Indonesia’s province of Aceh went to the polls yesterday, in what has been a bitterly contested election for the position of governor.
The main commonality between Lu-Olo and Ruak is that they are both "generation of '75" veterans of Timor-Leste’s long guerilla struggle for independence.
The presidential election, the first of two scheduled rounds, is to elect East Timor’s largely ceremonial president.
The Burmese military-derived government has released hundreds of political prisoners, signed a ceasefire with the country’s largest ethnic rebel group and allowed the opposition National League for Democracy to re-form.
The handing down of a "not guilty" verdict on sodomy charges against Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim indicates a tectonic shift in Malaysian politics.
Australia’s relationship with Indonesia is continuing at its all-time high following the conclusion of the East Asia Summit in Bali.
Muammar Gaddafi’s death brings to a close the war for liberation that has wracked Libya for much of this year, but pushes to the forefront a host of new issues.