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Turkey and Cambodia promise to stop coups

New Turkish Ambassador Ayda Ünlü and Cambodian Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana met on Monday, pledging to support each other to prevent revolutions and coups, with the Turkish diplomat saying Cambodia could help her country prevent similar incidents in the future.

More than 50 US deportees expected in Cambodia on Thursday

The US is deporting 51 Cambodians who are expected to arrive in the country on Thursday, the single largest group of deportees in the history of the contentious 15-year repatriation program.

Cambodia, Thailand agree to open international border checkpoint mid-May

Cambodia and Thailand plan to officially open a new international border checkpoint in mid-May, an official confirmed on Sunday.

Inside the cave containing some of the oldest evidence of humankind in Cambodia

For almost 10 years, a French-Cambodian team have been digging in Laang Spean cave in Battambang’s Ratanak Mondol district, making discoveries which provide evidence of the earliest known civilisations in Cambodia.

European Commission to probe exports of rice from Cambodia

The European Commission has found sufficient evidence to launch an investigation into whether Cambodian rice exported to the EU puts an unfair burden on European rice farmers, potentially imperiling the Kingdom’s tariff-free exports to the bloc.

Cambodia Davis Cup coach feels Hanoi indoor courts suit players

Cambodia’s national head coach Braen Aneiros was happy to discover that the newly resurfaced indoor courts at the My Dinh Sports Complex in Hanoi seemingly suit his players as the Davis Cup squad completed its first training session ahead of Monday’s Asia/Oceania Group III series involving eight other countries.

Hun Sen says Cambodia won’t discuss CNRP with Japan

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday that a meeting with Japanese Foreign Affairs Minister Taro Kono next week would not include discussions of the dissolved CNRP, affirming his commitment to holding this year’s elections while rejecting the possibility of negotiations or pardons for the opposition.

Cambodia’s democracy, economy at risk: report

Cambodia has become more autocratic and its government’s claim of stable economic development rests on uncertain basis, according to a comprehensive new report.

Belt and Road could bring risks for Cambodia debt

China’s financing of Belt and Road Initiative projects in Cambodia could lead to increased debt distress, according to a recent analysis, though the Kingdom’s low overall debt makes it unlikely to default in the near future.

Former CNRP councillor sentenced to one year for incitement

A former CNRP commune councillor in Pailin was sentenced to one year in prison for "incitement" on Friday over videos he posted on Facebook last year.

Cambodia, states clash at UN session

Cambodia traded shots with the international community in a heated exchange at the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva on Thursday evening, with states condemning the Kingdom’s ongoing crackdown on the political opposition and civil society, and an increasingly agitated Cambodia accusing member states of “slander” and seeking to rig this year’s national election.

The rising star of Cambodia’s skyline

Hun Chansan is the face of a new generation of young Cambodian architects whose sleek and innovative designs are transforming the Kingdom’s city skylines. At 38, the young architect has already built a towering reputation to match his expansive portfolio of concept designs, which includes Lumiere, Villa Town and the award-winning Noro Mall.

Cambodia, Thailand to cooperate on fugitives

Defence Minister Tea Banh met on Wednesday with Thai Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha to discuss cooperation on fugitives, raising fears that Cambodians fleeing a crackdown may be deported.

Cambodia Daily publisher’s defamation trial begins

The Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Thursday morning opened proceedings in the defamation trial against the deputy publisher of The Cambodia Daily, but deferred its conclusion after an hour-long hearing brought up procedural issues relating to translations and a court summons in the case brought by the country's Tax Department.

Cambodia’s ‘Mr Tennis’ Yi Sarun feted at Olympic Stadium

The grand old man of Cambodian Tennis, Yi Sarun, who was one of only three survivors of the murder of more than 40 tennis players during the Khmer Rouge reign of terror, was felicitated by Tennis Cambodia on Thursday at the Olympic Stadium courts.

UN council to discuss ‘deteriorating’ rights situation in Cambodia

The United Nations Human Rights Council is expected to hear strong criticism of Cambodia's government at a Thursday meeting in Geneva that will include statements from NGOs concerned about increasing repression of politicians and civil society.

Apparel groups including H&M and Gap urge Cambodia garment industry reform, seek meeting with...

A group representing some of the largest apparel brands in the US and Europe – including Gap, H&M and ASOS – expressed “growing concern” on Tuesday over several controversial labour laws and ongoing court cases against unionists described as restrictive and unjust.

Cambodia win Laos friendly thanks to Laboravy header

Cambodia secured a morale-boosting 1-0 win over Laos at the National Stadium in Vientiane in an international friendly on Wednesday.

Cambodia election monitors say Russia’s election ‘free, fair’

Cambodian election observers declared Russia’s presidential elections to be “free, fair and transparent” in a statement released on Monday

The state of political freedom in Cambodia

Letter to the editor from Huy Vannak, undersecretary of state for the Interior Ministry

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Aussie filmmaker back home after 15 months in Cambodia jail on...

James Ricketson is back in Sydney after 15 months in a Phnom Penh prison on accusations of spying. But he has promised he will return to Cambodia.

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