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Habibie ever urged Xanana to focus on human resources development

Timor Leste's founding father Xanana Gusmao said late BJ Habibie had ever urged him to focus on human resources ...

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Ex-political detainees in Buru envision ideal leader

News Feature : Harto Wiyono, 71, was picked up by Civil Service Police Unit members while out in the fields on grounds ...

Lawmaker visits jailed musician Ahmad Dhani in Surabaya

Bambang Haryo, a member of the Indonesian House of Representatives (DPR), visited prominent musician Ahmad Dhani in ...

Emirati rights activist wins Nobel prize for human rights

An Emirati human rights activist barred from leaving his home country was on Tuesday named the 2015 winner of an award ...

Discourse on Papua dialogue restarts

After about a two-year hiatus, the discourse regarding the Jakarta-Papua dialogue to seek a peaceful solution to the ...

Release of Papua political prisoners strategic for Papua development

The release of a number of Papua political prisoners was a strategic step toward development of the countrys ...

Jokowi administration opens foreign media access to Papua

The administration of Joko Widodo (Jokowi) has announced to lift restrictions on foreign media in Papua, after on the ...

Nelson Mandela has died

Former South African President Nelson Mandela died peacefully at his Johannesburg home on Thursday after a prolonged ...

Sri Lanka mulls freeing jailed ex-army chief

Sri Lankan authorities are mulling a pardon for jailed former army chief and defeated presidential candidate Sarath ...

Suu Kyi given Myanmar passport

Myanmar has issued opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi with a passport, her party said Tuesday, as the former political ...

Huge Myanmar crowds greet Suu Kyi in Mandalay

Myanmar`s opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi was greeted by the largest crowds of her election campaign so far as she ...

Released Myanmar activists pledge to fight on

Free at last after years locked up by the junta, prominent Myanmar dissidents have vowed to keep up their fight for ...

Hague calls for reform on historic Myanmar visit

British Foreign Secretary William Hague Thursday called on Myanmar to release all its political prisoners and make ...

Key Palestinian prisoners to be freed

Israel is releasing 1,027 Palestinians in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, in a two-stage operation that ...