July 26, Wednesday, 2023

1. Cambodia’s long-serving Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Wednesday that he will step down in the coming weeks. He has named his eldest son, Hun Manet, as his successor. 2. Russia’s Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu has arrived in North Korea, where he is due to attend events marking the 70th anniversary of the Korean War Armistice.
3. The whereabouts of China’s foreign minister, Qin Gang, has been a source of mystery both inside and outside Beijing. He has been out of the public eye for a month. Now, he has been ousted from his job without explanation from Chinese leaders.