August 16, Thursday, 2018 (2:00 p.m.) Read by Mr. Raja Pradhan and Ms. Hiroko Kitadai

  1. The U.S. Treasury Department has announced new sanctions on 3 companies and one individual who are reportedly violating U.N. Security Council resolutions.
  2. The election committee in Cambodia says the ruling Cambodian People’s Party led by Prime Minister Hun Sen has secured all 125 seats in the National Assembly.
  3. At least 4 dozens of people have been killed when a man blew himself up at an educational facility in a mainly Shiite area in the Afghan capital, Kabul.