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Rafa Ready to Return to the Court

INTERNATIONAL: World number three, Rafael Nadal, says he’s ready to return to action for the first time in more than six weeks at the Citi Open in Washington. The Spaniard is looking to put his French…

Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs is World’s Fastest Man

INTERNATIONAL: Day ten of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the world has a new fastest man. Italy’s Lamont Marcell Jacobs claimed a shock gold medal in the event, with a time of 9.8 seconds, just 0.04…

Cambodia to Co-Chair 2nd Mekong-US Partnership Meeting

Phnom Penh: Minister of Foreign Affairs, Prak Sokhonn, will co-chair the 2nd Mekong-US Partnership Meeting tomorrow with US Secretary of State, Antony Blinken. The online meeting will also be attended…

Deadly Delta Variant Reaches Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: A new community case of the dreaded Delta variant has been detected in Phnom Penh. A woman living in Sangkat Tuol Sangke 1, Russey Keo, has been found to have been living with the variant.…

PM Appeals for Public Patience with new 14-Day Campaign

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has asked the public for “kind understanding” during the 14-day campaign against Covid-19. He says he understands that people’s freedom of movement is restricted and…

PM Approves Third “Booster Shot”

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has approved the rollout of a third booster shot for those people who were fully-inoculated with Sinopharm and Sinovac. The booster shots will first be given to frontline…

One dead, 23 Buses Burned in Phnom Penh Fire

Phnom Penh: One person died while 23 vehicles got burned after a fire broke out at Chroy Changvar district in Phnom Penh Friday afternoon. The fire rages the terminal of Vireak Buntham buses owned by…

Migrant Workers Urged Not to Force Border Crossing

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Labor has urged the migrant workers currently in Thailand not to pursue with their plans of crossing the borders as Cambodia implements closure. The Ministry has said in a…

Additional 1 Million Sinovac Will Arrive Saturday

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has announced that an additional one million doses of Sinovac vaccines will arrive in Cambodia on Saturday. Ministry of Health Secretary of State, Ms. Youk Sambath says…

New App for Private Swimming Pools

INTERNATIONAL: We all enjoy a pool-day. Lounging around a tropical pool, while sipping exotic cocktails, and that’s usually at a hotel, but there’s now a new app allowing you to find private pools that…

Highest Bungy Jump Reopens in China

INTERNATIONAL: If you’re looking for the ultimate high-adrenaline experience, look no further than the province of Hunan in China. Straddled between two cliffs, a 430m glass-bottomed suspension bridge…

International News Making Headlines: 30 July 2021

The forest fires along Turkey’s Mediterranean coast are spreading. Plumes of smoke filled the air in the coastal resort of Marmaris on Friday, coming perilously close to a residential area. Flames could…

Cambodia’s Olympic Team in Action at Tokyo 2020

INTERNATIONAL: The Tokyo Olympics are closing out their first week and Cambodia’s Olympians are gearing up for action. Hem Puch competes in the Men’s 50m freestyle and will be followed shortly after by…

First New Red, Orange Zones Declared in Nationwide Lockdown

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s 2-week lockdown has begun. For the next 14 days, alcohol sales are banned, dining in at restaurants at any time of the day is prohibited and a 9pm-3am curfew is in effect. All high-risk…

HM The King Congratulates New President of Peru

Phnom Penh: His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni, has sent a congratulatory letter to Mr. Pedro Castillo, the new President of Peru. Mr. Castillo was sworn in on Wednesday. He has never held political office…

14-Day Nationwide Curfew, Booze & Dine-In Ban From Friday

Phnom Penh: Cambodia is effectively in lockdown from midnight tonight for the next 14 days. The borders with Thailand will all be closed from Friday, and a nationwide curfew will run from 9pm to 3am.…

Rape Suspects Still on the Run

Kampong Speu: Suspects in the two rape cases in Kampong Speu are still on the run. The brutal rape of a 14-year-old girl was reported on Monday, while the repeated rape of an 8-year-old girl was reported…

Bye-Bye Fireworks…?

