MORNING NEWS BRIEF [May 27, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [May 27, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [May 27, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The Irish Parliament has passed the parliamentary motion to condemn the “de facto annexation” of Palestine, in lieu of the tension between Israel and Palestine. Source: Al Jazeera
  2. The U.S. demanded a ceasefire and the withdrawal of the Eritrean and Amhara forces from Ethiopia’s war-torn Tigray region and called for humanitarian access to the civilians. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Chinese FM urged the U.S. counterpart to focus on their national security instead of interfering in other countries’ internal issues by spreading false information. Source: China.org.cn
WORLD
  1. Russian’s MOFA announced their decision to expel Belarusian diplomats as a tit-for-tat response to the Russian diplomats being declared persona non grata in Belarus. Source: China.org.cn
  2. Kenya and Egypt signed a technical agreement on defense cooperation to deepen their partnership based on mutual benefits in matters of national security and military ties. Source: Anadolu Agency
  3. President Biden called for further investigation into the origin of the pandemic, stating that it is unsure whether it was transferred from an animal or was leaked from a lab accident. Source: Deutsche Welle
REGIONS
  1. Pentagon’s spokesperson said joint military exercise between Washington and Seoul is central to ensure combined Alliance readiness after the pandemic delayed the schedule. Source: Yonhap News Agency
  2. Japan’s NISC announced a data breach incident that has leaked at least 760,000 email addresses of government officials to external parties. Source: Kyodo News
  3. The Philippines authorized the emergency use of Pfizer and BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines to the children aged 12-15 as the country continues to cripple with case surges. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. In the first four months of 2021, the two-way trade between Cambodia and China was at USD 3 billion, a year-on-year increase of 19.7 percent. Source: Xinhua Net
  2. Phnom Penh municipal administration has included two more villages in the Dark Yellow Zones, following the surge in new COVID-19 cases in those areas. Source: AKP
  3. The World Health Organization stressed that Cambodia remained a handful country in the Asia Pacific with a low per capita fatality rate caused by COVID-19. Source: Khmer Times