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World Court Rules on Ownership of Preah Vihear Temple

Tuesday, November 12, 2013


preah-vihear-inner-sanctuaryTHE HAGUE, NETHERLANDS—The World Court has ruled that the Preah Vihear Temple, a World Heritage Site constructed by the Khmer Empire in the eleventh and twelfth centuries, sits on Cambodian soil, but added that Cambodia and Thailand must negotiate their borders in that region, which have been disputed since 1904. Cambodian and Thai troops had clashed over the ownership of the temple as recently as 2011.