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Cambodian tribunal upholds life sentences for top Khmer Rouge Leaders

Cambodia's long-running genocide tribunal dismissed an appeal Wednesday of two top Khmer Rouge leaders who had hoped to overturn their life sentences for crimes against humanity.

Cambodia bans commercial surrogacy

Cambodia's Ministry of Health has issued a ban on commercial surrogacy, the Cambodia Daily reported on Thursday. 

Cambodia justice minister calls for commercial surrogacy ban

Cambodian Justice Minister Ang Vong Vathana has called for a ban on commercial surrogacy, following the lead of other Asian countries, local media reported. 

Xi Jinping arrives in Cambodia with tight security and much fanfare

Xi Jinping arrived in Phnom Penh on Thursday afternoon to a hero's welcome, with the capital city decked out in Chinese flags and banners anticipating his arrival. 

Cambodian opposition politician Sokha sentenced to 5 months in prison

Cambodian deputy opposition leader Kem Sokha was sentenced to five months in prison and fined 800,000 riel (200,000 dollars) on Friday for failing to appear at an earlier corruption trial.

Three reported injured in Phnom Penh explosion

Three people were injured after a bomb or grenade was thrown under a vehicle in the Cambodian capital Phnom Penh on Tuesday evening, according to local media.

Family of killed Cambodian political activist flees country

The family of slain political activist Kem Ley have left Cambodia for an undisclosed location, fearing for their personal safety, local media reported Wednesday. 

World Book Day: Solving illiteracy, one book at a time

In Cambodia and Laos, the struggle to raise literacy rates can come down to how to get books to rural communities. Ahead of World Book Day on April 23, non-profit workers specialised in literacy talked to dpa about the challenges.

Cambodian children removed from orphanages amid abuse allegations

Almost 200 Cambodian children were removed from orphanages in 2015 that either failed to live up to institutional standards or were found to employ staff who sexually abused children in their care, the Phnom Penh Post reported Friday.