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Cambodia’s Prized Kampot Pepper, Nearly Wiped Out By Khmer Rouge, Makes A Comeback

Pepper is believed to originate from southern India. But some chefs, including the late Anthony Bourdain and the Michelin-starred French chef Olivier Roellinger, have been drawn to pepper produced in Cambodia, specifically in the province of Kampot.

Across Languages And Generations, One Family Is Reviving Cambodian Original Music

Laura Mam is one of Cambodia's biggest pop stars, but she wasn't born or raised in the country.

‘Houses On The River Will Fall’: Cambodia’s Sand Mining Threatens Vital Mekong

Some 60 million people rely on Southeast Asia's Mekong River for their sustenance. But the Mekong is under threat.

Sand Mining In Cambodia And Dams Upstream Threaten Mekong River

There are many ways to kill a river. With Southeast Asia's storied Mekong, China's upriver damming is taking a heavy toll, but downstream neighbors share the blame. The No. 1 threat: sand mining.

The Lake That Feeds The Mekong Basin Is Facing A Shortage Of Fish

In the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, where the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers meet, workers are putting the final touches on the grandstand for Bon Om Touk, the annual water festival which begins this weekend.

Cambodian Opposition Leaders Say Their Efforts To Return Have Been Thwarted

Cambodia's top opposition leader is vowing to keep a promise to return and lead demonstrations against the country's long-time authoritarian leader after he was barred from boarding a flight to Southeast Asia.

U.S. Deports The Latest Group Of Cambodian Immigrants

The latest group of Cambodian immigrants to be deported from the U.S. arrived in Phnom Penh on Wednesday. Steve Inskeep talks to attorney Melanie Kim about who they are and why they're being deported.

China Reshapes The Vital Mekong River To Power Its Expansion

Chinese tourists account for more visitors to Thailand — and much of Southeast Asia — than from any other country.

‘Democracy For Cambodia Is At Stake’ As Country Heads Into Elections

Other than the campaign posters plastered across Cambodia's capital Phnom Penh, there's little sign that general elections are coming up this Sunday, July 29. Traffic hums along as usual. And save for the occasional car spouting ruling party propaganda through a bullhorn, there's no canvassing or active campaigning in the streets and scant open talk about the vote.

Huge Flood From Failed Dam In Laos Has Now Spread To Cambodia

Some 25,000 Cambodians raced to find higher ground after floodwaters spread to their province from a failed hydroelectric dam in neighboring Laos, according to state media in Cambodia. In Laos, the government says flooding has killed at least 27 people and destroyed the homes of more than 3,000 residents.

Leopards On The Verge Of Extinction In Cambodia

A new study confirms that the breeding population of leopards in Cambodia has declined by 72 percent in the last five years.