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Convicted Khmer Rouge leader moved to Cambodian state prison

Feb. 01, 2023 07:51 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Khieu Samphan, who was convicted by a U.N.-backed tribunal of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes for his role as a leader of the communist Khmer Rouge when they ruled Cambodia in 1975-1979, has been transferred from the tribunal’s jail to serve his life...

FAO: Rising prices, food insecurity add to ranks of hungry

Jan. 24, 2023 01:14 AM EST

BANGKOK (AP) — Growing numbers of people in Asia lack enough to eat as food insecurity rises with higher prices and worsening poverty, according to a report released Tuesday by the Food and Agricultural Organization and other United Nations agencies. Nearly a half-billion people,...

Ukrainians wrap up landmine clearance exercises in Cambodia

Jan. 20, 2023 03:22 AM EST

SIEM REAP, Cambodia (AP) — A group of 15 Ukrainian deminers on Friday wrapped up a week of training in Cambodia, where experts who have cleared minefields from one of the world's most contaminated countries shared their expertise with the relative newcomers to the dangerous job. ...

Ukrainians learn mine clearing skills from Cambodian experts

Jan. 19, 2023 02:48 AM EST

PREYTOTOEUNG, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian experts, whose country has the dubious distinction of being one of the world’s most contaminated by landmines, walked a group of Ukrainian soldiers through a minefield being actively cleared Thursday, hoping their decades of experience would help the...

Cambodian opposition politician arrested for bounced checks

Jan. 17, 2023 07:23 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A prominent leader of Cambodia’s political opposition has been arrested for allegedly issuing worthless checks in a case his party said is politically motivated. Thach Setha, vice president of the Candlelight Party, was detained Monday and accused of...

Cambodian experts begin training Ukrainian deminers

Jan. 16, 2023 21:46 PM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Fifteen Ukrainian deminers are being trained by experts in Cambodia who are among the world's best because of experience from clearing the leftovers of nearly three decades of war. The Ukrainian deminers are being hosted by the Cambodian Mine Action...

Nate Thayer, reporter who interviewed Pol Pot, dies

Jan. 05, 2023 19:39 PM EST

Nate Thayer, a fearless reporter who survived several brushes with death over decades covering conflict in Southeast Asia and was the last western journalist to interview Pol Pot, the leader of the murderous Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia, has died. Thayer was found dead at his...

26 bodies found as search ends at Cambodian hotel fire site

Dec. 30, 2022 09:12 AM EST

POIPET, Cambodia (AP) — The search for bodies in the wreckage of a burned-out casino hotel complex in western Cambodia has concluded with 26 people confirmed dead, a senior official said late Friday. Banteay Meanchey province Governor Um Reatrey told The Associated Press by phone...

Massive fire at Cambodia hotel casino kills at least 19

Dec. 29, 2022 19:18 PM EST

POIPET, Cambodia (AP) — A massive fire at a Cambodian hotel casino Thursday injured over 60 people and killed at least 19 — a number that officials warned would rise after the search for bodies resumes Friday. The blaze, which started around midnight Wednesday, was put out over...

Deaths of 3 endangered Cambodian dolphins raise alarm

Dec. 26, 2022 05:30 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Three endangered freshwater dolphins have died within 10 days of each other, alarming conservationists in Cambodia. The death of a third healthy dolphin in such a brief period indicates “an increasingly alarming situation and the need for an intensive...