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Officials make break in baffling disease killing Cambodian childrenupdated: Sun Jul 08 2012 15:14:00

Health officials say they have made an important discovery in the mystery surrounding the deaths of 64 children in Cambodia.

Mystery illness claims dozens of Cambodian childrenupdated: Thu Jul 05 2012 20:53:00

The World Health Organization is helping the Cambodian Ministry of Health investigate the cause of a mysterious illness that has killed dozens of children in the country since April.

Should Cambodian 'blood antiquities' be returned?updated: Thu Jun 07 2012 12:57:00

The last time most New Yorkers focused on pillaged antiquities from Cambodia was likely after the release of the Angelina Jolie film "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," which featured the heroine's adventures through the country's famous archaeological wonder, Angkor Wat.

In the Year of the Dragon, stop torture updated: Sun Jan 22 2012 10:07:00

The dragon is the Chinese counterpart of the phoenix rising from the ashes of destruction. And as we bring in the Year of the Dragon Monday, the most important of the years in the Chinese Zodiac, let's consider a great opportunity -- and an awe-inspiring responsibility -- to create an ethical world together.

Cambodia clash over real estateupdated: Sun Nov 27 2011 23:54:00

Families battle a developer over prime real estate in Phnom Penh. CNN's Pauline Chiou reports.

U.N.: Thai, Cambodian troops must leave disputed temple areaupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 23:38:00

The United Nation's highest court ruled Monday that both Cambodia and Thailand must withdraw their troops from an area where a disputed border temple sits.

Thailand, Cambodia make progress on border disputeupdated: Mon May 09 2011 12:13:00

Thailand and Cambodia took a step Monday towards resolving a simmering border conflict around an ancient temple, Indonesian Foreign Minister Marty Natalegawa said.

Thailand, Cambodia fail to resolve border disputeupdated: Sun May 08 2011 12:21:00

Leaders from Thailand and Cambodia failed to reach an agreement Sunday in a meeting aimed at mediating a longstanding border conflict over an ancient Hindu temple.

Thai, Cambodian troops break cease-fireupdated: Sat Apr 30 2011 05:34:00

Thai and Cambodian troops exchanged gunfire near a disputed temple Saturday despite a cease-fire agreement between the two nations.

Thai military: Deadly fighting resumes at Thai-Cambodian borderupdated: Fri Apr 29 2011 01:14:00

Fighting raged on along the turbulent Thai-Cambodian border Friday, one day after a military source said local commanders from both sides had agreed to a cease-fire.

Clashes persist along Thai-Cambodian borderupdated: Sun Apr 24 2011 05:16:00

Fighting erupted for a third consecutive day in a disputed area along the Thai-Cambodian border Sunday, a Thai military official said.

Thai and Cambodian forces in further border clashupdated: Wed Feb 16 2011 02:04:00

Border skirmishes between Thailand and Cambodia flared for a second day in an ongoing dispute over an ancient Hindu temple, a Thai military official said Wednesday.

U.N. Security Council calls for ceasefire between Thailand, Cambodiaupdated: Mon Feb 14 2011 22:35:00

The U.N. Security Council Monday called for a truce between Thailand and Cambodia and urged the two Asian nations to begin a dialogue to end their dispute over an ancient Hindu temple on the border.

Thai protesters demand prime minister's ousterupdated: Fri Feb 11 2011 09:22:00

Thai yellow shirt protesters on Friday demanded the prime minister's resignation over what they say is his failure to protect the interests of the nation.

ASEAN pushes Thailand-Cambodia talks to resolve temple disputeupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 18:55:00

The chairman of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations on Tuesday pushed for talks between Thailand and Cambodia to end deadly clashes that have erupted over a temple along the border.

Thailand, Cambodia trade shots, charges over ancient templeupdated: Tue Feb 08 2011 11:58:00

Fighting flared for a third straight day Sunday along the Thai-Cambodian border over a disputed ancient temple despite a reported ceasefire and international efforts to soothe tensions.

Thai, Cambodian forces exchange gunfire near ancient templeupdated: Sat Feb 05 2011 07:52:00

Fighting between Thai and Cambodian troops flared again briefly on Saturday morning, after clashes over an ancient temple claimed by both countries erupted along the border on Friday.

Cambodia mourns stampede victimsupdated: Mon Nov 29 2010 21:55:00

Cambodians turn out to honor hundreds who died in a stampede. CNN's Anjali Rao reports.

From Cairo to Cambodia: How tennis is gunning for world dominationupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 08:14:00

It is a move the tennis world hopes will have as much impact on the court as a bullet-like passing shot from Roger Federer or a fierce smash from Serena Williams.

