Cambodia marks 40 years since evacuation of Phnom Penh

Tearful survivors Friday marked 40 years to the day since the black-clad Khmer Rouge marched into Phnom Penh, ending a civil war but heralding a terror that killed a quarter of Cambodians and turned the capital into a ghost town.

Most refugees snubbing Australia's offer for Cambodia resettlement

Australia is struggling to convince refugees held in offshore detention to voluntarily resettle in Cambodia under a bi-lateral deal, a refugee advocate group said on Friday, despite the government insisting that the first transfers are imminent.

Capital to ghost town: 40 years since Phnom Penh evacuation

 When black-clad Khmer Rouge soldiers first charged into Phnom Penh they were welcomed with cheers, remembers Chhung Kong, a teacher in the Cambodian capital during the seventies.

Cambodia`s self-taught doctors, a Khmer Rouge legacy

When the phone rings, former Khmer Rouge soldier Ken Mon grabs a bag stuffed full of medicine, jumps on his motorbike and heads for an impoverished Cambodian village with the haste of any diligent local doctor.

Cambodian MPs appoint new election body after fraud allegations

Cambodia`s parliament Thursday appointed a new election committee in a bid to clean-up polls routinely tainted by allegations of fraud and as part of an agreement between the ruling and opposition parties.

Siem Reap: 4 temples you shouldn’t miss

Siem Reap is an ancient town and the cultural capital of Cambodia. The city, which is located in the north-west of the country, is considered such a mainstay of their heritage that its Angkor Wat temple is the central theme on the national flag.

Khmer Rouge cadre charged with crimes against humanity

Cambodia`s UN-backed court on Friday charged another former Khmer Rouge member with crimes against humanity, weeks after the country`s leader warned against prosecuting further suspects.

Cambodia unveils memorial at brutal Khmer Rouge prison site

Cambodia unveiled a new memorial at a notorious Khmer Rouge prison Thursday to remember the thousands who were tortured and murdered there during the ruthless regime`s rule in the late 1970s.

Australia, Cambodia sign new asylum-seeker deal

 Australia and Cambodia on Thursday sealed a second deal on immigration cooperation, vowing to tackle the "growing security threat" of asylum-seeker smuggling just months after agreeing to transfer refugees to the Southeast Asian nation.

US First Lady urges Cambodian girls to hold leaders accountable

 Michelle Obama called on schoolgirls to stay in school to push for equality and hold their leaders accountable on Saturday during the first trip by a sitting US president`s wife to Cambodia.

US first lady meets Cambodian students in girls` education push

Michelle Obama was greeted by flag-waving schoolchildren Saturday during the first trip by a sitting First Lady to Cambodia as she pushes a US-led initiative to combat a "crisis" in girls` education.

UN expert calls for international pressure on North Korea over abductions

A UN human rights investigator on Monday recommended that international pressure be put on North Korea as part of a multi-pronged strategy to know the fate of hundreds of foreign nationals allegedly abducted by it.

Cambodia deports 36 Vietnamese Montagnards: Activists

Cambodia has deported 36 Vietnamese Montagnards after they were arrested while trying to seek asylum, in the latest expulsion of a hill tribe group fleeing persecution, activists said Monday.

Cambodians angered over nude photo incidents at temples

Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.

Camera-equipped drones banned in Cambodia

 Cambodian authorities issued a directive Monday to ban camera-equipped drones in Phnom Penh saying that they affect people`s privacy and security.

Cambodia deports US sisters in Angkor nude photo scandal

Two American sisters have been deported from Cambodia after they were convicted of taking naked photos inside the country`s famed Angkor temple complex, officials said on Sunday.

US sisters arrested for nude photos at Cambodia`s Angkor

Two American sisters have been arrested in Cambodia for taking naked photos of each other inside the country`s famed Angkor temple complex, officials said Saturday -- the latest nude stunt by tourists to spark anger.

Bangladeshi, Nepalese nationals jailed for terror in Cambodia

 The Cambodian Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld a lower court`s verdict sentencing three al Qaeda members -- two Bangladeshis and one Nepalese -- to eight years in prison for hatching a terrorist plot against foreign embassies.

North Korea asks Cambodia to ban screening of ''The Interview''

North Korea has asked the Cambodian government to ban the screening of the US film "The Interview", which caricatures North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, arguing that its distribution could harm bilateral relations, South Korean media reported Monday.

North Korea asks Cambodia to ban screening of 'The Interview'
North Korea asks Cambodia to ban screening of 'The Interview'

North Korea has asked the Cambodian government to ban the screening of the US film "The Interview", which caricatures North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, arguing that its distribution could harm bilateral relations, South Korean media reported Monday.