)

In Timor-Leste: Nino Konis Santana, the country’s first national park. Photograph: Rosie Nic Cionnaith
The forest’s inner struggle

‘I was nine years old when the Indonesians invaded Timor-Leste in 1975, and I fled to the mountains with my mum, my grandmother, my brother and sister(...)

The Government is trying to change the focus of the economy. Minister for Jobs and Enterprise Richard Bruton is hoping a model based on endeavo(...)

Joseph P Kennedy III is the only member of the Kennedy family currently holding political office in the US. Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/Globe

H e recalls sitting around the dinner table at his grandmother’s house listening to his aunts and uncles and older cousins debate the issues of(...)

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