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Thailand - Cambodia: Preah Vihear Temple

Border dispute over Preah Vihear temple

Summary

Control of the 11th century Preah Vihear temple has been the focus of tension between Cambodia and Thailand since the end of French rule. The International Court of Justice ruled that the temple was in Cambodian territory, but the most common entrance is through Thailand. Both sides station troops near the temple.

In 2008 shooting broke out killing at least two soldiers. In February 2011, more fighting killed at least seven soldiers.

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Stats:

Fund for Peace (FfP) Failed States Index: 75.6 Warning (worst is 120)
HIIK Conflict Barometer 2008: 3
WFP Hunger Map: 21 % undernourished
Economist Intelligence Unit Sovereign Ratings: Rating BB

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atimes.com Few clear lines in Preah Vihear ruling 11/15
aljazeera.com UN court hears Thai-Cambodia dispute 04/15
voanews.com Thailand Withdraws From World Heritage Convention Over Temple Dispute 06/26
upi.com Outside View: A Buddhist Tahrir Square? 05/24
globalsecurity.org Cambodia Seeks Court Ruling on Dispute With Thailand 04/29
monstersandcritics.com Thailand calls on UNESCO to postpone temple's listing 02/20
monstersandcritics.com Thailand opposes UNESCO visit to disputed border temple 02/10
yahoo.com Cambodia calls claim of soldiers at temple slander (AP) 02/09
scoop.co.nz UNESCO to send mission to Preah Vihear 02/08
reuters.com Uneasy peace holds after Thai and Cambodian troops clash 02/08
straitstimes.com Thai-Cambodian border quiet after deadly clashes 02/08
worldblog.msnbc.msn.com High farce at the Thai-Cambodian border 02/08
gmanews.tv Uneasy peace holds after Thai, Cambodian troops clash 02/08
yahoo.com Thai-Cambodia border quiet as UN eyes temple visit (AFP) 02/08
nytimes.com Pause in Fighting Over Temple Between Thailand and Cambodia 02/08
telegraph.co.uk Preah Vihear temple dispute on the Thai-Cambodian border continues 02/08
boston.com Damage to temple on Thai-Cambodia border minimal 02/08
bbc.co.uk VIDEO: Aftermath of Thai-Cambodian clash 02/08
cnn.com ASEAN pushes Thailand-Cambodia talks to resolve temple dispute 02/08
todayszaman.com Uneasy calm at Thai, Cambodian border 02/08
voanews.com ASEAN Envoy Seeks to End Thai-Cambodia Clashes 02/08
upi.com Cambodia calls for U.N. border safety zone 02/08
monstersandcritics.com Thousands abandon homes as they flee Thai-Cambodian fighting 02/08
monstersandcritics.com US, China urge restraint in Thai-Cambodian border dispute 02/08
monstersandcritics.com ASEAN: Bilateral solution needed in Thai-Cambodian conflict (Roundup) 02/08
monstersandcritics.com UNESCO to send mission to disputed temple 02/08
trust.org Cambodian anger over temple not exploding, for now 02/08
un.org UNESCO to assess damage to Hindu temple caused by Thai-Cambodian clashes 02/08
monstersandcritics.com Thailand imposes security law ahead of protests 02/08
trust.org In Cambodia's temple battleground, a fragile peace 02/08
globalvoicesonline.org Thailand, Cambodia: Border conflict intensifies 02/08
monstersandcritics.com ASEAN urges talks in Thai-Cambodia border conflict (2nd Roundup) 02/07
reuters.com Uneasy peace holds after Thai, Cambodian troops clash 02/07
chinadaily.com.cn UN calls for peace in border disputes 02/07
the-diplomat.com Cambodia, Thailand Clash Over Temple 02/07
scoop.co.nz Thailand and Cambodia must put people before politics 02/07
independent.co.uk Plea to UN over border clashes 02/07
globalsecurity.org Cambodia Reports Fresh Border Clashes With Thailand 02/07
todayszaman.com Thai-Cambodia border clashes RAGE unabated 02/07
france24.com UN urges restraint in deadly Thai-Cambodia clashes 02/07
speroforum.com UNESCO to assess damage to Hindu temple caused by Thai-Cambodian clashes 02/07
huffingtonpost.com Preah Vihear, Disputed Hindu Temple, Damaged In Thailand-Cambodia Border Clashes 02/07
