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Human Rights Watch: Charges Against Cambodian Leader Sokha ‘bogus’

A Human Rights Watch official on Wednesday said the trial of a top Cambodian opposition leader on treason charges is "completely bogus".

7 dead as 2 more bodies found in Cambodia building collapse

Search and rescue teams in Cambodia found two more bodies Saturday in the rubble of a collapsed building in the coastal province of Kep, raising the death toll in the disaster to seven, officials said.

Refugee Paroled in California Murder Case, Detained by ICE

A Cambodian refugee who drew support from immigrant groups was released Monday from a California prison after being granted parole in a murder case, then immediately turned over to federal agents for possible deportation, his attorney said.

Cambodia Dismayed Over US Sanctions For Corruption, Logging

The Cambodian government expressed “strong dismay” Tuesday over a U.S. Treasury decision to sanction two businessmen suspected of corruption and illegal logging.

Temple Collapses in Cambodia, Killing 3 and Injuring 13

A Buddhist temple under construction in Siem Reap, home of Cambodia’s famed Angkor temples, collapsed Monday, killing at least three people and injuring 13 others, including two monks, police said.

Cambodia leader Hun Sen relieved Trump doesn’t seek regime change

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen responded positively to a letter from US President Donald Trump that assured him Washington does not seek regime change and encouraged him to promote democracy and improve strained relations between the countries.

Cambodian Leader Sings Praises of US After Letter From Trump

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sun has signaled he would welcome better relations with the United States after a conciliatory letter from President Donald Trump and a meeting with Washington's new envoy.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen Downplays Loss of EU Trade Privileges

The premier continues to maintain the line that his country is willing to lose the benefits in order to preserve its sovereignty.

Cambodian princess, Devi, classical famed dancer, has died

Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, eldest daughter of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk and a famed dancer, died Monday at age 76.

Norodom Buppha Devi, Cambodian princess and classical dancer, dies at 76

Princess Norodom Buppha Devi, a noted practitioner and promoter of classical Cambodian dance and who was also the eldest daughter of Cambodia’s late King Norodom Sihanouk, died Nov. 18 at a hospital in Thailand. She was 76.

Gov. Gavin Newsom Pardons 3 NorCal Men Facing Deportation to Cambodia or Vietnam for...

California Gov. Gavin Newsom is pardoning three men who separately committed crimes when they were each 19 years old and now are attempting to avoid being deported to Cambodia or Vietnam.

Cambodia’s Angkor temple complex ending elephant rides

Elephants that serve as a tourist attraction and give rides at Cambodia's famed Angkor temple complex will be moved to a new home in a suitable jungle area, an official said Thursday.

Cambodia says it defeated opposition effort to topple govt

Cambodia’s government has claimed victory in its jousting with exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy, who was unable to meet his self-imposed deadline to return to the country in an attempt to oust Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Rainsy: EU Trade Move to Bolster Bid for Cambodian Democracy

Exiled Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy said Tuesday the European Union's assessment of whether to suspend trade privileges for his country will add momentum to efforts to restore democracy despite a government crackdown.

Cambodian rival stopped from going home to challenge Hun Sen

Cambodia's most prominent opposition leader, Sam Rainsy, was stopped from boarding a flight in Paris on Thursday in his attempt to return home to challenge his country's longtime autocratic leader, but he assured his followers he will go ahead with his plan.

Cambodian court eases detention of top opposition figure

A Cambodian court has lifted some restrictions on detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, essentially freeing him from house arrest and taking some of the spotlight off his exiled colleague who is attempting to return to the country.

US Envoy to Cambodia Meets Released Opposition Leader

The U.S. ambassador to Cambodia met Monday with opposition co-leader Kem Sokha following his release from house arrest and said further moves toward full democracy would improve relations with the United States.

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader makes it part way home

Cambodia’s exiled opposition leader Sam Rainsy arrived in Malaysia on Saturday, making partial progress in his quest to return to his home country to lead a movement to try to oust long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen.

Cambodian Opposition Leader Stopped from Returning Home

Before heading to the airport, Sam Rainsy told The Associated Press that Hun Sen is going all out to block their return because he is “very afraid.”

Cambodia’s Sam Rainsy says Thai Airways blocked his trip home on orders ‘from very...

The self-exiled opposition leader was intending to return to Cambodia to lead rallies against strongman Hun Sen via a transit through Thailand