Brunei

Country Brunei
Capital Bandar Seri Begawan
Continent Asia
Currency Brunei dollar(BND)
Languages Malay, Brunei Malay, Tutong, Belait, Dusun & Bisaya

Bandar Seri Begawan

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The Sultanate of Brunei's influence peaked between the 15th and 17th centuries when its control extended over coastal areas of northwest Borneo and the southern Philippines. Brunei subsequently entered a period of decline brought on by internal strife over royal succession, colonial expansion of European powers, and piracy. In 1888, Brunei became a British protectorate; independence was achieved in 1984. The same family has ruled Brunei for over six centuries. Brunei benefits from extensive petroleum and natural gas fields, the source of one of the highest per capita GDPs in Asia.

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Shell faces pressure on gay rights over Brunei venture - Financial TimesShell faces pressure on gay rights over Brunei venture  Financial Times

Royal Dutch Shell is facing calls from a shareholder group to use its position as the joint owner of Brunei's biggest oil and gas venture to push for gay rights in ...



Airbnb for LGBTQ travellers boycotts hotels owned by Sultan of Brunei in wake of new death penalty laws - CBC NewsAirbnb for LGBTQ travellers boycotts hotels owned by Sultan of Brunei in wake of new death penalty laws  CBC News

A short-term rental company that caters to LGBTQ travellers is calling for a boycott of hotels around the world owned by the Sultan of Brunei following the ...



What's in the First Brunei-Jordan Joint Defense Meeting? - The DiplomatWhat's in the First Brunei-Jordan Joint Defense Meeting?  The Diplomat

On the morning of April 24, Brunei and Jordan held the first iteration of their joint defense committee meeting. Apart from constituting a landmark development for ...



Evening Standard urged to move event from Brunei-owned Dorchester - The GuardianEvening Standard urged to move event from Brunei-owned Dorchester  The Guardian

The London Evening Standard is facing calls to move an awards ceremony to be held at the Brunei-owned Dorchester after the country imposed new laws ...



Brunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU - The GuardianBrunei defends death by stoning for gay sex in letter to EU  The Guardian

Brunei has written to the European parliament defending its decision to start imposing death by stoning as a punishment for gay sex, claiming convictions will be ...



RTD plans to introduce VEP charge at Malaysia-Brunei border - New Straits TimesRTD plans to introduce VEP charge at Malaysia-Brunei border  New Straits Times

MIRI: The Road Transport Department (RTD) is proposing the introduction of vehicle entry permit (VEP) charges on all foreign vehicles at the Customs, ...



Brunei defends stoning homosexuals to death in letter to EU - NewshubBrunei defends stoning homosexuals to death in letter to EU  Newshub

Brunei has refused to back down on its extreme anti-gay laws. The law, introduced earlier this month, made adultery and gay sex punishable by death by stoning ...



Why Brunei's implementation of sharia law is already forgotten - The MartletWhy Brunei's implementation of sharia law is already forgotten  The Martlet

On April 3, the country of Brunei put into practice the final laws of a sharia, law-based penal code. Sex between men, anal sex, extramarital sex, and abortion ...



Brunei Stoning Punishment for Gay Sex and Adultery Takes Effect Despite International Outcry - The New York TimesBrunei Stoning Punishment for Gay Sex and Adultery Takes Effect Despite International Outcry  The New York Times

A harsh new criminal law in Brunei — which includes death by stoning for sex between men or for adultery, and amputation of limbs for theft — went into effect ...



PM returns home from Brunei - The Daily StarPM returns home from Brunei  The Daily Star

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina returned home this evening concluding her three-day official visit to Brunei Darussalam at the invitation of Sultan Hassanal ...



The Sultan of Brunei: Opulence, Power and Hard-Line Islam - The New York TimesThe Sultan of Brunei: Opulence, Power and Hard-Line Islam  The New York Times

When Brunei put harsh new laws in place this week that made adultery and gay sex punishable by stoning, it focused international attention on the country's ...



Brunei to Europe: Don’t worry. We probably won’t stone too many gay people to death. - The Washington PostBrunei to Europe: Don’t worry. We probably won’t stone too many gay people to death.  The Washington Post

Earlier this month, gay sex and adultery became punishable by death by stoning in Brunei.



