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  • Tuesday May 19th, 2020

Morning News Brief [May 19, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 19, 2020]

Morning News Brief [May 19, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Amid ‘some calm’ in the war-torn country, the United Nations Syria mediator urged the United States and Russia to pursue a dialogue for peace in Syria. Source: Reuters
  1. At least one rocket, which was fired from an eastern district in Baghdad, blasted near the U.S. embassy in Green Zone, apparently the first attack in the zone in weeks. Source: RT
  1. President Xi expressed China’s support towards a probe for the global response of the COVID-19 and also pledged a US$2 billion to curb the pandemic. Source: The Straits Times
WORLD
  1. Israel appears to be linked to a cyberattack on Iran’s computers earlier this month at Shahid Rajee port, presumably a retaliation for an earlier attempted cyberattack on Israel. Source: Reuters
  1. President Trump said he has been using Hydroxychloroquine, a malaria drug, as a preventive medicine for coronavirus in spite of medical warning about its use. Source: CNA
  1. The U.S. sent 200 ventilators to Russia as a response to the request from Russian President Vladimir Putin and last month’s planeload of medical supplies from Moscow. Source: RT
REGIONS
  1. Taiwan did not receive an invitation to the  meeting of a key WHO body this week regardless of its strong effort and experience in fighting COVID-19 pandemic. Source: CNA
  1. The Hong Kong political crisis returned to light after clashes erupted in the legislature and a group of pro-democracy activists were tried for participating in the protest last year. Source: The Japan Times 
  1. India and Bangladesh began evacuating more than 2 million people as Cyclone Amphan is expected to hit their coasts amid concerns over the spread of the coronavirus. Source: SCMP
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and the U.S. discussed to boost the local aviation industry in order to further strengthen and cooperate on the ongoing international projects. Source: Khmer Times 
  1. The Ministry of Justice announced the launch of a campaign to resolve a backlog of 40,000 court cases across the country to find justice and reduce overcrowding in prisons. Source: Khmer Times 
  1. ADB granted $275.8 millions in response to development that covers on the areas of energy, human resource, water supply and agriculture. Source: AKP

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