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The US defense secretary will visit Cambodia, one of China's closest allies, after regional talks

May. 25, 2024 06:05 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin is scheduled to make an official visit to Cambodia, one of China's closest allies in Southeast Asia, after holding talks with his Chinese counterpart at an annual security conference in Singapore, officials said. A...

Thailand welcomes home trafficked 1,000-year-old statues returned by New York's Metropolitan Museum

May. 21, 2024 20:57 PM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Thailand's National Museum hosted a welcome-home ceremony Tuesday for two ancient statues that were illegally trafficked from Thailand by a British collector of antiquities and were returned from the collection of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art. The objects...

Chinese ambassador promises 'friendship' and 'cooperation' as 2 Chinese warships dock in Cambodia

May. 19, 2024 02:15 AM EDT

SIHANOUKVILLE, Cambodia (AP) — Two Chinese warships docked Sunday at a commercial port in Cambodia, in preparation for joint naval exercises between the two countries. The Jingangshan amphibious warfare ship and Qijiguang training ship sailed in to the Sihanoukville Port as...

China and Cambodia begin 15-day military exercises as questions grow about Beijing's influence

May. 16, 2024 05:04 AM EDT

SVAY CHOK, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and China began 15-day military exercises on Thursday as questions grow about Beijing's increasing influence in the Southeast Asian nation. About 1,315 Cambodian military personnel and 760 Chinese are participating in the regular “Golden...

China and Cambodia to begin annual military exercise to strengthen cooperation, fight terrorism

May. 13, 2024 08:25 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia and China begin their annual Golden Dragon military exercise this week to strengthen cooperation and exchange military experiences, a Cambodian official said Monday. A total of 1,315 military personnel from Cambodia and 760 from China will...

A top Cambodian opposition politician is charged with inciting disorder for criticizing government

May. 11, 2024 11:13 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The leader of a recently formed Cambodian opposition party has been charged with inciting social disorder, his lawyer said Saturday, in the third major legal action this month targeting critics of the government of Prime Minister Hun Manet, Sun Chanthy...

A Cambodian court sentences a union leader to 18 months in prison for comments on Facebook

May. 08, 2024 10:52 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian labor union leader has been sentenced to 18 months in prison in connection with comments he made in a live broadcast on Facebook two years ago that criticized the arrest of a casino worker, an official of a local rights group said Wednesday. ...

Chinese warships have been docked in Cambodia for 5 months, but government says it's not permanent

May. 08, 2024 06:59 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's Defense Ministry insisted Wednesday that the months-long presence of two Chinese warships in a strategically important naval base that is being newly expanded with funding from Beijing does not constitute a permanent deployment of the Chinese military in the...

AP PHOTOS: South and Southeast Asian countries cope with a weekslong heat wave

May. 04, 2024 00:08 AM EDT

South and Southeast Asian countries have been coping with a weekslong heat wave rendering record high temperatures that have posed a severe health risk. Umbrellas to shield against blazing sunlight are popular, air-conditioned malls are serving as urban oases, and schools in Cambodia...

Troops fired on Kent State students in 1970. Survivors see echoes in today's campus protests

May. 03, 2024 18:13 PM EDT

KENT, Ohio (AP) — Dean Kahler flung himself to the ground and covered his head when the bullets started flying. The Ohio National Guard had opened fire on unarmed war protesters at Kent State University, and Kahler, a freshman, was among them. M1 rifle rounds hit the ground all...