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Local ‘Muscle Wine’ Brews Up a Following

Maybe it’s the hefty portion of deer antler that explains its popularity. Or maybe it’s another of the “precious Chinese herbs” that are blended into...

Rain Gamblers Look For Pennies From Heaven

At sunrise on secret Phnom Penh rooftops, the sky gamblers gather to study the heavens and set the odds. Later, they descend to small,...

Cuban Embassy Calls US Embargo “An Act of Genocide”

The Cuban Embassy in Phnom Penh played its part in a worldwide Cuban media offensive Wednesday by blasting US President George W Bush’s foreign...

Psychologist Takes Helm of Returnee Project

On his first day of work as director of the Returnee Integration Sup­­port Program, Dr George Ellis ex­pressed excitement and optimism Monday for the...

‘Ice’ Form of Crystal Methamphetamine Rising in Popularity

A potent form of crystal methamphetamine known locally as “ice” is becoming readily available and increasingly popular on the streets of the capital, officials...

Surprise Football Match Prompts Renovations

An announcement Tuesday that Cambodia’s national football team will face Singapore in an Oct 11 “friendly” match has players, groundskeepers and government officials scrambling...

Pchum Ben: Of Buffaloes and Bragging Rights

vihear sour commune, Khsach Kandal district, Kandal province - In the short space of time following the final notes of Sunday’s late-night dance party,...

Pagoda Gets Holiday Started With Buffalo Races

vihear sour commune, Khsach Kandal district, Kandal province - With businesses and government offices around the country closed for the three-day Pchum Ben cele­bra­tions,...

National Team Selection Fights Brought the Country’s Best Boxers to the Ring

With more than 600 en­trants, thousands of on­lookers and scru­tiny from Olympic Commit­tee Pre­si­dent Prince Norodom Ran­a­riddh and everyday citizens, the na­tion’s 11-day national...

Gambling Firm Scores With Local Football Fans

It’s 3 pm on Wednesday, and the CamboSix office at the corner of Streets 63 and 184 is a riot of eager activity. The...

Veterans Sign Agreement To Implement Returnee Program

The US Agency for International Develop­ment announced Monday a three-year, $800,000 grant agreement with Veterans International Cambodia aimed at facilitating the integration of Cambodians...

Nat’l Kickboxing Competition Draws to a Close

The final bell sounded on 11 con­secutive days of kickboxing com­petition in Phnom Penh on Mon­day as the national team se­lection tournament wrapped up...

With a New Head Coach and New Direction, Cambodia’s National Football Team Reaches For...

Once a source of national pride—and the spectacle sport of choice for royalty and regular folk alike—the Cam­bo­d­i­an national football team has been mired...

Diamond Diplomacy Hits Home Run in Baribor

Baribor district, Kompong Chhnang province - America's national pastime, a chef's obsession, cross-cultural relations and an international marketing scheme all came sliding together head-first...

Prince Pledges Support to Nat’l Football Team

In an light-hearted ceremony featuring avuncular encouragement and stern expectations, National Assembly President Prince Norodom Ranariddh visited the Cambodian Football Fed­eration headquarters on Thursday...

Once a Paradise, Pillaged Pailin Soldiers On

pailin municipality, Battambang province - As border town Poipet enjoys relative prosperity amid freewheeling commerce and op­portunity, Pai­lin is struggling to survive a se­vere...

Cambodia Names New Nat’l Football Coach

In an attempt to improve the sag­­ging international stature of Cam­bo­dian football, the Cambodian Football Federation and National As­sembly President Prince Noro­dom Ran­ar­iddh have...

Nation’s Crocodile Industry Strives To Save its Skin

Commander Crocodile Chhin So­koun Theary has had enough. She has spent 30 years building her reptile-raising ranch from a cottage industry in Phnom Penh’s Tuol...

Nation’s Crocodile Industry Strives To Save its Skin

Commander Crocodile Chhin Sokoun Theary has had enough. She has spent 30 years building her reptile-raising ranch from a cottage industry in Phnom Penh's...

Charismatic Mekong Catfish Returned to Wild

With a slight shrug and a slow smile, catfish farmer Ing Vannath watched Wednesday morning as seven years and more than 200 kg of...