INTERNATIONAL: The writing appears to be on the sky for fireworks. Long the bane of pet-owners and environmentalists, firework displays could soon be a thing of the past. New drone-swarming technology…

Boris Battles “Umbrella Malfunction”

INTERNATIONAL: If you thought you were having a bad day, spare a thought for British Prime Minister Boris Johnson who stole the show at an official engagement on Wednesday, but for all the wrong reasons.…

More World Records Set on Day 7 of Tokyo 2020

INTERNATIONAL: It is day seven of the Tokyo Olympics and more world records are being broken in the pool and with the barbells. China’s Shi Zhiyong broke his own world record to win the men's 73kg weightlifting…

News Making International Headlines: 29 July 2021

Evacuations are underway in southern Turkey as a massive forest fire continues to spread. At least 50 people have been hospitalized with smoke inhalation. Turkey’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency…

Cambodia’s 2nd Batch of COVAX Doses to Arrive Friday

Phnom Penh: The US Embassy in Cambodia has announced that 500-thousand doses of the Johnson & Johnson single-shot vaccine will arrive in the kingdom on Friday morning. The US Embassy confirmed last week…

Cambodia-US Renew MoU for Employment Sector Development

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s Ministry of Labor and Vocational Training has renewed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United States’ American Center for International Labor Solidarity, ACILS. The MoU was…

Two Rape Suspects on the Run

Kampong Speu: The manhunt continues for the 32-year-old suspect in the rape and attempted murder of a 14-year-old girl in Kampong Speu. The young victim remains in a coma at Phnom Penh’s Kantha Bopha…

Tesla Leads the Way for Electric Cars

INTERNATIONAL: Electric cars are becoming increasingly common around the world, and Tesla is leading the industry transition. The world’s most valuable carmaker released its quarterly earnings on Monday,…

India Requests Retesting of Imported Buffalo Meat

Phnom Penh: The Embassy of India in Phnom Penh has requested that samples of imported buffalo meat be retested. It says the containers in question all tested negative for Covid-19 three months ago before…

First-Ever Medals for Philippines, Bermuda at Tokyo 2020

INTERNATIONAL: It is a great day to be from the Philippines or, more unlikely, Bermuda. The two countries have made history at Tokyo 2020 after winning their first-ever gold medals. Weightlifter Hidilyn…

New AI App for a Happier Cat

INTERNATIONAL: Anyone who loves cats will tell you that they’re notoriously difficult to read. Even the experienced cat-owner won’t always know exactly how their pet is feeling, but a new app, using artificial…

Phnom Penh Completes Rehabilitation of Boeung Tumpun Canal

Phnom Penh: The rehabilitation of the nearly 4km long Boeung Tumpun Canal in Phnom Penh is complete. The canal, which is now flowing freely, will help alleviate flooding in five of the capital’s districts.…

Village in Lockdown on Koh Rong

sihanoukville: Six people have tested positive for Covid-19 in Koh Rong’s Koh Touch Village. This has led to a lockdown in the area on the island, as announced by its Governor, Mr. Nuon Bunthol. He says…

Delta Variant Cases Climb Along the Border with Thailand

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has announced that more cases of the Delta variant of Covid-19 have been detected in migrant workers returning from Thailand. These workers are now all under quarantine…

Contemporary Art on the Up in Phnom Penh

Phnom Penh: The contemporary art scene is growing in Cambodia. Young artists are blooming and businesses are picking up on the trend, commissioning works by artists tapping into the country’s extensive…

US Goes Top of the Medals Table on Day 5 of Tokyo 2020

INTERNATIONAL: Day five of the 2020 Summer Games and the medals have started rolling in for the biggest teams. The US has gone top of the table with 13 golds, but there’s some drama brewing over what…

World’s Most Expensive French Fries Unveiled

INTERNATIONAL: While we all try our best to eat healthily, who wouldn’t admit to enjoying a plate of cheesy fries? But I think we’d all think twice about paying $200 for them. That’s what the Guinness…

International News Making Headlines: 27 July 2021

Hundreds of thousands of people have been evacuated in eastern China as Typhoon In-Fa made a second landfall. It’s the sixth typhoon of the season and the second to make landfall in as many weeks after…

PM Awarded Russia’s Order of Friendship

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has been awarded Russia’s Order of Friendship. The decree was signed by Russian Federation President, Vladimir Putin, on Sunday. It was the Russian Embassy in Phnom…

