Cambodia

A Buddhist monk, foreground, chants as local residents offer prayer during a ceremony to celebrate Pchum Ben, or Ancestors' Day, at Kob Srov pagoda on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Sept. 22, 2021. Cambodians on Wednesday began the celebration of

Cambodia is now better vaccinated than many US states

Cambodia’s 15 million population is, when it comes to vaccinations, far ahead of US states such as Alabama, Texas and Ohio. Its full vaccination rate is on par with that of New York state.

Cambodia is now better vaccinated than many US states
In this photo released by the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia, Khieu Samphan, foreground, former Khmer Rouge head of state, sits in a courtroom during a hearing at the UN-backed war crimes tribunal in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Monday, Aug. 16

Last living member of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime tries to overturn genocide, war crimes charges

Last living member of Cambodia's Khmer Rouge regime tries to overturn genocide, war crimes charges
Sihanoukville, Cambodia, has become a construction site in recent years, with dozens of Chinese projects to build business and apartment high-rises, and with roads under construction around town.

Opening the door to Chinese investment comes with risks for Southeast Asian nations

Opening the door to Chinese investment comes with risks for Southeast Asian nations
Chloe Verlhac, widow of Charlie Hebdo cartoonist Tignous, arrives at the courtroom for the opening of the 2015 attacks trial, Sept. 2, 2020, in Paris.

Charlie Hebdo trial begins; Notorious Cambodia killer dies; COVID-19 antibody study offers some hope

Charlie Hebdo trial begins; Notorious Cambodia killer dies; COVID-19 antibody study offers some hope
Four Black American women activists wearing yellow shirts and holding protest signs stand in a field near a fence.

From Louisiana to Taiwan, environmental activists stand up to a major plastics company

From Louisiana to Taiwan, environmental activists stand up to a major plastics company
A man holds a boy on his lap.

California governor halts deportations of 2 Cambodian refugees, thwarting Trump administration

Gov. Gavin Newsom's pardon of state convictions is widely interpreted as a rebuke to Trump administration policies.

California governor halts deportations of 2 Cambodian refugees, thwarting Trump administration
A room full of mostly elderly Asian residents of San Francisco's sit in a large room as they attend a talk on protecting themselves from immigration enforcement.

What it's like being a lawyer for Cambodian deportees

Immigration attorney Kevin Chun Hoi Lo, who grew up in San Francisco's Chinatown, helped stop 30 Cambodians from being deported from the US last year. Months later, many were deported anyway.

What it's like being a lawyer for Cambodian deportees
cambodia street scene before elections

'Death of democracy' in Cambodia after elections

Prime Minister Hun Sen's ruling Cambodian People's Party said on Monday it had won all 125 parliamentary seats up for grabs in an election that critics said was neither free nor fair.

'Death of democracy' in Cambodia after elections
President of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen attends a campaign rally

Ahead of elections, Cambodia's democracy crumbles

Cambodia will elect its prime minister on Sunday — and current Prime Minister Hun Sen will win again.

Ahead of elections, Cambodia's democracy crumbles
A blue sign showing two politicians stands next to an intersection in a city, where a woman is waiting to cross the street. The signs are written in Cambodian.

As election nears, Cambodia opposition says it's been silenced

Ruler Hun Sen has had no opposition since last year when the opposing party was dissolved by the Supreme Court.

As election nears, Cambodia opposition says it's been silenced
A sand mining operation in Rangkasbitung, Indonesia. A global building boom has driven soaring demand for sand for concrete and land reclamation, much of it illegal and damaging to ecosystems and communities.

A global sand grab is wrecking ecosystems and communities around the world

Sand can seem like the most abundant and inexhaustible thing on Earth. But a global building boom is gobbling up sand — and destroying vital ecosystems around the world — for concrete and landfill.

A global sand grab is wrecking ecosystems and communities around the world
members of a battalion lining up in front of a palace

There are 28 other monarchies in the world

Are you obsessing over Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding? Well, to help you get your royal fix, here's some other information about other royal families.

There are 28 other monarchies in the world
Woman and man with baby in front of table decorated for child's birthday

After deportation, a family from Wisconsin will start anew in Cambodia

The number of deportations to Cambodia — and the speed at which they’re processed — is on the rise. Sothy Kum is among them.

After deportation, a family from Wisconsin will start anew in Cambodia
Sok Seng

Cambodia’s female deminers clean the country of war’s deadly reminders

Female-led mine clearance communities in the Cambodian province of Battambang risk their lives every day to rid the earth of landmines that continue to take thousands of lives.

Cambodia’s female deminers clean the country of war’s deadly reminders
Hun Sen

Cambodian journalists working for a US media outlet charged with spying

The reporters were detained on Tuesday night, days before Cambodia's main opposition party was dissolved over accusations it conspired with the US in a treason plot.

Cambodian journalists working for a US media outlet charged with spying