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  • Friday March 5th, 2021

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MARCH 05, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MARCH 05, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [MARCH 05, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. suspends its retaliatory tariffs on the UK over the aircraft disputes for four months as the two sides work hand in hand with the WTO to find a resolution. Source: Politico
  2. The U.S. rolled out sanctions on Myanmar’s military through export control restrictions, blocking the Ministry of Defence and top military conglomerates from certain trade. Source: CNA 
  3. The UN high commissioner for human rights called for independent monitors to assess Ethiopia over the alleged murders and sexual violence which may result in war crimes. Source: VOA
WORLD
  1. The E3 decided to abstain from moving forward the draft resolution in the IAEA session that criticized Iran for noncompliance with the inspections of their nuclear facilities. Source: TASS
  2. Israel is assessing their plans to conduct a potential attack on Iran’s nuclear sites as the U.S. and Iran partnership in JCPOA remains a deadlock. Source: Sputnik
  3. The EU will extend the export authorization scheme of COVID-19 vaccines to the end of June, as the shipment of AstraZeneca to Australia was blocked. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. China’s top legislator will initiate a measure to enhance the electoral system of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region following the principle of “patriots governing Hong Kong.” Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Singapore’s Foreign Affairs Ministry advised its citizens in Myanmar to consider leaving while it is possible, amid the escalation of tension and civilian casualties in Myanmar. Source: CNA
  3. Thai PM ordered the Ministry of Defence to investigate the accusation by the international media that Thai’s military used social media to exacerbate unrest in the South. Source: Bangkok Post
CAMBODIA
  1. MoEYS and ROK’s Ministry of Gender of Equality and Family signed the MOU on cooperation on youth promotion, through exchange programmes and other activities. Source: Khmer Times 
  2. Due to unabated risks of COVID-19, the 13th ASEM Summit, expected to be held on June 1-2, 2021, has been postponed to the last quarter of 2021, according to the MFAIC. Source: AKP
  3. MoH launched a mobile app for the COVID-19 vaccination recording and management, known as KhmerVacc, which will assist populations for the vaccination process. Source: Khmer Times

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