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Delta variant infected more than 6,500 in Cambodia since March 31

As of Sept 23, Cambodia reported a total 6,503 infections from the Delta Variant of SARS CoV-2, compared to 5,751 infections as of Sept 19.

Cambodia halts ‘Festival of the Dead’ after COVID-19 outbreak

Cambodia has cancelled its "Festival of the Dead" -- an annual holiday where the Buddhist faithful pay respects to deceased relatives -- after a coronavirus outbreak among monks in the capital.

Climate change, Mekong dams threaten world’s biggest inland fishery

One of the world's richest inland fishing grounds, Tonle Sap lake nourishes tens of millions of people. But climate change and dam construction are threatening livelihoods at the lake, as well as regional food security.

Charges dropped against Cambodian political researcher

Court decision made after Prime Minister Hun Sen's request on behalf of Seng Sary.

The autistic teenager jailed over a Telegram post

In June, an autistic Cambodian teenager was arrested after writing a message on Telegram that allegedly insulted ruling party officials. He has not seen his family since. UN experts have said they are "deeply disturbed" by the case and are calling for his release.

Emphasis will be on eco-tourism when Cambodia reopens to visitors, as operators bet on...

A US$54 million World Bank initiative is helping develop eco-tourism sites, improve access and train local communities to handle visitors.

Cambodian leader boasts he barged into opposition video call

Cambodia’s prime minister has boasted of barging uninvited into a video conference call hosted by his political opponents.

Lured by job promises to be enslaved in Cambodia

SA tourist among people trapped by Covid-19 and then held captive by Chinese gangs to run online scams.

Chinese FM Winds Up Southeast Asia Trip With Stops in Cambodia, Singapore

The trip followed a number of regional tours by high-ranking U.S. officials, including Vice President Kamala Harris.

Cambodia arrests villagers amid airport land dispute

Cambodian villagers have refused to accept extremely low compensation for their land taken for US$ 1.5 airport project.

China and Cambodia gun for ‘harder than steel’ ties to fend off foreign forces

China delivers its neighbour pandemic aid and the handover of a new stadium as well as promises to buy more Cambodian agricultural goods. Wang Yi tells Hun Sen China hopes to conclude negotiations of the South China Sea code of conduct with Asean during Cambodia‘s rotating presidency next year.

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.

Afghanistan: Lessons From Cambodia

There have been many references to the U.S. withdrawal from Vietnam as an important historical analogy for today’s Afghanistan. A better analogy is Cambodia.

Should tree plantations count toward reforestation goals? It’s complicated

Globally, tree-planting projects are becoming all the rage, but many are counting on old habits of planting monoculture plantations and calling them forests.

A new Thai temple bears a likeness to Angkor Wat, and Cambodian internet users...

Pictures of a structure under scaffolding in Thailand were posted online, and commentators in Cambodia were quick to condemn its likeness to their pride and joy. Cultural and political tensions between the two countries have long been complicated when it comes to temples and claims over their sovereignty.

Chinese foreign minister on fresh mission to Southeast Asia and South Korea

China’s foreign minister will head to Vietnam on Friday for the start of a weeklong trip to Southeast Asia and South Korea, as both Beijing and Washington court key Asia-Pacific partners.

Cambodia should release detained autistic teenager, UN experts say

An autistic teenage boy detained for two months in Cambodia over messages he sent on Telegram allegedly insulting officials should be released immediately, UN experts said Thursday.

A Local’s Guide to Cambodia

Street artist Fonki on his favorite urban islands and Phnom Penh’s growing art scene.

Report Reveals COVID-19’s Deep Impact on Cambodian Tourism Economy

First the industry was devastated by the collapse of international visitors. Then the virus began its rapid spread.

Cambodia’s digital currency can show other central banks the way

The National Bank of Cambodia launched its digital currency, Bakong, in October 2020. Almost 200,000 people use its digital wallet, and almost 6 million have benefited through the use of connected banking apps.

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Cambodian PM says Covid-19 hits almost half of Buddhist pagodas in...

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said on Saturday that the Covid-19 has hit almost half of the Buddhist pagodas here in the capital city.