Hun Sen drops pleasantries

  Cambodia has scrapped a long-running US military aid programme and heavily criticised western governments in parallel moves seen as an ongoing shift away from...

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...

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...

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...

Amnesty attacks Cambodia trials

Poverty and land rights in Cambodia have sparked protests. Source: Flickr   Cambodia must drop its politically motivated criminal probe into rights lawyers Am Sam-at and...

Cambodia axes US exercises

A US sailor shows Cambodian counterparts his nuclear, chemical and biological protective equipment in 2007. Source: Wikimedia   Cambodia defence ministry says it has suspended military...

Tan eyes closer Khmer ties

Then president of South Korea, Lee Myung-bak, with King Norodom Sihamoni in 2009. Sihamoni has largely gone under the radar since taking the throne....

Post Pol Pot PM dies

Former prime minister Pen Sovann. Source: YouTube   Cambodia's first post-Khmer Rouge prime minister Pen Sovann has died aged 80.  He was installed by Vietnam only to...

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...

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...

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