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  • Monday August 24th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 24, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 24, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 24, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The United States joined the military commemoration with Taiwan military for the first time as China continued to advance their military activities around Taiwan territory. Source: The Strait Times
  2. Russia planned to produce its potential COVID-19 vaccine between 1.5mn to 2mn doses per month and will increase to 6mn a month by year end. Source: Reuters
  3. Thousands of people from parts of the Carribean and Southern U.S. have been evacuated as Hurricane Marco and the Tropical Storm Laura hit the regions. Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. Mike Pompeo started the Middle East regional tour with prioritization on the normalization of Arab-Israel relations and discussion of regional security issues. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization said the blast at a major nuclear site at Natanz was caused by security sabotage but did not reveal who they think is behind the incident. Source: BBC
  3. Trump authorized the use of blood plasma of recovered partients to treat the coronavirus patients, after he accused FDA of preventing vaccine rollout for political reasons. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. PM Shinzo Abe visited the hospital for the second time to receive his medical check-up as mounting concerns over his capability to serve the office surfaced. Source: Reuters
  2. Prime Minister Muhyiddin of Malaysia planned to reopen the talks with Abu Dhabi, aiming for peaceful settlement regarding the 1Malaysia Development Berhad case. Source: The Strait Times 
  3. India’s coronavirus cases reached 3 million with nearly 70,000 new infected cases, as the disease continues to spike the world’s densely populated country. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. PM participated in the 3rd LMC leaders’ meeting via video conference under the theme of Enhancing Partnership for Shared Prosperity, co-chaired by Laos and China. Source: Khmer Times
  2. According to the Ministry of Planning, another 56,000 poor families equal to 208,000 people are awaiting government’s cash assistance in the first round of the second phase. Source: Khmer Times
  3. Despite the ongoing threat of COVID-19, approximately 1.45 million local and foreign tourists were seen traveling for the five-day Khmer New Year holiday compensation. Source: Cambodianess

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