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.

Brunei delays introduction of tough Islamic law

Brunei has postponed its implementation of harsh Islamic punishments, due to begin today, that have earned condemnation from the United Nations and sparked rare criticism at home.

Brunei detains Indonesian on terror suspicions: Report

Brunei authorities have detained an Indonesian national with links to Southeast Asian militant group Jemaah Islamiyah (JI) for alleged "terrorist-related activities" in the oil-rich sultanate, a media report said Thursday.

Brunei sultan hits back at rare criticism over sharia

Brunei`s all-powerful sultan, stung by rare criticism, has ordered social media users to stop attacking his plans to introduce harsh Islamic criminal punishments in the placid oil-rich kingdom.

Chinese restrictions in South China Sea are provocative: US

The latest Chinese moves to restrict fishing in contested waters of the South China Sea is a "provocative and potentially dangerous act," the United States has said.

Sultan of Brunei introduces tough Islamic punishments

The Sultan of Brunei on Tuesday announced the phased introduction of tough Islamic punishments including death by stoning for crimes such as adultery, in the monarchy`s latest step towards conservatism.

PM concludes four-day visit to Brunei, Indonesia

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh returned home after a four-day visit during which he attended the East Asia and ASEAN summits in Brunei and paid a bilateral visit to Indonesia.

China seeks to boost cooperation with Brunei

Brunei is ready to work with China for further development of Brunei-China and ASEAN-China relations.

India, ASEAN formulating plan to combat terrorism: PM

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said India and ASEAN countries were in the process of formulating a "work plan" to deal with international terrorism.

India to set up separate ASEAN Mission: PM

Eyeing greater cooperation with South East Asian countries on economic and security issues, India announced a separate Mission for ASEAN region to be set up in Jakarta with a full-time resident Ambassador.

Manmohan Singh calls for cooperative temper at East Asia Summit

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday called for collective action, cooperation and collaboration in Asia to overcome the challenges posed global economic uncertainty and political turmoil in parts of the world.

PM to launch new initiatives to strengthen India-ASEAN ties

Aiming to give fillip to India`s Look East policy, Manmohan Singh is expected to announce new initiatives to take forward ties with the ASEAN by setting up a mission and appointing an ambassador for the 10-member grouping.

Manmohan may take up troops intrusion issue during China visit

India may take up the issue of PLA troops intrusion when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh visits China later this month.