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10,000 evacuated in Cambodia due to flooding; rice crop hit

More than 10,000 people have been evacuated in Cambodia after a tropical storm triggered flash floods, an official said Wednesday.

Chinese foreign minister begins SE Asian tour in Cambodia

China and Cambodia signed a free trade agreement on Monday as China’s foreign minister visited Phnom Penh as part of a four-nation Southeast Asian tour.

Flooding in Cambodia leaves at least 11 dead

Seasonal rains were made worse by a tropical storm, causing flash floods.

US Expresses Concern Over China Link to Cambodian Base

The United States expressed disappointment Wednesday that Cambodia is tearing down a U.S.-funded building used for a maritime security program, and voiced concern that the action may be linked to the possible use of a Cambodian naval base by China’s military.

Cambodia denies that demolition of US-funded facility is to make way for Chinese naval...

Cambodia’s government on Monday officially denied suggestions that its demolition of a U.S.-funded facility at one of its naval bases is a signal that China will be granted basing privileges there, saying the work only involves planned infrastructure improvements.

Cambodian man arrested with almost 300 centuries-old jars

A man on Cambodia’s southern coast was arrested for possessing almost 300 centuries-old earthenware jars that he is believed to have salvaged from a shipwreck, an official said Tuesday.

Cambodia, China, challenge US over sanctions on Chinese firm

Cambodia and China on Wednesday rejected U.S. allegations that a Chinese state-owned company was guilty of human rights abuses and corruption in its acquisition of land in Cambodia.

UN calls for release of human rights activists in Cambodia

A group of women in Cambodia’s capital, Phnom Penh, held a small but spirited protest Friday demanding the release of their detained...

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ living in abysmal conditions gets new chance at better life

An elephant who has become a cause celebre for animal rights activists around the world will be allowed to leave his Pakistani zoo and transferred to better conditions, the animal welfare group helping with the case said Saturday.

Senior Cambodian Opposition Figure Allowed Back in Politics

A prominent former opposition politician in Cambodia had his ban on political activities lifted Thursday after the government approved his request for political rehabilitation.

Khmer Rouge’s chief jailer who oversaw torture and killings of 16,000 Cambodians dead at...

Kaing Guek Eav, known as Duch, had been serving a life sentence for crimes against humanity.

Cambodian politician arrested for comments about border land

The leader of a little-known Cambodian political party was arrested Friday for comments about the alleged encroachment on the country’s territory by Vietnam, the second arrest in two weeks related to the politically sensitive subject.

EU slaps duties on Cambodia exports over rights concerns

The European Union on Wednesday (Aug 12) began to reimpose customs duties on certain exports from Cambodia in response to what it said are concerns about the Southeast Asian country’s human rights record.

Cambodian butcher quits dog meat trade, shuts slaughterhouse

Animal rights activists in Cambodia have gained a small victory in their effort to end the trade in dog meat, convincing a canine slaughterhouse in one village to abandon the business.

Cambodian labor leader arrested for political comments

A prominent Cambodian labor union leader who is a longtime government critic has been arrested on a charge of inciting social unrest because of his comments about a politically sensitive matter concerning the country’s borders.

2 U.S. Diplomats Among New Coronavirus Cases in Cambodia

Two U.S. diplomats are among five new cases of coronavirus in Cambodia announced Friday by health officials.

Cambodian province famous for Angkor Wat bans dog meat trade

The Cambodian province that is home to the famous Angkor Wat temple complex, a major destination for foreign tourists, has outlawed the trade in dog meat, which animal rights activists have said is rife in the area.

US to provide Cambodia with $56 million in development aid

The United States has agreed to provide Cambodia with more than $56 million in development assistance, the two countries announced.

Cambodia to provide cash to poor hit by COVID-19 outbreak

Cambodia has established a program to give cash handouts to the country's poorest households to alleviate the financial burden caused by the coronavirus.

Cambodian man kept live land mines as yard decorations

Authorities in northwestern Cambodia have scolded a man for his lawn decorations -- old land mines and other abandoned ordnance still containing live explosives, an official said Friday.