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Cambodian beer yoga helps ease lockdown stress (video)

A brewery in Cambodia is combining exercise with alcohol as the country emerges from lockdown.

Cambodia says China donates 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Friday that China will provide a million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to be used for inoculating 500,000 people.

Cambodia court convenes for mass trial of opposition figures

A court in Cambodia convened on Thursday (Jan 14) for the treason trial of scores of opposition figures, one of a series of cases seen by activists as moves by the ruling party to sideline threats to its political monopoly.

Cambodia reopens schools and museums as others lock down

Cambodia has started reopening schools and museums as it relaxes a six-week lockdown following a coronavirus outbreak late last year, marking a contrast with some neighbouring countries that are facing new restrictions due to rising COVID-19 cases.

Cambodia starts first crude oil production after years of delays

Cambodia has begun extracting its first crude oil from fields in the Gulf of Thailand, in a venture between Singapore’s KrisEnergy Ltd and the government, both parties said on Tuesday, bringing an end to years of delays.

Cambodia court jails rappers for rhymes inciting crimes

A Cambodian court convicted two rappers and sentenced them to up to a year and a half in prison on Tuesday on charges of incitement over their rhymes about social injustice and loss of sovereign territory.

Will Cambodia’s garment sector rebound after ‘horror year’?

Lon Vanna has been working around the clock for months but she doesn’t sew clothes anymore - she guards the machines in the abandoned garment factory in Cambodia where she once worked.

Sister of missing Thai activist presents evidence in Cambodian court

The sister of a missing Thai pro-democracy activist presented evidence to a Cambodian court on Tuesday that she said showed her brother was in the capital Phnom Penh at the time of his alleged abduction by unknown gunmen.

Buddhist prayer ceremony held in Cambodia for missing Thai activist

The sister of a Thai pro-democracy activist who rights groups say was abducted by unknown gunmen in Cambodia called on Friday for authorities to solve the case after holding a Buddhist prayer ceremony to mark six months since his disappearance.

Singer Cher says Kaavan will live life as an elephant, not a prisoner

Pakistan's lonely elephant Kaavan began his new life in a Cambodian wildlife sanctuary on Tuesday, the result of years of campaigning for his relocation by U.S. singer Cher.

Cambodia fights rare coronavirus outbreak (video)

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen banned wedding parties and gatherings of more than 20 people on Monday, as authorities moved quickly to try to thwart a coronavirus outbreak after announcing rare cases of community transmission. Libby Hogan reports.

Cambodia court defers opposition treason trial to next year

A Cambodian court convened on Thursday for the treason trial of more than 100 opposition figures and then deferred proceedings until next year, delaying a case widely condemned as a move by long-serving premier Hun Sen to decimate his political rivals.

Villagers use magic scarecrows to ‘frighten off’ coronavirus in Cambodia

“The practice has existed for more than a century in some Cambodian villages, where residents trust their ability to fend off evil spirits and disease”.

Another US facility demolished at Cambodia’s Ream Naval Base, says US think tank

News comes amid concern over possible ‘secret deal’ to allow Chinese forces at base.

Cambodia villagers cope with flood aftermath (video)

Fields were inundated and water levels in rivers remained high on Friday (October 23), local media reported.

Cambodia breaks up anti-China protest in capital over alleged military base

The Cambodian government has repeatedly denied reports that China had reached a secret deal to let it place forces at Ream Naval Base.

FBI to open office with Cambodia police amid frosty ties

The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) will set up an office at Cambodia’s national police headquarters to help track down American criminals, at a time when Washington is seeking to repair strained relations with a close ally of China.

Cambodia ‘demolishes’ US-built facility on naval base, amid fears of secret China deal

Centre for Strategic and International Studies think tank publishes images it says shows building at Ream Naval Base was torn down.

Land to lose: coronavirus compounds debt crisis in Cambodia

At least 1.76 million jobs in the nation of about 16 million people are at risk due to COVID-19, while the poverty rate could double, to about one-in-four people, the World Bank said in May. Cambodian human rights groups have this year called for a freeze on loan repayments due to the virus and for lenders to return more than one million land titles held as collateral.

US slaps sanctions on Chinese firm over Cambodia project

The United States has blacklisted a Chinese real estate development company building a port, airport and resort complex in Cambodia, which Washington said was built on land seized from local people, and suggested could be turned into a military base.