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  1. PHL drops 1st match in AFC RegionalsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 26 | Sun-Star

    THE Philippines lost its opening match in the Asian Football Confederation Regional Festival of Football 2016 with a 1-3 defeat to Cambodia yesterday at the Hassanal Bolkiah National Sports Complex in Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei. The Philippines drew first blood and had a 1-0 lead in the first half.


  2. Musa in Brunei for Sultan's birthdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jul 15 | Daily Express

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Chief Minister Datuk Seri Musa Aman and his wife Faridah as well as other guests attended the ceremonial parade at the Haji Sir Muda Omar Ali Saifuddien's square on the occasion of the Sultan's 70th birthday celebration, Friday. On Friday night, Musa and Faridah attended a dinner hosted by Ghulam.


  3. New models push Brunei car sales up 5.5 pct in JuneRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 14 | Xinhuanet

    Car sales in Brunei increased by 5.5 percent in June from the previous year as the introduction of new vehicle models gave the industry a slight boost. According to the latest statistics quoted by local media Thursday from the Brunei Automobile Traders Association , 1,407 passenger and commercial units were sold in June which is up by 73 units from last year.


  4. Social media luxuriating in news of French President Hollande's $11,000 hairdoRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jul 14 | MarketWatch

    ... Cristophe Schatteman. But Hollande still looks relatively frugal compared with some others. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Brunei's first and incumbent prime minister, is rumored to pay around $24,000 to fly his London barber first class to his location ...


  5. DPM Teo, Chan Chun Sing to attend Brunei Sultan's 70th birthday celebrationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Jul 12 |

    Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing will attend the Royal Guard of Honour Ceremony and Investiture Ceremony on Friday morning, as well as a Royal Banquet in the evening. SINGAPORE: Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean and Minister in the Prime Minister's Office Chan Chun Sing will visit Brunei from Thursday to Saturday as Singapore's representatives to the 70th birthday celebrations of Brunei Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah.


  6. Hari Raya Aidil Fitri open house celebration held in BruneiRead the original story

    Thursday Jul 7 | Xinhuanet

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, July 7, 2016 -- Bruneians and foreigners in Brunei enjoy free buffet during Hari Raya Aidil Fitri open house celebration at the Istana Nurul Iman palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, July 7, 2016. The Istana Nurul Iman palace, the residence of Brunei's Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah, opens to the public from July 7 to July 9. The Sultan, along with other members of the royal family, will celebrate the annual Muslim festival of Hari Raya Aidil Fitri with Bruneians and foreigners at the palace, providing every visitor with free buffet and souvenirs.


  7. Brunei keeps fireworks ban during Hari Raya festivalRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 30 | Xinhuanet

    The RBPF said Thursday that no permits have been issued to any companies in Brunei for the sale of fireworks, even in the upcoming Hari Raya festival celebration. The move, said Acting Director of Operation Senior Superintendent Pg Hj Muhammad in a press conference held at the RBPF Headquarters, was to further ensure the safety of the people during the celebration.


  8. Brunei Q1 GDP grows 3.6 pct, backed by oil, gas industryRead the original story

    Thursday Jun 30 | Xinhuanet

    Brunei's economy grew 3.6 percent in the first quarter of 2016 as compared to the same period last year on the back of increased oil and gas production. According to the statistics released by Brunei's Department of Economic Planning and Development on Thursday, Brunei's Gross Domestic Product at constant prices had increased to 4.69 billion Brunei dollars in the first quarter of 2016, compared to 4.53 billion Brunei dollars in the same period last year.


  9. 44 pct of diabetes cases undiagnosed in Brunei: health ministryRead the original story

    Jun 25, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    Around 44 percent of diabetic cases in Brunei are undiagnosed, which means that more than 20,000 Bruneians are unknowingly living with diabetes, according to a research conducted by Brunei's health ministry. In a statement issued Friday, the Ministry of Health said that 12.4 percent of adults have diabetes in Brunei, which is the leading cause of blindness, kidney disease and amputations among Bruneian adults.


  10. Bruneians now prefer Asian universitiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 8, 2016 | The Star Online

    ... Asian universities, representing a shift from the traditional preference for Western institutions. Speaking to The Brunei Times, the General Manager of James Hon Marketing and Management Delon Hon said that more students are opting for universities ...


