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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 03, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 03, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [AUGUST 03, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Secretary Mike Pompeo said  President Trump will take action in the coming days against Chinese-owned software, TikTok, over national security concerns. Source: BBC
  2. Latin American countries are struggling to contain the COVID-19 pandemic as Argentina, Colombia, and Brazil keep breaking records on daily infections. Source: Reuters
  3. Israeli Prime Minister said biased media has inflamed the protests demanding his resignation and accused them of an attempt to trample on democracy. Source: Al Jazeera
WORLD
  1. Syria has accused the U.S. of stealing its oil after an American firm signed a deal with Kurdish rebels while the U.S. claimed that they are protecting the oil from the terrorists. Source: RT
  2. The Israel Army said it had fired and hit a group of four terrorists as they spotted the group placing explosives along the Syria frontier overnight. Source: Reuters
  3. Gunmen, who Afghan officials believed to be affiliated with ISIS group, launched a deadly attack in Afghanistan’s prison Jalalabad, killing at least 3 people and 20 wounded. Source: Al Jazeera
REGIONS
  1. China has sent a team of 60 medical members to Hong Kong for widespread COVID-19 testing in an effort to fight against the 3rd wave of pandemic. Source: New York Times
  2. Thailand has suspended its plans to join army training with the U.S. after nine Thai soldiers returning from training in Hawaii contracted coronavirus. Source: CNA
  3. Starting from Tuesday, the Philippines will reimpose its capital and surrounding areas in a two-week lockdown to contain infections that have surged to more than 100,000 cases. Source: Reuters

 

CAMBODIA
  1. Chairman of Cambodia Border Affairs Committee Var Kim Hong and Vietnamese counterparts discussed border issues and exchanged border topographic maps. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia rice exports rose to more than 420,000 tonnes in the first seven months of 2020, an increase of 38.33 percent compared to the same period of previous year. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3.  MoH’s Secretary of State Or Vandine confirmed the outbreak of Chikungunya virus, which has made over 1,000 people in 12 provinces fallen ill. Source: Cambodianess

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