MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 08, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 08, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 08, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. embassy and troops in Iraq and Syria were attacked by three rockets and drones and 14 rockets that hit the U.S. base in Iraq resulting in two wounded Americans. Source: U.S. News & World Report
  2. Italian lawmakers formally called on the government to grant citizenship to an Egyptain student and human right activist who has been jailed in Cairo for 1 and half years. Source: ABC News
  3. The alleged assasination of Haiti’s President was in custody after he was being attacked in his private residence, plunged the Caribbean nation of Haiti into uncertainty. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. Russian Ambassador to the U.S. stressed that the result of the Geneva summit should give an opportunity to stabilize the relations and launch a comprehensive dialogue. Source: TASS
  2. Canadian Trade Minister and the U.S. Representative expressed concerns regarding Mexico energy and investment policies during the in-person meeting with the Mexican side. Source: Reuters
  3. Lithuania accused Belarus of fleeing migrants from abroad into the EU and that they will deploy troops and build barriers to prevent further illegal border crossing into the territory. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. The Japanese and British DM will convene a meeting within this month to coordinate joint exercises and discuss China’s rising military influence in the East and South China Sea. Source: Kyodo News
  2. Indian PM Narendra Modi announced the biggest cabinet reshuffle as his government is facing criticism over the poor handling of the pandemic and a flattering economy. Source: BBC
  3. The UN human rights official urged ASEAN to hold a political dialogue with Myanmar military junta and the elected government, citing the support from the international community. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. Australia vowed to enhance collaboration with Cambodia and ASEAN to fight the pandemic as the Kingdom acknowledged the significant relations between the bloc and Canberra. Source: Fresh News
  2. MoEYS has implemented TPSs aiming to improve the quality of education in response to the educational demands of globalization within and outside the region. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. Cambodia’s total exports valued almost USD6 billion in the first five months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 1.6 percent as non garment products showed significant growth. Source: Khmer Times