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Pregnant Cambodian women charged with surrogacy and human trafficking

Thirty-three women charged under law targeting surrogacy, which was outlawed in 2016.

Human trafficking charge added to Cambodian surrogacy case

Five people arrested last week for allegedly providing commercial surrogacy services have also been charged Thursday with human trafficking, a Cambodian court official said.

Belgian gets life on cocaine smuggling charges in Cambodia

A Cambodian court sentenced a Belgian man to life in prison on Friday on charges of smuggling cocaine into the country.

Sacked US Embassy guards in Cambodia stage protest

Almost three dozen security guards fired by the U.S. Embassy in Cambodia for allegedly sharing pornography on smartphones they used for work held a protest Tuesday demanding proper compensation from their former employer.

Cambodia scorns US sanctions against senior military officer

Phnom Penh - Cambodian authorities reacted with scorn Wednesday to an announcement by the United States that it has blacklisted an important senior army...

Cambodian Opposition Leader Denied Bail Again in Treason Case

A Cambodian appeals court on Tuesday denied bail to opposition leader Kem Sokha on a treason charge widely seen as part of the government's crackdown on the media and political opponents before next month's elections.

Cambodia court extends detention of radio journalists

A Cambodian court on Friday extended the pre-trial detention of two Radio Free Asia journalists who have been in prison for six months while espionage charges, which critics say are part of a crushing crackdown on independent media, are investigated.

Jury finds US man guilty of abusing Cambodian orphans

US authorities said nine Cambodian children disclosed Daniel Stephen Johnson’s abuse in lengthy interviews with trained child-forensic interviewers

Cambodia May Day

Cambodian workers participate during a gathering to mark May Day at Tonle Sap river bank, in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Some hundreds of workers staged a rally, demanding a better working condition.

Cambodia parties register as Hun Sen vows vote will go ahead

Registration began Monday for political parties contesting Cambodia's upcoming general election, with Prime Minister Hun Sen dismissing calls for a boycott by opposition supporters whose party was dissolved by pro-government courts last year.

Thais sends Cambodian wanted by Phnom Penh back to Denmark

The leader of a Cambodian anti-government group who was at risk of being extradited to his homeland for imprisonment said Friday he is safely back in Denmark, where he has had political asylum for seven years.

Cambodia wants Thailand to hand over opposition figure

Cambodia intends to seek the extradition from Thailand of the head of an anti-government organization who was convicted in absentia on terrorism charges in 2013, the government said Thursday.

US embassy in Cambodia warns personnel of alleged bomb plot

The US embassy in Cambodia has issued a security alert over an alleged plot to set off a bomb during the country’s traditional New Year holiday, which runs from Thursday through Monday.

Smuggler of assault rifles halted near Cambodia border

A pick-up truck with military stickers was found carrying illegal firearms at a checkpoint in the eastern province bordering Cambodia late Tuesday night.

Cambodia deports 89 suspects in online scam to China

Cambodia on Wednesday deported nearly 100 Chinese citizens accused of defrauding people in China in an internet scam, a senior Cambodian Interior Ministry official said.

Cambodian election body warns against poll boycott calls

Cambodia’s National Election Committee warned Monday that anyone urging voters to boycott the upcoming general election or otherwise interfere in the polls could face criminal charges and be fined, responding to a boycott call by the head of the country’s now-dissolved opposition party.

Japan’s foreign minister seeks free and fair Cambodia polls

Japan’s foreign minister on Sunday urged Cambodia to hold free and fair elections but didn’t comment on the Cambodian government’s actions against its political opponents during talks with the Southeast Asian nation’s long-serving prime minister, Hun Sen.

43 Cambodian nationals deported from U.S.

The group is the largest to be sent to Cambodia under a 2002 bilateral agreement. More than 500 other Cambodians have already been repatriated.

Cambodia’s missing railway link to Thailand rebuilt after 45 years

A missing 48km stretch of railway that connects the capital Phnom Penh to the Thai border has been rebuilt, 45 years after it was...

Tokyo’s envoy urges free and fair elections in Cambodia

An envoy of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited Cambodia on Friday for talks on regional issues and bilateral cooperation, also touching on the July election that critics say will be neither free nor fair.

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