Cambodia

Country Cambodia
Capital Phnom Penh
Continent Asia(Southeast Asia)
Currency Riel(KHR)
Languages Khmer

Phnom Penh

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Introduction

Most Cambodians consider themselves to be Khmers, descendants of the Angkor Empire that extended over much of Southeast Asia and reached its zenith between the 10th and 13th centuries. Attacks by the Thai and Cham (from present-day Vietnam) weakened the empire, ushering in a long period of decline. The king placed the country under French protection in 1863 and it became part of French Indochina in 1887. Following Japanese occupation in World War II, Cambodia gained full independence from France in 1953. In April 1975, after a five-year struggle, Communist Khmer Rouge forces captured Phnom Penh and evacuated all cities and towns. At least 1.5 million Cambodians died from execution, forced hardships, or starvation during the Khmer Rouge regime under POL POT. A December 1978 Vietnamese invasion drove the Khmer Rouge into the countryside, began a 10-year Vietnamese occupation, and touched off almost 13 years of civil war. The 1991 Paris Peace Accords mandated democratic elections and a ceasefire, which was not fully respected by the Khmer Rouge. UN-sponsored elections in 1993 helped restore some semblance of normalcy under a coalition government. Factional fighting in 1997 ended the first coalition government, but a second round of national elections in 1998 led to the formation of another coalition government and renewed political stability. The remaining elements of the Khmer Rouge surrendered in early 1999. Some of the surviving Khmer Rouge leaders are awaiting trial for crimes against humanity by a hybrid UN-Cambodian tribunal supported by international assistance. Elections in July 2003 were relatively peaceful, but it took one year of negotiations between contending political parties before a coalition government was formed. In October 2004, King Norodom SIHANOUK abdicated the throne and his son, Prince Norodom SIHAMONI, was selected to succeed him. Local elections were held in Cambodia in April 2007, with little of the pre-election violence that preceded prior elections. National elections in July 2008 were relatively peaceful.

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Turkey arrests Turkish-Mexican man in Cambodia over Gulen links - Al Jazeera EnglishTurkey arrests Turkish-Mexican man in Cambodia over Gulen links  Al Jazeera English

Ancient city uncovered in Cambodia - ABC News
  1. Ancient city uncovered in Cambodia  ABC News
  2. Ancient 'lost city' of the Khmer Empire uncovered in Cambodia  CNN
  3. Ancient 'lost city' of Khmer Empire is found in Cambodia by scientists using aerial scanning  Daily Mail
  4. Mysterious lost city discovered in Cambodian jungle  Fox News
  5. Legendary ancient 'lost city of King of the Gods' uncovered in Cambodia  Mirror Online
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Confirm whereabouts of Turkish-Mexican national forcibly disappeared in Cambodia - Amnesty InternationalConfirm whereabouts of Turkish-Mexican national forcibly disappeared in Cambodia  Amnesty International

How relatives and allies of Cambodia's leader amassed wealth overseas. - ReutersHow relatives and allies of Cambodia's leader amassed wealth overseas.  Reuters

A football match and Cambodia's code of conduct for women - The Straits TimesA football match and Cambodia's code of conduct for women  The Straits Times

Cambodia steps up opposition crackdown as Rainsy return nears - Aljazeera.comCambodia steps up opposition crackdown as Rainsy return nears  Aljazeera.com

Three charged with gang-raping French tourist in Cambodia - The Straits TimesThree charged with gang-raping French tourist in Cambodia  The Straits Times

Many Face Cascades of Woe if Cambodia Loses Preferred EU Trade Status - ?????? - VOA KhmerMany Face Cascades of Woe if Cambodia Loses Preferred EU Trade Status  ?????? - VOA Khmer

Ancient 'Lost City' of Khmer Empire Rediscovered Hidden Under The Cambodian Jungle - ScienceAlertAncient 'Lost City' of Khmer Empire Rediscovered Hidden Under The Cambodian Jungle  ScienceAlert

Cyprus opposition wants to know how Cambodian elite got passports - ReutersCyprus opposition wants to know how Cambodian elite got passports  Reuters

Competition: win a three-night stay at FCC Angkor in Cambodia - DezeenCompetition: win a three-night stay at FCC Angkor in Cambodia  Dezeen

Long Lost Ancient City Uncovered Deep in Cambodian Jungle - NewsweekLong Lost Ancient City Uncovered Deep in Cambodian Jungle  Newsweek

Crackdown in Cambodia Ahead of Planned Return of Opposition Leader - VOA NewsCrackdown in Cambodia Ahead of Planned Return of Opposition Leader  VOA News

