Each side has domestic reasons to prolong the conflict.
Troops from Cambodia and Thailand have been amassing around Preah Vihear, an ancient temple claimed by both countries. UNESCO recently granted Cambodia's application for World Heritage Site status for the site.
For kids: A few of the nearly 17,000 species discovered last year have 'electric' personalities.
Newly elected leaders in Thailand and Malaysia face mounting domestic discontent.
Elephant-dung pages dispose of a massive waste problem profitably.
Authorities have ordered Asian doctors in the cyclone-hit south home. The urgent need is for volunteers who bring basic care to far-flung villages, some aid workers say.