Brunei's new anti-gay law goes into effect this week. Here's how the world is reacting - CNNBrunei's new anti-gay law goes into effect this week. Here's how the world is reacting  CNN

A law goes into effect Wednesday in Brunei that will punish adultery and homosexual sex with death. Here are some of the reactions from around the world.



Shell oil company urged to push for LGBT rights in Brunei - PinkNewsShell oil company urged to push for LGBT rights in Brunei  PinkNews

Shell owns 50 percent of Brunei Shell Petroleum. The Brunei government owns the other half.



Brunei once held off on strict Islamic law to stay in a U.S.-backed trade pact. Then Trump pulled out. - The Washington PostBrunei once held off on strict Islamic law to stay in a U.S.-backed trade pact. Then Trump pulled out.  The Washington Post

HONG KONG — When more than 100 members of Congress raised worries in 2014 over plans to include Brunei in a sweeping Pacific trade deal, envoys from ...



Brunei’s Royal Barbarity and Hypocrisy - The New York TimesBrunei’s Royal Barbarity and Hypocrisy  The New York Times

The oil-rich sultanate imposes harsh Shariah law on its subjects, while members of the royal family enjoy lives of conspicuous luxury.



Facing Uproar, Brunei Says Stoning Law Is Meant to ‘Educate’ and ‘Nurture’ - The New York TimesFacing Uproar, Brunei Says Stoning Law Is Meant to ‘Educate’ and ‘Nurture’  The New York Times

Its foreign minister says the country's new criminal code — which makes adultery and gay sex punishable by stoning — is intended to deter.



BIBD shares Asian Desk role in easing doing business in Brunei - Borneo Bulletin OnlineBIBD shares Asian Desk role in easing doing business in Brunei  Borneo Bulletin Online

BANK Islam Brunei Darussalam's (BIBD) Corporate Banking Group recently organised a business networking hi-tea for 20 of its corporate customers and ...



Brunei to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning - CNNBrunei to punish gay sex and adultery with death by stoning  CNN

A new law which comes into effect from next week will punish homosexual sex and adultery with death in the small southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei.



Brunei's LGBT community flees 'inhumane' new stoning laws - CNNBrunei's LGBT community flees 'inhumane' new stoning laws  CNN

Life in Brunei's small and marginalized LGBT community has always been difficult, but the introduction of strict new Islamic law is forcing some to seek asylum ...



Sultan of Brunei's honour revoked by University of Aberdeen over anti-LGBT laws - BBC NewsSultan of Brunei's honour revoked by University of Aberdeen over anti-LGBT laws  BBC News

An honorary degree awarded by the University of Aberdeen to the Sultan of Brunei has been revoked after his country made gay sex an offence punishable by ...



Is the sultan of Brunei imposing Sharia law to clean up his family's image? - CNNIs the sultan of Brunei imposing Sharia law to clean up his family's image?  CNN

For decades, he was known as a godfather of excess. The wealthiest man in the world for many years, the sultan of Brunei knew how to spend the vast riches ...



Transgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada - NBC NewsTransgender teenager from Brunei seeks asylum in Canada  NBC News

Zoella Zayce displays no photos of her family in her basement apartment in Vancouver, thousands of miles from where she left them in Brunei. The 19-year-old ...



Sultan of Brunei, who passed anti-LGBT laws, owns slew of luxury UK properties - The GuardianSultan of Brunei, who passed anti-LGBT laws, owns slew of luxury UK properties  The Guardian

Hassanal Bolkiah, who believes gay people should be stoned to death, is assisted by leading City auditing firms.



Brunei wants to punish gay sex with death by stoning – can boycotts stop it? - The Conversation - USBrunei wants to punish gay sex with death by stoning – can boycotts stop it?  The Conversation - US

The sultan of Brunei has been on the throne for 52 years, making him the second-longest reigning monarch in the world, after Queen Elizabeth II. In Brunei – a ...



How East End gang fooled shamed Sultan of Brunei into buying 'ringed' cars - ExpressHow East End gang fooled shamed Sultan of Brunei into buying 'ringed' cars  Express

EXCLUSIVE: THE Sultan of Brunei inadvertently bought a fleet of stolen super cars, including his own personal Bentley, from a gang of East End criminals, it has ...



‘It’s dangerous to go out now’: young, gay and scared in Brunei - The Guardian‘It’s dangerous to go out now’: young, gay and scared in Brunei  The Guardian

Draconian new laws have spread unease rather than outright panic in a population that is used to finding ways around legislation.



