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3-Day Phnom Penh Itinerary: A Guide of Things To Do in Phnom Penh, Cambodia

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PM Hun Sen says dangers averted

Delivering a campaign speech from his home via Facebook Live on Thursday, caretaker Prime Minister Hun Sen said his Cambodian People’s Party (CPP) …

Asia

Cambodian security forces overstep neutrality rules in election campaign, rights group says

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia’s security forces are “actively campaigning” for the ruling party of Prime Minister Hun Sen ahead of a general election on July 29, in violation of a law requiring political neutrality, Human Rights Watch said on Thursday.<p>A supporter of the ruling Cambodian People's …

Asia

Kingdom's trade deal with EU questioned before poll

A European Union (EU) mission met with senior government officials at the Ministry of Interior on Tuesday as the 28-member bloc monitors an agreement …

Cambodia

The 10 Best Architecture Highlights of Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Many of the capital’s treasured buildings were destroyed under the Khmer Rouge, but a collection of historical sites that paint a picture of the …

Cambodia

Cambodia charges 33 mothers with trafficking over China surrogacy

PHNOM PENH (AFP) -<p>A Cambodian court on Friday charged 33 surrogate mothers paid to deliver babies for Chinese couples with cross border human trafficking, an official said, refusing them bail on accusations that can carry a 20-year jail term.<p>The women -- many of whom are pregnant -- were discovered …

Asia

4G speeds in Philippines among slowest in East Asia – report

Metro Manila’s average 4G download and upload speeds have been ranked as among the worst across 12 major cities in East Asia, a new report from …

Asia

Thirty-two pregnant Cambodians detained suspected of China surrogacy

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Thirty-two pregnant Cambodians were detained on Friday for their suspected involvement in an illegal surrogacy operation, carrying babies for Chinese clients, a court official said on Friday.<p>Five other people, including a Chinese person, were arrested and charged with human …

World News

Cambodia, China sign MoUs on environmental protection, biodiversity conservation - World

PHNOM PENH - Cambodia and China have signed three Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) on environmental protection and biodiversity conservation.<p>The …

News (China)

Passenger trains run on trial from Cambodian capital to Thai border after 45-year hiatus

Passenger trains run on trial from Cambodian capital to Thai border after 45-year hiatus<p>Source: Xinhua 2018-07-04 12:24:12<p>PHNOM PENH, July 4 (Xinhua) …

Thailand

Accuse them all, Hun Sen dares

Prime Minister Hun Sen on Monday defended Cambodian generals who Human Rights Watch (HRW) claimed had committed rights abuses, saying they were …

Asia

Watch: Cambodia weaves 3,772-foot-long scarf

A scarf measuring 35 inches wide and 3,772.3 feet long in Cambodia has been declared the world's largest hand-woven scarf by Guinness World Records.

World Records

Surrogacy suspects charged in capital with trafficking

A Phnom Penh Municipal Court prosecutor on Thursday charged a Chinese national and four Cambodian women with human trafficking and being …

Cambodia

GDP backs farmer candidates

The Grassroots Democratic Party (GDP) has included 100 farmers as parliamentary candidates in its list of 275 to compete in the July 29 elections. It …

Cambodia

United Nations removes Kingdom from list of nations that apply torture

Cambodia has been removed from the United Nation’s list of states not complying with Article 17 of the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against …

Cambodia

PM: Insults just ‘strategy’

Prime Minister Hun Sen lifted the curtain on some of his own political strategies on Wednesday, when he said his criticisms of minor party leaders in …

Cambodia

Government defends ‘dirty dozen’

Government officials have reacted strongly to a Human Right Watch (HRW) report that profiles 12 Cambodian generals – the “dirty dozen” – claiming …

Asia

PM says people can topple him if gov’t breaks its campaign pledges

Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that the people could rebel to overthrow him if he did not follow through on his promises. However, he said …

Cambodia

Cambodia arrests 5 in crackdown on commercial surrogacy

Cambodian police have arrested five people on charges of providing commercial surrogate services.<p>Keo Thea, chief of anti-trafficking police for the …

Thailand

Belgian gets life for cocaine smuggling in Cambodia

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has sentenced a Belgian man to life in prison for smuggling cocaine into the country.<p>The Phnom Penh Municipal Court says David Noel Catry was convicted Friday of trafficking 1.03 kilograms (2.27 pounds) of cocaine earlier this year.<p>Catry was arrested in …

Airports

Cambodia finds 33 surrogate mothers in raid on illegal business

PHNOM PENH (AFP) -<p>A raid by Cambodian authorities on an illegal surrogacy business in Phnom Penh uncovered 33 women paid to deliver babies for Chinese couples, police said Saturday.<p>Five people, including a Chinese national, were arrested during the operation in the capital late Friday, Keo Thea, …

Asia

BRIEF-World Bank pledges $110 mln to upgrade Cambodia's key highway

PHNOM PENH, June 22 (Reuters) - The World Bank will provide $110 million in financing for Cambdoia to improve is main national highway, its board said in a statement on Friday.<p>•The funding will upgrade National Road 4, which links capital Phnom Penh to Cambodia’s only deep-sea port in Preah …

World Bank

Cambodia restores rail link to Thailand border after 45 years

Cambodia has reopened the final stretch of a railway running from the capital Phnom Penh to the border with neighbouring Thailand, the first time the …

Asia

One Day in Phnom Penh: What to do and Where to Stay in Cambodia’s Capital - Love & Road

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PM calls for study on fears of US-China trade conflict

Prime Minister Hun Sen expressed concern on Tuesday that an impending global trade war could impact the Cambodian economy, suggesting that economists …

Economy

China pledges over $100 million military aid to Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - China has granted more than $100 million in military aid to Cambodia, Cambodia said on Tuesday, highlighting the strong ties between Beijing and a government that critics accuse of destroying democracy ahead of an election next month.<p>Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling party is …

Asia

Cambodia’s ex-PM Prince Ranariddh hurt, wife killed in car crash

Cambodia’s former Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh has been seriously injured in a road crash that killed his wife and injured at least seven …

Cambodia

Cambodia's political prince hurt in car crash that kills wife

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's Prince Norodom Ranariddh was seriously injured, and his wife killed, in a car crash on Sunday in the southwestern coastal city of Sihanoukville, police said.<p>Ranariddh's sports utility vehicle was hit head on by a taxi driving in the opposite direction, said Chuon …

World News

Ranariddh 'seriously injured', his wife dies in accident in Preah Sihanouk

THE wife of former first prime minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh has died. Ouk Phalla succumbed to injuries sustained in a traffic accident on …

Thailand

Australian film-maker arrives in Cambodian court on espionage charge – video

Australian film-maker James Ricketson appeared at a Phnom Penh court suspected of spying.<p>Ricketson has been held in pre-trial detention since his arrest in Phnom Penh more than a year ago.<p>He was arrested in June last year after flying a drone over a campaign rally for the Cambodian National Rescue …

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