MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 25, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 25, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [August 25, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. WHO chief called for a global moratorium on booster vaccines for two months in a bid to export vaccines to poor countries who rely on shots donated by WHO. Source: Sputnik
  2. The U.S. President will stick with the August 31 deadline for the evacuation mission of American citizens and endangered Afghans, following military threats by the Taliban. Source: AP
  3. Vice President Kamala Harris pushed ahead with her Vietnam trip after a three-hour delay in Singapore due to a health incident potentially related to Havana Syndrome. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. The Italian PM has called on G7 and the EU to adopt a common migration policy from Afghanistan as they rushed to evacuate people from the country by August 31. Source: Reuters
  2. Algeria said they will cut diplomatic relations with Morocco after months of tension as both countries have long accused each other of backing opposition movements as proxies. Source: TRT World
  3. Britain pushed for an extension of the deadline to launch a post-Brexit products standard that allows firms to use the EU’s CE until 2023 amid concerns over the economy. Source: The Guardian
REGIONS
  1. Kamala Harris accused China of coercion and intimidation to back unlawful claims in the South China Sea and further reminded the 2016 arbitral tribunal decision. Source: France24
  2. Hong Kong’s authorities will introduce film censorship legislation to safeguard national security, another sign to hinder the freedom that was left by the former British colony. Source: CNA
  3. Japan strives to expand a State of Emergency restrictions currently covering Tokyo and 12 other areas to 8 more prefectures amid resurgence of Delta variant infections. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia joined the ASEAN-MRC Water Security Dialogue to address existential water security challenges within the region through policy, technology and partnership solutions. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia will receive USD 240 million from the IMF to rehabilitate the Kingdom’s economy and better equip it to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. As of August 23, CDC has approved final registration certificates for 12 projects with the capital investment of more than USD 79 million, expected to generate 4,048 new jobs. Source: The Phnom Penh Post