May 4, 2016

Cambodia bans cars near Angkor Wat

The main road alongside Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temple is now off-limits to cars as authorities seek to ease traffic jams at the site that draws 2.1 million tourists a year. Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen announced the measure on Facebook on Tuesday. The ...

May 3, 2016

Cambodia to protect a million hectares of forest

Cambodia’s prime minister has ordered that a million hectares of forest be included in protected zones as the country faces one of the world’s fastest deforestation rates. The move, which covers five new areas of forest, will bump Cambodia’s conservation zones up by a ...

Global tiger tally up for first time in century

Apr 11, 2016

Global tiger tally up for first time in century

The world’s count of wild tigers roaming forests from Russia to Vietnam has gone up for the first time in more than a century, with some 3,890 counted by conservation groups and national governments in the latest global census, wildlife conservation groups said Monday. ...

Cambodia a canvas for North Korea's master artists

Mar 21, 2016

Cambodia a canvas for North Korea's master artists

In a vast parking lot outside Cambodia’s famed Angkor Wat temples complex stands a new museum built by North Korea, part of a lucrative charm offensive by a hermit state exporting its monumental art to a handful of foreign allies. “When people come here ...

Mar 1, 2016

Cambodians admit to raping French tourists in Thailand

Five Cambodian fisherman have confessed to raping and assaulting French tourists on an isolated Thai beach, Cambodia’s foreign ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. Thai police said four French tourists were attacked late on Saturday on Koh Kood, a remote island near Thailand’s ...

Feb 24, 2016

Cambodian navy to hold training exercise with Chinese ships

Cambodia is holding its biggest-ever joint naval training exercise with China this week, a senior Cambodian officer said Tuesday. Deputy navy chief Vice Adm. Vann Bunneang said 70 Cambodian sailors will join 737 Chinese counterparts on three Chinese warships that have already docked at ...