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  • Wednesday August 26th, 2020

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 26, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 26, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 26, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UNSC President ruled out economic sanctions on Iran off the table as no consensus was reached between the 15 members of this Security body. Source: Reuters
  2. U.S. officials will escort an Israeli delegation to the UAE in the first-ever commercial fight since the normalisation of ties between Israel and the UAE. Source: Al Jazeera 
  3. Democrats announced an open investigation into Pompeo’s remarks at the Republican National Convention in what appeared to be breaking the norms of Chief Diplomat. Source: Politico
WORLD
  1. Pakistan urged the Taliban’s delegation to arrange peace talks with Afghan government soon, adding that the intra-Afghan dialogue could ensure stability in the region. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Republicans continued to praise the necessity of Trump’s leadership in promoting the country’s economic growth and religious freedom at their Convention. Source: Reuters
  3. An incident that a black man got shot by police in Wisconsin state sparked protests, leading to declaration of state of emergency and National Guard troops deployment. Source: BBC
REGIONS
  1. Chinese Foreign Minister is touring European countries that are battling with the coronavirus amidst the tensions Beijing has with Washington. Source: CNA
  2. Kim Jong-un disbanded a military company which guarded the country’s border with China after it failed to detect a returned-North Korean fleeing outside of the country. Source: RFA
  3. South Korea closed down schools once again and shifted back to Zoom learning as the country is on the 12th day of reporting the triple-digit daily increase of COVID-19. Source: Daily Mail
CAMBODIA
  1. PM ordered the Cambodia Border Affairs Committee to explain to the people about the border issues and recommended them to organise the workshop to the public. Source: AKP
  2. MoEYS gave a green light for reopening of kindergarten and primary school next month after they have been closed for more than 3 months to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The Ministry of Health said they are monitoring the effectiveness of a COVID-19 vaccine offered by China before officially adopting them to use in the country. Source: Khmer Times

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