MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 27, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 27, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [July 27, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. President Biden and his Iraqi counterpart have sealed the agreement to formally end the U.S. combat mission in Iraq by the end of 2021 after spending more than 18 years. Source: The Guardian
  2. France and the UK signed a new maritime security treaty, which aimed to protect citizens and to jointly respond to terror attack’s event on large vessels in the channel. Source: France24
  3. Bosian Serb Party has decided to boycott all the major institutions in Bosnia-Herzegovina after the UN’s representative for Bosnia banned genocide denial. Source: Radio Free Europe
WORLD
  1. The UN warned of unprecedented numbers of Afghan civilian casualties in more than a decade if the on-going violence from the Taliban’s offensives continue. Source: The Straits Times
  2. The UK’s media outlet released classified files that Iran has been conducting researches on cyber-attacks to control civil infrastructure, global shipping industry and control systems. Source: Sputnik
  3. Russian Deputy Secretary of Security Council said that the U.S. and the EU keep ramping up their pressure on the CIS countries, the attempt to break the century-long ties. Source: TASS
REGIONS
  1. China urged the U.S. to stop demonizing China and change its misguided mindset and erroneous policy against Beijing, as both countries seek to normalize the relations. Source: The Guardian
  2. Russia rejected Japanese diplomatic protests over Russian PM’s plan to visit the disputed island chain Kuril Archipelago, which is now claimed by the Japanese side, as pointless. Source: Reuters
  3. Thailand’s vaccination campaign to provide COVID-19 vaccine to 50M people is facing supply shortage and delay as the country is crippled with a large increase of daily cases. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. The Royal Government of Cambodia has spent roughly USD 381 million for a stimulus package program extended to the vulnerable groups hit hard by COVID-19 pandemic. Source: AKP
  2. The UNDP Finance Assessment confirmed that Cambodia will graduate from a least developed country to an upper-middle income country by 2027 or 2028. Source: Khmer Times
  3. The Agriculture Minister revealed that Cambodia has implemented 55 projects worth USD 21 million through the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation. Source: The Phnom Penh Post