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MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 19, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 19, 2020]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [OCTOBER 19, 2020] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The White House traveled to Syria for a secret meeting with the Syrian government to seek the release of the American citizens who were thought to be held in Damascus. Source: Reuters
  2. Taliban alleged the U.S. of disregarding the deal that supports troops’ withdrawal from Afghanistan after the Pentagon initiated airstrikes on the militant groups on Sunday. Source: RT 
  3. Thousands of people in France gathered in rallies to show support for Samuel Paty, a teacher who was shot by the polices for showing a cartoon of Prophet Muhammad. Source: BBC
WORLD
  1. Israel and Bahrain have ultimately initiated diplomatic relations, making Bahrain the fourth Arab nation to formally recognize Israel as a full-fledged state. Source: BBC
  2. Armenia and Azerbaijan once again blamed one another for infringing the new ceasefire agreement over the disputed area of Nagorno-Karabakh. Source: France24
  3. Thousands of people from the opposition parties take part in the protest to remove Pakistan’s PM from his post after the rigged election in 2018. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. China issued repeated warnings to the U.S. government that they might detain Americans in China as a response to the prosecution of Chinese military-affiliated scholars by the U.S. Source: The Straits Times
  2. Free Youth and UFTD in Thailand asked their social media followers to switch to Telegram amid the fear that the government would ask Facebook to take down their pages. Source: Bangkok Post
  3. Huge landslides in the central province of Quang Tri, Vietnam killed 11 soldiers in their barracks during the operation to rescue people from rainfall floods. Source: BBC
CAMBODIA
  1. The U.S. is providing $100,000 as an immediate humanitarian aid through the USAID to support the Cambodian government in flood relief. Source: AKP
  2. PM Hun Sen has ordered authorities not to hinder Kem Sokha from distributing supplies to flood victims, following a prevention from Banteay Meanchey provincial authority. Source: Khmer Times
  3. Nine districts in Banteay Meanchey province will face a major flooding as the water will keep flowing from Thailand, following the opening of the Huai Yang dam sluice gates. Source: Khmer Times

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