Cambodia bans sand exports

Cambodia has banned sand exports from a coastal region where it was mainly being shipped to Singapore, although activists say earlier bans on the...

Cambodia killer admits burning westerners

Kaing Guek Eav. Source: Wikimedia The first member of the Cambodian Khmer Rouge to be jailed for the atrocities of the 1970s has admitted murdering...

Opposition replaces Sam Rainsy 

Sam Rainsy’s (left) personal rivalry with Prime Minister Hun Sen (right) was apparently derailing party strategy. Source: Wikimedia Cambodia’s main opposition party has accepted the...

Hun Sen’s US rift deepens

Washington has accused Cambodia of undermining democracy after it moved to expel a US NGO and launched a clampdown on several media groups.  US State...

An unholy alliance

April 1975. The Khmer Rouge celebrate as they enter Phnom Penh. Source: Flickr Cambodia's success in blocking a united Asean approach to the South China...

Cambodia bans breast milk trade

Unicef says Cambodian breastfeeding rates are falling. An American firm that was paying Cambodian women about US$7 a day to supply breast milk to...

Hun Sen jails key rival 

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is clamping down on his critics ahead of next year's general election as an opposition leader was arrested and...

Vietnam border talks fail

The neglected Cambodia-Vietnam Friendship Monument in Phnom Penh, built to commemorate the war to drive the Khmer Rouge from power, is symbolic of their...

US demands war ‘debt’ from Hun Sen

South Vietnamese marines rush to leave the Cambodian town of Prey-Veng after an operation in 1970. On the sidelines of the ill-advised US war in...

Refugee arrives in Cambodia from Pacific island

Nauru, the world’s smallest republic, is home to hundreds of refugees who hoped to reach Australia. Source: Wikimedia A fifth refugee from the Pacific island of...

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