Human Rights

Sedition returns to Malaysia's legal toolbox

Criticism mounts as Malaysia reverses political reform and tightens sedition laws to counter "terrorism" threats.

Sedition returns to Malaysia's legal toolbox

Business & Economy

Southeast Asia set to become a new EU

ASEAN's single market poised to hit the scene this year, but will regional politics thwart economic prosperity?

Southeast Asia set to become a new EU

Opinion

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.

Hasan Azad

by Hasan Azad

Hasan Azad

Asia Pacific

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

US & Canada

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

Asia Pacific

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

US & Canada

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

Asia Pacific

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