Norodom Sihanouk, the former king of Cambodia who survived half a century of political maneuvering that saw his country get sucked into the Vietnam War and endure the murderous regime of Pol Pot, has died. He was 89.
Thailand will start talks with Cambodia to withdraw troops from a disputed area surrounding an ancient temple to comply with a demilitarized zone drawn up by a United Nations court, Foreign Minister Kasit Piromya said.
Thailand renewed a call for one-on- one talks with Cambodia after three days of fighting along a disputed border killed at least 11 soldiers in some of the deadliest battles since tensions flared up in 2008.
Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra will visit Cambodia today in a sign of improving ties after border fighting under her predecessor killed more than 20 people and led the United Nations to intervene.
Thai and Cambodian troops clashed in a disputed border area today, killing at least four soldiers in the first major fighting since the United Nations Security Council urged a permanent cease-fire two months ago.
Cambodia has set up an inquiry to determine the cause of a stampede on a bridge last night that killed at least 378 people during an annual water festival which draws more than a million rural residents to the capital.
South Korean developer Intercity Group plans to start construction in October on a $400 million casino resort complex near Cambodia’s Angkor Wat temples that aims to draw high rollers from Macau and Singapore.