Those born after bloody separation from Indonesia see strength of ethnic heritage and dream of economic progress.
Nobel laureate Jose Ramos-Horta will be inaugurated on Friday as his country eyes new oil and gas development.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the world’s deep inequalities – nowhere more than in education.
Southeast Asia’s newest, and poorest, country took swift action as it looked to protect its fragile health system.
Strict measures will be in force at polling stations, but some fear it is still too risky given COVID-19 infections.
Indonesia’s death rate due to the deadly infection stood at 9.1 percent compared to 5.2 worldwide as of Friday.
The generation that grew up in a democratic Taiwan are determined to promote and defend the island’s freedoms.
Experts say there could be undetected coronavirus cases in Indonesia, a claim that has angered officials in Jakarta.
Concerns about disinformation, particularly from mainland China, have grown since Tsai Ing-wen first took power in 2016.
Island’s 19 million voters head to the polls on Saturday in an election that heavily favours the incumbent president.