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March 22, 1992 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The muffled thud of artillery shells shatters the afternoon tranquillity in this northern Cambodian town, fresh evidence that a cease-fire in Cambodia's civil war is still an elusive goal a week after the United Nations began a major deployment in the country. Four people were wounded when the shells fell close to Kompong Thom, 125 miles north of Phnom Penh, on Friday night. It was the closest the fighting has come to this northern provincial capital in nearly two years.
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January 3, 2001 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Without debate, Cambodia's National Assembly on Tuesday approved guidelines to set up a tribunal made up of international and local judges to try the leaders of the murderous Khmer Rouge movement. Passage of the 48-article draft legislation is an important step toward convening such a tribunal, which the United Nations, Washington and human rights groups have long demanded, but political analysts cautioned that any trial is unlikely to be held for months and that more squabbling lies ahead.
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October 24, 1991 | RONE TEMPEST, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Representatives of 19 nations, including the United States, signed an international peace agreement on Wednesday, ending 21 years of conflict in Cambodia and placing the Southeast Asian country under U.N. administration until general elections can be held in 1993. The assignment, with a cost estimated at $2 billion, is the biggest, most expensive ever for the United Nations. Under the agreement, U.N.
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April 7, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
Fifty opposition figures have been killed in Cambodia since August, more than doubling the previously known toll of political slayings following a mid-1997 coup, the United Nations said. Thomas Hammarberg, U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan's special representative for human rights in Cambodia, announced the new evidence on the killings at a Geneva news conference. Information about the killings, some as recent as March and coming on top of a previously documented 41 executions blamed by U.N.
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January 4, 1990 | JOSH GETLIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
On a hot and steamy night last November, as the muffled booms of artillery shells echoed in the distance, the pressures of life in this refugee camp turned one man into a monster. Angered that his wife and 6-year-old daughter had gone for an evening walk against his wishes, Touch Chamleakana began drinking heavily. When they returned, he savagely attacked them with an ax. Both died instantly.
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April 9, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
U.N. Secretary General Boutros Boutros-Ghali said violence will not scare U.N. peacekeepers away from fulfilling their mission to bring peace to Cambodia. He spoke to the staff of the U.N. Transitional Authority in Cambodia shortly after a Japanese U.N. election official was assassinated in central Kompong Thom province in the sixth killing of a peacekeeper in two weeks. Initial U.N. military reports blamed the killing of Atsuhito Nakata, 25, and his Cambodian interpreter on the Khmer Rouge.
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January 3, 2001 | DAVID LAMB, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Without debate, Cambodia's National Assembly on Tuesday approved guidelines to set up a tribunal made up of international and local judges to try the leaders of the murderous Khmer Rouge movement. Passage of the 48-article draft legislation is an important step toward convening such a tribunal, which the United Nations, Washington and human rights groups have long demanded, but political analysts cautioned that any trial is unlikely to be held for months and that more squabbling lies ahead.
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June 11, 1992 | From Associated Press
The head of the U.N. mission here accused the Khmer Rouge guerrillas Wednesday of undermining Cambodia's peace accord and warned that widespread fighting could erupt again. Yasushi Akashi, who leads the biggest U.N. peacekeeping operation, condemned the radical Marxist group for refusing to disarm as required by the peace treaty signed by Cambodia's four warring factions last October. He said the Khmer Rouge also is barring U.N. troops from territory it controls.
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January 12, 1992 | From Reuters
A meeting of Cambodia's reconciliation council, the body that is supposed to help the United Nations steer the country to a durable peace, foundered Saturday after three of its members failed to attend. "It was awful, tedious," said one independent observer at the meeting who did not want to be identified. "It just went round in circles. There was no agreed agenda. It was quite unstructured. "It was not acrimonious, they just did not make a great deal of headway.
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November 4, 1992 | From Reuters
The Phnom Penh government called Tuesday for a U.N.-brokered disarmament plan in Cambodia to be scrapped so its soldiers can go back in the field to counter attacks by Khmer Rouge guerrillas. "We want the U.N. to declare an official end to Phase 2 of the cease-fire," government spokesman Khieu Khanarith said. "We want troops that have been cantoned to go back to their positions." The second phase of the accord signed last year requires fighters from the four Cambodian factions to enter U.N.
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July 11, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In an emotional appearance here Thursday, Prince Norodom Ranariddh, who was deposed as Cambodia's first prime minister last weekend by his political rival and coalition partner, Hun Sen, appealed to the world community to economically isolate the new regime. Ranariddh said he favored using diplomatic and economic pressure to force Hun Sen to restore the government elected in 1993, but pointedly left open the possibility of a return to civil war if that does not work.
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June 24, 1997 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Responding to reports of the capture of Pol Pot, the man held responsible for Cambodia's genocidal "killing fields," U.N. officials began looking Monday for ways he might be brought to trial before an international court. Advisors to U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan were examining at least two options for bringing the Khmer Rouge leader to trial for crimes against humanity, including having the 185-member General Assembly create a new international war crimes tribunal, sources here said.
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August 28, 1993 | Reuters
The Security Council decided Friday that the withdrawal of the military component of the U.N. operation in Cambodia, one of the biggest and costliest in U.N. history, should be completed by Nov. 15. In a unanimous resolution, it also confirmed that the functions of the U.N.
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August 3, 1993 | Associated Press
The United Nations began the scheduled withdrawal of peacekeeping troops from Cambodia on Monday, but conflicts persisted between the government and the Communist Khmer Rouge faction. A contingent of 849 soldiers from Tunisia left for Thailand en route home. The remainder of the 20,000-man U.N. military force is scheduled to leave by Nov. 15. The force's mission was to monitor a cease-fire by Cambodia's four factions and assist in organizing democratic elections held in May.
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June 13, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations warned the Phnom Penh regime Saturday against escalating an increasingly violent pressure campaign targeting U.N. peacekeeping officials. A U.N. spokesman said those involved in the campaign hope "to apply direct pressure" on U.N. peacekeepers in Cambodia. "This is not acceptable, and the international community is sure to react to further provocation," he said.
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June 11, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The United Nations on Thursday officially declared the opposition royalist party the winner of Cambodia's national elections, but the Phnom Penh regime said it still could not accept the results.
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August 28, 1993 | Reuters
The Security Council decided Friday that the withdrawal of the military component of the U.N. operation in Cambodia, one of the biggest and costliest in U.N. history, should be completed by Nov. 15. In a unanimous resolution, it also confirmed that the functions of the U.N.
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February 12, 1993 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
French President Francois Mitterrand told rival factions that full-scale war could resume unless they patch up differences over a U.N.-brokered peace accord. Mitterrand, the first French president to visit the former colony since 1966, said Cambodia had been the focus of an unprecedented peacemaking effort by the international community, and that "disagreements among the parties must not end up thwarting this action."
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June 10, 1993 | From Reuters
The chief U.N. peacekeeper in Cambodia declared the results of the country's elections fair Wednesday and rejected demands by the defeated government party for an independent inquiry into alleged fraud. "Having . . . already certified the polling as free and fair, I am in a position to certify and declare the results of these elections as fair and acceptable," Yasushi Akashi said in a letter to the government party. Akashi's verdict on last month's U.N.
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June 1, 1993 | CHARLES P. WALLACE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A pall of uncertainty clouded Cambodia's national elections Monday when the ruling party asked the United Nations to suspend announcement of results because of what it called "irregularities" in the voting. But the United Nations, which conducted the six-day elections last week, rejected the call and published new figures that showed the Phnom Penh administration in a neck-and-neck race with the opposition royalist party. According to the figures, U.N. officials had counted 1.
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