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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.

‘Graves Without a Name’ Review: An Impossible Quest in Cambodia

The filmmaker Rithy Panh attempts to find where his parents, victims of the Khmer Rouge, are buried.

Union Garment Workers Fear ‘an Opportunity to Get Rid of Us’

From Bangladesh to Cambodia, basic labor rights are unraveling for some as the industry grapples with the coronavirus fallout.

China Limited the Mekong’s Flow. Other Countries Suffered a Drought.

New research show that Beijing’s engineers appear to have directly caused the record low levels of water in Thailand, Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam.

Review: Partying With the Khmer Rouge in ‘Cambodian Rock Band’

Lauren Yee’s ambitious, tonally mixed play uses bait-and-switch tactics to approach the dark heart of a genocidal regime.

Westerdam Passengers at Low Risk of Coronavirus Infection, C.D.C. Says

The agency does not know why one passenger’s test results were positive, but said there is no risk to fellow travelers.

Cambodia’s Coronavirus Complacency May Exact a Global Toll

When Cambodia’s prime minister greeted passengers on a cruise ship amid a coronavirus scare on Valentine’s Day, embraces were the order of the day. Protective masks were not.

Coronavirus Infection Found After Cruise Ship Passengers Disperse

Amid assurances that the Westerdam was disease free, hundreds of people disembarked in Cambodia and headed for airports. One was later found to be infected.

Quieter Response to Coronavirus in Countries Where China Holds Sway

Top officials in Southeast Asia have played down the threat of the virus and shied away from travel bans. Some have even pushed supposed remedies not supported by science.

A Jungle Airstrip Stirs Suspicions About China’s Plans for Cambodia

The Chinese military’s “string of pearls” strategy depends on far-flung regional outposts. Some think Cambodia is becoming one.

Antiquities Expert Charged With Trafficking in Cambodian Artifacts

Prosecutors say Douglas A. J. Latchford, 88, a dealer in and collector of Southeast Asian antiquities, falsified documents to make looted treasures easier to sell on the art market.