MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 09, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 09, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 09, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. President Biden announced that the U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan would be fully completed in late August as the country appeared increasingly at risk of civil war. Source: NBC News
  2. The UK confirmed that most of British troops left Afghanistan after almost 20 years since the UK and other western countries deployed their troops to engage in war against terror. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Pfizer and BioNTech will seek authorization for the third jab of COVID-19 vaccines after the data showed that the third shot will boost antibody levels up to 10 times higher. Source: France 24
WORLD
  1. Russia said France’s move to persuade the EU to not recognize Russian and Chinese COVID-19 vaccines was a hybrid of racism, perial hegemonism and neo-Nazism. Source: TASS
  2. Israel’s new PM held talks with Jordanian king as both sides agreed on new water and trade agreements,  a move that came after years of strained ties under Bennett’s predecessor. Source: The Globe and Mail
  3. The UN Special envoy to Haiti said PM Joseph will be in charge until the election is held and urged all parties to stay united amid the recent President’s assassination. Source: CNA
REGIONS
  1. President Duterte might be banned from running for the second term in office but he gave hints that he might seek to run for the vice-presidency instead. Source: CNA
  2. Malaysian’s PM said his government will continue to command the majority support amid the uncertainty following the withdrawal of support from UMNO. Source: The Straits Times
  3. Thailand’s leading business group cut down their GDP growth forecast for the country for the fourth time this year to between 0% to 1.5% growth due to the prolonged pandemic. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia underlined readiness to work with ASEAN member states and partners to support Myanmar’s return to normalcy as the Kingdom will chair the summit next year. Source: Fresh News
  2. PM Hun Sen urged all ruling political parties around the world to foster cooperation and refrain from interference in the internal affairs of other states. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. Cambodia attended the 54th ASEAN NTOs Meeting to discuss plans to push through the reopening of regional tourism, including the Enhanced ASEAN Tourism Digital Platform. Source: AKP