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Cambodia hits back at US over opposition party ban

Phnom Penh - Cambodia on Friday hit back at critics of its ban on the country's main opposition, calling the United States "ringleaders" of an alleged coup plot by the party and threatening to build closer ties with Russia and China.

US calls on Cambodia to 'undo' opposition party ban

Washington - The United States on Thursday demanded Cambodia reverse its ban on the country's main opposition as it warned the dissolution of the party would strip 2018 elections of legitimacy.

US calls on Cambodia to 'undo' opposition party ban

Washington - The United States Thursday demanded Cambodia reverse its ban on the country's main opposition as it warned the dissolution of the party would strip 2018 elections of legitimacy.

Cambodia opposition laments 'death of democracy' as party banned

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's Supreme Court dissolved the country's main opposition party on Thursday and banned more than 100 of its politicians, in a ruling blasted by a rights groups as the "death" of the nation's democracy.

Cambodia court to rule on opposition party's dissolution

Phnom Penh - Cambodian opposition politicians braced for the Supreme Court to dissolve their party on Thursday, as judges weighed a government lawsuit seen as strongman Hun Sen's final bid to eliminate his competition ahead of 2018 polls.

Last man standing: Cambodia opposition MPs brace for dissolution

Phnom Penh - Dozens of their fellow MPs have fled into exile and the prime minister has warned they face "hell", but a handful of Cambodian opposition politicians are standing firm ahead of a court ruling almost certain to dissolve their party for good.

Cambodia bans Hollywood's 'Kingsman' for country's portrayal as crime hub

Phnom Penh - Hollywood's light-hearted spy blockbuster "Kingsman: The Golden Circle" has been banned in Cambodia due to a scene that portrays the country and one of its famous temples as a hotbed of crime, an official said Friday.

Egyptian legal scholar wins top rights prize

Geneva - An Egyptian legal scholar and a leading figure in his country's embattled rights movement won one of the world's most prestigious human rights prizes on Tuesday.

'I'm not going to jail': MPs flee Cambodia crackdown

Bangkok - Two late-night text messages in an hour, one from sources in the military, the other from the cops, warned Cambodian opposition politician Mu Sochua her arrest was at hand.

Half of Cambodia's opposition have fled crackdown, MP says

Phnom Penh - Nearly half of Cambodia's opposition parliamentarians have fled abroad in the past month to escape a government crackdown that has battered their party with legal cases ahead of crunch polls, an MP said on Wednesday.

Cambodian opposition erects banners urging leader's release

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's opposition party on Monday began erecting banners nationwide calling for the release of its leader Kem Sokha, ahead of a bail ruling for the politician who was arrested three weeks ago.

Cambodia halts search for US Vietnam war missing

Phnom Penh - Cambodian premier Hun Sen punched back in a diplomatic spat with Washington on Friday by halting cooperation with a US project to recover the remains of American soldiers killed during the Vietnam war.

US ambassador slams Cambodia's 'baseless' claims of plot

Phnom Penh - The American ambassador to Cambodia on Tuesday rejected allegations by strongman premier Hun Sen that the US was involved in plotting to overthrow the government, calling the claims a "red herring".

Cambodian PM threatens to dissolve opposition party

Phnom Penh - Cambodian premier Hun Sen threatened to dissolve the country's embattled opposition party on Monday, as the rival politicians protested outside a remote border prison where their leader is being held for alleged treason.

Cambodia opposition leader charged with treason, espionage

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian court on Tuesday charged opposition leader Kem Sokha with treason and espionage over an alleged conspiracy with unnamed foreigners, as strongman premier Hun Sen intensifies his assault on his political enemies.

UN rights chief slams Cambodia opposition leader's arrest

Geneva - The UN rights chief voiced alarm Monday at the arrest of Cambodian opposition leader Kem Sokha for alleged treason, warning of the risk he may not get a fair trial.

Cambodian paper to close as opposition leader arrested for treason

Phnom Penh - One of Cambodia's few remaining independent newspapers announced on Sunday it would close hours after the country's opposition leader was arrested for treason, the latest in a string of blows to critics of strongman premier Hun Sen.

Cambodian paper to close as opposition leader arrested for treason

Phnom Penh - One of Cambodia's few remaining independent newspapers announced on Sunday it would close hours after the country's opposition leader was arrested for treason, the latest in a string of blows to critics of strongman premier Hun Sen.

Cambodian paper to close as opposition leader arrested for treason

Phnom Penh - One of Cambodia's few remaining independent newspapers announced on Sunday it would close hours after the country's opposition leader was arrested for treason, the latest in a string of blows to critics of strongman premier Hun Sen.

End of the line for Cambodia's homegrown 'Bamboo Train'

Battambang - With a wooden platform jerry-rigged to a small engine, Cambodia's one-of-a-kind "Bamboo Train" delights tourists as it clatters through bucolic countryside -- but its days are numbered as the Southeast Asian nation plans a railways overhaul.

Made in Khmerica: the US-raised Cambodians deported to a foreign home

Battambang - Guzzling beer and pizza as hip-hop blasts from a stack of speakers, Kookie's thoughts drift back to America, a country that took him in as a child refugee from Cambodia but deported him to the kingdom years later for a criminal record.

Cambodia orders US NGO to close, expels foreign staff

Phnom Penh - Cambodia on Wednesday closed a prominent American NGO and ordered its foreign staff to leave the country, the latest salvo by Prime Minister Hun Sen against perceived critics before a general election next year.

Cambodia orders US NGO to close, expels foreign staff

Phnom Penh - Cambodia on Wednesday closed a prominent American NGO and ordered its foreign staff to leave the country, the latest salvo by Prime Minister Hun Sen against perceived critics before a general election next year.

Cambodian PM gives sex slave charity reprieve

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's strongman premier on Tuesday said he will not force a Christian charity that rescues child sex slaves to shut after the group apologised for featuring in a media report he disliked.

Cambodia PM gives ultimatum to Laos over 'border invasion'

Phnom Penh - Cambodia's prime minister on Friday issued a six-day ultimatum to Laos to pull back troops who have allegedly trespassed into a border area or face a military response.

Bombed and looted ancient Cambodian city poised for rebirth

- It has survived centuries of monsoon rains, a US bombing campaign and rampant looting.Now the ancient temple city of Sambor Prei Kuk in Cambodia is finally ready for a renaissance -- and is teasing tourists to its forest-cocooned ruins.

Cambodian political commentator jailed for 18 months

Phnom Penh - A Cambodian political analyst was jailed for 18 months on Thursday for accusing prime minister Hun Sen's ruling party of having a hand in the murder of prominent government critic.

Hundreds of Cambodian maids to work in Hong Kong

Phnom Penh - Cambodia is recruiting hundreds of maids to work in Hong Kong, an official said Wednesday, as the wealthy city scrambles to meet growing demand for domestic helpers and fend off concerns about exploitation.

Chinese nude photo scam suspects arrested in Cambodia

Phnom Penh - Cambodia has arrested more than 200 Chinese men and women suspected of running an online scam that persuaded victims to send nude photographs and then extorted them for cash, police said Thursday.

Cambodia jails Australian nurse over surrogacy clinic

Phnom Penh - An Australian nurse who ran surrogacy services in Cambodia that matched foreign couples with local women was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday, as authorities in the impoverished kingdom tackle the "rent-a-womb" businesses.
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