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Modernity according to the Islamic State, Boko Haram, the Taliban et al
The institutions of the modern state have reconfigured perceptions of sharia to focus on punishment rather than ethics.
Last updated: 11 Jul 2014 12:22 GMT
China's Xi urges 'respect' as Kerry visits
Chinese president says a China-US confrontation would be a "disaster" for the world as he opens annual talks.
Last updated: 09 Jul 2014 07:32 GMT
Italy moves against corruption as mayor quits
Anti-corruption official given enhanced powers after Venice mayor resigns over graft scandal linked to flood barrier.
Last updated: 14 Jun 2014 00:09 GMT
Vietnam vessels 'ram China ships 1,400 times'
Chinese official says Vietnamese vessels have rammed ships close to an oil platform in disputed part of South China Sea.
Last updated: 09 Jun 2014 15:20 GMT
Brunei: When Sharia serves the sultan and US media
Both the Sultan of Brunei and US media may be exploiting Sharia for their own purposes.
Last updated: 29 May 2014 13:58 GMT
ASEAN unity and the threat of Chinese expansion
Are China's expanding territorial claims in the South China Sea going to bring Southeast Asian countries together?
Richard Javad Heydarian
Last updated: 26 May 2014 07:47 GMT
Five reasons to care about Colombia's polls
Arms dealers, coffee drinkers and potential holidaymakers, take note.
Last updated: 25 May 2014 07:31 GMT
Vietnam mulls legal action against China
Threat comes amid rising tensions between two countries over Chinese oil rig in South China Sea and anti-China riots.
Last updated: 22 May 2014 16:15 GMT
Vietnam anger rises over South China Sea
China's oil rig deployment in disputed territory is stoking nationalistic fervour and deadly violence in Vietnam.
Last updated: 15 May 2014 07:36 GMT
Sea dispute dominates Southeast Asian summit
Ten-member bloc's annual meeting in Myanmar comes after China relocated oil rig into territory claimed by Vietnam.
Last updated: 11 May 2014 07:20 GMT
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