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By Matt Kibbe
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Brunei
Brunei (, Jawi: بروني دارالسلام), is a country located on the north coast of the island of Borneo, in Southeast Asia. Apart from its coastline with the South China Sea, it is completely surrounded by the state of Sarawak, Malaysia, and in fact it is separated into two parts by Limbang, which is part of Sarawak. It is the only sovereign state completely on the island of Borneo, with the remainder of the island belonging to Malaysia and Indonesia. - Source: Wikipedia
The sultan of Brunei announced Tuesday that Shariah law will now dictate how certain crimes are penalized — and that means thieves will lose limbs and adulterers will be stoned to death.
First, he was going no matter what. Then, he was going, but skipping key stops in Malaysia and the Philippines. Now, President Obama has dropped his entire itinerary for a four-stop swing through Asia — and it's the Republicans' fault, he said.
President Obama is cutting short his scheduled four-nation trip to Asia due to the government shutdown, the White House said Wednesday.
Already one of the most-traveled presidents in history, President Obama will travel next month to Indonesia, where he grew up as a boy.
The United States does not need the permission of the United Nations or any other international body for a military strike against Syria to retaliate for its use of chemical weapons against civilians, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Tuesday.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will depart Thursday on a tour of Southeast Asia to meet with U.S. allies increasingly concerned over China's aggressive pursuit of its maritime territorial claims.
The top U.S. trade official said Tuesday that he is "cautiously optimistic" about the nation's ability to complete a major free-trade pact with 11 other key Pacific Rim nations by the end of the year, after the latest round of the talks on the potential Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) wrapped up last week in Malaysia.
Southeast Asian diplomats have not abandoned hope that this week's annual Asian security summit will provide a chance for North Korea and its neighbors to discuss restarting long-dormant disarmament talks on Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program, according to a joint statement released Sunday.
U.S. Secretary of State John F. Kerry on Sunday wrapped up four days of shuttle diplomacy on a positive note, saying that he had narrowed the gaps considerably between Israel and the Palestinians and that the resumption of negotiations could be "within reach."
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel toured the U.S. Navy's new small combat ship, the USS Freedom, the first of a new class of littoral warships recently deployed to Asia to partner with allies in the region.
The Spratlys and the Paracels would hardly seem to be worth fighting over. Consisting of a few small islands and a few dozen rock outcroppings, many of which are underwater at high tide, they lack a source of fresh water and have never been inhabited — until now.
In many ways, the timing of Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Friday visit to Washington and talks with President Obama couldn't be better for both leaders.
A senior Navy intelligence official issued a blunt warning last week that China's growing "hegemonistic" threat to security is destabilizing the Asia-Pacific region.
South Korea's K.T. Kim made an 8-foot birdie putt on the first hole of a playoff Sunday to lift Asia past Europe in the Royal Trophy.
U.S. manufacturing shrank in November to its weakest level since July 2009, one month after the Great Recession ended. Worries about automatic tax increases in the new year cut demand for factory orders and manufacturing jobs.