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Sokha continues call for dropping of charge after bail conditions reduced

Not satisfied with having his bail conditions reduced, allowing him to travel freely in Cambodia, Kem Sokha says he wants his charge totally dropped.

Ten activists nabbed near CNRP HQ

Ten coup plotters were arrested on Tuesday in the capital’s Chak Angre Leu commune for supporting “acting president” Sam Rainsy, within the area of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party’s (CNRP) headquarters.

Hun Sen: Significant results at Asean Summit

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that the 35th Asean Summit and Related Summits in Thailand had produced “significant results”, particularly in expanding cooperation with the bloc’s partners China, India, Russia, the US and Japan.

New EU envoy arrives as EBA decision hangs in the balance

Now that the newly appointed EU Ambassador to Cambodia Carmen Moreno has landed in the country, she will be able to see for herself the reality in the Kingdom even as the possible withdrawal of the ‘Everything But Arms’ (EBA) agreement awaits its conclusion, analysts say.

Cambodia seeking stronger economic, trade ties with US

The Cambodian government has called on more US investors to build economic and trade relations with the Kingdom, the Ministry of Commerce said.

Kratie officials welcome 11th dolphin calf found in the province this year

Dolphin conservation officials said that a newly born calf was found among a pod of seven dolphins in Prek Kam Pi Resort area in Kam Pi village, Sambok commune, Chitr Borei district, in Kratie province.

Cambodia, Vietnam to hold joint disaster rescue exercises

The Royal Cambodian Armed Forces (RCAF) and the People’s Army of Vietnam will hold joint disaster rescue exercises in further collaborations to “maintain peace, order and stability in the neighbouring countries”.

Body of missing Brit pulled from sea near Thai waters

The body of missing British tourist Amelia Bambridge was found in the sea some 50km from Kong Rong on Thursday, a week after she disappeared upon leaving a beach party on the popular holiday island.

Cambodian ministry bans use of Google Translate for signboards

An inter-ministerial meeting led by Cambodia's Environment Ministry has decided to ban property developers from using Google Translate for their signboards and trademarks.

‘Hungary set to support Cambodia’s EBA access’

Hungarian President Janos Ader told Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday that his government will support Cambodia’s continued access to the EU’s “Everything But Arms” (EBA) agreement.

Cambodia welcomes US stance of non-interference

Cambodia has welcomed new US Ambassador Patrick Murphy's stance of not interfering in the Kingdom's internal affairs or supporting violent regime change, said a press release from the Council of Ministers on Friday following a meeting presided over by Prime Minister Hun Sen.

China to provide $84M grant to strengthen Kingdom’s military

China will grant the Kingdom 600 million yuan ($84 million) as it continues to support the strengthening of the Cambodian military, Minister of National Defence Tea Banh said on Wednesday.

Gov’t requests changes to deportation MoU with US

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Prak Sokhonn on Thursday requested the US government to amend a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regarding the deportation of Cambodian-American convicts to Cambodia.

Cambodia gears up to host Petanque World Championships

Cambodia are set to welcome world class petanque players from across the globe as they host the Women’s and Junior Petanque World Championships at Phnom Penh’s Olympic Stadium from the November 17 to 24.

Banh inks Sino-Cambodia military deal on China trip

Minister of National Defence Tea Banh and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe signed a mutual cooperation agreement on Sunday in which the armies of both countries will raise the scale of their joint military exercises.

Cambodia backs East Timor Asean bid

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday expressed hope that the newly-inaugurated Indonesian president Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, and other leaders of Asean member states will support East Timor’s bid for Asean membership during its summit in Bangkok at the year’s end.

Police ‘ready to arrest’ Rainsy as CNRP arrive in Thailand

Police and military officials confirmed their readiness to enforce the courts’ warrants to arrest Sam Rainsy, the “acting president” of the Supreme Court-dissolved Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), if he returns to the Kingdom as promised.

Cambodia, Turkey set to grow bilateral trade to $1B annually

Cambodia and Turkey have renewed their pledge to boost bilateral trade and investments to $1 billion annually, the Ministry of Commerce said.

TI Cambodia: More awareness of nat’l budget to boost transparency

Transparency International Cambodia (TI Cambodia) organised a debate on the national budget income on Friday to raise awareness on the matter.

Stung Treng court urged to apply press law over libel suit against reporter

The Union of Journalist Federations of Cambodia (UJFC) on Wednesday called on the Stung Treng Provincial Court to apply the Press Law in a case involving a Ratanakkiri province parliamentarian and a TV journalist.