MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 24, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 24, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [November 24, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Germany, France and the U.S. called on their citizens to leave Ethiopia as the situation escalated further following the Tigrayan rebels seizing parts closer to the capital. Source: Deutsche Welle
  2. Russia asserted that the U.S. had rehearsed a nuclear strike on Russia in two different directions while the U.S. side said the drills adhered to international protocols. Source: CGTN
  3. Canadian conservative MPs released a joint statement urging Prime Minister Trudeau to ban Huawei and put it out of Canada’s 5G plan by raising national security concerns. Source: The Epoch Times
WORLD
  1. Iranian Foreign Ministry’s spokesperson asserted that Iran never left the 2015 nuclear deal in a response to the calls by the U.S. urging Iran to mutually return to compliance. Source: China.org.cn
  2. Syrian state television claimed that the Israeli air forces fired missiles at several sites in Homs but the attacks were intercepted by the Syrian forces. Source: Times of Israel
  3. New Zealand government revealed that the country will keep its borders closed at least until April 30 following the implementation of some of the tightest border restrictions. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. China stressed that the U.S. should stop continue fueling the tension on Taiwan-related issues and should not send the wrong signal to the Taiwanese independence forces. Source: People’s Daily
  2. Australia has listed the White Supremacist group The Base, a Shia Islamist militant group based in Lebanon, as the violent, racist and neo-Nazi terrorist organization. Source: ABC News
  3. Singapore’s Ministry of Trade and Industry released the first official forecast for 2022 which estimated a slow growth of gross domestic product between 3% to 5%. Source: Bloomberg
CAMBODIA
  1. ASEM13 Leaders will discuss 7 topics of challenges, development and growth, while the COVID-19 and Socio-Economic Recovery  and Development will also be addressed. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia and Laos have recently signed an MoU on security cooperation for 2022 as both countries agreed to continue to foster the increased links between them. Source: The Phnom Penh Post
  3. Australia showed their support for CHRC to establish an independent National Human Rights Committee, pledging to provide expert ideas and strategies. Source: Khmer Times