Death toll in Cambodia stampede now at 375updated: Wed Nov 24 2010 00:26:00

The death and injury toll from a stampede at a Cambodian festival continued to rise Tuesday as families mourned.

Reporter: 'It was chaos' updated: Wed Nov 24 2010 00:26:00

A reporter on scene in Cambodia describes the stampede that killed hundreds during a water festival.

CNN Hero's path to redemptionupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 18:00:00

Actor Hill Harper introduces us to Aki Ra, a former child soldier who now clears land mines he once planted in Cambodia.

Clearing out danger in Cambodiaupdated: Thu Nov 04 2010 18:00:00

Aki Ra is helping to make his native Cambodia safer by clearing land mines -- many of which he planted years ago as a child soldier.

Attorneys for Khmer Rouge torture prison leader appeal convictionupdated: Wed Aug 25 2010 10:06:00

Lawyers for a man who ran a notorious torture prison in Cambodia where more than 14,000 people died during the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime are appealing his conviction.

CNN Hero: Aki Raupdated: Tue Aug 03 2010 17:08:00

Aki Ra is helping to make Cambodia safer by clearing land mines, many of which he planted years ago as a child soldier.

A timeline of the Khmer Rouge regime and its aftermathupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 07:22:00

At least 1.7 million people -- nearly a quarter of Cambodia's population -- died under the 1975-1979 Khmer Rouge from execution, disease, starvation and overwork, according to the Documentation Center of Cambodia.

Victims of Khmer Rouge speak outupdated: Mon Jul 26 2010 07:22:00

At Cambodia's genocide court, a New Zealander confronts the man who ran the torture prison where his brother was killed.

Cambodia prepares for historic verdict from genocide tribunalupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 23:46:00

Carrying burning incense sticks and pink lotuses and wearing scarves of mourning, dozens of people marked the deaths of 14,000 victims of the 1970s Khmer Rouge regime at the S-21 torture prison in the Cambodian capital Sunday, one day before a genocide tribunal renders the verdict in its first case against the man who ran S-21.

Cambodians gather outside court to hear verdict in genocide caseupdated: Sun Jul 25 2010 23:05:00

Hundreds of Cambodians gathered at the Khmer Rouge genocide tribunal Monday to hear its historic first verdict in a case against a man who ran a notorious torture prison where 14,000 people died.

U.S. slams deportation of Uyghur refugees from Cambodia to Chinaupdated: Mon Dec 21 2009 10:58:00

The U.S. State Department said Sunday it was "deeply disturbed" at the deportation of 20 Uyghur asylum seekers from Cambodia back to China.

Cambodia deports Uyghur refugees back to Chinaupdated: Sat Dec 19 2009 22:56:00

The U.N. refugee agency said it deplores a move by Cambodia to deport 20 Uyghur refugees back to China.

Cambodia's fallen empireupdated: Fri Dec 11 2009 09:49:00

CNN travels to Cambodia to see the role climate change played in the collapse of one of the world's greatest empires.

Thai fury as Thaksin arrives in Cambodiaupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 01:30:00

Relations between Cambodia and Thailand took a further turn for the worse Tuesday, after ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra arrived in Phnom Penh to begin his new job there.

Thailand recalls Cambodia envoy over Thaksinupdated: Tue Nov 24 2009 01:26:00

Thailand has withdrawn its ambassador to Phnom Penh after Cambodia appointed fugitive former Thai premier Thaksin Shinawatra as an economic adviser, a Thai government official said Thursday.

Cambodia refuses to extradite Thaksinupdated: Wed Nov 11 2009 05:23:00

Cambodia has refused a request by Thailand to extradite ousted Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra so that he can be tried on corruption charges.

Former child soldier undoes past, one landmine at a timeupdated: Tue Nov 10 2009 04:43:00

Aki Ra was forced to be a child soldier in the genocidal Khmer Rouge regime in Cambodia in the early 1980s, taught to shoot a gun and plant deadly landmines.

Cambodia Water Festival 2009updated: Thu Nov 05 2009 00:47:00

Cambodia held its annual Water Festival during the first three days of November in the nation's capital, Phnom Penh.

Evictions hit Cambodia's poor, group saysupdated: Fri Sep 11 2009 02:25:00

Villagers march more than 300 kilometers from northwest Cambodia to ask the prime minister to save their homes from developers. Some 400 families in the country's south learn their farmland had been given to developers only when bulldozers arrive.

Cambodia confronts its past with war crimes tribunalupdated: Thu Apr 30 2009 05:39:00

Cambodia is a country that throws up the most staggering barbed facts that catch the mind and should stick inconveniently in our conscience.

Soldiers die as Thai, Cambodian troops trade fireupdated: Fri Apr 03 2009 07:09:00

Thai and Cambodian troops exchanged fire early Friday killing at least four soldiers near a disputed border temple that was the site of clashes last year, a Thai military official said.

