US blacklists Brunei firm, 5 others over Iran links

Six companies including a Brunei-based firm were slapped with sanctions by the United States allegedly for supplying sensitive goods to an Iranian military firm. According...

Brunei eyes aviation growth

Asean’s smallest aviation market, Brunei, consisting of fewer than 2 million annual passengers, has experienced the slowest growth rate in the bloc over the...

RCEP conclusion fails amid India’s withdrawal

A free-trade deal between members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and their five trading partners failed to be signed amid India’s...

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...

RCEP members lure back India

Members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) are underway with the crafting of measures to resolve the recent exit of India from...

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...

Masatsugu Asakawa is new ADB head

Masatsugu Asakawa is the new president of the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Asakawa, who is currently serving as a special advisor to Japan’s prime minister...

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...

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