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Cambodia PM orders release of opposition members jailed for 'coup' bid

Phnom Penh - Cambodian leader Hun Sen ordered the release Thursday of dozens of opponents and activists that authorities accused of helping his arch-rival plot a coup.

'It's a sin': Cambodia's brutal and shadowy dog meat trade

Siem Reap - Cambodian dog meat traders drown, strangle and stab thousands of canines a day in a shadowy but sprawling business that traumatises workers and exposes them to deadly health risks like rabies.

Cambodia lifts house arrest restrictions on opposition figure

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has freed a prominent opposition figure from house arrest more than two years after he was charged with treason, a court spokesperson told AFP on Sunday, after attempts by his colleagues to return to the country were thwarted.

Cambodia says British tourist death was accidental drowning

Phnom Penh - A 21-year-old British tourist whose body was found floating in the sea off the Cambodian coast accidentally drowned, an official said Friday, ruling out foul play after a days-long search grabbed international headlines.

Body of missing British tourist found off Cambodia coast

Phnom Penh - The body of a 21-year-old British tourist was found floating in the sea more than a week after she went missing from a Cambodian island, police told AFP on Thursday.

Six Cambodians held as hopes fade for missing British tourist

Phnom Penh - Six Cambodians have been held for questioning in connection with the disappearance of a 21-year-old British woman who went missing on an island popular with backpackers, as police on Tuesday said hopes were fading of finding her alive.

Cambodian soldiers, divers scour island for missing Brit tourist

Phnom Penh - Cambodia deployed soldiers, police and divers to scour an island popular with backpackers after a British tourist went missing there four days ago, an official told AFP on Monday.

Cambodian PM fires arrest warning to fans of his arch-rival

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's premier Hun Sen on Wednesday threatened to arrest supporters of his nemesis Sam Rainsy if they mobilise for the opposition figurehead's much-trumpeted return from self-exile next month.

Mourners pay final respects to Khmer Rouge 'Brother Number Two'

Pailin - Crowds gathered for the funeral of "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea on Friday, paying their final respects to a man considered the chief ideologue of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime.

Mourners pay final respects to Khmer Rouge 'Brother Number Two'

Pailin - Former Khmer Rouge cadres and relatives paid their final respects to "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea on Friday, ahead of a cremation ceremony in Cambodia for the man considered the chief ideologue of the murderous regime.

Khmer Rouge 'brother number two' Nuon Chea dies

Phnom Penh - Khmer Rouge 'brother number two' Nuon Chea died Sunday aged 93, a spokesman for the Cambodia tribunal where he was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity told AFP."We can confirm that defendant Nuon Chea...

Nuon Chea: the Khmer Rouge's unrepentant revolutionary

Phnom Penh - Khmer Rouge "Brother Number Two" Nuon Chea, who died Sunday aged 93, was considered the chief ideologue of the murderous Cambodian regime and a key architect of its killing machine.

Khmer Rouge 'brother number two' Nuon Chea dies: Cambodia court

Phnom Penh - Khmer Rouge 'brother number two' Nuon Chea died Sunday aged 93, a spokesman for the Cambodia tribunal where he was convicted of genocide and crimes against humanity told AFP."We can confirm that defendant Nuon Chea...

Cambodia buying 'tens of thousands' of Chinese weapons: PM

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has purchased "tens of thousands" of weapons from China, premier Hun Sen said Monday, providing rare details of arms deals with Beijing just days after denying a secret agreement to allow Chinese warships to use a local naval base.

'Nothing to hide': Cambodia gives glimpse of base at centre of China rumours

Sihanoukville - Cambodia gave an unprecedented media tour of a strategically crucial naval base on Friday as authorities try to knock down a report of a secret deal allowing Chinese warships to dock at the facility.

Collapsed dreams: Cambodia construction workers risk lives for 'riches'

Sihanoukville - When Sam Sok took a $6-a-day job as a construction labourer in Sihanoukville she knew it could be dangerous, but the deaths of 28 workers in a building collapse -- with her nephew among the missing -- has laid bare the risks many like her face to earn ...

Seven people, including Chinese, charged over Cambodia building collapse

Sihanoukville - Seven people, including five Chinese nationals, have been charged with manslaughter or as accomplices to manslaughter in connection with a building collapse in Cambodia that killed 28 people and sparked anger over shoddy construction regulations.

Two survivors, three bodies pulled from collapsed Cambodia building

Sihanoukville - Two men were pulled alive from the rubble of a collapsed Cambodian building on Monday, more than two days after a construction site accident that left at least 28 dead.

'No more survivors' in Cambodia building collapse as toll hits 24

Sihanoukville - The retrieval of bodies from a building collapse in Cambodia continued Monday, as the death toll rose to 24 with no further survivors expected to be found under the debris of the seven-storey Chinese-owned construction site.

Rescuers scour rubble as Cambodia building collapse toll rises to 18

Phnom Penh - Victims of a Cambodia building collapse were buried alive as they slept, a survivor said Sunday, as the death toll at the Chinese-owned site rose to 18 and hopes faded for finding more survivors.
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