In Cambodia’s Siem Reap, $880m airport faces hurdles to success

Down a dirt road in Cambodia’s Siem Reap province, behind homes and a few sundry shops, construction teams are busy working to transform an empty rice field into an international airport capable of handling 10 million travellers by 2030.​ ...

Danielle Keeton-Olsen

Officials to meet on Mekong crisis as fishing communities suffer

On Cambodia’s Tonle Sap, record low water levels have plunged fishing communities into crisis but with warnings of “severe drought”, there are concerns the situation will get even worse.​ ...

Leonie Kijewski

Cambodia's lifeline threatened as Mekong recedes to historic low

As world leaders meet in New York from Monday to discuss the global challenge of climate change, thousands of kilometres away people in Cambodia are grappling with dramatic changes to the country’s ecosystem, including the lowest water levels in the crucially-important Mekong River ever recorded. The United Nations ...

Andrew Nachemson

Cambodian farmers take Thai sugar giant to court

After years of protesting, two Cambodian farmers make their case this week in a Bangkok court against Thai sugar giant Mitr Phol, who they blame for the loss of their livelihoods. The stakes are high for the farmers and the company. The villagers from Cambodia are trying to convince the ...

Leonie Kijewski

Cambodia calls EU trade threat 'extreme injustice'

Cambodia’s foreign ministry on Thursday said a decision by the European Union to ramp up trade pressure on the country over human rights concerns was an “extreme injustice”, adding it risked destroying decades of development in the country. ...


Cambodia vote revives political tensions

Cambodia’s deputy opposition leader has been voted out of parliament in a move that is on shaky legal grounds. “The so-called culture of dialogue was dead a long time ago,” Virak Ou, analyst and founder of the Future Forum think-tank, told Al Jazeera. ...

Nathan A. Thompson

Cambodian refugees deported after decades in US

Vuthy Tik was born in Cambodia. He and his family arrived in the United States in 1982 after having fled the war between Khmer Rouge forces and advancing Vietnamese troops. In 2002, the US threatened Cambodia with aid cuts if it did not agree to ...

Nathan A. Thompson

Cambodia opposition rallies for second day

Cambodian opposition supporters have taken to the streets for a second day, after thousands of protesters marched to the United Nation’s human rights office in the capital, Phnom Penh. They are urging the world body to intervene in the country’s political deadlock, and opposition leader Sam ...

Aljazeera News Staff

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