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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Hun Sen Response

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia -- Cambodian strongman Hun Sen has prepared a counterproposal to King Norodom Sihanouk's appeal for a cease-fire and peace talks to end factional fighting in the troubled country, senior officials said Monday.

King Sihanouk, 74, who had been absent from his country for six months undergoing medical treatment in Beijing, returned home Friday with a plea for an end to hostilities between Hun Sen's forces and those loyal to deposed First Prime Minister Prince Norodom Ranariddh who was ousted in July.