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Killing Fields

Mute Witnesses to Horror in Rwanda and Cambodia: The Stations of the Skulls on the Looney Front

Mike Arkus | Posted 04.06.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

They are 5,250 miles apart, one in Asia, the other in Africa. But in each, huge piles of human skulls bear mute witness to the genocidal horrors of the last quarter of the 20th century when the world should already have learned better from the enormity of the Nazi Holocaust. Once the Chao Ponhea Yat High School, Pol Pot turned it into Security Prison 21 (S-21), where of the nearly 20,000 who passed through its satanic doors only a dozen survived. It was just one of scores of such hellholes where prisoners were beaten, tortured with electric shocks, burned with searing hot metal and water-boarded among other torments.

Cambodia Is Heartbreaking

Alison Teal | Posted 03.27.2014 | Travel
Alison Teal

The history is so riddled with invasion, genocide, killing and corruption that it's difficult to catch your breath.

Think Again: Lessons From Cambodia's Rebirth Through the Arts

Cynthia P. Schneider | Posted 07.14.2013 | Arts
Cynthia P. Schneider

The revival of Cambodia's rich and unique cultural heritage has fueled the country's impressive recovery from the Khmer Rouge's genocide of 1975-79. This message rang unmistakably true as the Season of Cambodia has dazzled New York audiences.

Unsolved (And Disturbing) Missing Persons Cases

TruTV.com | Posted 03.04.2013 | Crime

It's a tragic when a person, adult or child, suddenly disappears. Often, the case gets immediate attention from the public. But as investigations l...

Hope From The Killing Fields

Jack Levison | Posted 12.10.2012 | Religion
Jack Levison

At a time of global crisis, when so many children are poor, so many parents hopeless, so many nations teetering on the brink of genocide, perhaps these reflections about my visit to Cambodia will bring a glimmer of hope from the Killing Fields.

Mass Grave Discovery Raises Ghosts From The Past

AP | DENIS D. GRAY | Posted 08.25.2012 | World

DO DONTREI, Cambodia -- It was four gray skulls resting on a bed of jumbled bones that again triggered Chea Nouen's memories: breast-feeding her baby ...

Whimsical Cupcakes That Feed The Soul In Cambodia

Dr. Caroline Cicero | Posted 06.25.2012 | Travel
Dr. Caroline Cicero

Opened in 2010, Bloom Training Centre and Café is the brain-child of Ruth Larwill, a mother of two from Brisbane, Australia, who found she could use her passion for cake decorating to provide economic opportunity for vulnerable women in Cambodia.

Top Khmer Rouge Leaders On Trial

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 01.21.2012 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Pol Pot's close confederates cannot solely blame their late leader for the atrocities that took place under Cambodia's Kh...

Khmer Rouge 'Killing Fields' Commanders Go On Trial

Posted 08.27.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) – The four most senior surviving members of Cambodia's murderous Khmer Rouge regime went on trial for war crimes on Monday,...

The Killing Fields and Indonesia's Relations with Cambodia Revisited

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Benny Widyono at an Indonesian Consulate fete years ago. I knew upon meeting him that he had an extraordinary mind and knew Asia's south...

Evil in America? U.S. Fundamentalist Group to Burn Koran on 9/11

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

One need not journey to the mountains of Afghanistan or Pakistan to discover evil. We have our own home-grown variety of dangerous extremism here in ...

Khmer Rouge 'Killing Fields' Leader Found Guilty Of War Crimes

AP | SOPHENG CHEANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — A war crimes tribunal sentenced the Khmer Rouge's chief jailer on Monday to a prison term that will see him serve less th...

Cambodian Parliament Member Mu Sochua Visits U.S., Speaks on Lack of Human Rights at Home

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

Jean-Michel Tijerina, CEO and Founder of the Cambodia Project, insisted I must meet her. After an hour over coffee, I fully comprehended why. I wa...

Enemies of the People Are People we Know

Stewart Nusbaumer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Stewart Nusbaumer

Cambodian Thet Sambath, a short man with a big smile, and British co-director Rob Lemkin, in The Enemies of the People seek to understand why a horrific orgy of killing happened.

Haing Ngor's Murder: 'Killing Fields' Theory Won't Die

latimes.com | My-Thuan Tran | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

On a rainy night nearly 14 years ago, Haing Ngor parked his gold Mercedes in a graffiti-lined alleyway behind his apartment on the edge of Chinatown....

Only in America: Ambassador Sichan Siv - From the Killing Fields to the White House

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I first met Ambassador Sichan Siv in 2004. He spoke on surviving Pol Pot's Killing Fields in Cambodia - and coming to America. He ended up working in the White House and then the United Nations.

In Support of the Struggle for Democracy in Burma

José Ramos-Horta | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
José Ramos-Horta

The new officer corps emerging in Burma should know that they have a historic opportunity to save their country and restore Burma's place in the world.

`Killing Fields' Survivor Dith Pran Dies

AP | RICHARD PYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Dith Pran, the Cambodian-born journalist whose harrowing tale of enslavement and eventual escape from that country's murderous Khmer ...