TVK Receives International “Telly Award”

Phnom Penh: National Television of Cambodia, TVK, has won a Bronze Award in the 42nd Telly Awards in the United States for its English-language business news program, “Fortune Moment: All About Money”.…

Day Four at Tokyo 2020 and More Athletes Test Positive

INTERNATIONAL: It’s day four of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games and the medal table is already filling up. The standings see China in the lead with 6 gold medals and 13 in total. The Chinese claimed victory…

Flood Warning for Upper Mekong

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Water Resources has warned the public of possible flooding in the upper stretches of the Mekong. It says heavy rain over the next few days is likely to see rising water levels.…

National Effort Urged to Prevent Spread of Delta Variant

Phnom Penh: The Minister of Health, who is also chairman of the Inter-Ministerial Commission for Combating Covid-19, is urging a national effort to prevent the spread of the highly-infectious Delta variant…

WORLD HERITAGE Battambang Nominated for UNESCO Status

Phnom Penh: The Council of Ministers has nominated Battambang as a candidate for membership in the UNESCO Creative Cities Network in the category of gastronomy. If Battambang were to become a member of…

Annual Go-Kart Race Gets Go-ahead

INTERNATIONAL: The easing of Covid-19 restrictions in the Bolivian executive capital, La Paz, was good news for children and their parents this weekend. It meant their annual Go-Kart Race could go ahead…

Cambodia Sends Condolences to Luxembourg After Floods

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen and Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Prak Sokhonn have both expressed their condolences to Luxembourg after last week’s floods. The Prime Minister sent a letter to Luxembourg’s…

Japan to Continue Supporting Demining Project

Phnom Penh: Ambassador of Japan to Cambodia Mr. Mikami Masahiro has assured that the Japanese government will continue to support the kingdom’s demining project. This was discussed on Friday evening during…

Prime Minister Rejects Former CNRP Members’ Requests

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has rejected the political rehabilitation request of the two former CNRP senior officials due to violations against the law. The two former senior officials of Cambodia…

Cambodian Red Cross Sends Condolences to China

Phnom Penh: Cambodian Red Cross President and the wife of the Prime Minister, Bun Rany Hun Sen has expressed condolences to the Red Cross Society of China following the historic flooding leaving at least…

Quarantine Alternative Introduced

Phnom Penh: The Inter-Ministerial Commission for Combating Covid-19 has officially announced on Friday, the alternative quarantine option for international travelers coming into the country through Phnom…

Endangered Leopard Died Due to Injuries Caused by a Snare

Kampot: The Wildlife Alliance Cambodia has urged people to stop using snares or traps in the wild. This was following the death of a clouded Leopard rescued from a trap in Kampot province. Wildlife Alliance…

Phnom Penh Extends Suspension of High-Risk Businesses

Phnom Penh: The Phnom Penh Capital Administration has decided to continue the closure of high-risk businesses and prohibit gatherings of more than 15 people for a further 14 days effective through Friday…

Phnom Penh Sets Restrictions for Construction Sites

Phnom Penh: Phnom Penh Capital Administration has observed series of outbreaks among staff and workers in construction sites described as a “worrying high risk level”. This has prompted Phnom Penh Administration…

2020 Summer Games Finally Underway

INTERNATIONAL: Friday sees the official opening of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Opening Ceremony is being attended by barely a thousand people and kicks off at 6pm, Cambodian time, Friday evening.…

Ministry of Health Assures Public About Oxygen Supply

Phnom Penh: The Ministry of Health has confirmed that Cambodia does have all the oxygen it needs despite the increase in demand due to rising Covid-19 cases. The Ministry’s Secretary of State, Mr. Ngov…

New Russey Keo Bridge 50% Complete

Phnom Penh: The construction of the new Russey Keo Bridge across the Tonle Sap River is 50% complete. The bridge will open in March 2023. The announcement was made by the Ministry of Public Works and…

Government Dismisses Claims of Chinese Hacking

Phnom Penh: The Royal Government has dismissed US claims that China hacked Mekong data from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs back in 2018. Government spokesperson, Mr. Phay Siphan, told EAC News that the…

