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Nuon Chea, left, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, waits before his final statements at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, last year. Pic: AP.

Khmer Rouge tribunal paves way for genocide trial

By Wed, Jul 30, 2014 12:52PM UTC Comments Off Nuon Chea, left, who was the Khmer Rouge's chief ideologist and No. 2 leader, waits before his final statements at the U.N.-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, last year. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed tribunal is holding a hearing to prepare for the genocide trial of two surviving leaders of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge, under whose rule an estimated 1.7 million people died in the late 1970s....

Cambodia defamation ruling raises media freedom concerns

By Fri, Jul 25, 2014 11:47AM UTC Comments Off Cambodia defamation ruling raises media freedom concerns

Media watchdogs have voiced concern after a Cambodia-based journalist and blogger was ordered to pay 100 million riel (US$25,000) to a French property developer after he was convicted of defamation charges by Phnom Penh Municipal Court Wednesday....

Cambodian parties break deadlock, CNRP to take seats in Parliament

By Tue, Jul 22, 2014 3:51PM UTC Comments Off Cambodia's main opposition leader Sam Rainsy of the Cambodia National Rescue Party during his meeting with Prime Minister Hun Sen, Tuesday. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Leaders of Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say they have reached an agreement to end a political deadlock since last year's contentious election....

Cambodian political rivals agree to hold fresh talks

By Mon, Jul 21, 2014 2:21PM UTC Comments Off Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, left, shakes hands with opposition party leader Sam Rainsy at a meeting last year. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia's ruling and opposition parties say their leaders will hold a fresh round of talks to end a yearlong political deadlock after last year's contentious election....

Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy returns amid tension

By Sat, Jul 19, 2014 2:15PM UTC Comments Off Sam Rainsy, upper center, leader of the opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP) greets supporters upon his arrival at Phnom Penh International Airport in Phnom Penh, Saturday. Pic: AP.

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Thousands of cheering supporters have greeted Cambodian opposition leader Sam Rainsy on his return from a trip abroad, at a time when political tensions are high because of the arrests of eight of his party colleagues....

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