» 10/29/2008, 00.00
CAMBODIA - THAILAND
Cambodia, one of Asia's poorest countries, doubles military spending
It's about 25% of the new budget. The intention is to match up better against Thailand in the dispute over the temple of Preah Vihear, a World Heritage site. Meanwhile, recent fighting has caused damage to the 900-year-old sculptures.
17/07/2008 CAMBODIA - THAILAND
Dialogue begun, troops amassed at temple of Preah Vihar
Hundreds of soldiers from the two sides continue to arrive at the contested temple, although both sides say the measures are merely defensive. Tension is high and the Thai police have stopped a group going to the temple to protest. A "cordial" telephone call between the two prime ministers.
11/11/2013 CAMBODIA - THAILAND
Preah Vihear: Phnom Penh gets sovereignty over temple area
The International Court of Justice rules Cambodia owns the land that has been the source of a long-standing dispute with Thailand, and calls on Bangkok to withdraw its troops. In the past, soldiers from the two sides have clashed with scores of dead and wounded. Thai nationalist groups reject the ruling.
29/07/2008 CAMBODIA – THAILAND
Cambodia and Thailand to pull back 1,200 troops from Preah Vihear
No results come from a day of talks; a solution seems faraway. Troop reduction is a good step, but if impasse persists the United Nations might step in.
25/03/2009 CAMBODIA – THAILAND
Preah Vihear temple raises Thai-Cambodian tensions
After last October’s clashes, which left four soldiers dead, the movement of 100 Thai troops into the disputed area causes alarm. Both governments try to downplay the incident.
02/08/2010 THAILAND – CAMBODIA
UNESCO does not approve Cambodia’s plan for Phra Viharn temple
The four-page plan arrived late, according to UN body. Any decision about it is postponed to next year. The Phra Viharn temple is disputed by Cambodia and Thailand. Residents of Thai border villages are happy, hope to see an end of hostility between the two countries.
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