  11. Local Chinese mark Dragon Boat Festival in BruneiRead the original story

    Jun 6, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, June 5, 2016 -- Photo taken on June 5, 2016, shows local Chinese participating in the Zongzi eating competition at the scene of Dragon Boat Festival celebrations held by Hokkien Association of Brunei in Banda Seri Begawan, Brunei's capital, June 5, 2016. Hokkien Association of Brunei, one of the biggest local Chinese organizations, on Sunday held a variety of activities to celebrate the coming traditional Dragon Boat Festival.


  12. Hamid AnsariRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | Outlook

    ... Hamid Ansari and his wife Salma Ansari interact with members of the Indian community in Bandar Seri Begawan in Brunei. Vice President Hamid Ansari being received by the High Commissioner of India in Brunei, Nagma M. Mallick in Bandar Seri Begawan, ...


  13. Youth, Sports Affairs: Cabinet apprised of the signing of MOU between India and Brunei DarussalamRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 |

    New Delhi, June 1 : The Union Cabinet under the Chairmanship of Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been apprised of the signing of Memorandum of Understanding between India and Brunei Darussalam in the field of Youth and Sports Affairs. The MoU between the two countries was signed on 2-02-2016 at Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.


  14. Asean to launch hotline to connect defence ministersRead the original story w/Photo

    Jun 1, 2016 | The Nation

    A HOTLINE for defence ministers of Asean countries will be launched this year, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah has announced. The announcement was made Wednesday by the Sultan, who is also the defence minister and supreme commander of the Royal Brunei Armed Forces , during the 55th RBAF anniversary celebrations at the Defence Academy, Tanah Jambu.


  15. Brunei's obesity prevalence close to 30 pct: health ministerRead the original story

    May 25, 2016 | Xinhuanet

    Obesity prevalence is close to 30 percent while the diabetes rate is over 12 percent in Brunei, Brunei's minister of health told the World Health Organization Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, local news daily Brunei Times reported Wednesday. Brunei's health minister, Dr Hj Zulkarnain said days ago in Geneva that tackling non-communicable diseases in Brunei poses challenges that cannot be met by Brunei's Ministry of Health alone.


  16. BruneiRead the original story

    Jan 26, 2016 | State Department

    Mail from the United States can be sent to the Embassy's address: U.S. Embassy, P.O. Box 2991, Bandar Seri Begawan BS8675, Negara Brunei Darussalam. Brunei Darussalam is a small Islamic Sultanate on the northern coast of the Island of Borneo.


  17. Working hand-in-hand Nations form pact in fight against terrorism at seaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 9, 2016 | The Star Online

    Taking them on: Teams from the special forces of Brunei, South Korea, Singapore and Thailand taking part in a military exercise during the ADMM in Bandar Seri Begawan. - The Straits Times/Asia News Network Singapore: The Singapore leg of a multinational military exercise kicked off as task forces intercepted and stormed a merchant vessel hijacked by "terrorists" at sea.


  18. a TPP deal falling victim to U.S. election may be good news for CanadaRead the original story w/Photo

    May 6, 2016 | The Globe and Mail

    Subscribe to Globe Unlimited to get fresh, focused analysis on the forces that shape the Canadian and global economies, and exclusive views from the world's top economic thinkers with Economic Insight! Trans-Pacific Partnership leaders Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, Brunei's Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Malaysian President Najib Razak, US President Barack Obama, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, New Zealand's Prime Minister John Key, Peruvian President Ollanta Humala, Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsein Loong and Vietnam's President Troung Tan Sang wave as they pose for a family photo prior to a meeting on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Summit in Manila on November 18, 2015.


  19. Malaysia's scandal-hit Najib seeks big win in Borneo state pollsRead the original story w/Photo

    May 5, 2016 | Reuters

    Malaysia's Prime Minister Najib Razak is pictured during the 19th Annual Leaders Consultation at Nurul Iman Palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, in this August 11, 2015 file photo. Malaysia's prime minister is going all out to secure a resounding victory in Sarawak when the country's largest state goes to the polls this Saturday, seeking to put a year of turmoil at government investment fund 1MDB behind him.


  20. Asean Dies - Unable to Detect Pulse: Obituary for Association of Southeast Asian NationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Apr 29, 2016 | Malaysia Chronicle

    ... doubtless how China, the hand controlling the Laotian glove puppet, would like to see it. The three minnows of ASEAN, Brunei, Cambodia and Laos, have just undermined ASEAN's efforts to present some sort of a united front questioning China's claims ...