US warns Beijing of `self-isolation` in South China Sea

US warns Beijing of `self-isolation` in South China Sea

Beijing`s claim to nearly the entire South China Sea has angered Southeast Asian neighbours and pitted it against the United States.

China sends advanced warships to contested south China Sea

China sends advanced warships to contested south China Sea

China is sending some of its most advanced naval assets to the South China Sea for a scheduled exercise this month. Those include a new guided missile destroyer.

Philippines mulls submarines as China row simmers: Aquino

The Philippines may invest in its first-ever submarine fleet to help protect its territory in the disputed South China Sea, President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday.

Taiwan gives tour of disputed island in bid to boost claim

Taiwan on Wednesday gave its first ever international press tour of a disputed island in the South China Sea to boost its claim, less than two months after a visit by its leader sparked protests from rival claimants.

China Navy launches first self-propelled floating dock

China`s Navy has launched its first self-propelled floating dock, giving it the ability to repair warships far from the coast, the official People`s Liberation Army Daily said on Tuesday, Beijing`s latest move to modernise its Navy.

Philippines asks China to respect sea dispute arbitration

Philippines asks China to respect sea dispute arbitration

The Philippines on Monday urged China to respect a forthcoming ruling by an arbitration court in The Hague on a territorial dispute in the South China Sea after Beijing accused Manila of "political provocation".

US presses Xi Jinping on South China Sea non-militarisation

The White House has pressed Chinese President Xi Jinping to expand his non-militarisation pledge to cover the entire South China Sea, despite Beijing's recent military activity in the area.

Australia, New Zealand urge China show restraint in South China Sea

 Australia and New Zealand on Friday strongly urged China to refrain from stoking tensions in the South China Sea after its apparent deployment of surface-to-air missiles on a disputed island.

VP Hamid Ansari concludes 3-day visit to Brunei, leaves for Thailand

Ansari will also have an audience with Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand.

Hamid Ansari visits historic mosque in Brunei

Vice President Hamid Ansari on Tuesday paid a visit to the historic Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque here in Brunei's capital.

Brunei is not the only country to ban Christmas. There are a few others

Brunei is not the only country to ban Christmas. There are a few others

There are countries across the world where celebrating Christmas can land you in jail.

Wearing a Santa hat, singing carols can put you behind bars in Brunei

Wearing a Santa hat, singing carols can put you behind bars in Brunei

While the Christmas fever has by now gripped the entire world, the mere mention of the festival can invite trouble for anyone in Brunei.

Stop unilateral, destabilising actions in South China Sea: US tells China

 The Pentagon today asked China to stop its unilateral and destabilising actions such as land reclamations by creating artificial islands to ease tension in the busy South China Sea, saying the US "shares an interest with the region."

China concerned over US planes over SCS

 Chinese military has expressed its opposition to frequent surveillance by US military ships and aircraft over the disputed South China Sea, saying it is harming bilateral mutual trust and the country's security interests.

Philippines to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

Philippines to host 2019 SEA Games after Brunei, Vietnam decline

The Philippines has agreed to host the 2019 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games after the two other countries next in line, Brunei and Vietnam, declined, a sports official said Sunday.

China angered by new US military strategy report

China angered by new US military strategy report

China`s Foreign Ministry expressed anger on Friday after the Pentagon`s updated National Military Strategy slammed Chinese claims in the South China Sea as aggressive and inconsistent with international law.

China says about to finish some land reclamation in South China Sea

China says about to finish some land reclamation in South China Sea

China is about to complete some of its land reclamation work on the Spratly Islands in the disputed South China Sea, the foreign ministry said on Tuesday, shedding light on a controversial project that has inflamed regional tension.

China says Philippines violating South China Sea code

China has accused the Philippines of violating a 13-year-old informal code of conduct in the South China Sea with its building work on disputed islets, firing back again after repeated criticism of China`s own construction work.

Chinese actions `may undermine peace` in S. China Sea: ASEAN

Chinese island-building efforts "may undermine peace, security and stability" in the disputed South China Sea, said a statement by Southeast Asian leaders meeting for a summit on Monday.

27 unexploded WWII bombs found in Brunei's capital

Police in Brunei said on Sunday that 27 unexploded World War II era bombs have been discovered at a construction site in the centre of the capital Bandar Seri Begawan.