Politics

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.

China's Xi urges 'respect' as Kerry visits

Europe

Italy moves against corruption as mayor quits

Anti-corruption official given enhanced powers after Venice mayor resigns over graft scandal linked to flood barrier.

Italy moves against corruption as mayor quits

Asia Pacific

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.

Vietnam vessels 'ram China ships 1,400 times'

Opinion

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.

Mohamed Ghilan

by Mohamed Ghilan
- Sana Saeed

Mohamed Ghilan

Opinion

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

by Richard Javad Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian

Politics

Five reasons to care about Colombia's polls

Arms dealers, coffee drinkers and potential holidaymakers, take note.

Five reasons to care about Colombia's polls

Politics

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.

Vietnam mulls legal action against China

Politics

Vietnam anger rises over South China Sea

China's oil rig deployment in disputed territory is stoking nationalistic fervour and deadly violence in Vietnam.

Vietnam anger rises over South China Sea

Politics

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.

Sea dispute dominates Southeast Asian summit

Environment

Philippines seizes Chinese boat in dispute

Release of fishermen sought after capture of boat with haul of endangered turtles in contested area of South China Sea.

Philippines seizes Chinese boat in dispute

Asia Pacific

Stars boycott hotels over Brunei Islamic law

Jay Leno and Ellen DeGeneres among those snubbing Brunei-owned Dorchester Collection over controversial new penal code.

Stars boycott hotels over Brunei Islamic law

Asia Pacific

Brunei adopts 'phase one' of Islamic law

Sultan launches new penal code that will eventually include stoning, amputation and flogging as punishments.

Brunei adopts 'phase one' of Islamic law

US & Canada

Philippines sues China over sea claims

Philippine lawsuit says China has no 'historical rights' to a section of South China Sea.

Philippines sues China over sea claims

Politics

China announces military spending increase

Largest rise in three years is seen as a indicator that China will continue its assertive regional policy.

Politics

US challenges 'provocative' China sea law

New rule requires foreign fishing vessels to obtain Chinese approval to enter waters in disputed area.

US challenges 'provocative' China sea law