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Philippines: Indonesia woman arrested with Cambodia drugs

Philippine authorities said they arrested an Indonesian woman who was carrying $1 million worth of illegal drugs in her carry-on bag from her flight from Cambodia on Monday, amid a drug smuggling crackdown.

Cambodian court charges exiled politicians with rebellion

A Cambodian court has charged seven top opposition politicians with plotting armed rebellion for planning to return from self-imposed exile to seek a change in government through mass peaceful protests.

At Least 20 Cambodian Refugees in CA to Be Deported as Part of Trump...

Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration’s efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are being ordered to report to federal officials next week for removal.

Asian American groups in Lowell oppose Cambodian refugee deportations

Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration’s efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are being ordered to report to federal officials this week for removal.

New Mexico educator heading to Cambodia to help teachers

Before he joined Santa Fe Public Schools, Gary Bass taught English in China, Syria and Vietnam. His students at El Camino Real Academy are aware of his world travels and prone to inquiring about motorbike traffic in Asia or the sounds of a foreign language.

FIFA sees no obstacles for women to attend games in Iran

Soccer's governing body FIFA says an inspection visit to Iran has shown "no noteworthy operational obstacles" to lifting the country's 40-year ban and letting women attend a World Cup qualifying game next month.

Cambodia gives garment workers 4.4% minimum wage hike

Cambodia’s government announced Friday that it is raising the minimum wage for the garment industry, the country’s biggest export earner, whose workers make up a powerful political bloc.

Malaysia’s Mahathir begins state visit to Cambodia

Malaysia’s prime minister arrived in Cambodia on Monday to strengthen ties and witness the signing of several agreements.

Verdict Delayed for 2 Cambodia Journalists in Espionage Case

A verdict has been delayed in the espionage case against two Cambodian journalists who worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia.

Verdict set for 2 Cambodian journalists accused of espionage

A Cambodian court is scheduled to issue a verdict Friday in the case of two journalists who worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia who are charged with espionage.

FIFA clears Iraq to host World Cup qualifying games in Basra

FIFA says the southern Iraqi city of Basra can host the national team’s return to playing World Cup qualifying games at home.

Cambodian PM sues opposition leader in French court

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has filed a defamation lawsuit in French court against his longtime political enemy Sam Rainsy, a lawyer for the Southeast Asian leader said Tuesday.

Cambodian opposition says founder to end exile in November

Cambodia’s popular but disbanded opposition party said Friday its self-exiled co-founder will make his long-promised return to the country in early November.

Khmer Rouge tribunal: Death stops defendant’s appeal

The U.N.-assisted tribunal trying leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge on charges of genocide and other crimes affirmed Tuesday it will cease legal proceedings against Nuon Chea, the communist group’s No. 2 leader who died aged 93 on Aug. 4 while his conviction was under appeal.

Foreign ministry mum on Serbia making Yingluck a citizen

Thailand’s foreign ministry had no immediate reaction Friday to reports that the country’s former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has been granted Serbian citizenship, joining her brother as a fugitive globe-trotting Thai with foreign nationality.

Cambodian rescued after 4 days wedged in mountain rock

A Cambodian man who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings for sale was rescued Wednesday after being trapped for almost four days.

US decries Chinese disruption of Mekong River

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concern over Chinese activities on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, calling them troubling trends.

Cambodia fines waste importer, sets deadline for its return

A top customs official in Cambodia said Tuesday that a local company that illegally imported almost seven dozen shipping containers of plastic waste from the United States and Canada has been ordered to pay a fine of nearly $260,000, and will face criminal charges if the waste is not sent back to its countries of origin before Aug. 24.

Cambodian police arrest 7 marking death of government critic

Seven people in Cambodia have been detained in connection with activities marking the third anniversary of the killing of a prominent government critic, police said Wednesday.

Japanese collector returns ancient artifacts to Cambodia

Millennium-old Cambodian artifacts displayed in a Japanese collector’s home for two decades have been returned to the Southeast Asian country’s National Museum.