Japan agrees to lease military aircraft to Philippines
Japan will lease military aircraft to the Philippines to counter Beijing's increasing regional influence
Brunei delays introduction of tough Islamic law
Brunei has postponed its implementation of tough Islamic criminal punishments that were due to begin Tuesday and have drawn condemnation from the UN's human rights office and rare criticism at home.
Sultan of Brunei introduces tough Islamic punishments
The Sultan of Brunei announced the phased introduction of tough Islamic punishments including death by stoning for crimes such as adultery, in the monarchy's latest step towards conservatism.