MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 01, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 01, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 01, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. The U.S. and Russia will hold another consultation on strategic stability to discuss a broader range of strategic arms as they are keen to find a common denominator. Source: China.org.cn
  2. Syrian elite forces backed by the pro-Iranian militia increased their offensive against the rebels in the Southern part bordering Jordan and Israel as the Russian peace plan failed. Source: Reuters
  3. Qatar reminded the Taliban the importance of combating terrorism after the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan and called for an inclusive government that includes all parties. Source: The Straits Times
WORLD
  1. Iran and Saudi Arabia planned to hold a fourth round of negotiations in Iraq to improve ties and de-escalate regional tensions after Iran sets up a new government. Source: Reuters
  2. The Polish government is seeking to impose a State of Emergency along the Belarus’ border as it tries to prevent migrants from entering into the country. Source: AP
  3. The EU stated their intention to prevent the mass migration from Afghanistan from the bloc by providing support to those countries in the region that will accept the refugees. Source: TASS
REGIONS
  1. Chinese authorities have suspended the operations of an American Chamber of Commerce in Chengdu, but failed to provide specific reasons for the decision. Source: Reuters
  2. PM Suga denied the speculation on dissolving parliament amid Japan’s current COVID-19 situation, adding that there is no plan to postpone the leadership race within his party. Source: Kyodo News
  3. ROK’s parliament approved a bill that would ban Google and Apple from making web developers use their payment systems and charge commissions on in-app purchases. Source: CNA
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia will host Asia-Europe Business and Economic Forum in November 2021 aiming to promote economic growth, trade, investment and development of all Asia-Europe nations. Source: Khmer Times
  2. PM Hun Sen suggested provincial and municipal governors to examine the possibility of reopening schools in areas with no risk of virus outbreaks, but must follow safety rules. Source: AKP
  3. The GDI has a meeting to discuss procedures for the upcoming arrival of 300 Afghans as Cambodia agreed to grant temporary refuge upon request by an international organization. Source: Khmer Times