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Buckle up: Cambodian students build manned drone to aid community

Inspired at first by a desire to beat their city's notorious traffic, a group of Cambodian students have designed a prototype drone that they hope can eventually be used to ferry people around Phnom Penh and even help fight fires.

Cambodia bat researchers on mission to track origin of COVID-19 (video)

Researchers are collecting samples from bats in northern Cambodia in a bid to understand the coronavirus pandemic, returning to a region where a very similar virus was found in the animals a decade ago.

Cambodia starts coronavirus vaccinations for young children

Cambodia started vaccinating children aged 6 to 12 against COVID-19 on Friday, joining a small number of countries to inoculate minors of elementary school age, as it seeks to expand its immunisation programme and revive its economy.

China’s Wang Yi offers aid and vaccines to ally Cambodia

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Sunday pledged $270 million in aid and three million more COVID-19 vaccine doses to Cambodia, one of Beijing's closest allies in Southeast Asia, officials said.

Cambodia’s oil export ambitions sink with “stolen” tanker standoff

When Cambodian officials commemorated the start of the country's first oil project in June by preserving the first drops of production at a high profile ceremony, they heralded the country's emergence as a budding oil exporter at the heart of Asia.

Last living Khmer Rouge leader denies involvement in Cambodian genocide

The last surviving leader of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge regime on Thursday denied involvement in genocide and being responsible for crimes against humanity, in one of his final appearances before an international tribunal.

Ex-Khmer Rouge leader seeks overturning of Cambodia genocide conviction

Lawyers for a former leader of Cambodia’s notorious Khmer Rouge regime asked a U.N.-backed court on Monday to overturn a 2018 verdict against him in a genocide trial, arguing it had insufficient reason to conclude he was guilty.

Ex-Khmer Rouge leader seeks overturning of Cambodia genocide conviction (video)

Lawyers for a former leader of Cambodia's notorious Khmer Rouge regime asked a U.N.-backed court on Monday to overturn a 2018 verdict against him in a genocide trial, arguing it had insufficient reason to conclude he was guilty.

Cambodia starts vaccine booster drive to shore up COVID-19 defence

Cambodia started offering coronavirus vaccine booster shots on Thursday in a renewed public health drive after managing to inoculate more than half of its population.

Inoculations reach half of Cambodians as vaccine diplomacy intensifies

Cambodia has administered at least one coronavirus vaccine dose to half of its population, among the highest rates in Asia, official data showed on Wednesday, with vaccine diplomacy playing a key part in its success.

U.S. senators to reintroduce bill targeting Cambodian officials on rights

Leading U.S. senators said on Thursday they plan to reintroduce legislation that would provide for sanctions to freeze assets of senior Cambodian officials who undermine democracy, engage in corruption, or otherwise violate human rights.

Cambodia to mix vaccines as booster shots to fight COVID-19

Cambodia will begin offering a booster shot against COVID-19, switching between the AstraZeneca and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines in an effort to fight the spread of the coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country.

Cambodia to impose COVID-19 lockdowns in areas bordering Thailand

Cambodia is set to launch a lockdown in eight provinces bordering Thailand from midnight on Thursday, in a bid to prevent the spread of the Delta variant of the coronavirus in the Southeast Asian country.

India contests Cambodia’s claim of buffalo meat infected with COVID-19

India on Wednesday contested Cambodia's claims that Indian buffalo meat was infected with COVID-19, saying it exports the meat only after getting...

US accuses Chinese hackers of targeting Cambodia, stealing Mekong River data

The accusations, which China has said were fabricated and politically motivated, were outlined in a 30-page US court indictment.

Cambodia urges fast action to avert coronavirus ‘tragedy’

Cambodian health authorities called on Thursday for urgent public action to slow the spread of the coronavirus and avert a health and economic tragedy, after the country reported a daily record 39 COVID-19 deaths.

Cambodia reports record daily number of COVID-19 deaths

Cambodia reported 32 deaths from COVID-19 on Friday (Jul 2), a record daily increase, as authorities warned of the risk of a new wave of infections driven by the Delta variant.

‘Please show mercy’: Evicted by Cambodia, ethnic Vietnamese stuck at watery border

Shunned by authorities on both sides of the border, Mr Bach Bai has been relying on the generosity of strangers since his ethnic Vietnamese fishing community was evicted from Cambodia's capital three weeks ago and cast off downstream on their floating homes.

U.S. ends military academy progamme for Cambodia amid strained ties

The United States has ended its programme with Cambodia to send students to top American military academies, a U.S. embassy official said on Thursday, marking the latest sign of strains in the relations between the two countries.

Cambodia sees Covid-19 records as government warns of stricter curbs

Cambodia on Wednesday reported record daily rises in coronavirus deaths and cases, reaching what its government called the "red line" in its biggest outbreak so far.