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Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy faces hurdles as he attempts to return home

Exiled opposition leader was barred from boarding a Thai Airways flight to Bangkok on Thursday afternoon.
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Cambodia’s Rainsy ‘refused boarding’ onto Paris-Bangkok flight

Cambodian opposition leaders from a banned political party are being prevented from returning home. They want to lead hundreds of supporters on Saturday against Prime Minister Hun Sen. Al Jazeera's Laura Burdon-Manley reports.

Malaysia detains Cambodian opposition leader Mu Sochua

Mu Sochua and Sam Rainsy, the main opposition leader, were scheduled to return to Cambodia on Saturday.

Malaysia detains two Cambodian dissidents headed for Thailand

The two detainees are members of the Cambodian National Rescue Party outlawed by Prime Minister Hun Sen's government.

‘No alternative’: Rainsy determined to return to Cambodia

Exiled opposition leader insists he will return as planned, from Paris through Thailand, despite increasing obstacles.

Could EU tariff threat on Cambodia lead to exploitation of women?

Many women could lose their jobs and turn to other industries, where they may be sexually exploited, warns a new report.

African swine fever keeps spreading across Asia

World Organisation for Animal Health says no country is immune from being hit by the deadly animal virus.

Questions over Rainsy’s Cambodia return after deputy turned back

Thailand denied entry to Mu Sochua, raising doubts about plan for opposition leaders to take land route back home.

Turkey arrests Turkish-Mexican man in Cambodia over Gulen links

Anadolu report on Osman Karaca's arrest and deportation came as rights groups urged Cambodia to confirm his whereabouts.

Cambodia steps up opposition crackdown as Rainsy return nears

Government of longtime leader Hun Sen claims Rainsy's return is a "coup", threatening long jail terms for supporters.

‘Never-ending’: Cambodia spy case journalists face new probe

A two-year-old espionage case against two Cambodian journalists has been extended yet again, after a Phnom Penh judge on Thursday ordered a reinvestigation claiming there was not enough evidence for him to deliver a verdict.

Cambodia’s exiled former opposition leader calls for uprising

Cambodian government describes Rainsy’s call an attempted coup and is threatening to jail anyone who supports it for up to 30 years.

Cambodia’s lifeline threatened as Mekong recedes to historic low

Dams, low rainfall and changing climate blamed for decline in river's fortunes amid worries about crucial food supply.

Cambodia’s Orphan Business: The Dark Side of ‘Voluntourism’

Tourists volunteering in Cambodian orphanages may be unwittingly fuelling an industry that exploits children for profit.

Cambodia detains another opposition member amid crackdown

Rights group calls for dropping of charges and release of Nuth Pich, a member of the dissolved opposition party.

Cambodia-European Union trade deal is on the chopping block

Accusations of human rights abuse by the Cambodian government may force the end of a preferential trade agreement.

Plundering Cambodia’s Forests

101 East investigates how illegal loggers are plundering some of Cambodia's last remaining forests.

Espionage trial of two former RFA journalists starts in Cambodia

The two were arrested in a late night raid during 2017 political crackdown and accused of spying for the US.

Thai court rejects class action against sugar giant Mitr Phol

Cambodian villagers accuse Thailand's biggest sugar company of stealing their land, something the company denies.

In a Cambodian beach town, China-led building boom flouts rules

Lax regulation, bribery and corruption put lives at risk in China-fuelled development of once-sleepy Sihanoukville town.