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‘Hero rats’ ready for demining duty in Cambodia

Super sense of smell gives animals ability to alert humans to dangers in the ground.

Cambodia deploys new batch of rat recruits to sniff out landmines

20 African giant pouched rats imported from Tanzania have undergone intense training in sniffing out landmines.

United States returns 27 stolen antiquities to Cambodia

The United States has repatriated 27 antiquities to Cambodia, including Hindu and Buddhist statues, after years of work by New York investigators to recover the smuggled artefacts.

U.S. says denied full access to Cambodia naval base during visit

The U.S. embassy in Phnom Penh said on Friday its defence attaché had been refused full access to Cambodia's largest naval base during an invited visit, just days after Washington expressed concern about China's military activities at the base.

Cambodia emerges as major meth producer amid pandemic

To dodge Covid-19 restrictions, crime groups increasingly transported drugs through Laos.

Cambodia unclear on oil plans after partner heads towards liquidation

Cambodia's government said on Thursday it had no immediate plan for maintaining oil production in the country, after its partner KrisEnergy announced it was headed to liquidation, just five months after extracting the country's first drop of oil.

How China’s vaccine diplomacy brought bosom buddy Cambodia even closer

Almost one in every five Cambodians has already received a dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine, catapulting the country well past wealthier, bigger Southeast Asian neighbours. Like the doses, the success story is labelled 'Made in China'.

Cambodia seeks China’s help to modernise navy base

China will help to modernise and expand Cambodia's largest naval base but will not be the only country given access to the facility, Cambodian media reported on Wednesday (Jun 2), quoting the country's defence minister.

U.S. deputy secretary of state visits Cambodia amid worsening rights record

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman arrived in Cambodia on Tuesday for the second leg of a regional tour, making her the most senior U.S. official to visit China’s closest ally in Southeast Asia in almost a decade.

US concerned by China presence in Cambodia, urges ‘balanced’ policy

The most senior U.S. official to visit Cambodia in years expressed concern on Tuesday about China's military presence there and sought clarification on the demolition of U.S.-funded buildings, the State Department said.

Cambodian capital to end blanket COVID-19 lockdown despite surge

Prime Minister Hun Sen has ordered an end to a blanket lockdown in Phnom Penh, even as Cambodia reported a record 841 new coronavirus cases on Monday (May 3).

Cambodia convicts 5 environmentalists over plan to march to PM’s home

A Cambodian court sentenced five environmental activists for up to 20 months in jail on Wednesday for incitement to commit crimes, over their attempts to organise a march to the prime minister's residence to protest the filling-in of a city lake.

Cambodian capital to end blanket COVID-19 lockdown despite surge

Cambodia registered a record 841 new coronavirus cases on Monday but Prime Minister Hun Sen ordered the end to a blanket lockdown in the capital Phnom Penh and said there would be only be lockdowns in areas where infections have surged.

Cambodia drafts in army to speed up Covid-19 vaccinations

Cambodia's army began a drive on Saturday (May 1) to vaccinate nearly half a million people in the parts of Phnom Penh worst-hit by Covid-19, as the South-east Asian nation looks to step up the pace of inoculations.

Cambodia police general among 3 jailed for violating COVID-19 curbs

A Cambodian court has jailed three people, including a top police general, for more than a year for violating COVID-19 restrictions by attending a party, a court official said on Friday, April 30.

Cambodians complain of lockdown hunger as outbreak takes toll on poor

Residents in Cambodia's capital gathered on Friday to demand food from the government, outraged at what they called inadequate aid distribution during a tough COVID-19 lockdown that bars people from leaving their homes.

Cambodia closes markets to curb COVID-19, thousands plead for food

A government Telegram group set up recently for people seeking emergency food aid, has received thousands of requests.

Cambodia police defend caning of lockdown offenders for breaching COVID-19 rules

Cambodian police defended on Wednesday making arrests and punishing people by beating them using rattan canes for breaching coronavirus restrictions during a two-week lockdown aimed at containing a spike in infections.

Cambodia uses wedding halls for COVID patients as cases surge

Cambodia began setting up thousands of hospital beds in two wedding party halls on Sunday to cope with an influx of COVID-19 patients in a country that up until recently had largely managed to contain infections.

Cambodia launches lockdown in capital as COVID-19 outbreak spreads

Cambodia brought in a coronavirus lockdown in Phnom Penh and a satellite district of the capital on Thursday in a bid to contain a spike in coronavirus cases in a country that up until recently had largely managed to contain infections.