Cambodia premiere's rock operaupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 22:45:00

"Where Elephants Weep," reveals the Cambodia of today and tomorrow through a blend of western and Cambodian music and dance.

Cambodia's first rock opera hopes its stage will be a bridgeupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 22:45:00

A man strums an electric guitar while another musician blows on a buffalo horn converted into an instrument. A boy performs the traditional Cambodian monkey dance spliced in with breakdancing beats while a singer raps to the moves.

Cambodian art: Past to presentupdated: Thu Apr 02 2009 22:43:00

Bamboo, woven into the shape of human stomachs. Red, sky blue and orange pencil shavings glued onto a large canvas form a woman's traditional hair clip. A collage of magazine clippings, drawings and found materials depict Cambodia's tumultuous modern history.

Thai troops accused of crossing Cambodia borderupdated: Wed Mar 25 2009 09:52:00

Nearly 100 Thai soldiers crossed into Cambodian territory Wednesday near a disputed border temple that was the site of clashes last year, Cambodian officials said.

Khmer Rouge prison chief stands trial in Cambodiaupdated: Tue Feb 17 2009 21:23:00

A former member of Cambodia's genocidal Khmer Rouge regime became the first from the ultra-Maoist movement to stand trial before a U.N.-backed tribunal Tuesday.

The world's most heinous crimeupdated: Mon Jan 12 2009 13:43:00

They share a deep sorrow: an idealistic American who tried to protect the Kurds of Iraq, a Canadian general who refused to follow orders in Rwanda, a French priest who fought for the soul of Cambodia.

Priest tried to warn of Cambodia's insanityupdated: Wed Dec 10 2008 12:33:00

Francois Ponchaud was a newly ordained Catholic priest when he arrived in Cambodia in 1965 from a small village in France.

Time.com: Trying to Calm Cambodia-Thailand Temple Dispute updated: Fri Oct 17 2008 10:00:00

After a deadly border clash, military leaders meet to ease tensions

One dead in Thai-Cambodia border clashupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 08:05:00

An exchange of gunfire between Thai and Cambodian soldiers in a disputed border region Wednesday left one Cambodian soldier dead, the Thai military said.

Time.com: Thai-Cambodian Border Spat Heats Upupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 08:00:00

A gun battle near a historic temple reawakens an ancient emmity

Time.com: Fighting Breaks Out at Thai-Cambodia Borderupdated: Wed Oct 15 2008 07:00:00

A brief gunfight broke out between Thai and Cambodian troops at a disputed border zone, escalating a conflict that officials from both sides fear could result in a war between the neighbors

Saving children from Cambodia's trash heapupdated: Thu Oct 09 2008 08:07:00

Walking down a street in Cambodia's capital city, Phymean Noun finished her lunch and tossed her chicken bones into the trash. Seconds later, she watched in horror as several children fought to reclaim her discarded food.

Protecting the sponsorsupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 10:26:00

ITN's Alex Thompson reports on measures taken to protect sponsors' rights at the Beijing Olympic Games.

Cambodia's athletes seek a better playing fieldupdated: Wed Sep 10 2008 10:26:00

Without proper food, shoes, or support from his government, Hem Bunting, the Cambodian Olympic marathon competitor, prepared for the Olympics and hoped for international support in late July.

Cambodia: Temple stand-off endingupdated: Sat Aug 16 2008 06:05:00

A month-long stand-off between Thai and Cambodian troops around an ancient temple in a disputed border region eased a bit with an agreement to withdraw many of the soldiers, a Thai military official said Saturday.

Group homes in Cambodiaupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 07:35:00

Cassie Phillips is in Battambang, Cambodia, where she will be working with the NGO Homeland.

Group homes in Cambodiaupdated: Wed Aug 13 2008 07:35:00

Cassie talks about her research into group homes for orphaned, trafficked and other vulnerable children in Cambodia.

2nd temple sparks Thai-Cambodian tensionupdated: Tue Aug 05 2008 03:57:00

Thailand and Cambodia have become ensnared in controversy over a second temple on disputed land along their border, the Thai news agency reported Monday.

Cambodia, Thailand to pull troops from templeupdated: Tue Jul 29 2008 04:48:00

Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to redeploy some troops away from the site of a border temple at the center of a tense military standoff in its second week.

Time.com: Cambodia Reelects Longtime Leaderupdated: Mon Jul 28 2008 08:00:00

Riding a wave of relative stability, Cambodia's self-proclaimed "strongman" Hun Sen wins another five years as prime minister

Time.com: A Rumble in the Jungle? updated: Tue Jul 22 2008 17:00:00

Cambodian and Thai troops face off around a thousand-year-old Hindu temple. But the standoff may be driven by domestic politics on both sides

Thai-Cambodia dispute moves to ASEANupdated: Tue Jul 22 2008 03:32:00

Cambodia and Thailand failed to resolve a weeklong military standoff over an ancient border temple that sits on disputed land.

