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AFP: Cambodia fires on Thai passenger plane UPDATE Or not?

AFP: Cambodia fires on Thai passenger plane UPDATE Or not?

By Fri, Jul 13, 2012 1:00AM UTC 4 Comments AFP: Cambodia fires on Thai passenger plane UPDATE Or not?

UPDATE: The Nation has an article with the headline “Reports of shots fired at Thai aircraft near Cambodia downplayed”: A Thai commercial aircraft came under warning shots while flying over Sa Kaew near the Thai-Cambodian border, according to an unconfirmed report yesterday evening, with the Foreign Ministry saying it was checking the unaccredited claim. Foreign...

Hun Sen: Thai troops must also leave border DMZ

By Fri, Jul 22, 2011 5:03PM UTC 4 Comments Hun Sen: Thai troops must also leave border DMZ

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — Cambodia’s prime minister says Thai soldiers must be withdrawn from disputed border territory at the same time as his country’s troops to comply with the orders of the International Court of Justice. Prime Minister Hun Sen told reporters Friday that the mutual withdrawal will stop flare-ups of fighting in the...

Thailand and Cambodia dig in over ICJ ruling

By Fri, Jul 22, 2011 1:00AM UTC Comments Off Thailand and Cambodia dig in over ICJ ruling

In addition to the previous posts – see here and here – over the requirement to immediately withdraw the troops in the DMZ, but well we now have haggling on both sides. Cambodia: Cambodia on Wednesday said third party observers must be sent to its disputed border with Thailand before it will comply with a UN...

Preah Vihear, the Temple of the Auspicious One and the Many Faces

By Thu, Jul 21, 2011 1:13AM UTC 25 Comments Preah Vihear, the Temple of the Auspicious One and the Many Faces

Sihanoukville. The battle between Thailand and Cambodia for Shiva’s Temple at the top of the Dangrek Range is not new at all. If the Hindu god is regarded as the destroyer and the transformer among the Trimurti, thus his main Temple in the Indochina Peninsula resembles what his early worshipers knew of the Supreme Being...

UN court draws DMZ for Thai, Cambodia troops

By Tue, Jul 19, 2011 11:07AM UTC Comments Off UN court draws DMZ for Thai, Cambodia troops

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The U.N.’s highest court Monday created a demilitarized zone around a 1,000-year-old temple on the disputed border between Cambodia and Thailand, and ordered the armed forces from both countries to withdraw. Both countries said they were satisfied with the ruling by the International Court of Justice, meant to end clashes...