Bernard Giraudeau, pictured, plays the lead character Pierre in Tiger's Empire, a two-part movie being shot in Cambodia. This scene - a flashback to trench fighting in France - was actually filmed amid pyrotechnic explosions behind the Royal Railways of Phnom Penh May 4. Tiger's Empire is set in colonial Vietnam before World War II. The French TV drama follows the story of Pierre, a Frenchman who begins a new life in Vietnam after shooting an officer during World War I. Ten weeks of shooting in Kep, Kampot and Phnom Penh will wrap up May 6.
- US think tank warns of China's 'ulterior motives'
A US think tank on Tuesday warned that spreading Chinese investment in the Indo-Pacific follows a pattern of leveraging geopolitical influence at the expense of the nations receiving investment, including Cambodia. The report looks at a sample of 15 Chinese port development projects, noting that the
- More than three tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia seized in Mozambique
A total of 3.5 tonnes of ivory reportedly bound for Cambodia was seized by authorities in Mozambique late last week, according to the NGO Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). CITES' information was based on a report from the
- Defence Ministry denies weapons in smuggling case came from Cambodia
After a Thai national was arrested last week for allegedly smuggling guns from Cambodia to Thailand, Cambodia's Defence Ministry has claimed the weapons seized during the arrest are not used in Cambodia, despite the fact that both types of rifle seized are commonly found in
- Shipwreck found off coast of Koh Kong
Royal Cambodian Navy researchers are working to identify a decades-old shipwreck found earlier this month off the coast of Koh Kong province. Divers found the 70-metre-long wreck on April 4 about a mile from Koh Chhlam island, according to Navy officials. Deputy Navy Commander Tea Sokha,