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.

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 pardons jailed female land rights activists

Ten female Cambodian land activists jailed over protests last year have been pardoned and released from prison, a rights group said Sunday, following an outcry over their arrests.

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.

Threats of jail, walkout put Cambodia truce on shaky ground

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen took a swipe at the country`s opposition on Monday and threatened its lawmakers with jail, accusing it of breaching terms of a political truce that now looks increasingly precarious.

Cambodia nightclub fire kills five: Police

Phnom Penh: Five people, including a foreign holidaymaker, died in a fire at a nightclub in Cambodia's northwestern tourist hub of Siem Reap today, police said.

Cambodia court jails more land rights activists over protest

A Cambodian court Wednesday sentenced three female land rights activists and a defrocked monk to one year in prison each after they protested against the sentencing of seven fellow demonstrators the day before.

Cambodia-Thai kidney trafficking sparks fears of new market

The seven-inch scar runs diagonally across the left flank of his skinny torso, a glaring reminder of an operation he hoped would save his family from debt but instead plunged him into shame.

Cambodia-Thai kidney trafficking sparks fears of new organ market

The seven-inch scar runs diagonally across the left flank of his skinny torso, a glaring reminder of an operation he hoped would save his family from debt but instead plunged him into shame. 

Khmer Rouge leaders lodge appeal of convictions

Two Khmer Rouge leaders have formally appealed convictions for crimes against humanity which saw them handed life sentences by Cambodia`s UN-backed court.

Australia confirms refugee deal with Cambodia

Australia confirmed Thursday it will sign an asylum-seeker resettlement deal with Cambodia in a move slammed by human rights groups as violating its international obligations.

Five killed in Cambodian helicopter crash

At least five people were killed and one was injured Monday when a military helicopter crashed on the outskirts of Cambodia`s capital city of Phnom Penh, officials said.

Lavish procession to enshrine Cambodian ex-king

Cambodians lined the streets of Phnom Penh Friday as the remains of former king Norodom Sihanouk were transported through the capital atop a golden float shaped like a mythological bird for his enshrinement.

Cambodia worker exodus hits 220,000, Phnom Penh blames Thailand

The number of Cambodian labourers fleeing Thailand soared to 220,000 on Wednesday, authorities said, as Phnom Penh accused Thailand`s new military rulers of sparking the flight of migrant workers.

Cambodian court sentences activists, garment workers

A Cambodian court on Friday handed suspended sentences to 23 activists and garment workers arrested during a protest crackdown amid rising concern over a textile industry that supplies a host of Western brands.

Cambodian court sentences activists, garment workers

A Cambodian court Friday handed suspended sentences to 23 activists and garment workers arrested during a protest crackdown amid rising concern over a textile industry that supplies a host of Western brands.

Cambodia jails Briton for two years on child sex conviction

A Cambodian judge on Monday jailed a British teacher for two years for sexually abusing three young brothers at a Phnom Penh guesthouse.