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Cambodian opposition says founder to end exile in November

Cambodia’s popular but disbanded opposition party said Friday its self-exiled co-founder will make his long-promised return to the country in early November.

Khmer Rouge tribunal: Death stops defendant’s appeal

The U.N.-assisted tribunal trying leaders of Cambodia’s Khmer Rouge on charges of genocide and other crimes affirmed Tuesday it will cease legal proceedings against Nuon Chea, the communist group’s No. 2 leader who died aged 93 on Aug. 4 while his conviction was under appeal.

Foreign ministry mum on Serbia making Yingluck a citizen

Thailand’s foreign ministry had no immediate reaction Friday to reports that the country’s former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra, has been granted Serbian citizenship, joining her brother as a fugitive globe-trotting Thai with foreign nationality.

Cambodian rescued after 4 days wedged in mountain rock

A Cambodian man who became wedged between rocks while collecting bat droppings for sale was rescued Wednesday after being trapped for almost four days.

US decries Chinese disruption of Mekong River

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has expressed concern over Chinese activities on the Mekong River in Southeast Asia, calling them troubling trends.

Cambodia fines waste importer, sets deadline for its return

A top customs official in Cambodia said Tuesday that a local company that illegally imported almost seven dozen shipping containers of plastic waste from the United States and Canada has been ordered to pay a fine of nearly $260,000, and will face criminal charges if the waste is not sent back to its countries of origin before Aug. 24.

Cambodian police arrest 7 marking death of government critic

Seven people in Cambodia have been detained in connection with activities marking the third anniversary of the killing of a prominent government critic, police said Wednesday.

Japanese collector returns ancient artifacts to Cambodia

Millennium-old Cambodian artifacts displayed in a Japanese collector’s home for two decades have been returned to the Southeast Asian country’s National Museum.

Rescuers find two alive in collapsed building in Cambodia

Rescuers found two survivors in the rubble of a building that collapsed two days earlier while under construction in a Cambodian beach town, killing 28 workers and injuring 26 others as they slept in the unfinished condominium that doubled as their housing.

Cambodia PM to oversee rescue operation at building collapse

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Sunday that he was heading to the seaside resort town where a seven-story building under construction collapsed, killing at least 19 workers and injuring 24.

John Gunther Dean, US diplomat haunted by Cambodia, dies

John Gunther Dean, a veteran American diplomat and five-time ambassador forever haunted by his role in the evacuation of the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia during the dying days of the Khmer Republic, has died. He was 93.

Cambodia’s noodle war: strongman Hun Sen wants people to slurp for him, not rival

Cambodia’s opposition has called on supporters to eat Khmer noodles, in public together as a way to evade a ban on political gatherings.

Cambodian evictions trigger villagers’ brawl with police

Eight protesters were arrested and six policemen hurt Friday in southern Cambodia when villagers angry about being evicted tried to block a main road, police said.

Washington senator registers to lobby for Cambodia

Republican Sen. Doug Ericksen has registered as a foreign agent in order to consult and lobby for the country of Cambodia.

Cambodian leader imposes deadline on lifting political bans

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen warned opposition politicians Monday that they should act quickly if they want bans on their political activity lifted because he will soon rescind the opportunity.

Vietnamese party chief visits Cambodia to shore up relations

Vietnamese President Nguyen Phu Trong is in Cambodia for a two-day state visit to strengthen already close bilateral ties.

Romanians, Nigerians arrested in Cambodian drug bust

Cambodian police said Thursday they have arrested two Romanians and three Nigerians after seizing nearly 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of methamphetamine from one of them as he prepared to board a flight to Hong Kong.

Cambodia leader says China to give $600 million in grant aid

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, making a four-day visit to China, said Tuesday that Beijing has agreed to provide his nation with nearly $600 million in grant aid as part of a three-year assistance fund.

Cambodia’s Hun Sen meets Xi Jinping on Beijing visit

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has met with Chinese President Xi Jinping during a visit to Beijing that reinforces ties between China and its closest ally in Southeast Asia.

2 Cambodian opposition politicians get bans dropped

A veteran Cambodian politician and his son on Wednesday became the first among 118 opposition members banned from politics for five years to have the restriction lifted.