Why Brunei's New Religious Hardening Matters - The DiplomatWhy Brunei's New Religious Hardening Matters  The Diplomat

The new Islamic laws are only the latest symptom of broader issues in the tiny, oil-rich sultanate.



Brunei Darussalam: Claims of 'preventive' stoning and amputation laws are callous and reckless - Amnesty InternationalBrunei Darussalam: Claims of 'preventive' stoning and amputation laws are callous and reckless  Amnesty International

Responding to reports that Brunei's foreign minister, Erywan Yusof, has claimed that the punishments contained in the country's Shariah Penal Code are ...



Brunei's ultra-rich monarch adopts harsh Sharia punishments - The EconomistBrunei's ultra-rich monarch adopts harsh Sharia punishments  The Economist

THE MOST famous person to have been accused of theft in Brunei is Prince Jefri Bolkiah, the brother of Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. The government said he ...



Brunei seeks tolerance, craft of apologies, Aquino's silence - The Manila TimesBrunei seeks tolerance, craft of apologies, Aquino's silence  The Manila Times

IT seems the only explanation on Mamasapano and DAP that the nation will ever get from Benigno Aquino 3rd is stony silence. It is as if they never happened.



Revealed: British police received £150,000 to train Brunei officers - The GuardianRevealed: British police received £150,000 to train Brunei officers  The Guardian

'Leadership training' given to officers who may be helping to impose new anti-gay law.



European Parliament condemns Brunei over 'retrograde' death penalty for gay sex - ReutersEuropean Parliament condemns Brunei over 'retrograde' death penalty for gay sex  Reuters

LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The European Parliament on Thursday strongly condemned Brunei for introducing "retrograde" Islamic laws that ...



Bomba battling forest fires at Sarawak-Brunei border - Nation - The Star OnlineBomba battling forest fires at Sarawak-Brunei border - Nation  The Star Online

MIRI: Firefighters are tackling forest fires currently raging at the Sarawak-Brunei border, says Miri Fire and Rescue Department chief Supt Law Poh Kiong.



Interview: China, Brunei to jointly promote BRI: envoy - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaInterview: China, Brunei to jointly promote BRI: envoy - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, April 25 (Xinhua) -- China and Brunei will further promote the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) cooperation, creating a better future for ...



KCL reviews Sultan of Brunei honour over gay stoning law - BBC NewsKCL reviews Sultan of Brunei honour over gay stoning law  BBC News

The Sultan of Brunei's honorary doctorate from King's College London (KCL) could be rescinded, after his country made gay sex punishable by stoning to death.



Why boycotts against Brunei's new anti-gay laws won't be effective, but regional pressure might - The Conversation AUWhy boycotts against Brunei's new anti-gay laws won't be effective, but regional pressure might  The Conversation AU

Brunei's new anti-gay laws have shocked the world. So, why haven't governments, including Australia's, taken a stronger stand against the sultan?



UN agencies urge Brunei to repeal new 'extreme and unjustified' penal code - UN NewsUN agencies urge Brunei to repeal new 'extreme and unjustified' penal code  UN News

New criminal laws in Brunei that impose the death penalty for same-sex relationships, adultery and childbirth out of marriage, “breach international human rights ...



Travel industry, celebs shun Royal Brunei Airlines, Brunei-owned hotels over anti-gay law - USA TODAYTravel industry, celebs shun Royal Brunei Airlines, Brunei-owned hotels over anti-gay law  USA TODAY

Influential travel industry members and celebrities like Ellen DeGeneres and George Clooney are shunning Brunei-owned hotels and Royal Brunei Airlines over ...



What's in the Brunei Military Chief's First Pakistan Voyage? - The DiplomatWhat's in the Brunei Military Chief's First Pakistan Voyage?  The Diplomat

Last week, Brunei's military chief paid a visit to Pakistan. Though it was only one of a series of ongoing interactions between the two sides, it was nonetheless ...



Brunei, Najib Razak, Great Barrier Reef: Your Thursday Briefing - The New York TimesBrunei, Najib Razak, Great Barrier Reef: Your Thursday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. The U.S. sets the stage for a feisty 2020 presidential campaign, Brunei puts its stoning ...



