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World Bank Funds Climate Change Adaptation Program

The World Bank will provide around $50 million for a program aimed at helping Cambodia adapt to climate change, a Bank official said Wednesday....

Conference Focuses on Arsenic in Groundwater

An international scientific conference is under way in Siem Reap city on arsenic contamination of groundwater in Asia, a problem, health experts say, that...

Studies Forecast Destruction Around Tonle Sap

Two new studies by international experts on the future of the Tonle Sap Basin concluded that hydropower development and continuing climate change will cause...

Vietnamese Reporters Tell of Discovering Tuol Sleng Prison

Farmers are suffering from the barring of Cambodian agricultural goods by Thai authorities at border checkpoints and face worsening economic problems if cross-border trade...

UN Agencies Alarmed by Reported Jump in Child Malnutrition

Officials with multiple UN agencies expressed serious concern Wednesday about the results of a national survey that found that the rising cost of food...

High Food Prices Stopping Child Health Gains, Survey Shows

A national survey to determine the effect of rising food prices found that improvements in child health in Cambodia have come to a halt...

Two Die And 24 Fall Ill After Failed Herbal Self-Medication

Two people died and another 24 fell ill in Kompong Chhnang pro- vince after they reportedly tried to medicate themselves with traditional herbs, local hospital...

Vespa Riders Converge on City for Moto Meet

About a dozen Vespa riders rev­­­­ved the engines of their Ital­ian-designed scooters outside the cap­ital’s post office on Sunday to kick off the seventh...

Semantics Kerfuffle Delays New Policies To Protect Minorities

Non-governmental organizations have questioned why two new draft policies aimed at developing and protecting the country’s ethnic minorities took so long to come before...

NGOs Urge Asean To Revise Draft for Human Rights Body

Local NGO leaders on Tuesday called on Cambodia and other Asean nations to revise a draft proposal for an Asean human rights body, saying...

Gov’t Denies Asean Summit Walkout Threat

The government on Sunday de­nied numerous media reports stating that Cambodian and Burmese officials had threatened to skip an Asean Summit meeting on human...

Drug-Resistant Malaria Strain Prompts WHO Containment Project

The emergence on the Cam­bodian-Thai border of a malaria strain resistant to the most potent type of anti-malarial drug has prompted the World Health...

UN Alarmed by Reported Drop In Child Health

Officials with multiple UN agencies expressed serious concern Wednesday about the results of a national survey that found that the rising cost of food...

City Inspects Renakse Amid Eviction Dispute

The Phnom Penh Municipal Department of Land Management and Construction inspected the Renakse Hotel on Thursday over concerns that the historic building, which played...

Company Accused by Group of Monkey Cruelty Fights Back

A company accused by a British animal rights group of trapping wild primates for the “factory farming of monkeys for the international research industry,”...

Administration Optimistic About Fish Catch

The inland fish catch in Cam­bodia is expected to be good this year, and a marked increase on last year, Fisheries Administration Director Nao...

Rice Donation Benefits Financially Struggling Family of Ten

baray district, Kompong Thom province - Outh Sok’s family of 10 was having the first meal of the day in the blackened kitchen of...

13 New Community-Protected Areas Approved in Sanctuary

The Environment Ministry has approved 13 new community-protected areas in the Phnom Sam­kos Wildlife Sanctuary in the Car­damom Mountains, con­ser­vation NGO Fauna and Flora...

Agriculture Ministry: ‘09 Rice Harvest Expected To Rise

Cambodia’s rice yield for the 2008-2009 harvest is projected to be up 400,000 tons from last year to about 6.8-million tons of paddy rice,...

Cambodia’s Monkeys Treated Cruelly: Group

An animal rights group has ac­cused the Cambodian government of failing to comply with international conventions by allowing the cruel capture of wild monkeys...