Can the US Bring Cambodia Back from the Brink? - The DiplomatCan the US Bring Cambodia Back from the Brink?  The Diplomat

Cambodia orders fresh investigation into journalists from US-backed radio station - The GuardianCambodia orders fresh investigation into journalists from US-backed radio station  The Guardian

Cambodia marks World Food Day, reiterates commitment to zero hunger by 2030 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCambodia marks World Food Day, reiterates commitment to zero hunger by 2030 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

How Cambodia's backpacker haven became a Chinese casino mecca - CNNHow Cambodia's backpacker haven became a Chinese casino mecca  CNN

Cambodia included in top 20 destinations for 2020 - Khmer TimesCambodia included in top 20 destinations for 2020  Khmer Times

Cambodia's elite eye Cypriot escape hatch - The Japan NewsCambodia's elite eye Cypriot escape hatch  The Japan News

Cambodia’s digital surveillance is silencing government critics - Post MagazineCambodia’s digital surveillance is silencing government critics  Post Magazine

Cambodian Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Vows to Lead ‘Tsunami’ of Supporters to Arrest PM Hun Sen - Radio Free AsiaCambodian Opposition Leader Sam Rainsy Vows to Lead ‘Tsunami’ of Supporters to Arrest PM Hun Sen  Radio Free Asia

Three men charged for gang-raping French tourist in Cambodia - RFIThree men charged for gang-raping French tourist in Cambodia  RFI

Iran thrash Cambodia 14-0 on marquee night for female fans - ReutersIran thrash Cambodia 14-0 on marquee night for female fans  Reuters

Cambodia’s Defense Minister Orders Armed Forces to ‘Suppress’ Return of Opposition Leaders - Radio Free AsiaCambodia’s Defense Minister Orders Armed Forces to ‘Suppress’ Return of Opposition Leaders  Radio Free Asia

British teacher lucky to be alive after petrol station explosion in Cambodia - Metro.co.ukBritish teacher lucky to be alive after petrol station explosion in Cambodia  Metro.co.uk

The rise of southern Cambodia - Metro Newspaper UKThe rise of southern Cambodia  Metro Newspaper UK

Ancient 'lost city' of Khmer Empire uncovered in Cambodia - Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3Ancient 'lost city' of Khmer Empire uncovered in Cambodia  Channel3000.com - WISC-TV3

Solace in Siem Reap: A journey into the wonders of Cambodia - The Phuket NewsSolace in Siem Reap: A journey into the wonders of Cambodia  The Phuket News

Cambodia's Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross-Border Payments - CoindeskCambodia's Central Bank Testing Digital Wallet to Ease Cross-Border Payments  Coindesk

Cambodia PM threatens to deploy troops if opposition leaders return - ReutersCambodia PM threatens to deploy troops if opposition leaders return  Reuters

3 Questions: Alan Lightman's new novel about Cambodia and family - MIT News3 Questions: Alan Lightman's new novel about Cambodia and family  MIT News

Asian American Groups Oppose Cambodian Refugee Deportations - VOA NewsAsian American Groups Oppose Cambodian Refugee Deportations  VOA News

Horrifying moment female backpacker is dragged into car before being gang-raped on her way home to her hotel - The SunHorrifying moment female backpacker is dragged into car before being gang-raped on her way home to her hotel  The Sun

In Cambodia, It’s a Bad Year for Dengue Fever - VOA NewsIn Cambodia, It’s a Bad Year for Dengue Fever  VOA News

Cambodia's lifeline threatened as Mekong recedes to historic low - Al Jazeera EnglishCambodia's lifeline threatened as Mekong recedes to historic low  Al Jazeera English

Agricultural Innovations Help Cambodian Farmers Thrive - UC DavisAgricultural Innovations Help Cambodian Farmers Thrive  UC Davis

14-0 loss helps us to find Cambodia's level: Honda - Khmer Times14-0 loss helps us to find Cambodia's level: Honda  Khmer Times

At a Cambodian Lake, a Climate Crisis Unfolds - The New York TimesAt a Cambodian Lake, a Climate Crisis Unfolds  The New York Times

Book on China's BRI, its implications for Cambodia's development launched - Khmer TimesBook on China's BRI, its implications for Cambodia's development launched  Khmer Times

Quash conviction of RT documentary fixer in Cambodia - Amnesty InternationalQuash conviction of RT documentary fixer in Cambodia  Amnesty International

China crime plaguing Cambodia? - The Asean PostChina crime plaguing Cambodia?  The Asean Post

