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.

Images show China building airstrip on contested reef: Report

Recent satellite images show China has begun building its first airstrip in contested territory in the Spratly Islands in the South China Sea and may be working on another, a leading defense publication reported on Thursday.

US concerned over China ''using muscle'' in ''disputed'' South China Sea

US President Barack Obama has voiced concerns over China using "sheer size and muscle" to intimidate smaller nations in the row over the South China Sea.

Philippines hits back at Beijing over South China Sea

The Philippines on Saturday shot back at Beijing`s criticism of its activities in the South China Sea, saying they were "in no way comparable to China`s massive reclamation activities" in the waters.

Bahrain, Brunei back Prince Ali for FIFA president
Bahrain, Brunei back Prince Ali for FIFA president

Bahrain and Brunei have thrown their support behind a bid by Jordan`s Prince Ali bin al-Hussein to oust incumbent Sepp Blatter as president of world soccer`s ruling body FIFA.

UN expert calls for international pressure on North Korea over abductions

A UN human rights investigator on Monday recommended that international pressure be put on North Korea as part of a multi-pronged strategy to know the fate of hundreds of foreign nationals allegedly abducted by it.

Narendra Modi meets Brunei Sultan, Singapore PM

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held a string of meetings here with leaders of Southeast Asian neighbours, including Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah and Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong.

Malaysia calls for South East Asian cooperation on Islamic State threat

Malaysia`s defence minister has labelled efforts by a US-led coalition to push back the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria "ineffective", and called for regional cooperation to prevent jihadists gaining a foothold in Southeast Asia.

Taiwan considers permanent armed ships for disputed South China Sea island

Taiwan is considering stationing armed vessels permanently on a disputed South China Sea island, officials said, a move bound to renew friction in a region claimed almost wholly by China, with Vietnam already dismissing such a plan as "illegal".

Philippines says China sea action plan gaining support

The Philippines said Monday it has won support from Vietnam, Indonesia and Brunei for a plan to ease tensions in the South China Sea which it intends to present at a regional meeting this week.

AirAsia plane veers off runway upon landing in Brunei

An AirAsia flight from Malaysia to neighbouring Brunei veered off the runway upon landing today but all 109 people aboard were safe, the Malaysian budget carrier said.

AirAsia plane veers off runway upon landing in Brunei

An AirAsia flight from Malaysia to neighbouring Brunei veered off the runway upon landing Monday but all 109 people aboard were safe, the Malaysian budget carrier said.

Celebrities boycott Brunei-owned hotels over sharia law

Celebrities including Virgin group founder Richard Branson have vowed to boycott a hotel chain linked to Brunei`s sultan after he introduced a controversial Islamic penal code in his country.

Brunei sultan pushes ahead with tough sharia code

The sultan of oil-rich Brunei announced that tough Islamic criminal punishments would be introduced tomorrow, pushing ahead with plans that have sparked rare domestic criticism of the fabulously wealthy ruler and international condemnation.