MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 24, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 24, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 24, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Russia’s federal security service has arrested an Ukraine intelligence service officer on the charge of spying on the country’s classified latest arms technologies programs. Source: Deutsche Welle
  2. The Taliban warned of the consequences if the U.S. and other foreign troops extend the pullout beyond the August 31 deadline, saying the move would mean a red line for Taliban. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Tunisian President announced an extension of the suspension of the parliament without giving an exact date, following his dismissal of the prime minister last week. Source: CGTN
WORLD
  1. Ukraine called for the effort to peacefully end Russia’s occupation of Crimea and restore Ukraine’s territorial integrity during the International Summit on Crimea. Source: France24
  2. Poland will build a fence and double the numbers of troops along its border with Belarus to prevent the flow of irregular migration in retaliation against EU sanctions. Source: Reuters
  3. The U.S. Dept. of Defense said they are unable to provide information on how many of the U.S. weapons being sent to Afghan forces ended up in the possession of the Taliban. Source: TASS
REGIONS
  1. Singapore and the U.S. entered a new dimension of partnership as the two vowed to deepen their ties on cybersecurity, climate and economic cooperation. Source: CNA
  2. A North Korean newspaper urged Japan to make amends for their colonial era brutality and further said that Japan forcing Korea to sign the 1910 treaty was illegitimate. Source: Yonhap News Agency
  3. South Korean politicians expressed mixed reactions following the U.S. plans to use their oversea military bases to accommodate the evacuees from Afghanistan. Source: SCMP
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodian NA President urged the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly to build digital capacity and raise awareness of cybersecurity to foster regional security management. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. Cambodia and UNESCO vowed to boost their collaboration on cultural conservation and other sectors as the Kingdom prepares to list Koh Ker Temple as a world heritage site. Source: AKP
  3. Cambodia and Thailand discussed enhancing bilateral tourism cooperation and urged the Thai private sector to attend ASEAN Tourism Forum 2022 to be hosted by the Kingdom. Source: Khmer Times