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UN orders Cambodia, Thailand to remove troops from temple site

A United Nations court today ordered Cambodia and Thailand to withdraw their military personnel from around a disputed temple site near their joint border and to agree not to engage in any further fig

Preah Vihear temple tourism plunges 40 percent due to border conflict

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia - Visitors to Cambodia's Preah Vihear temple, a World Heritage Site, declined 40 percent in the first half this year, compared with the same period last year, due to border confli

UNESCO regrets Thai decision to denounce World Heritage Convention

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today voiced deep regret after Thailand announced it would denounce the global convention aimed at preserving

Ban deplores clashes between Thailand and Cambodia

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today said he is troubled by reports of renewed fighting over the past two days between Cambodian and Thai troops along the two countries' border, which has reportedly cl

Cambodia and Thailand agree to meeting over temple site

Representatives of Cambodia and Thailand have agreed to a United Nations-sponsored meeting to discuss ways to safeguard the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage List site that was damaged during bord

UN envoy meets with Thai, Cambodian leaders over Preah Vihear

New York - A special envoy of the United Nations agency tasked with preserving the world’s cultural heritage has concluded meetings with the leaders of Thailand and Cambodia to discuss the safeguard

UNESCO appoints special envoy for Preah Vihear temple

The head of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) today named Koïchiro Matsuura as Special Envoy to address the issue of Preah Vihear, a Hindu temple inscribed

UNESCO to assess damage to Preah Vihear temple

The United Nations cultural agency said today it plans to send a mission to assess the damage caused to the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage site, by the recent armed clashes between Thailand and

Cambodia: Thai shelling damaged Preah Vihear temple

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Part of a historic 11th-century stone temple collapsed Sunday due to heavy shelling by the Thai army, the Cambodian government said.

UNESCO finds compromise on Preah Vihear temple issue

It is a rather sad story for Preah Vihear temple, an 11th century jewel of Angkor architecture, which unfortunately lies on the tip of a promontory just on the border line between Cambodia and Thailan

Number of tourists to Preah Vihear Temple drops

PHNOM PENH - The number of visitors to the Preah Vihear Temple complex dropped by a third in the third quarter of this year compared with the same period last year, according to a local media report o

Thailand shuts down tourist spots after fatal clashes

Thai authorities have indefinitely closed tourist spots near the Preah Vihear temple as Thai and Cambodian soldiers clashed twice in the vicinity today (Friday), leaving two Thai and two Cambodian sol

Will there a wall around Preah Vihear Temple?

According to reports from some agencies in Phnom Penh, Cambodia is planning to build a "Berlin-style" wall to shut-off Thailand and develop tourist facilities around the still disputed Preah Vihear Te

Deadlock on Preah Vihear temple status is over

Thailand and Cambodia have broken a deadlock in their dispute over Preah Vihear after Phnom Penh agreed to only nominate the famous Hindu-style temple, and not territory around it, to Unesco as a world heritage candidate.