Cambodian leader says border crisis with Laos averted

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia — Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen, who threatened Friday to use force over a border crisis with neighboring Laos, has announced less than 24 hours later that he has peacefully resolved it.

Hun Sen, an enthusiastic user of social media, announced on his Facebook page that he had successfully negotiated with his Laotian counterpart, Thongloun Sisoulith, to have a small contingent of Laotian troops withdrawn from disputed frontier territory. His Facebook page showed video of their meeting.

Hun Sen flew to the Laotian capital, Vientiane, on Saturday morning, a trip announced just the day before, when he had announced an Aug. 17 deadline for Laotian troops to withdraw or be confronted by Cambodia's military.

Hun Sen's critics have accused him of using past border crises with Thailand to boost his popularity.

Must Read

Ex-member corrects, challenges Vatican over sex abuse board

Mar 14, 2017

The clash between a former member of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board and the Vatican is heating up, as prominent Irish abuse survivor Marie Collins challenged a top Vatican cardinal over his claims that his office had cooperated with the commission

In the rough: Losses mount at Trump's Scottish resorts

Oct 9, 2017

Feelings toward Donald Trump run from anger to praise in Scotland where losses keep piling up for the U.S. president's two golf clubs.

Bullets, other items seized in Missouri missing-women probe

Sep 15, 2016

Investigators looking into the Missouri disappearances of a woman and a teenager nine years apart say they've taken bullets and other items from the home of a man considered a person of interest in at least one case

People also read these

Ex-member corrects, challenges Vatican over sex abuse board

Mar 14, 2017

The clash between a former member of Pope Francis' sex abuse advisory board and the Vatican is heating up, as prominent Irish abuse survivor Marie Collins challenged a top Vatican cardinal over his claims that his office had cooperated with the commission

In the rough: Losses mount at Trump's Scottish resorts

Oct 9, 2017

Feelings toward Donald Trump run from anger to praise in Scotland where losses keep piling up for the U.S. president's two golf clubs.

Bullets, other items seized in Missouri missing-women probe

Sep 15, 2016

Investigators looking into the Missouri disappearances of a woman and a teenager nine years apart say they've taken bullets and other items from the home of a man considered a person of interest in at least one case