Open

Coming up

Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Filtering graphic images in the media

Read more

DEBATE

Europe's Desperate Seas: Migrant Deaths Crossing Mediterranean Top 3,000 in 2014

Read more

ENCORE!

'All is Well' for Lisa Simone

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

EU questions Apple's tax deals in Ireland

Read more

FOCUS

The Iraqi TV show where victims confront terrorists

Read more

REPORTERS

Video: Syrian student risks her life to film IS group stronghold

Read more

LIFESTYLES

Forgotten and fictional sports

Read more

DEBATE

Modi in America: India's Prime minister on triumphant US tour

Read more

DEBATE

Hong Kong protests: Pro-democracy movement gets global support

Read more

Asia-pacific

UN court orders Thai, Cambodian troops to leave disputed temple

Text by News Wires

Latest update : 2011-07-18

The UN's highest court, the International Court of Justice in the Hague, ruled Monday that both Thai and Cambodian troops must withdraw immediately from a border area around a disputed ancient Hindu temple.

REUTERS - The highest U.N. court ordered Thailand and Cambodia on Monday to pull their soldiers out of a newly defined demilitarised zone around a temple and to restart talks in order to resolve the decades-long conflict.

The recent fighting between Cambodia and Thailand has resulted in 18 deaths and forced the relocation of tens of thousands of villagers on both sides since February, when tensions flared over ancient Hindu temples.

In its ruling, the court said the situation “remains unstable” and “could deteriorate” as it defined a demilitarised zone around the temple and urged Thailand and Cambodia to engage in talks.

The court also ordered both states to allow observers from the Association of South East Asian Nations to enter the area.
 

Date created : 2011-07-18

  • CAMBODIA - THAILAND

    Thailand and Cambodia announce ceasefire

    Read more

  • CAMBODIA-THAILAND

    Thai-Cambodia talks collapse amid continuing border clashes

    Read more

COMMENT(S)