MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 02, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 02, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 02, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Iran slammed the U.S. for human rights violations in Afghanistan during its 20 years of war, which hindered peace, security and stability with its presence across the world. Source: China.org.cn
  2. EU Defence and Foreign Ministers met in Slovenia to Israeli FM said that the Biden administration’s plan to reopen its consulate in Jerusalem is a bad idea, stressing that the move could destabilize the current coalition government. Source: Haaretz
  3. WHO said it is monitoring a new coronavirus variant known as “Mu” which has a constellation of mutations that indicate a risk of resistance to vaccines. Source: France 24
WORLD
  1. The U.S. President told Ukraine that the U.S. is firmly committed to Ukraine’s sovereignty and offered Ukraine USD 60 million of security aid amid Russian aggression. Source: The Globe and Mail
  2. The British Foreign Secretary will head to the region around Afghanistan for talks regarding the rescue of those left behind in Kabul after the departure of the remaining foreign forces. Source: SCMP
  3. France and Germany urged Iran to reenter the 2015 nuclear negotiations following reports that showed Iran has reached a new high level of uranium enrichment. Source: Reuters
REGIONS
  1. China called for investigation of the U.S. and NATO war crimes during their 20 years of war in Afghanistan that resulted in mass civilian killings, citing WikiLeaks documents. Source: Sputnik
  2. Thai senior officer confirmed that Thailand will begin to collect value-added tax from foreign technology companies and expects to raise at least USD 154 million in revenue per year. Source: CNA
  3. India imposed a security crackdown in Kashmir with no one being allowed to leave home and blocked internet services after the death of a seperatist icon, Syed Ali Geelani. Source: The Straits Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia and Australia held talks to discuss both countries’ perspectives for the COP26 and the possibility of establishing an information sharing center on hydro power. Source: Khmer Times
  2. Cambodia and Japan commenced the 22nd meeting of a joint committee to further boost investment in the Kingdom, focusing on tax obligation, logistics, electricity and beyond. Source: AKP
  3. Agriculture Minister said that Cambodia’s export of agricultural products reached 5.54 million tons in the first eight months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 89.7 percent. Source: Khmer Times