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China, Cambodia clinch free trade pact in under a year

China and Cambodia signed a free trade agreement on Monday (Oct 12), put together in under a year and aimed at slashing tariffs and boosting market access between Beijing and one of its most important Asian allies.

Mekong nations pressed to share data as water level falls to new low

The inter-governmental Mekong River Commission (MRC) on Friday (Aug 7) urged China and Southeast Asian countries to share more data on hydropower dam operations, as water flow in the Mekong hit record low levels for a second consecutive year.

Cambodian Russia Today translator’s ‘fake news’ case sent to appeal court

Cambodia's Supreme Court on Wednesday (Jul 15) ordered the case of a translator jailed for involvement in a Russia Today documentary about sex trafficking be heard by an appeal court, due to what his lawyer said was a "factual problem" during his trial.

China pressed on Mekong dams after record low water levels

China was pressed on Tuesday (Jun 16) to show more transparency over its dam operations on the Mekong River, months after downstream water levels hit record lows and threatened millions of livelihoods.

Cambodia’s leader calls for foreign military drills, aid

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen invited foreign powers on Monday (Jun 1) to conduct military drills in the country as he called for overseas funding to build a pier and relocate an army training centre.

Concerns over undetected COVID-19 cases in Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar (video)

Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar have reported a low number of COVID-19 cases compared to their neighbours.

Cambodia bars entry from five countries as COVID-19 cases increase

Cambodia has banned entry of visitors from Italy, Germany, Spain, France and the US to curb the spread of coronavirus.

Cruise ship crew given COVID-19 all-clear in Cambodia

The crew of a US cruise ship were given the all-clear from the deadly new coronavirus on Thursday (Feb 20), as Cambodia's strongman premier suggested a former passenger who tested positive had caught it after leaving the country.

American tourist who disembarked from cruise in Cambodia tests positive for COVID-19 in Malaysia

An American woman who entered Malaysia after disembarking from a cruise ship in Cambodia was the latest person to be diagnosed with COVID-19 in the country on Saturday (Feb 15).

Cambodia casino staff strike over pay at billion-dollar gambling den

Thousands of Cambodian workers at a Phnom Penh casino that turns over more than a billion dollars a year continued a strike Friday (Jan 10) calling for better pay, in a country where Chinese money has driven a gambling boom.

Cambodia’s garment workers fret over deadly daily commutes

Gripping her friend's shoulder as a truck packed with 30 Cambodian garment workers tears down a pot-holed street, Nguon Sanit says her days are bookended by fear of dying on the kingdom's treacherous roads.

Owners of collapsed Cambodia building charged, released on bail

Owners of a building in Cambodia that collapsed and killed 36 workers and their families last week have been charged and released on bail, a court spokesman said on Tuesday (Jan 7).

Death toll rises to 36 in Cambodia building collapse

At least 36 people were killed and 23 injured after a tourist guesthouse under construction in Cambodia collapsed, trapping workers under rubble, officials said on Sunday.

Ten dead in Cambodia building collapse, more trapped

At least 10 people were killed and 23 injured after a building in Cambodia collapsed, trapping workers under rubble, officials said on Saturday.

Thousands lose jobs, casinos shut as Cambodia bans online gambling

More than 7,000 Cambodians have lost their jobs and dozens of casinos have been shuttered since a ban on online gambling in August, with more losses expected when the government begins inspections this week, officials said on Tuesday (Dec 31).

Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha still to face treason trial: PM

Cambodian opposition figure Kem Sokha, freshly freed from house arrest, will still stand trial for treason, strongman premier Hun Sen said Monday (Nov 18).

Rats a cheap street snack in Cambodia

As he tears off a leg of a charcoal-grilled rat at a roadside stall in western Cambodia, Yit Sarin hails the simple joy of rodent and rice washed down with beer.

Chef Mission 2 – Cambodia

MasterChef Winner Zander Ng braves bumpy roads to meet Singaporean Chua Bee Ngoh, the 66-year-old founder of the non-profit organization, Love Cambodia, which has been changing lives in Cambodia’s Prey Veng province.

Cambodia premier condemns use of rights as ‘political tool’

Cambodia's premier Hun Sen condemned the use of human rights as a "political tool" in a UN speech on Tuesday (Jul 2), in his latest pushback against Western pressure over his government's record.

Living with the dead: Urban poor take over Cambodian cemetery

Graveyards may traditionally be the eternal resting place for the dead, but one cemetery in Phnom Penh has become a place to stay for the living, as communities destroyed by unstoppable development are forced to take desperate measures.