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Pet lion returned to owner after Cambodia PM intervenes

The lion was seen playing in TikTok videos at a villa in Phnom Penh. Neighbors were alarmed by the videos, with authorities soon confiscating the animal in a rescue operation.

Cambodia charges environmentalists with insulting king

Advocacy group Mother Nature activists Sun Ratha, Ly Chandaravuth and Yim Leanghy were arrested last week for documenting waste discharge into a city river.

US pulls Cambodia wildlife sanctuary funding

The US Embassy in Phnom Penh says it has spent more than $100 million to combat deforestation in the Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. But illegal activities continue apace.

Cambodia’s mine-sniffing rat army (video)

Cambodia is deploying a fresh army of rats to sniff out landmines left over from the civil war that ended three decades ago. The new rat recruits are replacing recently retired ones that have helped clear hundred of mines across the country.

COVID: Cambodia’s harsh lockdown aggravates food insecurity

Efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus left many Cambodians without access to food, essential medicines and other necessities for weeks.

Cambodia’s Tonle Sap lake threatened by climate change (video)

As one of the biggest inland fisheries in the world, Cambodia's Tonle Sap has sustained generations of fishermen. But a combination of natural and man-made changes are impacting livelihoods, forcing the fishermen to seek new ways to make ends meet.

Cambodia: Activists slam ‘politicized’ trial of opposition

An activist said she was being persecuted for her political opinions as Cambodia tries dozens of opposition members. Human rights groups raised concerns over the fairness of such a trial.

‘World’s loneliest elephant’ Kaavan leaves Pakistan for Cambodia (video)

A 35-year-old elephant is headed for a wildlife sanctuary in Cambodia after his miserable condition at an Islamabad zoo sparked a global outcry. American singer Cher campaigned for his freedom for years.

DW Freedom of Speech Award laureate Sovann Rithy released from prison

Journalist Sovann Rithy has been released from prison.

Rights groups slam Cambodia’s proposed clean-up drive

A proposed law in Cambodia aims to clean up the streets of Phnom Penh, which also means that thousands of street vendors could be forced to shut down their businesses. Ate Hoekstra reports.

Cambodia genocide: Khmer Rouge torture prison commander Comrade Duch dies

Comrade Duch, the head of the Khmer Rouge and the person who ran Cambodia's notorious S-21 prison during the country's genocide, died on Wednesday, a spokesman for the tribunal that convicted him of war crimes in 2010 said.

Coronavirus pushing Cambodia back into poverty

Cambodia has taken a heavy hit from the economic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With firms staring at canceled orders and people losing jobs, fears grow that it could undo the nation's progress fighting poverty.

Foreign money leaves trail of ghost towns

Brand new luxury condominiums are springing up across the capital Phnom Penh, but the average Cambodian cannot afford to live in them. This has increased dependency on foreign investors. Ate Hoekstra reports.

Elephant Kaavan to find new home in Cambodia after Islamabad mistreatment

Islamabad Zoo is set to send its lone elephant, Kaavan, to a Cambodian sanctuary after a court ordered his freedom. Singer Cher and other activists from across the world had pushed for the animal's release.

Coronavirus wreaks havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry (video)

With foreign tourists not visiting Cambodia, an increasing number of people find it difficult to make ends meet. Experts say the tourism industry will take years to revive. Ate Hoekstra reports from Siem Reap.

Coronavirus wreaks havoc on Cambodia’s tourism industry

With foreign tourists not visiting Cambodia, an increasing number of people find it difficult to make ends meet. Experts say the tourism industry will take years to revive. Ate Hoekstra reports from Siem Reap.

Coronavirus brings trouble to Cambodia’s garment industry

Hundreds of thousands of textile workers in Cambodia are staring at an uncertain future as the COVID-19 pandemic knocks off demand for clothes across the world. Ate Hoekstra reports from Phnom Penh.

Cambodia hotel collapse search ends, 36 dead

The rescue effort lasted almost two days, mobilizing hundreds of workers to pull people from the rubble. Experts say low safety standards in Cambodia raise the risk of accidents at construction sites.

Cambodia cracks down on activists as opposition leader plans return

At least 30 opposition activists have been arrested this year and accused of plotting to overthrow the Cambodian government before the planned return from self-exile of Sam Rainsy, the main opposition leader.

EU mulls end to Cambodia deal

For almost two decades Cambodia has enjoyed duty-free access to the European Union single market through the so-called "Everything but Arms" agreements. But now the EU is considering scrapping the deal.