MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 23, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 23, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 23, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The Biden Administration imposed sanctions on Cuban security minister and an interior ministry special forces unit over crackdown on the ongoing anti-government protests. Source: The Guardian
  2. The U.S. and Iraqi top officials revealed that both sides will issue an announcement about the potential pullout of all American troops from Iraqi territory by the end of this year. Source: Sputnik
  3. Russia and China failed to get the UNSC to strip down power of an international envoy who oversees the implementation of the 1995 Bosnia peace and to shut down his office. Source: Reuters
WORLD
  1. Russia will take countermeasures on Afghan militants if they get into the territory of Tajikistan, Uzbekistan or Kyrgyzstan in accordance with the charter of agreement. Source: TASS
  2. The EU denounced Russian authorities’ recent clampdown on media and civil society organizations as Russia will hold the legislative elections in September this year. Source: Deutsche Welle
  3. New England Journal of Medicine published their findings that two doses of Pfizer or AstraZeneca vaccines are highly effective against the contagious Delta variants. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. Pyongyang criticized Washington for manipulating and orchestrating the recent mass anti-government protests across Havana and other cities in Cuba. Source: KBS World Radio
  2. China rejected the WHO’s plan to conduct the second phase of the investigation of the origin of COVID-19, claiming that the rumor is against common sense and science. Source: The Irish Independent
  3. Vietnam held talks with the U.S. side for domestic predictions of mRNA vaccines as the country seeks to fasten vaccine supplies to boost immunity. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia called on the member states of Mekong-Ganga Cooperation to support the rehabilitation of the MGC Museum as its operations have suffered due to COVID-19. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. The MoH revealed that Cambodia will receive 1 million doses of Johnson & Johnson via the COVAX facility as the Kingdom has already obtained in total over 17 million doses. Source: AKP
  3. The MoC confirmed that Cambodia exported USD247.5 million worth of bicycles to the foreign market in the first semester of 2021, a year-on-year decrease of 4.2 percent. Source: Khmer Times