Stoning Gay People? The Sultan of Brunei Doesn’t Understand Modern Islam - The New York TimesStoning Gay People? The Sultan of Brunei Doesn’t Understand Modern Islam  The New York Times

At a time when Islam's place in the modern world is a matter of global contention, Brunei, a small monarchy in Southeast Asia, has offered its two cents. By April ...



Brunei must halt plans to introduce stonings and other punishments - Amnesty InternationalBrunei must halt plans to introduce stonings and other punishments  Amnesty International

Responding to the news that Brunei Darussalam has today finalised the implementation of a new Shariah Penal Code that introduces cruel punishments such ...



Bangladesh, Brunei strike seven deals - The Daily StarBangladesh, Brunei strike seven deals  The Daily Star

Dhaka and Bandar Seri Begawan yesterday signed seven instruments to step up cooperation in the fields of agriculture, fisheries, livestock, culture, sports and ...



Brunei accused of ‘abusive lobbying’ before EU death-penalty vote - The Irish TimesBrunei accused of ‘abusive lobbying’ before EU death-penalty vote  The Irish Times

EU officials on Wednesday accused Brunei of “rude” and “abusive” lobbying against a resolution condemning the Muslim-majority sultanate for imposing the ...



Brunei sends condolence messages to Sri Lanka over terror attacks - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaBrunei sends condolence messages to Sri Lanka over terror attacks - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, April 23 (Xinhua) -- Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Tuesday sent separate messages of condolences to the president and ...



Brunei – New criminal legislation (02.04.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères - France DiplomatieBrunei – New criminal legislation (02.04.19) - France-Diplomatie - Ministère de l'Europe et des Affaires étrangères  France Diplomatie

Brunei announced the entry in force of a new criminal code on April 3, which provides for corporal punishment and the death penalty for crimes including ...



Spotlight cast on Brunei, Hong Kong creative industry - Borneo Bulletin OnlineSpotlight cast on Brunei, Hong Kong creative industry  Borneo Bulletin Online

... | Wani Roslan |. THE Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) of Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) organised an international symposium on Cultural ...



George Clooney and UN protest Brunei's anti-gay law - CNNGeorge Clooney and UN protest Brunei's anti-gay law  CNN

A new law that takes effect this week in the small southeast Asian kingdom of Brunei will punish homosexual sex and adultery with death. CNN's Alexandra Field ...



Brunei's new Sharia laws punish gay sex with death - CNN InternationalBrunei's new Sharia laws punish gay sex with death  CNN International

"I still can't really fathom my country installing a punishment for people like me for simply being who we are," says Shahiran Shahrani, a Bruneian who now lives ...



Brunei in early phase of developing SME policies but advancing rapidly - Biz BruneiBrunei in early phase of developing SME policies but advancing rapidly  Biz Brunei

Brunei is accelerating the development and implementation of policies to increase the competitiveness of its small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to diversify ...



Brunei: Decision which could kill nation’s dream - NEWS.com.auBrunei: Decision which could kill nation’s dream  NEWS.com.au

Taking in the temples, tucking into questionable street food and lugging around an oversized backpack around South East Asia is a rite of passage for many, but ...



PM flies to Brunei Sunday - Dhaka TribunePM flies to Brunei Sunday  Dhaka Tribune

During the visit, Bangladesh is likely to sign seven MoUs in various sectors.



Brunei MMA duo enjoys victories in One Warrior Series debut - Borneo Bulletin OnlineBrunei MMA duo enjoys victories in One Warrior Series debut  Borneo Bulletin Online

... | Fadhil Yunus |. BRUNEI Darussalam's mixed martial arts exponents Ahmed Faez Anuar and Nurhidayat Haji Abdul enjoyed impressive victories in their ...



What's in the Brunei Navy Vessel's New China Voyage? - The DiplomatWhat's in the Brunei Navy Vessel's New China Voyage?  The Diplomat

On Friday, a Brunei vessel kicked off a pre-arranged voyage to China. The trip, which was part of a broader planned deployment tied to various bilateral and ...



Brunei: Huawei's Foothold in Southeast Asia - The DiplomatBrunei: Huawei's Foothold in Southeast Asia  The Diplomat

The Chinese telecommunications company Huawei Technologies' role in the race to lay the groundwork for 5G, the latest advance in mobile telephony, has ...



