MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 26, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 26, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 26, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The top U.S. military commander said that the U.S. will continue to carry out air raids to support Afghan forces amid an increase in attacks by the Taliban. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. A Ukrainian drone carrying two bombs was seized and forced to land to destroy the improvised bombs by the militias of the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic. Source: TASS
  3. The UN Secretary General called for the leadership of the G20 on global climate action to be committed to a net-zero future with more concrete policies for the 2030 climate plans. Source: CGTN
WORLD
  1. Putin warned of unpreventable strikes by Russian navy on enemy targets to guarantee its sovereignty and national interests, as the British warship sailed close to Crimea. Source: Deutsche Welle
  2. Tunisia’s President dismissed the PM and suspended the parliament amid a political crisis, which his opponents labelled as a coup and violent protest against the government. Source: France24
  3. France’s parliament approved a bill requiring COVID-19 vaccination mandatory for health workers and a health pass for all restaurants and domestic level, amid the fourth wave. Source: The Straits Times
REGIONS
  1. The U.S. and China’s high-level diplomats head into their first talks in Tianjin since March’s trade sanctions, as both sides committed to stabilize their strained ties. Source: Bloomberg
  2. Malaysia’s parliament will take place for lawmakers and the Muhyiddin’s administration to propose bills on fake news and penalties for breaching the COVID-19 protocols. Source: SCMP
  3. New Zealand’s PM agreed to the request by Turkish government to accept the return of New Zealand citizens who were accused of alleged links to the Islamic state. Source: Reuters
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia set out to vaccinate 13 million people or over 80 percent of total population as a vaccination campaign on young citizens will begin in early August. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. The MFAIC revealed that Cambodia will receive USD3 million from Japanese government, a grant that aims to support human resource development in the Kingdom. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. Cambodia will launch an online test of MSDS with the technical assistance of ADB, aiming to monitor the macroeconomic and financial situation of the Kingdom. Source: Khmer Times