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Cambodian police arrest suspects in rape of French tourist

Oct. 16, 2019 9:27 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three men accused of raping a female French tourist in southern Cambodia last week have been arrested, police said Wednesday. Kampot province police chief Maj. Gen. Mao Chanmathurith said the 43-year-old woman reported that she was walking alone at 3 a.m. Friday in Kampot town...

Iran women attend FIFA soccer game for first time in decades

Oct. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — They had to sit well apart from the men, and the stadium was practically empty, but thousands of Iranian women in merry jester hats and face paint blew horns and cheered Thursday at the first FIFA soccer match they were allowed to freely attend in decades. In what many considered a...

Philippines: Indonesia woman nabbed with drugs from Cambodia

Oct. 7, 2019 5:00 AM EDT

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — Philippine authorities said they arrested an Indonesian woman who was carrying 54 million pesos ($1 million) worth of illegal drugs in her carry-on bag from her flight from Cambodia on Monday, amid a crackdown on drug smuggling attempts. The Bureau of Customs said Agnes Alexandra...

Asian American groups oppose Cambodian refugee deportations

Sep. 28, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

LOWELL, Mass. (AP) — Asian American groups are objecting to the Trump administration's efforts to step up deportations of Cambodians, as dozens of refugees with criminal convictions are being ordered to report to federal officials next week for removal. At least 20 people in California have been served...

Cambodian court charges exiled politicians with rebellion

Sep. 27, 2019 8:06 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A Cambodian court has charged seven top opposition politicians with plotting armed rebellion for planning to return from self-imposed exile to seek a change in government through mass peaceful protests. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court also warned that anyone who supported the...

Cambodia gives garment workers 4.4% minimum wage hike

Sep. 20, 2019 8:05 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's government announced Friday that it is raising the minimum wage for the garment industry, the country's biggest export earner, whose workers make up a powerful political bloc. The Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training said starting in January, the minimum wage...

Cambodia, Laos, agree to step up border demarcation effort

Sep. 12, 2019 5:20 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The leaders of Cambodia and Laos agreed Thursday to step up efforts to complete demarcation of their border, where disputes have led to armed confrontations in recent years. Prime Minister Hun Sen and his visiting Lao counterpart, Thongloun Sisoulith, agreed in a statement to...

Malaysia's Mahathir begins state visit to Cambodia

Sep. 2, 2019 5:10 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Malaysia's prime minister arrived in Cambodia on Monday to strengthen ties and witness the signing of several agreements. Mahathir Mohamad will meet with Cambodian leader Hun Sen on Tuesday to discuss cooperation and exchange views on regional and international affairs, the...

Verdict delayed for 2 Cambodia journalists in espionage case

Aug. 30, 2019 4:54 AM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A verdict has been delayed in the espionage case against two Cambodian journalists who worked for the U.S. government-funded Radio Free Asia. Uon Chhin and Yeang Sothearin are accused of undermining national security by supplying information to a foreign state, an act punishable...

Cambodian PM sues opposition leader in French court

Aug. 20, 2019 12:09 PM EDT

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has filed a defamation lawsuit in French court against his longtime political enemy Sam Rainsy, a lawyer for the Southeast Asian leader said Tuesday. Paris-based Luc Brossollet confirmed to The Associated Press by phone a report by the Cambodia's...