| May 3, 2013
| 2:30 PM
The Metropolitan Museum of Art has agreed to return two ancient statues to Cambodia after receiving convincing evidence they had been looted and smuggled out of the country illegally.
The 10th century Khmer statues, known as the Kneeling Attendants,...
| Nov 19, 2012
| 8:19 AM
Phnom Penh, Cambodia -- Barack Obama became the first sitting U.S. president to visit Myanmar on Monday, praising the courage of fellow Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi while also providing a symbolic nod to initial reforms in a nation once...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 8:46 AM
When Air Force One landed in Myanmar on a muggy morning earlier this week, President Barack Obama made a point of having his secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, at his side as he descended to the tarmac.
The three-nation trip was likely the last...
| Oct 14, 2012
| 9:59 PM
Former Cambodian King Norodom Sihanouk, who was monarch for more than 60 years until his abdication in 2004, died early Monday in Beijing at the age of 89, state news reported.
Sihanouk died of natural causes after having been treated by Chinese...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Another antiquities auction has turned into another international art dispute.
This time it’s the sale, scheduled for Friday and Saturday at Sotheby’s in Paris, of the Barbier-Mueller Collection of Pre-Columbian art from Mexico and Central...
| Sep 23, 2012
| 3:39 PM
A group of 11 Baltimore women who set out Sept. 19 to ride their bicycles 365 miles across Maryland in five days arrived Sunday at Fort McHenry to the cheers of more than 100 family members and friends..
The participants are members of a group called...
| Jan 17, 2012
| 1:37 PM
When Samantha Brown was growing up, her family took road trips to visit nearby relatives, but that was about it. So when she got the opportunity to work with the Travel Channel, Brown "realized that my input would be as a layman. I wasn't an expert...
| Sep 8, 2012
Jake Eberts, the Canadian independent producer and founder of Britain's Goldcrest Films, which revived the British cinema industry in the 1980s with a string of Oscar-winning movies, including "Gandhi" and "Chariots of Fire," died Thursday in Montreal. He...
| Sep 6, 2011
Vann Nath, whose talent as an artist helped him survive Cambodia's most notorious prison during the Khmer Rouge's reign of terror in the 1970s and whose later paintings bore witness to the prison's many horrors, has died. He was 66.
Vann Nath, who...
| May 16, 2011
1925: Saloth Sar, alias Pol Pot, born in central Cambodia.
1949: Pol Pot goes to Paris where he joins a group of young Cambodian revolutionaries, most of them Marxists.
1953: France grants independence to Cambodia under King Norodom Sihanouk; Pol Pot...
| Sep 26, 2010
During the four years I lived in Hanoi, where I was The Times' bureau chief in the late 1990s, I did a pretty good job of getting around Vietnam and exploring new places, from Can Tho in the southern Mekong Delta to Sapa on the northern border with China....