MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 03, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 03, 2021]

MORNING NEWS BRIEF [September 03, 2021] 150 150 Cambodia Development Center
HOT NEWS
  1. Syrian air defences reportedly fired missiles to intercept Israeli air raids and rockets that targeted the Damascus regions after Leban reported low-flying Israeli jets over Beirut. Source: Reuters
  2. EU Defence and Foreign Ministers met in Slovenia to discuss strategic compass aiming to harmonize crisis management and define defense ambitions to reduce reliance on U.S. Source: Al Jazeera
  3. Taliban fighters have continued their offensive operations in the Panjshir Valley and taken control of some territories after efforts to negotiate with the local armed group failed. Source: Swissinfo
WORLD
  1. Tripartite summit between top country leaders of Egypt, Jordan and Palestine was convened in Cairo to discuss Palestinian cause and peace process with Israel. Source: Anadolu Agency
  2. The Polish government has officially declared a state of emergency in two regions bordering Belarus following the surge of illegal migration entering the country. Source: U.S. News & World Report
  3. WhatsApp was fined USD 266 million under EU data protection law following a report from the Irish Data Protection Commission about mishandling of personal information. Source: Al Jazeera
REGIONS
  1. Chinese FM warned of political tension between Beijing and Washington which could undermine the two countries efforts in the cooperation of combating climate change. Source: The Straits Times
  2. The British government has placed additional sanctions on Myanmar by targeting a key business that associates with the military junta for providing arms and financial support. Source: CNA
  3. Chinese president said that China will create a new stock exchange in Beijing in order to support growth of small and medium-sized businesses and its capital market. Source: Financial Times
CAMBODIA
  1. Cambodia FM will pay an official visit to South Korea next week, aiming to discuss bilateral cooperation such as development, economic, science and technology, and beyond. Source: AKP
  2. Cambodia reiterated close cooperation with Kong Kong and other trade partners in both the region and the world, stressing the need to improve the investment environment. Source: AKP
  3. The Cambodian NA Secretariat revealed that the seven draft laws, most of which are trade-related laws, are slated to be discussed and approved by the NA next week. Source: Khmer Times