CAMBODIA

  • Cambodia tribunal convicts Khmer Rouge leaders Khieu Samphan and Nuon Chea August 7, 2014

    Phnom Penh (Cambodia): Three and a half decades after the genocidal rule of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge ended, a UNbacked war crimes tribunal on Thursday sentenced two top leaders of the former regime to life in prison on war crimes charges for their roles during the country's 1970s terror. The historic verdicts...
  • 7 die in Cambodia after looking for money in well June 1, 2014

    Seven people died from a lack of oxygen after climbing down a well in Cambodia to retrieve about 75 cents, police and relatives said today. The incident happened late yesterday in a remote area of the northwestern province of Siem Reap when an 11yearold boy and six other people went into...
  • Explore Cambodia's spectacular Angkor Wat temples on Google Street View April 5, 2014

    Phnom Penh: The spectacular temples of Cambodia's Angkor civilization have been incorporated into Google's Street View, a boost to the impoverished country's tourism industry that also adds urgency to efforts to preserve the sprawling historic site. The Internet giant said in a statement Thursday that Street View now includes more than...
  • Cambodia flood deaths climb to 122 October 14, 2013

    The deaths in Cambodia's flash floods over the past four weeks have climbed to 122, a senior disaster control official said on Monday. "The flood in Mekong river has killed 122 people so far and affected some 1.5 million people," Nhim Vanda, vicepresident of the National Committee for Disaster Management (NCDM),...
  • Cambodia's Hun Sen pushes on with forming government September 24, 2013

    Phnom Penh: Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen pushed ahead with forming a new government on Tuesday and said he had rejected a demand from the main opposition party, which says it won July's general election, to be given senior positions in Parliament. The opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), which boycotted...
  • Party of PM Hun Sen wins Cambodian election, majority slashed July 29, 2013

    Cambodia's ruling party won Sunday's general election but with a muchreduced majority, according to the government, a result that will be seen as a setback for authoritarian leader Hun Sen, one of the world's longestserving prime ministers. Khieu Kanharith, government spokesman and information minister, said on his Facebook page the Cambodian...
  • First ASEAN global dialogue kicks off in Cambodia November 20, 2012

    Phnom Penh: The firstever ASEAN global dialogue was held here Tuesday, focusing on global challenges, particularly economic and financial issues. The dialogue, held back to back with the 21st ASEAN Summit and related Summit, was attended by the leaders or representatives of East Asia Summit and the heads or representatives...
  • Watch: Obama, Manmohan in traditional Cambodian attire November 20, 2012

    Ahead of the ASEAN summit, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh met US President Barack Obama briefly. They were dressed in the traditional local attire for a photo session. ...
  • India to sign investment, services FTA with ASEAN November 20, 2012

    Phnom Penh: PM Manmohan Singh on Monday announced that India is ready to conclude the delayed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) in services and investment with ASEAN by next month that will provide a "springboard" for rapid expansion in ties, as he invited investments from the 10nation grouping citing "enormous opportunities". Contending...
  • ASEAN Summit: PM eyes bilateral talks with China, Malaysia November 19, 2012

    The ASEAN Summit begins in Phnom Penh, Cambodia on Monday. Prime minister Manmohan Singh is expected to hold bilateral talks with China and Malaysia. ...
  • Barack Obama leaves for historic visit to Myanmar November 18, 2012

    Aboard Air Force One: US President Barack Obama departed on Saturday for a threecountry swing through Asia, using his first foreign trip since winning reelection to emphasize his administration's focus on the region. Obama will make stops in Thailand, Myanmar and Cambodia. The highlight of the trip is likely to be...
  • PM arrives in Cambodia to attend ASEAN Summit November 18, 2012

    Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in the Cambodian capital on Sunday to attend the ASEAN and East Asia Summits which will provide an opportunity for India to enhance its economic cooperation with the region amid lingering financial crisis in the western world. Singh is here for three days during...
  • ASEANIndia Summit will take relations to a new level: PM November 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said on Sunday the ASEANIndia summit in Phnom Penh would help to take relations with the 10member bloc to a new level. In his departure statement before leaving for Cambodia to attend the 10th ASEANIndia Summit and the 7th East Asia Summit, the prime...
  • PM leaves for Cambodia to attend 10th ASEAN Summit November 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh left on Sunday morning for the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh where he is to attend two regional summits. The November 1820 visit is to attend the 10th ASEANIndia Summit and the 7th East Asia Summit. The prime minister is accompanied by Foreign Secretary Ranjan Mathai...
  • PM cancels Japan visit, to begin Cambodia tour on Thursday November 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Japan was cancelled on Wednesday a day before he was scheduled to leave. An MEA official said the tour was put off due to an internal development in Japan. He is, however, keeping his Cambodia visit plan intact. "On November 2 we...
  • World's largest temple project in Bihar not a replica August 9, 2012

