MORNING NEWS BRIEF [May 21, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [May 21, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [May 21, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Israel and Hamas have agreed to a ceasefire to halt eleven-day conflict as both sides accepted a mutual and unconditional Gaza truce proposed by mediator Egypt. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. Boko Haram leader is reported by Nigerian intelligence to be dead or badly wounded after an offensive battle launched by the Islamic State’s west African branch. Source: Sputnik
  3. WHO officials called for a humanitarian pause in Israel’s continuous attacks on Gaza to allow access for aid to Palestines as it is currently facing a critical shortage. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. Azerbaijan expressed appreciation toward Russia’s involvement in resolving the 44-day war in the Nagorno and Karabakh region and vowed to commit to the obligations. Source: TASS
  2. WHO announced their partnership with Ethiopian government to launch a toll-free COVID-19 call center to provide health information on COVID-19 and other diseases. Source: teleSUR
  3. The UN called for more COVID-19 vaccines from developed nations for African countries, stating that the continent has obtained only 2 percent of total shots administered globally. Source: Deutsche Welle
REGIONS
  1. China hit out at the U.S. after the American warship sailed close to Paracel Island, stating that the US vessel entered the waters without permission and it was illegal action. Source: Reuters
  2. The U.S. lawmakers have introduced a bill called Peace on Korean Peninsula Act that seeks for a binding agreement and formally declares the end of the Korean War. Source: KBS World Radio
  3. Indian Ambassador to the UN gave his support for the increasing number of special political UNITAMS missions as part of the UN’s support for the transition in Sudan. Source: ANI News
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia launched the Cambodia Business Council in Bangkok as both countries eye to further strengthen and boost bilateral trade and investment via this new platform. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  2. Cambodia expressed their commitment to promote ESD, aiming to build an educational system that could establish a sustainable society and healthy planet. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. Phnom Penh City hall released their announcement that granted permission to  public markets to resume their businesses and activities from May 24 onwards. Source: AKP