Brunei strengthens its Islamic laws - TRT WorldBrunei strengthens its Islamic laws  TRT World

The laws, elements of which were first adopted in 2014 and which have been rolled out in phases since then, will be fully implemented from next week, the prime ...



Bangladesh, Brunei to sign 7 bilateral instruments - Dhaka TribuneBangladesh, Brunei to sign 7 bilateral instruments  Dhaka Tribune

Foreign Minister Dr AK Abdul Momen said Bangladesh and Brunei are likely to sign seven bilateral instruments on cooperation in various sectors during Prime ...



UN rights chief urges Brunei not to apply ‘draconian’ new laws - The Irish TimesUN rights chief urges Brunei not to apply ‘draconian’ new laws  The Irish Times

Actor George Clooney has called for a boycott of luxury hotels owned by Brunei company.



Ireland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented - TheJournal.ieIreland revises travel advice to Brunei after harsh sharia laws are implemented  TheJournal.ie

THE DEPARTMENT OF Foreign Affairs has said that it has revised its travel advice for Brunei-Darussalam after it implemented harsh new sharia laws on ...



Softly, softly for Kiradech in defence of Brunei title sports April 24, 2019 01:00 - The NationSoftly, softly for Kiradech in defence of Brunei title sports April 24, 2019 01:00  The Nation

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei - Thai star Kiradech Aphibarnrat will be looking to cast his injury woes aside when he defends his title at the US$75000 Butra ...



RCGP to 'review' Brunei links amid anger over anti-LGBT laws - GP onlineRCGP to 'review' Brunei links amid anger over anti-LGBT laws  GP online

The RCGP is reviewing its longstanding 'formal collaboration' with Brunei as GPs voice outrage over new anti-LGBT laws that make sex between men and ...



Ellen DeGeneres, other celebs boycott Brunei-owned hotels as law against gay sex goes into effect - USA TODAYEllen DeGeneres, other celebs boycott Brunei-owned hotels as law against gay sex goes into effect  USA TODAY

Ellen DeGeneres is one of the latest celebrities to speak out against Brunei and join in a boycott of Brunei-owned hotels due to an anti-gay law that goes into ...



Brunei: What it is like to be an LGBT person in the country - BBC NewsBrunei: What it is like to be an LGBT person in the country  BBC News

Two Bruneians, who have left the country, describe what life there is like for LGBT people.



57 forest, bush fires reported in Brunei since early March - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta Post57 forest, bush fires reported in Brunei since early March - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Firefighters from the Operation Branch 'F at the Jerudong and Pengkalan Batu fire stations have been handling 57 reports of forest and bush fires since early ...



Brunei sets up shop on JD.com to market locally made products to Chinese consumers - The ScoopBrunei sets up shop on JD.com to market locally made products to Chinese consumers  The Scoop

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Brunei Darussalam has officially launched an online store — the Brunei National Pavilion — under China's largest e-retailer, ...



RTD plans to impose VEP on foreign vehicles at Malaysia-Brunei border | Malaysia - Malay MailRTD plans to impose VEP on foreign vehicles at Malaysia-Brunei border | Malaysia  Malay Mail

MIRI, April 25 ? The Road Transport Department (RTD) proposes to impose the vehicle entry permit (VEP) requirement on all foreign vehicles at the Customs, ...



Syariah Matters: the Kingdom of Brunei's Stoning Affair - CounterPunchSyariah Matters: the Kingdom of Brunei's Stoning Affair  CounterPunch

From time to time, celebrities recoil and, in anger, seek to march for a change to the status quo. Much of is never intended to alter much, but they can count their ...



Ahead of LGBT+ crackdown, fleeing Bruneians fear for friends back home - ReutersAhead of LGBT+ crackdown, fleeing Bruneians fear for friends back home  Reuters

KUALA LUMPUR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As a transgender woman growing up in Brunei, Zoe saw the country's slide toward conservatism from an ...



Brunei to punish gay sex with death by stoning - ReutersBrunei to punish gay sex with death by stoning  Reuters

Brunei has defended its right to implement Islamic laws that would allow death by stoning for adultery and homosexuality against growing global criticism.}



What it's like to be gay in Brunei, the world's most homophobic country - NewshubWhat it's like to be gay in Brunei, the world's most homophobic country  Newshub

"I got used to the idea of hiding myself," a local man told The OUTlook.