Cambodia collects 4.57 bln USD of taxes in first 9 months, up 32 pct - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCambodia collects 4.57 bln USD of taxes in first 9 months, up 32 pct - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Cambodia lifts ban on foreigners running 10 types of small businesses - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCambodia lifts ban on foreigners running 10 types of small businesses - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Come see country for yourself, says Cambodian banker - The Straits TimesCome see country for yourself, says Cambodian banker  The Straits Times

ADB says Cambodia's growth remains strong this year - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaADB says Cambodia's growth remains strong this year - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Cambodia's exiled former opposition leader calls for uprising - Aljazeera.comCambodia's exiled former opposition leader calls for uprising  Aljazeera.com

Cambodia reports dramatic increase in dengue in 2019 - The Cambodia DailyCambodia reports dramatic increase in dengue in 2019  The Cambodia Daily

Kent teacher relives Cambodia petrol station explosion - BBC NewsKent teacher relives Cambodia petrol station explosion  BBC News

Lost City of Khmer Empire Finally Found in Cambodia! - Ancient OriginsLost City of Khmer Empire Finally Found in Cambodia!  Ancient Origins

Made in Cambodia: How women in poverty are supplying America's market for hair - NBC NewsMade in Cambodia: How women in poverty are supplying America's market for hair  NBC News

Cambodia at the crossroads - Bangkok PostCambodia at the crossroads  Bangkok Post

Cambodian court charges exiled politicians with rebellion - Washington PostCambodian court charges exiled politicians with rebellion  Washington Post

Cambodian request results in ban on Rainsy IPU speech - The Phnom Penh PostCambodian request results in ban on Rainsy IPU speech  The Phnom Penh Post

BRIEF-DKSH Enters Partnership With Mondelez For Confectionery Business In Cambodia - ReutersBRIEF-DKSH Enters Partnership With Mondelez For Confectionery Business In Cambodia  Reuters

Cambodian police arrest suspects in rape of French tourist - Minneapolis Star TribuneCambodian police arrest suspects in rape of French tourist  Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cambodian govt urged to tackle farmers' water issues - The Cambodia DailyCambodian govt urged to tackle farmers' water issues  The Cambodia Daily

Cambodian Reporters' Legal Limbo Traumatizes Their Families - VOA NewsCambodian Reporters' Legal Limbo Traumatizes Their Families  VOA News

Chinese naval base in Cambodia - Global Risk InsightsChinese naval base in Cambodia  Global Risk Insights

After Rahul Gandhi’s Cambodia trip, govt revises security rules for VVIPs - India TodayAfter Rahul Gandhi’s Cambodia trip, govt revises security rules for VVIPs  India Today

Big C opens first supermarket in Cambodia - Bangkok PostBig C opens first supermarket in Cambodia  Bangkok Post

Iran beat Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women - Al Jazeera EnglishIran beat Cambodia 14-0 in historic match attended by women  Al Jazeera English

Rahul on trip to Cambodia? - Times of IndiaRahul on trip to Cambodia?  Times of India

Sihanoukville’s gamble: a sleepy beach town that bet its future on China - South China Morning PostSihanoukville’s gamble: a sleepy beach town that bet its future on China  South China Morning Post

Micro-loans raise major questions in Cambodia - The InterpreterMicro-loans raise major questions in Cambodia  The Interpreter

Idaho National Guard conducts exchange in Cambodia - United States ArmyIdaho National Guard conducts exchange in Cambodia  United States Army

Cambodian Musicians Heal Through Music - VOA KhmerCambodian Musicians Heal Through Music  VOA Khmer

Cambodia's first gay dance troupe upends centuries of tradition - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostCambodia's first gay dance troupe upends centuries of tradition - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Cambodia and Japan to enhance cooperation - Khmer TimesCambodia and Japan to enhance cooperation  Khmer Times

Mother Teresa's prize, relief for Cambodia and new chess record: past headlines - South China Morning PostMother Teresa's prize, relief for Cambodia and new chess record: past headlines  South China Morning Post

The Macro Challenges in Cambodia's Microfinance Sector - The DiplomatThe Macro Challenges in Cambodia's Microfinance Sector  The Diplomat

Teacher burned in Cambodia explosion speaks out - Kent OnlineTeacher burned in Cambodia explosion speaks out  Kent Online

ICE sends deportation orders to Cambodians living in Massachusetts - Boston HeraldICE sends deportation orders to Cambodians living in Massachusetts  Boston Herald

'The first time I saw my face, I did not like it' - Kent Online'The first time I saw my face, I did not like it'  Kent Online

5 must-visit restaurants on your next trip to Phnom Penh in Cambodia - Lifestyle Asia5 must-visit restaurants on your next trip to Phnom Penh in Cambodia  Lifestyle Asia

