Most Cambodians live in rural areas, with many struggling to make a living on small farms. Even with low public school tuition fees, sending a child to college is nearly impossible. Those who want a higher education must be resourceful.
Cambodian police have killed at least three people during protests by garment workers in the nation's capital, Phnom Penh. Garment workers have launched a national strike to demand higher wages. Kate O'Keeffe of the Wall Street Journal says there is a political dimension to what's going on as well.
If you serve as a volunteer, you know that it can feel good to devote your time to assisting others in need. But do you ever feel that you’re performing a job that deserves a paycheck? Volunteers around the world weigh in.
How do you make an instrument relevant that hasn't been heard for hundreds of years? A French ethnomusicologist is recreating Cambodian instruments that vanished centuries ago.
A new study from the United Nations out last month revealed startling attitudes toward sex and sexual violence in six countries across the Asia Pacific region. In one example, the study revealed that 25 percent of the men studied in Cambodia admitted to having committed rape.
Diabetes is very much a disease of poor countries -- where healthcare is ill-prepared to deal with it. So in places like Cambodia, where diabetes is common, but undiagnosed, prevention is the name of the game. Surprisingly, that means a focus on getting people to eat brown rice.
In Asia, rice is king, and white rice is the norm. But with rates of diabetes soaring, public health advocates want locals to switch to healthier brown rice. Reporter Joanne Silberner discovers it's nearly impossible.
Global Witness says that the number of assassinations of environmental activists has risen around the world. Journalist Fred Pearce says that drawing attention to these cases could help prevent more deaths.
There are tons of unexploded munitions in Cambodia's waterways. Now, a team is in training to become the country's first underwater deminers. But first the recruits have to learn to swim and dive. Irwin Loy reports from off the coast of Cambodia.
One of the first trips that newly re-elected President Obama plans to make is to Cambodia. Officials there say he's coming for an Asia summit but the government might bring up its stalled efforts to recover some ancient Khmer artifacts now in the US.