MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 13, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 13, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 13, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. is rushing to send 3,000 troops to Kabul to assist with partial evacuation of the U.S. embassy staff amid the speedy takeover across the country by Taliban. Source: AP
  2. WHO called on the government to depoliticize the tracing of COVID-19 origin and urged for joint commitment to develop a common framework for the future emerging pathogens. Source: CGTN
  3. Iraqi forces are investigating the rocket attacks near a Turkey military base in the northern part of Iraq, with no damages or casualties harmed. Source: China.org.cn
WORLD
  1. Israel has been reportedly seeking to work with the U.S. on scenarios that Iran completely exits the 2015 nuclear deal, after Tehran welcomes its newly elected president. Source: Sputnik
  2. Russian Defense Minister arrived in China on a working visit to observe the active phase of the Sibu and the 2021 practical interaction of armed forces between the two countries. Source: TASS
  3. Special envoys from six countries called for a peaceful process in Afghanistan and the immediate halt to attacks amid the Taliban’s offensive on Afghan and American troops. Source: TRT World
REGIONS
  1. China expressed strong dissatisfaction and firm rejection to the U.S. Senate’s recent approval of a bill to regain Taiwan’s observer status in the WHO. Source: People’s Daily
  2. North Korea seeks to strengthen cooperation with Russia in order to counter U.S. influence, saying that peace in the Korean peninsula is only  possible without American troops. Source: The Straits Times
  3. South Korea and the U.S. discussed supply chain and the resilient efforts to tackle climate change, reform the world trade organization and maintain open dialogue. Source: US News
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodian Parliament is going to host the 11th Asia-Europe Parliamentary Partnership Meeting in November as the Kingdom will welcome the 13th ASEM Summit this year. Source: AKP
  2. The Japanese government pledged to further assist Cambodia to restore development in all sectors in the post-pandemic, especially boosting more investment to the Kingdom. Source: Khmer Times
  3. RGC have successfully vaccinated 6,815,808 people which constitutes more than 68 percent of the initial plan to vaccinate 10 million people against COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times