Cambodian passenger train back on track post years-long hiatus

Cambodia's sole passenger train resumed a regular weekend service on Saturday after being suspended for years, with Prime Minister Hun Sen climbing aboard to inaugurate the first trip.

Car plunges off Cambodian river ferry, seven dead

Car plunges off Cambodian river ferry, seven dead

Seven people including five children drowned in Cambodia when a car packed with passengers slipped off a ferry and plunged into a river, police said today.

Cambodia to use helicopter gunships in logging crackdown

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday said he had authorised the use of helicopter gunships to crack down on rampant illegal logging in an effort to curb deforestation.

Cambodian opposition senator on trial for Facebook comments

A Cambodian court rejected an opposition senator's request for bail today and opened a trial against him on charges that carry penalties of up to 17 years in prison for comments he posted on Facebook.

India-ASEAN ties poised to scale new heights: Ansari

Asserting that India-ASEAN ties are poised to scale new heights, Vice President Hamid Ansari Wednesday said India's relationship with Cambodia was a "key element" in its engagement with the key regional grouping as the country moves forward with the Act East policy.

Ansari in Cambodia to boost ties as part of Act East policy

Vice President Hamid Ansari arrived here on Tuesday on the first leg of his four-day two-nation tour that will also take him to Laos as India seeks an "enduring partnership" and enhanced economic engagement with ASEAN countries under its Act East policy.

Cambodian PM orders opposition senator`s arrest for `treason`

 Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Thursday ordered the arrest of an opposition senator for "treason" after accusing him of posting a fake document about the border with neighbouring Vietnam on social media.

Cambodia opposition activists jailed for up to 20 years for `insurrection`: Lawyer

 Eleven Cambodian opposition members and activists were jailed on insurrection charges Tuesday, a defence lawyer said, including three who received a 20-year sentence.

16 Cambodian garment workers killed in horrific road smash

At least 16 Cambodian garment workers were killed and 22 injured on their morning commute Tuesday when a bus crashed into the van transporting them, officials said.

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.