MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 08, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 08, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 08, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Canada pulled out the families of embassy staff and non-essential personnel from its diplomatic mission in Ethiopia as Addis Ababa’s struggle with TPLF intensified. Source: CBC
  2. Iraqi PM survived the assisantion after the explosive-laden drone attacked his residence and called for a calm and constructive dialogue to secure the stability of Iraq. Source: CNN
  3. The Taliban appointed 44 of its members to Afghanistan’s key positions in an effort to increase their good governance despite the on-going security and economic concerns. Source: CNA
WORLD
  1. Russian and Venezuelan Foreign Ministers met in Russia to discuss ways to enhance unconditional alliance between the two countries and political solutions for Caracas. Source: teleSUR
  2. Irish Foreign Minister said the UK planned to follow its threat on Article 16 of the post-Brexit arrangement for Northern Ireland which will lead to serious response from the EU. Source: The Irish Independent
  3. The ECOWAS imposed sanctions with immediate effects on Malian authorities for failing to meet the transition deadline of holding elections in February 2022. Source: CGTN
REGIONS
  1. Japan claimed it is premature to declare the end of the Korean war that Seoul is pushing for, given that Pyongyang is actively testing and developing its nuclear program. Source: Dong-A Ilbo
  2. South Korea was invited by the U.S. to join the Democracy Summit next month as an attempt to defend authoritarianism, corruption and address human right concerns. Source: The Guardian
  3. The UN found that Myanmar’s military conducted widespread and systematic crimes against humanity on civilians since the coup in February based on an investigation report. Source: Al Jazeera
CAMBODIA
  1. Australian top diplomat paid her official visit to Cambodia to foster the two countries’ ties as the Kingdom is expected to host the ASEM summit in late November. Source: Khmer Times
  2. The USCB reported that the Cambodia-U.S. bilateral trade was valued at almost USD 6.4 billion in the first nine months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 28.37 percent. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. CDC authorized twelve investment projects worth more than USD 112 million in October, while 134 projects worth USD 3.3 billion have been approved as of September this year. Source: Khmer Times