Time.com: Cambodia: Little Hope for Thai Talksupdated: Mon Jul 21 2008 00:00:00

Cambodia and Thailand will begin talks Monday aimed at resolving a lingering dispute over territory near an World Heritage Site temple, where more than 4,000 troops from the two sides have been deployed

Cambodia reports Thai incursions to U.N.updated: Sun Jul 20 2008 05:42:00

Cambodia has sent a letter to the United Nations Security Council to call attention to its continuing standoff with Thailand over an ancient border temple on disputed land.

Thai-Cambodia disputeupdated: Sun Jul 20 2008 05:42:00

Thai villagers block anti-government demonstrators as Cambodia and Thailand escalate their territorial dispute.

Time.com: A Tense Thai-Cambodian borderupdated: Sat Jul 19 2008 19:00:00

Cambodia and Thailand continued to reinforce their troops along a disputed border area Saturday, even as they prepared for talks to avert a military confrontation

Cambodia, Thailand border row escalatesupdated: Thu Jul 17 2008 06:54:00

Thailand and Cambodia have called for dialogue as tensions continued to escalate over an ancient border temple on disputed land.

International Aid Workersupdated: Tue Jul 01 2008 06:05:00

Cassie speaks with several international aid workers about their experiences serving in Cambodia.

U.N. chief calls for justice in Cambodiaupdated: Wed Apr 16 2008 04:19:00

On the tenth anniversary of Khmer Rouge leader Pol Pot's death, U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon appealed Tuesday for the senior leaders of the regime to be brought to justice.

Ever-present remindersupdated: Thu Nov 29 2007 07:54:00

Cassie Phillips is in Battambang, Cambodia, where she will be working with the NGO Homeland.

Arrest talk on ex-Khmer Rouge PMupdated: Wed Nov 14 2007 04:42:00

Former Khmer Rouge Prime Minister Khieu Samphan arrived in the Cambodian capital, Phnom Penh, Wednesday morning and was quickly taken to a local hospital for medical treatment.

A walk on the beachupdated: Wed Oct 17 2007 08:01:00

Cassie Phillips is in Battambang, Cambodia, where she will be working with the NGO Homeland.

Pretty in pinkupdated: Tue Oct 09 2007 10:34:00

From my table at work, I have a partial view of the courtyard through the window and the double doors to the right. This allows me to gaze out and watch the kids playing during the day when I tire from work.

Cassie's Blog: Covering up in Cambodiaupdated: Tue Oct 02 2007 05:42:00

Cassie Phillips is in Battambang, Cambodia, where she will be working with the NGO Homeland.

Time.com: Cambodia Keeps Taking, Gives Littleupdated: Mon Jun 25 2007 08:35:00

Each year the West showers the Southeast Asian country with more aid, hoping it will clean up its act. But China isn't making it easy

Today's Buzz storiesupdated: Tue Nov 22 2005 13:53:00

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- Actress Angelina Jolie has received a Cambodian passport after being made a citizen of the impoverished Southeast Asian country, an associate said Tuesday.

Business 2.0: Opening Doors With Data Entryupdated: Thu Sep 01 2005 00:01:00

Want a guilt-free alternative to Indian outsourcing? You might follow the lead of MIT and the Soros Foundation. Both are clients of Digital Divide Data, a nonprofit based in New York and Phnom Penh...

Threat to missions in Cambodiaupdated: Mon May 23 2005 00:34:00

Australia has beefed up security at its embassy in the southeast Asian nation of Cambodia after receiving a terror threat linked to Canberra's role in the war on Iraq.

U.S. raps Cambodia over sex tradeupdated: Tue Dec 14 2004 19:55:00

The United States has criticized Cambodia's punishment of the policewoman responsible for the rescue of 84 female victims of sex trafficking from a Phnom Penh brothel.

Cambodia crowns new kingupdated: Fri Oct 29 2004 00:25:00

Cambodia is crowning its first new king in decades, amid an array of official celebrations.

Ex dancer named Cambodia's kingupdated: Thu Oct 14 2004 05:32:00

Cambodia has selected Prince Norodom Sihamoni, a former ballet dancer to be the nation's next king.

Fortune: OTHER KUWAITS?updated: Mon Feb 11 1991 00:01:00

Here are some of the places that foreign aggressors have annexed. -- Cambodia (pop. seven million): Vietnam invaded in 1979; still supports a puppet regime. -- East Timor (pop. 700,000): Indonesia ...

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