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Collapsed dreams: Cambodia construction workers risk lives for ‘riches’

The work is mostly unregulated, low paid, often dangerous - and sometimes deadly.

Vietnam border guard opens fire on colleagues before committing suicide

A Vietnamese border guard open fire and injured three people at his patrol station before killing himself on Saturday (June 15), state media reported in the communist country where gun violence is extremely rare.

Cambodian surrogates freed after agreeing to keep babies

Eleven women allegedly paid to be surrogate mothers have been released on bail after agreeing to keep the babies, Cambodia's trafficking czar said Wednesday, as the poor Southeast Asian nation seeks to regulate the womb-for-hire trade.

Former Vietnamese president, who led invasion of Cambodia that ousted Khmer Rouge, dies at...

Gen. Le Duc Anh, a Communist Party hard-liner and former Vietnamese president who led the invasion of Cambodia, which led to the fall of the Khmer Rouge regime, has died at 99.

Cambodia and Thailand reconnected by rail after 45 years

A railway reconnecting Cambodia and Thailand was officially inaugurated Monday in a bid to slash travel times and boost trade between the Southeast Asian neighbors.

South Korea President Moon delights tourists at Cambodia’s Angkor Wat

South Korean President Moon Jae-in sloughed off the trappings of high office on Saturday (March 16) and mingled with thousands of other tourists at Cambodia's famed Angkor Wat.

Cambodia PM blasts ‘interference’ as EU trade deal threatens

Cambodian premier Hun Sen warned against interference in the country's affairs on Tuesday, his first comments since the European Union launched steps to cancel trade benefits that would hammer the local garment industry.

No hooks, lines or sinkers: Cambodians go traditional in fishing ceremony

Wielding handmade bamboo baskets and nylon nets, hundreds of people waded thigh-deep into a muddy lake in eastern Cambodia on Sunday for an annual fish-catching ceremony where only traditional tools are used.

In tirade, Hun Sen calls on military to ‘destroy’ opponents

Cambodia’s strongman leader Hun Sen on Thursday called on his country’s military to “destroy” opponents if the government comes under threat, in a tirade in which he described himself as the “the one who steers the wheel” of the army.

Cambodia PM says EU holding country ‘hostage’ with tariff threats

In October, the European Union threatened to withdraw the duty-free Everything But Arms scheme (EBA), which benefits exports from Cambodia's garment and footwear sector.

Bricked in by poverty, Cambodia’s farmers fight debt bondage

Bopha should be in school but instead toils seven days a week in a searing brick kiln on the outskirts of Phnom Penh - a 14-year-old trapped in debt bondage in a booming industry preying on the poverty of Cambodia's farmers.

Cambodia seizes record three-tonne haul of African ivory

Discovery of 1,026 tusks at Phnom Penh port follows a tip from the US embassy.

Cambodia genocide verdict a signal to other perpetrators: US

The US has welcomed Cambodia’s landmark genocide verdict and said it served as a warning that perpetrators of mass atrocities, "even those at the highest levels", will eventually face justice for their crimes.

Cambodia sets new record for world’s longest dragon boat

Cambodia breaks the Guinness World Record for building a 87.3 meters-long wooden dragon boat. The previous record was set by China in 2016.

Cambodia to raise minimum wage for garment workers by $12

Cambodia hiked the monthly minimum wage for garment workers by $12 on Friday from the current $170 following an election promise from Premier Hun Sen.

Cambodia PM warns at UN against questioning of one-party election

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned Friday against any questioning of the legitimacy of his controversial reelection after a top UN official doubted whether the polls could be regarded as democratic.

Cambodia’s First Reptile-themed Cafe Slithers into People’s Hearts

As customers sip on their lattes and hang out with the reptiles, "they will love them like I do," the 32-year-old told AFP while stroking the scaly neck wattle of an iguana.

Chinese man arrested as Cambodia seizes record ecstasy haul hidden in pet food boxes

Zao Zeye was charged with drug trafficking and faces up to life imprisonment if convicted, as police look into possible accomplices.

Cambodia strongman Hun Sen swears to die if vote numbers inflated

Cambodia's strongman Premier Hun Sen Monday rejected claims the results from last month's widely criticised election had been falsified, saying he would stake his life on their accuracy.

One-party rule ‘terrible setback’ for Cambodia: opposition chief

The co-founder of Cambodia's disbanded opposition has decried the landslide victory of Hun Sen's ruling party in an uncontested poll as a "terrible setback", urging a campaign of non-cooperation with the next government.