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Hun Sen considering amnesty for Cambodian prisoners

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Thursday that he is considering a “huge amnesty” for prisoners so that those released will have a chance to correct their mistakes.

30 people deported by United States arrive in Cambodia

Thirty Cambodians who had been living in the United States arrived in Cambodia on Wednesday after being deported under a U.S. law that allows the repatriation of immigrants who have been convicted of felonies and have not become American citizens.

Cambodian king pardons 4 imprisoned land rights activists

A prominent leader of Cambodia’s land rights movement and three female activists imprisoned with her were freed Monday under a royal pardon.

Melbourne Victory fine with Honda coaching Cambodia

Melbourne Victory are comfortable with an arrangement which will see midfielder Keisuke Honda take over as coach of Cambodia's national team.

Hun Sen plays hardball to keep his grip on Cambodia

Determined to extend his 33 years as Cambodia's strongman ruler, Prime Minister Hun Sen was not about to let an election derail what he believes is his destiny.

Cambodia’s Ruling Party Coasts to Victory in Election With No Viable Opposition

Cambodia’s ruling party won an expected victory in an election Sunday widely considered illegitimate after the only credible opposition was silenced and which ensures that long-ruling Prime Minister Hun Sen will serve another five-year term.

Cambodia’s election a sure thing for long-serving leader

Cambodians voting in the general election on Sunday will have a nominal choice of 20 parties but in reality, only two serious options: extend Prime Minister Hun Sen's 33 years in power or not vote at all.

Cambodian leader wraps up campaigning blasting boycott calls

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Friday wrapped up campaigning for re-election by attacking an opposition call to boycott the polls and calling those who heed it "destroyers of democracy."

Questions raised following deadly Laos dam collapse

Authorities in Laos ordered closer monitoring of hydroelectric facilities as they investigate why a dam in the country's southeast collapsed earlier this week, killing at least 27 people and leaving 131 missing.

Exiles seek global scrutiny of Cambodia political crackdown

Kem Monovithya, a Cambodian political activist, was visiting Switzerland in September when she got a phone call from her father. Kem Sokha, the leader of Cambodia's main opposition party, told his daughter that government agents were raiding their family's home in Phnom Penh.

Cambodian spy trial of Australian filmmaker postponed again

The trial of an Australian filmmaker who could get five to 10 years in prison for flying a drone over a campaign rally last year was postponed Monday for a second straight month to allow his new lawyer to get acquainted with the case.

Cambodia’s ruler starts campaigning with opponents silenced

Campaigning officially began Saturday for Cambodia's July 29 general election, with Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party virtually assured victory because the only credible opposition party was dissolved last year.

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