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Norodom Ranariddh, Royal Player in Cambodian Politics, Dies at 77

Prince Norodom Ranariddh of Cambodia, a son and brother of kings who shared the post of prime minister until he was ousted in a coup, died on Nov. 29 in France. He was 77.

Cambodian Effort to Find Artifacts Won’t End With Informant’s Death

Officials plan to use evidence from the former looter known as Lion as they seek the return of stolen objects from museums and private collections.

He Sold Away His People’s Heritage. He’s in the Jungle to Get It Back.

A Cambodian temple looter, who says more than 100 artifacts he stole are in museums around the world, is working to help reclaim them.

Cambodia’s reopening is propelled by vaccinations

Cambodia reopened for fully vaccinated tourists from overseas this week without quarantine after a nationwide campaign succeeded in achieving one of the world’s highest vaccination rates.

Cambodia Says the Met Museum Has Dozens of Its Looted Antiquities

The country’s culture minister cites new evidence, including the account of a reformed looter, to assert that numerous artifacts at the Metropolitan Museum of Art were stolen from ancient sites.

Overlooked No More: Sinn Sisamouth, ‘King’ of Cambodian Pop Music

He and his singing partner, Ros Serey Sothea, drew from a wide range of Western and local influences. They disappeared after the Khmer Rouge seized power in 1975.

Charged With Treason, a Genocide Survivor Opts to Fight, Not Flee

As a child, Theary Seng escaped Cambodia’s killing fields. After returning there as a human rights advocate, she angered the country’s strongman leader. But she refuses to be driven away again.

They Were Once Luxury Venues. Now They Are Grim Covid Camps.

As an outbreak seizes Cambodia, patients who test positive for the virus say they are being forced into quarantine centers that are more like makeshift prisons than hospitals.

U.S. Moves to Return Antiquity Said to Be Stolen From Cambodia

U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan are planning to return to Cambodia a 10th-century Khmer sandstone statue said to have been plundered more than 20 years ago from a temple there.

Mao Ayuth, Filmmaker Who Survived the Khmer Rouge, Dies at 76

At a time when most artists were killed, he hid his background. Later he resumed his career and served in government. He died of complications of Covid-19.

Cambodians Demand Apology for Khmer Rouge Images With Smiling Faces

An Irish artist colorized portraits of Cambodian prisoners who were tortured, starved, beaten and killed. In some cases, he doctored the images to put smiles on their faces.

A Chef’s Quest to Preserve Cambodia’s Lost Flavors

Part historical record, part how-to for cooks, Rotanak Ros’s “Nhum” pieces together recipes from a time before the country’s genocide.

Bretton Sciaroni, Influential American in Cambodia, Dies at 69

After losing his White House job because of his role in the Iran-contra scandal, he reinvented himself as a business broker and government adviser in Phnom Penh.

Piecing Together the Next Pandemic

From a small lab in Cambodia, Dr. Jessica Manning is on the lookout for emerging diseases.

With a Gift of Art, a Daughter Honors, if Not Absolves, Her Father

Douglas Latchford, a scholar of Khmer antiquities who was accused of trafficking in looted artifacts, bequeathed his world-class collection to his daughter. She has returned it to Cambodia.

‘The Donut King’ Review: Sweet Dreams

This documentary traces the mercurial journey of a Cambodian refugee who became a doughnut mogul in California.

Rat That Sniffs Out Land Mines Receives Award for Bravery

Magawa, a 5-year-old African giant pouched rat, was recognized with a prestigious honor for his work detecting mines and explosives in Cambodia.

Duch, Prison Chief Who Slaughtered for the Khmer Rouge, Dies at 77

Under his watch at Tuol Sleng prison, Duch, whose real name was Kaing Guek Eav, said, “I considered it evil eating evil.”

Douglas A.J. Latchford, Khmer Antiquities Expert, Dies at 88

A leading collector of Cambodian relics, he was credited with helping preserve Khmer culture. He was also charged with trafficking in looted treasures.

Cambodian Politician Arrested for Comments About Border Land

The leader of a little-known Cambodian political party was arrested Friday for comments about the alleged encroachment on the country’s territory by Vietnam, the second arrest in two weeks related to the politically sensitive subject.