upi.com All eyes on Thai-Cambodian border 02/07
guardian.co.uk Cambodia seeks to end temple clash 02/07
themalaysianinsider.com Fourth day of clashes raises heat in Thailand, Cambodia 02/07
nytimes.com Thai and Cambodian Troops Clash Over Temple 02/07
globalpost.com Troops clash on Thai-Cambodia border 02/07
voanews.com Thailand-Cambodia Dispute a Test for ASEAN 02/07
telegraph.co.uk Cambodia: Heritage site damaged in border fighting 02/07
yahoo.com Behind Thailand and Cambodia's Battle for an 11th-Century Temple (Time.com) 02/07
bbc.co.uk Cambodia seeks UN force at border 02/07
grnlive.com Thai-Cambodia clashes 'damage Preah Vihear temple' - BBC 02/07
dnaindia.com Thai, Cambodia troops clash for fourth day on disputed border 02/07
boston.com Thai, Cambodian clashes resume at disputed border 02/07
globalsecurity.org Thai-Cambodia Cross-Border Shelling Intensifies 02/07
france24.com CAMBODIA - THAILAND: Battle rages over Hindu temple on Thai-Cambodian border 02/07
ft.com Fresh clashes on Thai-Cambodia border 02/07
telegraph.co.uk Cambodia and Thailand clash over Preah Vihear temple on the disputed border 02/07
english.aljazeera.net Thai-Cambodia clashes continue 02/07
monstersandcritics.com Cambodia Thailand Border Dispute Pictures 02/07
monstersandcritics.com Fighting on border with Cambodia displaces 15,000 Thais (1st Lead) 02/07
monstersandcritics.com Singapore concerned by clashes between Thailand and Cambodia 02/07
chinadaily.com.cn Cambodia to ask UN to deploy forces in 'buffer zone' 02/07
monstersandcritics.com BACKGROUND: Preah Vihear or Phra Viharn? 02/07
ndtv.com Thailand, Cambodia clash again at disputed border 02/07
monstersandcritics.com Thailand blames UNESCO decision for border clash (Roundup) 02/07
abc.net.au Fresh clashes on Thai-Cambodian border 02/06
ww4report.com Thailand: war heats up on two fronts 02/06
english.aljazeera.net Thai-Cambodia clashes continue 02/06
upi.com U.N. head says hostilities should stop 02/06
bbc.co.uk New Thai-Cambodia border fighting 02/06
trust.org Thai, Cambodia troops clash for fourth day on disputed border 02/06
trust.org Thai, Cambodia troops clash for fourth day on border 02/06
reuters.com Thai, Cambodia troops clash for fourth day on border 02/06
france24.com Thailand, Cambodia seek border calm 02/06
yahoo.com Shaky cease-fire holds between Thailand, Cambodia (AP) 02/06
scoop.co.nz Thai-Cambodia clashes 'damage Preah Vihear temple' 02/06
themalaysianinsider.com Thai, Cambodia troops clash for fourth day on disputed border 02/06
scoop.co.nz Damage to landmark Hindu temple by Thai-Cambodian clashes 02/06
cnn.com Thailand, Cambodia trade shots 02/06
af.reuters.com Thai, Cambodia troops clash for fourth day on disputed border 02/06
yahoo.com Thai, Cambodian clashes resume at disputed border (AP) 02/06
news.com.au Cambodian heritage site damaged 02/06
nytimes.com Cambodia Asks Security Council To Meet on Thailand Skirmish 02/06
independent.co.uk Cambodian temple is damaged by Thai army 02/06
chinadaily.com.cn Temple damaged in Cambodia, Thai troops clashes 02/06
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speroforum.com UN chief urges restraint after latest Thai-Cambodian border clashes 02/06
straitstimes.com Thai-Cambodia border fighting 'damages' temple 02/06
voanews.com Cambodia, Thailand Again Exchange Cross-Border Shelling 02/06
gulf-times.com Thais, Cambodians agree to ceasefire at border 02/06
bbc.co.uk Unholy row 02/06
msnbc.msn.com Cambodia: Heritage site damaged in border fighting 02/06
yahoo.com Disputed temple hit in Thai-Cambodian clashes (AFP) 02/06
monstersandcritics.com Thai prime minister defends army's actions in border battle 02/06
reuters.com Thai, Cambodia troops clash again on disputed border 02/06
bbc.co.uk Thai-Cambodia firing flares again 02/06
msnbc.msn.com Thai and Cambodia troops clash again on disputed border 02/06
rferl.org Third Day Of Clashes Between Thailand, Cambodia 02/06