US and Brunei launch naval exercise

The USS Lassen. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. On November 2, the United States and Brunei began an annual military exercise at Muara Naval Base in the...

TPP hopes to offset Trump folly

The revised Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), including Asean’s Vietnam, Brunei, Singapore and Malaysia, could offset Donald Trump’s protectionism amid prospects of taking effect this year...

Brunei under fire over sharia laws

Brunei is due to introduce harsher sharia laws today (Wednesday), including death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, despite international criticism. The penal...

10th son represents Brunei at Commonwealth Summit

Oil-rich Brunei. Source: Wikimedia The 10th child of the Sultan of Brunei has been sent to Malta to represent the affluent monarchy at the Commonwealth...

Celebrities demand Brunei hotel ban

Celebrities have called for a boycott against nine exclusive hotels owned by the Sultan of Brunei, Hassanal Bolkiah (pictured), after sharia law making gay...

Indian VP to visit Brunei as it reels from oil price fall

Brunei is trying to diversify away from oil. Source: Flickr Indian Vice-President Hamid Ansari is due to take a five-day trip to Brunei and Thailand...

Brunei sharia boycott widens

Airlines, London's transport network, travel agents and financial institutions have joined the businesses cutting ties with Brunei-owned firms to protest over the introduction of...

Brunei to host forest summit

Rhinoceros hornbills in Brunei. Source: Wikimedia Brunei is set to host the Second Asia-Pacific Rainforest Summit in August with Australian backing, it has announced. Australia's Environment...

Brunei defends gay-stoning laws

Brunei is defending its new anti-gay sharia laws, which make sodomy and adultery punishable by death by stoning, claiming there was an international "misconception"....

Brunei primed for Asean integration: study

Brunei’s fuel wealth has not been evenly distributed. Source: Flickr The Asean Economic Community (AEC) should help boost Brunei’s transport industry, according to the Oxford...

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