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Higher Student Dropout Rates Along Cambodia’s Border with Thailand

A Cambodian official reported last week that about 23 percent of children in three provinces along the border with Thailand have stopped attending school.

US, China Face Off Over Legacy in Cambodia

Almost half a century ago, the U.S.-backed Gen. Lon Nol led a coup in March 1970, overthrowing Cambodia’s King Norodom Sihanouk while the monarch visited Moscow.

US Lawmakers Confident Cambodia Sanctions Bill Will Pass

The bill aims to apply travel and economic sanctions on individuals who have “undermined democracy” in Cambodia and violated human rights.

Cambodia Seeks Opposition Leader’s Arrest Amid EU Sanctions Threat

Cambodia renewed calls on Monday for the arrest of veteran opposition chief Sam Rainsy as it faces the threat of sanctions from the European Union, its biggest garment export market worth billions of euros a year, over human rights concerns.

Growing Chinese Navy Adds to Risk of Clashes in Asia’s Major Maritime Dispute

A Chinese missile frigate returned last week from a five-day, friendly visit to the Philippines -- days after a Chinese fleet had visited Cambodia and half a year after a Chinese state firm started taking bids to build a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier, a sign of Beijing’s growing power at sea.

Cambodian PM: Western Sanctions Would Hurt Opposition

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen said Monday that if Western countries impose threatened economic sanctions on his country, it would cause the death of the country's political opposition.

Big Drop Reported in Child Labor in Cambodia Fashion Factories

While the United Nations says child labor has fallen sharply in Cambodia's garment factories, many informal subcontractors using children are escaping scrutiny, activists said Tuesday. 

Girls’ Deaths Alert Cambodia to Human Cost of Economic Migration

Ol Thida and her husband were sure they had no choice but to leave their tiny rural village.

More Than 200 Chinese Arrested in Cambodia for Online Scams

Police in Cambodia have arrested more than 200 Chinese citizens accused of defrauding people in China over the internet.

Guilty Verdicts Mark the Start of the End for Cambodia’s Genocide Trial

Guilty verdicts in the genocide trial of Pol Pot's senior henchmen has brought the curtain down on the main act of a controversial tribunal that has lasted more than a decade, cost more than $300 million and is finally nearing an end.

Cambodia: Beijing-backed Project Won’t Include Chinese Base

The Cambodian military and government officials have denied a report claiming that a Beijing-backed development project would pave the way for a Chinese naval base in the country.

Australia’s Cambodia Refugee Deal is Dead

Australia’s controversial refugee resettlement deal with Cambodia has expired and is “no longer an option” for the immediate future, the country’s Senate has been told.

Cambodia Faces Potential Economic Collapse

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen is facing economic pressure to reverse a recent crackdown on opposition groups and basic freedoms in his country.

Cambodia’s Women Entrepreneurs Aim to Scale Up

As a child, Sreat Mom Sophear never dreamed of growing up to become a business leader, even though she grew up in a business-oriented household.

Advocacy Group Raises Questions About Cambodia’s Gold Imports

Cambodia imported about $15 billion worth of gold during five years from Singapore, according to government statistics compiled by nongovernmental organization Mother Nature Cambodia — a figure so large, corruption monitor groups say it raises alarms about potential financial crimes, particularly smuggling.

Cambodia Accused Vietnam of Systematic Logging Fraud

Cambodia has asked INTERPOL to investigate its allegations that Vietnam has repeatedly and knowingly accepted fraudulent permits for endangered luxury timber that is illegally logged across the border.

Taiwanese Footwear Giant Balks Compensation Ruling Despite Massive Profits

A Taiwanese owned company whose parent firm posted a more than half billion dollar profit last year has been refusing to pay compensation in line with an arbitration ruling to hundreds of Cambodian workers it made redundant.

Pompeo: US Would Win Trade War with China

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo vows the United States will be victorious in any trade war with China, a day before the Trump administration's latest tariffs on Chinese imports go into effect.

Indian PM Launches World’s Biggest Health Insurance Scheme

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched the world's biggest health insurance scheme, promising free coverage for half a billion of the country's poorest citizens ahead of national elections next year.

Cambodian Vlogger Promotes Equal Rights With Positive Sex-Ed Posts

Catherine V. Harry is 23, has 243,000 Facebook followers, generates between $1,000 to $2,000 a month from her vlog, A Dose of Cath, which focuses on sexual and reproductive health, and she doesn’t much care if people disagree with her on women’s rights as long as they discuss the topics she considers important.