Italy’s Mount Etna among new World Heritage Sites
ENGLISH ONLY: Mount Etna in Italy and five other sites in China, Tajikistan, Mexico, Kenya and Namibia were on Friday designated natural World Heritage Sites. The announcement was made at a meeting in Cambodia of the World Heritage Committee of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
Syria civil war endangering World Heritage sites
ENGLISH ONLY: Six ancient sites in Syria were listed as endangered by the World Heritage Committee on Thursday. Committee member states meeting in Cambodia expressed „deep concern“ about the danger that the war in Syria poses to the sites.
Cambodia anti-human trafficking efforts criticised in US report
ENGLISH ONLY: The US Department of State downgraded Cambodia in its annual report on human trafficking Wednesday, and said Phnom Penh’s reported efforts to combat trafficking had slowed from the previous year.
Syria sites at risk from civil war, UNESCO warns
ENGLISH ONLY: The Syrian civil war is placing several World Heritage sites at risk, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) warned Monday, as it seeks additional funds to deal with a growing number of architectural and natural treasures.
UNESCO to increase pressure on Australia over Great Barrier Reef
ENGLISH ONLY: UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee on Tuesday increased pressure on the Australian government to conserve the Great Barrier Reef.
Cambodian housing rights activist’s sentence reduced to two years
ENGLISH ONLY: A Cambodian woman who led protests against her community’s forced eviction saw her conviction for a street brawl reduced to two years in jail after her appeal to the Phnom Penh Municipal Court on Friday.
Cambodia adopts law on denial of Khmer Rouge crimes
ENGLISH ONLY: Phnom Penh. The National Assembly Cambodia on Friday adopted a law to criminalize the denial of crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime.
Former Khmer Rouge prison chief transferred to new jail
ENGLISH ONLY: Former Khmer Rouge prison chief Kaing Guek Eav, also known as Comrade Duch, was transferred to a new prison early Thursday, a spokesman for the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) said.
Cambodian parliament to debate law on denial of Khmer Rouge crimes
ENGLISH ONLY: Phnom Penh. Cambodia’s National Assembly was due to debate a bill Friday to criminalize the denial of crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge era.
Germany’s longest run candidate Kassel inscribed on World Heritage list
ENGLISH ONLY: Water features and Hercules within the Bergpark Wilhelmshöhe in Kassel on Sunday joined the list of World Heritage sites, after it was the longest run candidate on Germany’s tentative list since 1986.
Cambodia Airports operator looks to expand – Business
ENGLISH ONLY: While Cambodia Airports, of which France-based Vinci Group is major stakeholder, sees tourist numbers taking off, eviction issues are gnawing at the company’s image. Emmanuel Menanteau, chief executive of Cambodia Airports, talked to the Post’s Sarah Thust about the expansion plans.
NagaCorp rolls dice on $15 million VIP terminal
ENGLISH ONLY: A private VIP terminal costing $15 million is being planned at Phnom Penh International Airport by NagaCorp, which hopes that once it is ready – likely by early next year – high-rollers would flock to its casino and double their spending to $8 billion.
Australian Geopacific extends its copper zone in Cambodia
ENGLISH ONLY: Geopacific Resources, an Australian mineral exploration company, said it has extended the zone of copper found in Preah Vihear province’s Kou Sa district to 18 kilometres, the company announced yesterday.
Nike calls for probe on Cambodian police clash with garment workers
ENGLISH ONLY: The US sportswear multinational Nike Inc called for an inquiry by Cambodia into a police crackdown on workers at one of its suppliers, during which a pregnant women miscarried and other people were injured.
Local banks gain trust: survey
ENGLISH ONLY: Nearly nine out of ten Cambodians have confidence in local financial institutions, a trend that stands in sharp contrast to Europe and the US, a poll published last week found. However, industry insiders question the results, as the Kingdom’s financial services are still under-developed.
United Nations : Students ambush Subedi in Cambodia
ENGLISH ONLY: United Nations human rights envoy Surya Subedi was ambushed last night by what appeared to be a co-ordinated student group while delivering a public lecture, raising suspicions that it was a political stunt.
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