Australia's new leader Julia Gillard met resistance to her first major policy initiative: diverting asylum seekers to East Timor. The tiny country's prime minister says he was not consulted by Ms. Gillard.
Defying government censors, activists in Indonesia screened a film last week about the controversial 1975 killings of foreign journalists known as the Balibo Five. Organizers of an annual film festival are contesting the ban.
Questions about new nation's security and the effectiveness of international peacekeepers surface after two recent assassination attempts.
The bold attack on President Ramos-Horta raises key concerns about efforts to rebuild security forces.