Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah said a ‘de fato moratorium’ would apply to the death penalty for gay sex. Photograph: Brunei OUT/AFP/Getty Images

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah on Sunday extended a moratorium on the death penalty to incoming legislation prohibiting gay sex, seeking to temper a(...)

The front entrance is seen at The Dorchester, owned by the Sultan of Brunei whointroduced strict new Islamic laws that make anal sex and adultery offences punishable by stoning to death. Photograph:  Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

Around 100 people have turned out to take part in a protest against Brunei’s anti-LGBT laws in central London. The protest, led by human rights activ(...)

The Dorchester  was the venue for the Presidents Club event,  which closed down last year after members of the all-male guest list subjected some of the 130 women working at it to sustained sexual harassment. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

High-profile events and awards shows have been cancelled at the Dorchester in London in protest at the decision of Brunei, the hotel’s ultimate owner,(...)

Sultan of Brunei Hassanal Bolkiah speaks at the International Convention Centre to celebrate the Islamic event Isra Mi’raj, in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei, on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA

New Islamic criminal laws in Brunei punishing gay sex and adultery by stoning offenders to death have triggered international outcry. The penalties w(...)

Brunei’s Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah. Brunei, a Muslim-majority former British protectorate, plans to implement Islamic Sharia laws from April 3rd. Photograph: EPA

Brunei will deal a serious setback to human rights if it applies laws allowing death by stoning for adultery and gay sex, marking an end to a de facto(...)

Royal flight: King Willem-Alexander will switch to piloting Boeing 737s for KLM. Photograph: Natascha Libbert/KLM/AFP/Getty

For two decades the king of the Netherlands has been putting the royal in KLM Royal Dutch Airlines. King Willem-Alexander said this week that for the (...)