Springtime, just before the new century began. As Laos is now the new Cambodia, Vietnam was then the new Thailand, and my girlfriend and I had arrived – with our backpacks – to see what all the fuss was about. The capital Hanoi had dazzled, and we were due to take the train 420 miles down the coast to Hué. We were late, though. We were always late.
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Sunday 12 February 2012
Visitor numbers to the ancient Khmer ruins of Angkor are rocketing, so a successful visit is all about timing. Sarah Barrell sets her alarm clock
Saturday 04 February 2012
Comrade Duch, the head of a notorious Khmer Rouge prison, was ordered to spend the rest of his life in jail after a tribunal ruled yesterday that he had overseen a "factory of death".
Sunday 08 January 2012
Experts use 3D imaging to undo ravages of time and thieves at the haunting Banteay Chhmar site
Saturday 10 December 2011
Simon Read looks at an alternative Christmas gift that could help a small business abroad
Tuesday 06 December 2011
'Brother No 2' takes the stand at UN tribunal – and blames Vietnam for massacre of millions
Wednesday 23 November 2011
Pol Pot's deputy, accused of orchestrating the Khmer Rouge's "killing fields" of the 1970s, said yesterday that he acted for the sake of Cambodia and to protect the country from invaders.
Tuesday 11 October 2011
The Khmer Rouge genocide tribunal was plunged into turmoil yesterday after one of its investigating judges resigned, claiming the government of Cambodia was trying to interfere with the proceedings of the court.
Monday 29 August 2011
Nearly 300 Cambodian workers passed out in clothing factories last week in the latest of a spate of mass fainting attributed to poor working conditions, prompting an investigation by the clothing chain H&M.
Saturday 13 August 2011
A Malaysian workers' rights group has urged Cambodia to stop supplying housemaids to Malaysia, claiming many are abused and made to work like slaves because of inadequate protection.
Wednesday 10 August 2011
The World Bank has suspended loans to Cambodia until its government resolves a dispute over the evictions of thousands of poor landowners in the capital, Phnom Penh.
Tuesday 02 August 2011
Tuesday 19 July 2011
The UN's highest court yesterday ordered Thailand and Cambodia to pull their soldiers out of a newly defined demilitarised border zone around an ancient temple and to revive talks to resolve the decades-old conflict.
Monday 18 July 2011
The UN's highest court has ordered troops from Thailand and Cambodia to immediately withdraw military forces from disputed areas around a World Heritage temple straddling their border.
Sunday 10 July 2011
Monday 27 June 2011
Pen Sokchan was just 16 when in late 1978 she was ordered to marry a Khmer Rouge soldier, a man who was a stranger to her. More than 30 years on, she remembers how she tried to prevent him consummating the marriage by wearing two pairs of trousers to bed.
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British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
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