    Patna: The world's largest Hindu temple project in Bihar's East Champaran district is not an exact replica of the worldfamous Angkor Wat temple located in Cambodia, according to the Mahavir Mandir Trust (MMT) secretary Acharya Kishore Kunal. "It is not going to be exact replica of the Angkor Wat temple.... the...
  • Cambodia: Mystery virus kills 60 children July 9, 2012

    A mysterious illness has killed 60 out of the 62 children that were infected with it. WHO says it is trying to get the diagnosis as soon as possible so that it is easier to asses how dangerous it would be, if at all, for neighbouring countries. ...
  • Massive floods in Thailand, Cambodia; 219 dead September 26, 2011

    Bangkok: The death toll from flooding in Thailand since midJuly has risen to 158, while 61 people have died in neighbouring Cambodia in the past two weeks, authorities in the two countries said on Monday. More than 2 million acres of farmland in Thailand are now under water, an area 11...
  • India only 4th most corrupt in Asia Pacific March 29, 2011

    Singapore: India finds itself bracketed with countries like Philippines and Cambodia, rated as the fourth most corrupt nation among 16 countries of the Asia Pacific region surveyed by leading Hong Kongbased business consultancy firm PERC. The Political and Economic Risk Consultancy Ltd (PERC) rated India at 8.67 on a scale...
  • ThaiCambodian clash near ancient temple February 5, 2011

    Bangkok: Thai and Cambodian soldiers exchanged fire in a twohour border clash on Friday that killed two Cambodian soldiers and a Thai villager, the latest in an ancient feud over land surrounding a 900yearold Hindu temple. The fatalities were the first in the militarized border area since a Thai soldier was...
  • Old Brahma temple named after Jolie November 25, 2010

    Los Angeles: A temple has been named in Cambodia after Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie. "It's a 12th century site called Ta Prohm; it is otherwise known as Old Brahma and was initially named Rajavihara or the royal monastery. Now it's popularly called the Angelina Jolie Temple," Imdb.com quoted Rajan Zed, the...
  • At least 378 die in stampede at Cambodian fest November 23, 2010

    Phnom Penh: Rescuers on Tuesday trawled a muddy river for more bodies and Cambodia prepared for a day of mourning in wake of a stampede by thousands of festival goers which left at least 378 dead and hundreds of injured. The prime...
  • Eye surgeon turns lensman, shoots Myanmar temples August 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Perfectly photographed images of the temples in Myanmar and Cambodia, all shot with a camera as professional as the Canon 5D Mark2 the only distinguishing feature: these are shot by a full time practising eye surgeon. But photography is something that has been with Dr Navin Sakhuja...
  • Hot now! Offbeat honeymoon destinations May 28, 2009

    So you are different... You find the idea of going to Goa or Singapore or Seychelles for a romantic escapade is, well, a path trodden too often. Why not explore some offbeat and yet very romantic locations for your honeymoon or even a romantic holiday with your better half? The novelty...
  • Rat meat in demand as inflation bites in Cambodia September 1, 2008

    Phnom Penh: The price of rat meat has quadrupled in Cambodia this year as inflation has put other meat beyond the reach of poor people, officials said on Wednesday. With consumer price inflation at 37 percent according to the latest central bank estimate, demand has pushed a kilogram of rat...
  • BJP ropes in foreign troupes to enact Ram Lila June 8, 2008

    Bhopal: In an answer from the ruling state BJP government to those behind the controversial Ram Setu affidavit, troupes from eight different countries will be participating in a nineday long festival that will stage the different forms of Ram Lila. Troupes from Cambodia, Bali, Sri Lanka, Java, Thailand and Singapore have...
  • Nehru Cup: Kyrgyzstan scrape past Cambodia August 20, 2007

    New Delhi: Kyrgyzstan scraped past lowly ranked Cambodia 43 in the third match of the ONGC Nehru Cup International Football Tournament in New Delhi on Sunday. The sparsely filled crowd at the Ambedkar Stadium got to witness some beautiful football, as both teams gave their best. But it was the higher ranked...
  • India drub Cambodia 60 in Nehru Cup tournament August 17, 2007

    New Delhi: India have started their campaign in the ONGC Nehru Cup Football Tournament with a sixgoal demolition of Cambodia at New Delhi's Ambedkar Stadium on Friday. India dominated the match right from the start and took the lead in the 17th minute when midfielder NP Pradeep blasted home a long...
  • Cambodian court sends 2 Germans to jail March 10, 2007

    Phnom Penh (Cambodia): Two Germans who worked as English teachers in Cambodia were among five people sentenced on Friday to prison terms for sexually abusing four Vietnamese girls, a crime that one of the girl's mothers was an accomplice to. The Phnom Penh Municipal Court sentenced Karl Heinz Henning, 61, to...
  • Rare vultures found in Cambodia February 8, 2007

    Bangkok: Researchers in the remote forests of Cambodia said on Wednesday they have discovered the only known colony in Southeast Asia of slenderbilled vultures and scores of other endangered birds. The colony was discovered last month in the jungles east of the Mekong River in Cambodia's Stung Treng Province. "We discovered...