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Cambodia ready to welcome 'world's loneliest elephant'

November 30, 2020 1:20 PM

"Cambodia is ready to welcome Kaavan," deputy environment minister Neth Pheaktra told AFP.

Pakistan elephant set for flight to Cambodia after campaign by American popstar Cher

November 29, 2020 3:13 PM

ISLAMABAD (AFP) - Following years of public outcry and campaigning by American popstar Cher, the "world's loneliest elephant" was poised on Sunday (Nov 29) to embark on a mammoth journey from Pakistan to a sanctuary in Cambodia.

Scores in court as Cambodia opposition awaits trial for treason

November 26, 2020 9:45 AM

PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - A Cambodian court was due on Thursday (Nov 26) to start the treason trial of more than 100 members and backers of the political opposition, in a case condemned by activists as a move by long-serving premier Hun Sen to crush his rivals.

Hungarian minister tests positive for Covid-19 in Bangkok

November 05, 2020 5:00 AM

BANGKOK • Hungary's foreign minister tested positive for coronavirus in Thailand, the kingdom's health minister said yesterday, a day after Mr Peter Szijjarto jetted in from a meeting with Cambodian Premier Hun Sen.

At least 111 killed amid floods, landslides across Vietnam

October 22, 2020 5:00 AM

HANOI • More than 100 people have died and 20 others are missing in central Vietnam following weeks of severe flooding and landslides, the authorities said yesterday, as the country braced itself for yet another storm this weekend.

Cambodia confirms US-funded defence facility has been razed

October 05, 2020 5:00 AM

PHNOM PENH • Cambodia has razed a United States-funded defence facility on its southern coast, the deputy prime minister confirmed yesterday, the latest move in the ongoing controversial expansion of a strategically crucial naval base being developed with Chinese aid.

Cambodian opposition activists sentenced for treason

September 24, 2020 2:24 PM

PHNOM PENH (AFP) - Seven Cambodian activists have been handed jail sentences for treason over comments posted online supporting an exiled opposition figure, their lawyer said on Thursday (Sept 24), deepening the kingdom's crackdown on dissent.

US imposes sanctions on Chinese firm over Cambodia project

September 16, 2020 4:24 AM

WASHINGTON/PHNOM PENH (REUTERS) - The United States on Tuesday (Sept 15) blacklisted a Chinese developer of a port, airport and resort complex in Cambodia, saying it was built on land seized from local people and there were "credible reports" it could be used to host Chinese military assets.

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