Thursday, July 17, 2008

Cambodia, Thailand to hold talks on temple dispute

Tensions continue to build on the Cambodia-Thailand border over the Preah Vihar Temple despite and agreement to hold talks on the issue.

Many Thais are angry that the culturally Cambodian temple located in disputed territory was recognized as a Cambodian World Heritage site.

Cambodian soldiers walk in the foggy morning as they patrol around Preah Vihear temple, Preah Vihear province, Cambodia, Thursday, July 17, 2008. Cambodia and Thailand escalated their troop buildup Thursday at disputed territory near the historic border temple despite moves to hold talks next week to defuse the flare-up in tensions, a Cambodian general said. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

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Cambodia-Thailand talks next week on temple standoff
AFP - 6 hours ago
PREAH VIHEAR, Cambodia (AFP) - Cambodian and Thai officials will meet next week to resolve a standoff over their disputed border close to an ancient temple, officials from both countries said Thursday.
Cambodia, Thailand deploy more troops The Associated Press
Political tensions driving temple row BBC News