MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 10, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 10, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 10, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Russia proposed to create an agency under the UN to combat threats on sea routes, effectively counter transnational crime and prevent the use of oceans for crime purposes. Source: CGTN
  2. The U.S. Security Advisor held talks with Brazilian Defense Minister over the possibility of Brazil joining NATO with the condition that Brazil needs to drop Chinese 5G technology. Source: teleSUR
  3. The UN’s IPCC released a report that served as the wake-up call from findings that the heat waves, raging wildfire and flooding will be the new normal of climate change. Source: France 24
WORLD
  1. German Defense Minister rejected calls for its soldiers to return to Afghanistan after Taliban insurgents seized control over Kunduz city where German troops used to be deployed at. Source: Reuters
  2. The U.S. placed new sanctions on Belarusian President’s regime who is being accused of brutality and assault against Belarusian human rights, repression and corruption. Source: France 24
  3. Russian embassy in Washington stated that the U.S. forces have no legal mandate to stay in Syria as they entered without invitation and the interpretation of UNSC seemed ridiculous. Source: TASS
REGIONS
  1. China firmly slammed the U.S. for making remarks on the South China Sea, saying that the U.S. is not qualified to make any discussion regarding the maritime zone. Source: CGTN
  2. North Korean top official warned South Korea and the U.S. about greater security threats as the two countries are set to commence a joint military drill this week. Source: Reuters
  3. Myanmar’s Foreing Ministry rejected the country’s involvement in the alleged plot against the UN Ambassador, saying it was the domestic case in the U.S. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodian FM revealed that the Kingdom welcomes the resumption of South China Sea CoC talks as it reflects the commitment and strong will to maintain regional stability. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. The U.S. Embassy announced an additional USD 4 million for COVID-19 assistance in Cambodia, in addition to a recent donation of more than 1M doses of J & J vaccine. Source: AKP
  3. The Commission on COVID-19 vaccination confirmed that the AstraZeneca booster shots campaign for frontline workers will begin in the Capital from August 12. Source: Khmer Times