MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 11, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 11, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [June 11, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. said that it had removed sanctions on three former Iranian officials and two other companies as a move to revive Iranian and U.S. compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal. Source: Reuters
  2. Russia terminated the MoU on open lands which allows the U.S. and Russian diplomats to travel to both countries’ regions without permission in response to the U.S. sanctions. Source: TASS
  3. Millions of people in Ethiopia are at risk of famine conditions according to the analysis by UN agencies and aid groups that blamed the conflict for causing the worst food crisis. Source: The Guardian
WORLD
  1. G7 leaders will agree to provide at least one billion doses of COVID vaccine to the world through sharing and financing schemes as the bloc plans to expand vaccine manufacturing. Source: France 24
  2. Libyan FM welcomed the political track and electoral process offered by Britain, and advocated for the reopening of the British embassy in Tripoli and consulate in Benghazi. Source: Libyan Express
  3. The U.S. President Joe Biden said that 500 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine will be donated to the world’s poorest countries with no strings attached. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. China has recently passed a new law aiming to respond to foreign sanctions as experts say that it is intended to give Chinese retaliatory measures more legitimacy and predictability. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Myanmar authorities have opened new corruption cases against deposed leader Aung San Suu Kyi, accusing her of misusing land and accepting bribes. Source: CNA
  3. Pentagon reported that DPRK continues to modernize their nuclear and ballistic missiles capabilities to strike the U.S homeland and increase threats to regional allies. Source: KBS World Radio
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia confirmed an official launch of the first industrial gold manufacturing, expecting to generate about USD185 million per year to utilize in the social economic development. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia and China re-emphasized their strong commitment to strengthen and deepen friendship as well as expand cooperation in all fields for the mutual interests of both nations. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. Cambodia and Thailand vowed to boost effort in facilitating trade flow across the border checkpoints as both countries agreed to reach the two-way trade target of USD15 billion. Source: Khmer Times