International News Dominating World Headlines: 23 July 2021

Flood waters in China show little sign of receding, with drone footage revealing the extent of the disaster. Floodwaters are still at least waist high, with entire streets submerged. Groups of people…

Cambodia’s Olympians Arrive in Tokyo

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s Olympic team has arrived in Japan for the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympics. They flew out of Phnom Penh International Airport on Tuesday morning. The kingdom’s hopes of what would be…

Dust Devil Interrupts Soccer Match

INTERNATIONAL: A local soccer game in Bolivia was interrupted this week by the most unwelcome of guests. A 'dust devil' rolled its way across the playing field, just as the teams were lining up. It was…

Phnom Penh-Sihanoukville Expressway Over 55% Complete

Phnom Penh: Cambodia is over halfway to the day when a road-trip between Phnom Penh and Sihanoukville takes 2-3 hours. Minister of Public Works and Transport, Mr. Sun Chanthol led a senior government…

Phnom Penh’s Canals Flow Again

Phnom Penh: The Phnom Penh Municipal Authority has restored the flow in the capital’s main drainage canals, by removing more than 20,000 cubic metres of mud, as well as more than 2,000 cubic meters of…

Cambodian Olympic Team Gets Set to Head to Tokyo

Phnom Penh: The Olympic Games gets underway next Friday and the Cambodian team is off to Tokyo. There is great enthusiasm around the world to celebrate the Games, after they were postponed last year,…

World’s Largest Astronomy Museum Opens in Shanghai

INTERNATIONAL: The Shanghai Astronomy Museum has officially opened its doors in China. With 58 square kilometres of floor space, it’s the largest of its kind in the world, and space is exactly what it’s…

“Alternative State Quarantine” Pilot Project Launched

Phnom Penh: The Inter-Ministerial Commission for Combating Covid-19 has officially launched an “Alternative State Quarantine” pilot project for international travellers coming into the country through…

PM Hun Sen Sends Condolences to Belgium After Floods

Phnom Penh: Prime Minister Hun Sen has written to Belgian Prime Minister, Mr. Alexander De Croo, to express his condolences over the recent floods that have left more than 20 people dead. Thousands of…

Smart Responds to MPTC Orders

Phnom Penh: One of Cambodia’s leading telecommunications service providers, Smart Axiata, has released a public statement in response to Thursday afternoon’s announcement by the Ministry of Posts and…

Six-Millionth Cambodian Receives First Shot

Phnom Penh: The six-millionth Cambodian to receive their first shot of Covid-19 vaccine has been named as 67 year old Pheng Soeun. She is a farmer in the Chamkar Leu District of Kampong Cham.

Countdown to Tokyo 2020

INTERNATIONAL: We are less than 24 hours away from the official start of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Everything seems at the ready, with Japanese fighter pilots even drawing the Olympic rings over the…

Asura and Deva Statues Excavated At Angkor’s Takao Gate

Siem Reap: There’s been a pleasant surprise for the restoration team at Takao Gate at Angkor Thom. They’ve unearthed some ancient statues of Asura and Deva. A total of 15 artifacts have been found. Apsara…

Video Games Coming Soon to Netflix

INTERNATIONAL: You might soon be able to play a video game based on our favourite series on Netflix. The world’s biggest streaming service is diving into video games, with growth in its movie and TV streaming…

Cambodia to Vaccinate Children Aged 12-17

Phnom Penh: Parents be ready. Prime Minister Hun Sen has confirmed that Cambodia will vaccinate children aged between 12 and 17. In a speech on Friday morning, the Prime Minister says the country will…

More Sinopharm Doses Arrive in Cambodia

Phnom Penh: Cambodia’s latest batch of vaccines arrived in the country on Thursday morning. The one million doses of Sinopharm take to 16-million the number of doses that have been delivered to the kingdom…

Phuket On Track For July Reopening

Thailand might be battling its third and worst wave of Covid-19, but the government says the popular resort island of Phuket is still on track to reopen to international tourists next month.

King Sihamoni Sends Condolences to China Amid Floods

Phnom Penh: His Majesty King Norodom Sihamoni has written to Chinese President Xi Jinping expressing his condolences for the devastating floods that have caused the deaths of at least 33 people.