MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 09, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 09, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 09, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The UK Armed forces deployed hundreds of personnels, aircraft and naval vessels to provide assistance to the UK police for security purposes during the G7 summit. Source: Sputnik
  2. The UN Human Rights Committee ruled the illegal detention of Venezuelan Diplomat, Alex Saab, and requested the government to refrain from extraditing him to the U.S. Source: teleSUR
  3. Cyprus issued a short-term COVID-19 vaccination certificate to those who wish to travel abroad and will be invalid once the EU Digital COVID certificate comes into effect. Source: Xinhua Net
WORLD
  1. Blinken stressed that hundreds of the U.S. sanctions on Iran, including the ones from the previous administration will remain in place despite rejoining the nuclear deal. Source: France 24
  2. Eritrea blamed the U.S. for supporting the Tigray People Liberation Movement, accusing Washington of stoking further conflict and destabilization in Ethiopia’s Tigray. Source: AP
  3. The Israeli parliamentary speaker Yariv Levin announced that parliament will hold a vote on Sunday to approve a new government that could unseat PM Netanyahu’s 12-year rule. Source: Deutsche Welle
REGIONS
  1. ASEAN and Chinese FMs agreed to avoid provocations that could escalate tensions in the SCS, following separate diplomatic protests on the conduct of Chinese military. Source: Reuters
  2. Australian PM appealed to the WTO to reform the binding dispute settlement in response to the growing economic coercion of China, a move to gain support from G7 nations. Source: Reuters
  3. China has approved the emergency use of the Sinovac COVID-19 vaccine for children and adolescents as young as 3, making it the first country to inoculate young children. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and the U.S. applauded bilateral  cooperation against human trafficking as both side discussed UN resolution implementation, environmental protection and beyond. Source: AKP
  2. Indian Ambassador to Cambodia has asked for the immediate withdrawal of the temporary importing restrictions on meat products from India as it could fuel business sentiments. Source: Khmer Times
  3. MPTC rejected concerns raised by three UN special rapporteurs on the national internet gateway, which claimed that it threatens the freedom of expression and privacy. Source: The Phnom Penh Post