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Australia cancels flight scheduled to transport refugees to Cambodia

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015 6:17PM UTC 1 Comment

The $40 million Australia-Cambodia refugee deal hit a snag on Monday when the first charter flight to relocate detainees from Nauru to the Asian kingdom was cancelled. For now, the refugees who accepted cash offers have to wait in Nauru until further notice....

Advocate: 5 asylum seekers on Nauru set to go to Cambodia

By Mon, Apr 20, 2015 2:05PM UTC 2 Comments

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A refugee advocate says five asylum seekers from Sri Lanka, Burma (Myanmar) and Iran have agreed to be among the first to leave the Pacific island nation of Nauru for Cambodia under a deal that allows refugees rejected by Australia to be resettled in the Southeast Asian country....

Cambodian police arrest fugitive ex-general on murder charge

By Sat, Apr 18, 2015 2:09PM UTC 1 Comment

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Police in Cambodia say they have taken into custody a renegade general charged with murdering a tycoon over a business deal. National Police spokesman General Kirt Chantharith said Thong Sarath was sent to police headquarters in Phnom Penh on Friday after being taken into custody in the eastern province of...

Australia says Nauru refugees will be sent to Cambodia ‘in the near future’

By Thu, Apr 16, 2015 11:30AM UTC 10 Comments

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Australia says refugees it rejected will soon fly from the Pacific atoll of Nauru to be resettled in Cambodia....

Cambodian lawmakers appoint new electoral body

By Thu, Apr 09, 2015 5:56PM UTC 0 Comment

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodian lawmakers have overwhelmingly approved a vote to remake the country's electoral body ahead of the next national vote in 2018....