Cambodia's tourism competitiveness improves - Khmer TimesCambodia's tourism competitiveness improves  Khmer Times

Cambodia deepens trade relations with Hungary, Czech Republic - Khmer TimesCambodia deepens trade relations with Hungary, Czech Republic  Khmer Times

Cambodia Deports 142 Chinese for Telecoms Fraud - Radio Free AsiaCambodia Deports 142 Chinese for Telecoms Fraud  Radio Free Asia

Cambodian PM Threatens to Use Army to Prevent Sam Rainsy Return - Radio Free AsiaCambodian PM Threatens to Use Army to Prevent Sam Rainsy Return  Radio Free Asia

Iran v Cambodia: Women buy 3,500 tickets for World Cup qualifier - BBC NewsIran v Cambodia: Women buy 3,500 tickets for World Cup qualifier  BBC News

Iran 14-0 Cambodia as women return to stadium after 40 years - AS EnglishIran 14-0 Cambodia as women return to stadium after 40 years  AS English

Cambodia sees rapid decline in poverty rate in last 15 years: Cambodian PM - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCambodia sees rapid decline in poverty rate in last 15 years: Cambodian PM - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Protesters rally against deporting Cambodians with past convictions - Boston HeraldProtesters rally against deporting Cambodians with past convictions  Boston Herald

Cambodia’s Central Bank tests out digital wallet to reduce cross-border payment fees - FXStreetCambodia’s Central Bank tests out digital wallet to reduce cross-border payment fees  FXStreet

Why I took my online students to the jungles of Cambodia (opinion) - Inside Higher EdWhy I took my online students to the jungles of Cambodia (opinion)  Inside Higher Ed

Cambodian farmer's daughter becomes Swedish Ambassador - Khmer TimesCambodian farmer's daughter becomes Swedish Ambassador  Khmer Times

Cambodia to host major blockchain summit - Khmer TimesCambodia to host major blockchain summit  Khmer Times

ICE arrests two Cambodians in SF as advocates protest deportations - San Francisco ChronicleICE arrests two Cambodians in SF as advocates protest deportations  San Francisco Chronicle

REAL SCOOP: Sophon Sek agrees to return to Cambodia - Vancouver SunREAL SCOOP: Sophon Sek agrees to return to Cambodia  Vancouver Sun

Cambodia’s Meal Temple launches ride-hailing app in Laos - Tech in AsiaCambodia’s Meal Temple launches ride-hailing app in Laos  Tech in Asia

Cambodia's mortgage rates slide as housing sector booms - The Phnom Penh PostCambodia's mortgage rates slide as housing sector booms  The Phnom Penh Post

Making services accessible and easy to use in Cambodia - Transparency InternationalMaking services accessible and easy to use in Cambodia  Transparency International

Teacher, 22, relives horrific moment she was burnt alive in Cambodia petrol station explosion that killed - The SunTeacher, 22, relives horrific moment she was burnt alive in Cambodia petrol station explosion that killed  The Sun

Protesters rally on behalf of Cambodian immigrants in fear of deportation - The Boston GlobeProtesters rally on behalf of Cambodian immigrants in fear of deportation  The Boston Globe

Thailand's Big C opens first supermarket in Cambodia - Khmer TimesThailand's Big C opens first supermarket in Cambodia  Khmer Times

Cambodian court convicts two Japanese in murder of taxi driver - The Japan TimesCambodian court convicts two Japanese in murder of taxi driver  The Japan Times

Cambodia to Use its Blockchain Digital Wallet to Cut Cross-Border Fees - The Cambodia DailyCambodia to Use its Blockchain Digital Wallet to Cut Cross-Border Fees  The Cambodia Daily

Sole Cambodia fan chanted for the full 90 minutes despite 14-0 loss to Iran - GIVEMESPORTSole Cambodia fan chanted for the full 90 minutes despite 14-0 loss to Iran  GIVEMESPORT

The Promotion of Mental Health Awareness in Cambodia - Borgen ProjectThe Promotion of Mental Health Awareness in Cambodia  Borgen Project

Signs Practical Arrangements for Triangular Cooperation with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam | IAEA - International Atomic Energy AgencySigns Practical Arrangements for Triangular Cooperation with Cambodia, Lao PDR and Viet Nam | IAEA  International Atomic Energy Agency

Cambodian Orphans Helping Home Country with Swift Current Visit - SwiftCurrentOnline.comCambodian Orphans Helping Home Country with Swift Current Visit  SwiftCurrentOnline.com