Phnom Penh

Apple confirms Shazam acquisition; sources say deal was for about $400M, and Snap and Spotify also expressed interest

1:40 PM ET, December 11, 2017<p><b>Verizon signs five-year deal with the NFL to livestream games to any mobile, web, and connected-TV device across the US</b> …

Golden Globes

Was It Legal for the U.S. to Bomb Cambodia?

Is it acceptable to engage an enemy on the territory of a third country? It’s a question that has confronted Washington policymakers in recent years over ISIS forces in Syria and Qaeda operatives in Afghanistan and Pakistan. But in 1967, it was asked most urgently over the use of Cambodian …

Opinion

EU suspends funding for Cambodian election

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The European Union has suspended funding for Cambodia's 2018 general election because the vote cannot be credible after the dissolution of the main opposition party, according to a letter sent to the national election committee on Tuesday.<p>The Cambodia National Rescue Party …

World News

Searching for sustainable energy in the Mekong

Southeast Asian governments are starting to wake up to the vast potential of solar energy, under pressure from civil society groups that insist it is …

Renewable Energy

OPINION: Is Taiwan Really a Beacon for LGBT Rights in Asia?

Taiwan, with its commitment to be the first Asian country to legalize gay marriage, should have been the star of the 2017 ILGA (International Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans and Intersex Association) Asia conference in Phnom Penh. In reality, it was hardly a blip on the radar.<p>A previous speaker at …

LGBTQ

Festive winter-sun escapes

St Lucia<p>Largely unaffected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, St Lucia is one of the Caribbean's classiest islands: a home to swanky resorts and refined …

Riviera Maya

Orawan Arunrak: Words to Communicate

<b>W</b>hen I ask Orawan Arunrak what she thinks about the word <i>empathy</i>, she answers in a typically cryptic manner. In the Thai language, the artist …

South-east Asia

Former Cambodian war zone transformed into industrial hub

POIPET, Cambodia -- Once ravaged by war, the city of Poipet on Cambodia's western border with Thailand is reinventing itself as a manufacturing …

Asia

Cambodian PM appointed as global ambassador for tourism, sustainable development goals - Xinhua

Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen shows a letter of designation in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, on Dec. 9, 2017. The European Council on …

News (China)

Bird flu returns in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH: Cambodia has discovered a new outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu in the eastern province of Kompong Cham, according to the …

Public Health

I Was Hillary Clinton's Chief Foreign Policy Advisor. And I Have a #MeToo Mea Culpa.

Over the past few weeks, hundreds of my female colleagues in the national security community have stepped forward to describe a persistent and …

Gender

Eluding Censors, a Magazine Covers Southeast Asia’s Literary Scene

HONG KONG — At Monument Books, a bookstore in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, the magazine racks are stacked with copies of The Economist and other titles from Britain, Australia, France and the United States.<p>But one top-selling magazine there was founded in Phnom Penh and takes its name — Mekong Review — …

Asia

What’s With the New Philippines-Cambodia Military Pact?

Both countries concluded a new defense agreement as they took stock of ongoing collaboration this week.

International Relations

a href=/national-politics/us-issue-visa-sanctions-against-cambodian-officials-undermining-democracyUS to issue visa sanctions against Cambodian officials ‘undermining democracy’/a

The US State Department will issue visa restrictions on individuals “involved in undermining democracy in Cambodia”, the Trump administration …

Asia

Cambodia’s figure skaters hope to emulate Jamaica’s bobsled team and make it to the Olympics | Post Magazine | South China Morning Post

Sen Bunthoeurn is stretching by the side of his nation’s only ice rink.<p>“How are you feeling?” I ask. In reply, he mimes throwing up – three times for …

News (China)

EU calls for suspension of land rights NGO to be lifted

The European Union’s ambassador to Cambodia, George Edgar, yesterday called on the government to end its ostensibly temporary suspension of land …

Cambodia

Cambodia Offers Largely Muted Response to US Travel Ban

The Cambodian government has so far offered a largely muted response to travel restrictions the U.S. has said it will impose on senior officials in …

Asia

High-speed railway between China and Thailand to be used for cargo, not passengers?

The oft-delayed high-speed railway project between China and Thailand continues to find new ways of disappointing us.<p>Earlier this week, Thailand …

Shanghai

Insight: Cambodia goes all-in on China in casino port city

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (Reuters) - Between Sihanoukville's beaches and its multiplying casinos, "Lao Qi" and Bun Saroeun run restaurants barely a hundred dusty metres apart. But their fortunes could not be more different.<p>For while Lao Qi is riding the Chinese boom that brought him and thousands of …

Asia

Cambodia seizes nearly a ton of ivory hidden in hollow logs

Cambodian officials have discovered an illegal shipment of ivory inside an abandoned shipping container, partially hidden in hollowed-out logs. The …

Business

Cover story

TOKYO -- Visitors to the Royal Palace Park in Phnom Penh don't need to worry if they forget to bring wads of Cambodian riel with them -- all of the …

Economy

Police seize nearly one tonne of ivory - Khmer Times

A joint police operation led to the seizure of nearly a tonne of ivory hidden in containers in Sihanoukville port yesterday.<p>Lim Bum Heng, …

Cambodia

A Manila native charts the rapid progress of his hometown

As soon as I land in my birthplace of Manila, I’m struck anew by my countrymen’s signature friendliness, from a gauntlet of flight attendants, still …

Lifestyle

Best supermoon photos from around Indiana

Sunday night's "supermoon" was the first and only of 2017, but don't fret if you missed out.

Moon

Bangladesh prime minister Sheikh Hasina seeks Cambodia's help on Rohingya crisis

<b>Phnom Penh:</b> Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina on Monday called for Cambodia's support in developing a sustainable solution to the Rohingya …

Asia

A Little Noir in Macau: “The wickedest city on earth.”

Usually it’s a book that suggests the subject city of this column. I’ll read, or remember reading, a crime novel that was superbly atmospheric, …

Ian Fleming

Politics Briefing newsletter: No breakthrough in Canada-China trade talks

<b>Good morning,</b><p>Justin Trudeau's trip to China appears to not be going the way he hoped. Mr. Trudeau was expected to announce on this trip to China that Canada and China were going to launch free-trade talks. Instead, the Canadian Prime Minister and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang emerged from a private …

Canada

A Backpacker’s Guide to Vietnam - discover the delicious food, cheap accommodation and wonderful weather it has to offer!

<i>This post contains some affiliate links. We’ll get a couple of quid if you use the link – at no cost to you of course. We’ll also always be honest</i> …

Asia Travel

Sunday Puzzle: The Reverse Is Also True

<b>On-air challenge:</b> I'm going to give you clues for two words. Reverse the last four letters of the answer to the first clue to get the word that answers the second clue.<p>Ex. Part of a flower / Flat dish —> PETAL, PLATE<br>1. Apportion / Coral island<br>2. Distress signal shot into the air / Wild, as an …

Cambodia

Looted ancient gold jewelry returned to Cambodia from Britain - Xinhua

PHNOM PENH, Dec. 2 (Xinhua) -- Cambodia on Saturday welcomed home a set of 10 Angkorian-era gold jewelry pieces, which was stolen from the country …

News (China)