15 Jul 2021
European Union member states on Thursday agreed to add Ukraine to a list of countries from which travellers can enter the European Union during the coronavirus pandemic, while Rwanda and Thailand were removed. The EU's eastern neighbour joins a "green list" of only around 20 countries, which also includes the likes of Canada, Japan, New…
27 Apr 2020
Brunei reported no new cases of COVID-19 on Monday with the national tally of cases standing at 138, marking the eighth day in a row without new cases since April 19.
10 May 2019
Brunei said Friday it does not discriminate against people's "sexual orientation" despite a new sharia criminal code that includes death by stoning for gay sex and adultery.
6 May 2019
Brunei's sultan has announced death by stoning for gay sex and adultery will not be enforced after a global backlash, but critics Monday called for harsh sharia laws to be abandoned entirely.
6 Apr 2019
Dozens of anti-discrimination demonstrators massed on Saturday outside the Brunei-owned luxury Dorchester Hotel in London over the southeast Asian country's adoption of harsh new sharia laws, including death for gay sex. Led by human rights activist Peter Tatchell, up to 100 people gathered outside the Park Lane hotel, many armed with rainbow flags, placards and…
1 Apr 2019
The United Nations decried Monday new "cruel and inhuman" laws set to take effect in Brunei this week which impose death by stoning for gay sex and adultery, and amputations for theft.
27 Mar 2019
Adultery and gay sex in Brunei will be subject to death by stoning from next week, authorities said, under a strict Sharia law that has been on hold for four years amid heavy criticism.