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Cambodia parties register as Hun Sen vows vote will go ahead

Registration began Monday for political parties contesting Cambodia's upcoming general election, with Prime Minister Hun Sen dismissing calls for a boycott by opposition supporters whose party was dissolved by pro-government courts last year.

Thais sends Cambodian wanted by Phnom Penh back to Denmark

The leader of a Cambodian anti-government group who was at risk of being extradited to his homeland for imprisonment said Friday he is safely back in Denmark, where he has had political asylum for seven years.

Cambodia wants Thailand to hand over opposition figure

Cambodia intends to seek the extradition from Thailand of the head of an anti-government organization who was convicted in absentia on terrorism charges in 2013, the government said Thursday.

US embassy in Cambodia warns personnel of alleged bomb plot

The US embassy in Cambodia has issued a security alert over an alleged plot to set off a bomb during the country’s traditional New Year holiday, which runs from Thursday through Monday.

Smuggler of assault rifles halted near Cambodia border

A pick-up truck with military stickers was found carrying illegal firearms at a checkpoint in the eastern province bordering Cambodia late Tuesday night.

Cambodia deports 89 suspects in online scam to China

Cambodia on Wednesday deported nearly 100 Chinese citizens accused of defrauding people in China in an internet scam, a senior Cambodian Interior Ministry official said.

Cambodian election body warns against poll boycott calls

Cambodia’s National Election Committee warned Monday that anyone urging voters to boycott the upcoming general election or otherwise interfere in the polls could face criminal charges and be fined, responding to a boycott call by the head of the country’s now-dissolved opposition party.

Japan’s foreign minister seeks free and fair Cambodia polls

Japan’s foreign minister on Sunday urged Cambodia to hold free and fair elections but didn’t comment on the Cambodian government’s actions against its political opponents during talks with the Southeast Asian nation’s long-serving prime minister, Hun Sen.

43 Cambodian nationals deported from U.S.

The group is the largest to be sent to Cambodia under a 2002 bilateral agreement. More than 500 other Cambodians have already been repatriated.

Cambodia’s missing railway link to Thailand rebuilt after 45 years

A missing 48km stretch of railway that connects the capital Phnom Penh to the Thai border has been rebuilt, 45 years after it was...

Tokyo’s envoy urges free and fair elections in Cambodia

An envoy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Cambodia on Friday for talks on regional issues and bilateral cooperation, also touching on the July election that critics say will be neither free nor fair.

Cambodia rejects joint statement of human rights concern

Cambodia’s ambassador to the United Nations office in Geneva on Thursday rejected a statement to the U.N. Human Rights Council endorsed by 45 nations that urges improvements in the Southeast Asia nation’s rights situation ahead of a general election this July.

Cambodian court denies opposition leader release on bail

Cambodia's Supreme Court has denied bail for an opposition leader charged with treason who is seeking to be released for medical treatment abroad.

Cambodian leader rejects call for talks from opposition

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday rejected a request from opposition leader Sam Rainsy for talks about the country's political problems, denigrating his archrival as a traitor and a convict.

Cambodian genocide documented in victims’ preserved clothes

As a leader in the field of textile conservation, Julia Brennan has worked to preserve many glamorous and historic articles of clothing, from a kimono presented to Babe Ruth, to singer James Brown’s jumpsuit, to a British aristocrat’s coronation gown.

Cambodian court orders seizure of former opposition HQ

Phnom Penh - A court in Cambodia has ordered the seizure of the headquarters of the country's former opposition party, which was dissolved last...

Cambodia bus crash kills driver, injures 19, mostly tourists

Nineteen people, mostly foreigners, were injured and the driver of the bus they were on killed in a collision with another vehicle Tuesday in eastern Cambodia, police said.