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Daughter of art dealer accused of smuggling pledges to return entire Cambodian collection

The daughter of a prominent art and antiquities dealer accused of trafficking cultural artifacts has promised to repatriate more than 100 pieces from her father's private collection to Cambodia following his death.

Cambodian children abused by paedophile Geoffrey Moyle could receive compensation

An Adelaide court is considering whether it can order a paedophile to compensate his abuse survivors in South-East Asia, with the judge suggesting the payments would be an Australian first.

Cambodian opposition figure Mu Sochua plans return for mass trial despite hurdles

After living in exile for more than three years, Mu Sochua is making a daring bid to return to her homeland, Cambodia.

Cambodia begins commercial extraction from oil well offshore

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen says the country has begun its first commercial extraction of oil from a domestic well.

Australian former MP set to be trialled in absentia for ‘incitement’ in Cambodia

A former Victorian MP has been charged with incitement in Cambodia and could face jail time if he returns to his country of birth, as part of mass trials in what the former politician says is a "kangaroo court".

One-third of Cambodian rape cases are committed by a family member but victims are...

Nearly one-third of rape cases in Cambodia involve a suspect who is related to the victim, a human rights group has found, but many of the accused abusers are not prosecuted by the full weight of the law.

Cambodia has zero COVID-19 deaths and has just declared its first case of community...

While COVID-19 has ravaged much of the globe, Cambodia has just this week declared its first case of community transmission.

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ Kaavan airlifted to Cambodia following Cher campaign

Animal experts have sent off Kaavan, dubbed the "world's loneliest elephant", from Pakistan to his new home at a sanctuary in north-western Cambodia.

Cambodian garment factory workers demand rights after coronavirus closures

Ung Chanthoeun has spent the past 17 years on a hot factory floor in Cambodia, sewing, ironing, and painstakingly checking the labels on clothes for big brands worldwide.

Former Lismore teacher Garry Mulroy home after Cambodian prison ordeal

A former school teacher from Lismore says he was the victim of an extortion racket after serving time in a Cambodian jail charged with indecently assaulting boys.

Cambodian satellite city near Phnom Penh destroying wetlands with 1 million at risk of...

A damning new report shows a multi-billion-dollar satellite city near Phnom Penh threatens to pave over vital wetlands and unleash untreated sewerage into the Mekong River, putting more than 1 million people at risk of dangerous floods and water pollution.

Virus infects Cambodians who went on UN mission

Cambodia says the coronavirus has been detected in four members of a Cambodian military force that was stationed in Mali on a U.N. peacekeeping mission.

South-East Asian countries are using the COVID-19 pandemic to silence their critics. But these...

Sok Bolima knows she is probably being watched as she walks the streets of the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh protesting against her husband's arrest.

Cambodia’s Siem Reap province bans dog meat trade

A Cambodian province popular with tourists has banned the trade and slaughter of dogs for meat, saying canines are loyal and capable of protecting property and even serving in the military.

Cambodia’s drug war has seen prisoner numbers skyrocket during coronavirus pandemic

In a teeming cell of Phnom Penh's women's prison, baby Tevy was injured — a fracture to her thighbone, allegedly inflicted by a female prisoner.

Australian missionary Martin Chan found not guilty of fraud in Cambodia

Australian Christian missionary Martin Chan has been found not guilty of fraud in Cambodia, bringing an end to a four-year ordeal to clear his name.

Australians stranded in Cambodia running out of time to leave

Australians stranded in Cambodia are running out of time to leave the country before a state of emergency is imposed in the South-East Asian nation, which could further hamper their efforts to get home.

Australians wanting to leave Cambodia amid coronavirus hit ‘brick wall’ in bid for government...

A group of 85 Australian expats in Cambodia fear time is fast running out to leave before a state of emergency is declared in the country, saying their pleas for help from the Australian Government have gone unheeded.

Midwife Kate Taylor is helping improve childbirth and reduce maternal mortality in Cambodia

Midwives play a vital role in bringing life into the world, but Kate Taylor is also doing her bit to stop deaths which should be preventable.

ANZ compensates Cambodian families forcibly evicted to make way for sugar plantation

ANZ has agreed to compensate hundreds of Cambodian families who were forcibly evicted from their land to make way for a controversial sugar plantation and refinery.