What's in the Brunei Military Chief's Maritime Voyage? - The DiplomatWhat's in the Brunei Military Chief's Maritime Voyage?  The Diplomat

Last week, Brunei's military commander paid a visit on board a vessel for one-day tour which provided an opportunity to review the country's maritime ...



Brunei's Shariah Penal Code: How Asian Muslims respond on social media - DW (English)Brunei's Shariah Penal Code: How Asian Muslims respond on social media  DW (English)

Although people worldwide have joined human rights advocates in condemning the harsh new laws, many social media comments from Muslim-majority Asian ...



Brunei's drastic punishment becomes ESG issue - Pensions & InvestmentsBrunei's drastic punishment becomes ESG issue  Pensions & Investments

Some observers report early signs of an exodus of money management firms following Brunei's new law punishing homosexuality and adultery.



Is Brunei passing homophobic law to boost investment? — Economy - EconomyIs Brunei passing homophobic law to boost investment? — Economy  Economy

Some experts say the introduction of extreme sharia laws is designed to encourage more investment and tourism from puritanical Muslim countries.



Brunei faces global outcry for new anti-LGBTQ laws - CityNews VancouverBrunei faces global outcry for new anti-LGBTQ laws  CityNews Vancouver

Brunei's brutal new anti-LGBTQ laws are sparking an international outcry. Melissa Duggan on calls to boycott Brunei-owned hotels as part of the backlash.



Brunei kicks off tourism push–and death penalty for homosexuality - Fast CompanyBrunei kicks off tourism push–and death penalty for homosexuality  Fast Company

Earlier this week, Royal Brunei Airlines announced that it was taking over the job as the sultanate's marketing organization for the national tourist board.



Attorney General cancels attendance at event in Brunei-owned hotel - The Irish TimesAttorney General cancels attendance at event in Brunei-owned hotel  The Irish Times

Séamus Woulfe decides against going to Dorchester amid controvery over gay rights.



The Trump administration’s silence on LGBTQ rights is unconscionable - The Washington PostThe Trump administration’s silence on LGBTQ rights is unconscionable  The Washington Post

The horrific news in Brunei is a moment for outrage and for action.



Mike Pompeo and Trump Administration 'Concerned' About Brunei's Law to Stone LGBT People to Death - The Daily BeastMike Pompeo and Trump Administration 'Concerned' About Brunei's Law to Stone LGBT People to Death  The Daily Beast

On April 3, Brunei will legalize the stoning to death of LGBT people. After 24 hours of silence, the U.S. government tells The Daily Beast it is 'concerned' about ...



Transport for London network removes Brunei ads following condemnation of LGBT laws - The DrumTransport for London network removes Brunei ads following condemnation of LGBT laws  The Drum

London's transport network Transport for London (TfL) has agreed to take down advertising by Brunei and its government-owned airline Royal Brunei Airlines, ...



Lori Lightfoot, Brunei, Russell Westbrook: Your Wednesday Briefing - The New York TimesLori Lightfoot, Brunei, Russell Westbrook: Your Wednesday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning,. We're covering President Trump's new stance on replacing Obamacare and the results of ...



ASEAN mum over Brunei's harsh anti-gay legislation - Jakarta PostASEAN mum over Brunei's harsh anti-gay legislation  Jakarta Post

Traditional values: A photographer takes pictures of a newlywed couple at the Sultan Omar Ali Saifuddien mosque in Bandar Seri Begawan on April 1.



Qld protesters rally against Brunei laws - SBS NewsQld protesters rally against Brunei laws  SBS News

Protesters have rallied in Brisbane against Brunei's sharia laws out front of the Royal on the Park Hotel.



Piper's financial ties to anti-gay Brunei stir up controversy, with Harris caught in crossfire - Florida TodayPiper's financial ties to anti-gay Brunei stir up controversy, with Harris caught in crossfire  Florida Today

Vero Beach-based Piper Aircraft has come under scrutiny among gay right organizations because anti-gay policies instituted by the government of Brunei, which ...



A New Anti-LGBTQ Death-By-Stoning Law In Brunei Has Sparked A Celebrity Boycott Worldwide - BuzzFeed NewsA New Anti-LGBTQ Death-By-Stoning Law In Brunei Has Sparked A Celebrity Boycott Worldwide  BuzzFeed News

A number of celebrities are boycotting hotels owned by Hassanal Bolkiah, the sultan of Brunei, to protest a new criminal law that punishes same-sex sexual acts ...



Princess to Drop Brunei Calls Over Anti-LGBT Laws - Travel AgentPrincess to Drop Brunei Calls Over Anti-LGBT Laws  Travel Agent

Princess Cruises is looking to change its calls to Brunei after the destination introduced a harsh penal code that includes laws that make gay sex and adultery ...



PM to meet media at 4pm Friday - Dhaka TribunePM to meet media at 4pm Friday  Dhaka Tribune

The prime minister visited Brunei on April 21-23 at the invitation of Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah.



Dutch FM “deeply concerned” over Brunei death penalty expansion - NL TimesDutch FM “deeply concerned” over Brunei death penalty expansion  NL Times

The Asian state of Brunei implemented new strict Islamic laws on Wednesday, which allows the death penalty for homosexual intercourse and for women who ...



Traumatised at home, Brunei transgender teen seeks asylum in Canada - South China Morning PostTraumatised at home, Brunei transgender teen seeks asylum in Canada  South China Morning Post

In 2014, she heard about two people fined and jailed for cross-dressing and knew she had to flee. Now in Canada, she hopes for a permanent new home.



Sultan of Brunei: $30 million Gold Coast real estate nightmare - NEWS.com.auSultan of Brunei: $30 million Gold Coast real estate nightmare  NEWS.com.au

In a prime spot, metres from the golden sand of Surfers Paradise beach, is an empty parcel of land that's been oddly vacant for decades.



Canadian cancels trip to Brunei for fear of safety amid anti-gay stoning laws - CTV NewsCanadian cancels trip to Brunei for fear of safety amid anti-gay stoning laws  CTV News

A Canadian traveller has been refunded for a flight to Brunei after he learned new Islamic criminal laws in the small Southeast Asian nation permit stoning ...



Lance Bass Strongly Supports Hotel Boycott As Brunei Starts Stoning Gays - TMZLance Bass Strongly Supports Hotel Boycott As Brunei Starts Stoning Gays  TMZ

Lance Bass speaks out on the day Brunei as a country will start stoning gay people to death.



Gay Americans risk their life and safety when they travel abroad to these places - MarketWatchGay Americans risk their life and safety when they travel abroad to these places  MarketWatch

Brunei is just one of many countries that aren't safe for LGBTQ travelers.



Brunei Must Immediately Rescind Barbaric Anti-LGBTQ Law - Human Rights CampaignBrunei Must Immediately Rescind Barbaric Anti-LGBTQ Law  Human Rights Campaign

HRC released the following statement as Brunei implemented a new law imposing barbaric punishments on LGBTQ people, including death by stoning, torture ...



BAWDY BRUNEI: Randy royals use nation as private ATM, cathouse - Toronto SunBAWDY BRUNEI: Randy royals use nation as private ATM, cathouse  Toronto Sun

The Sultan of Brunei is in a particularly pissy mood.The oil potentate recently issued an edict demanding that people caught having gay sex will be stoned to ...



Brunei sees 7.4% growth in tourist arrivals by air - The ScoopBrunei sees 7.4% growth in tourist arrivals by air  The Scoop

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN – Tourist arrivals into Brunei International Airport increased by 7.4 percent last year, surpassing the government's target of 278,000 ...



Brunei anti-gay laws: Countries where LGBT relations are criminalised - NEWS.com.auBrunei anti-gay laws: Countries where LGBT relations are criminalised  NEWS.com.au

Brunei's harsh new laws targeting LGBT people have shocked the world and prompted global condemnation. High-profile celebrities from George Clooney to ...



Brexit, Brunei, Frogs: Your Friday Briefing - The New York TimesBrexit, Brunei, Frogs: Your Friday Briefing  The New York Times

(Want to get this briefing by email? Here's the sign-up.) Good morning. The fate of Brexit remains uncertain, the U.S. goes after Chinese investments in American ...



Brunei Invokes Laws Allowing Stoning for Gay Sex, Adultery - KTRS | St Louis News and Talk Radio | The Big 550 AMBrunei Invokes Laws Allowing Stoning for Gay Sex, Adultery  KTRS | St Louis News and Talk Radio | The Big 550 AM

The penalties were provided for under new sections of Brunei's Shariah Penal Code. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah instituted the code in 2014 to bolster the influence ...