World News Briefs — March 1, 2021 (Evening Edition)


DW: Coronavirus digest: Global infections up for first time in weeks, warns WHO
The WHO has urged countries not to relax measures to combat the coronavirus, saying that it’s too early to rely solely on vaccinations.
The number of new COVID-19 infections globally rose last week for the first time in seven weeks, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned.
"We need to have a stern warning for all of us: that this virus will rebound if we let it," Maria Van Kerkhove, the WHO technical lead for COVID-19, said during a briefing.
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MIDDLE EAST
Benjamin Netanyahu vows payback against 'our greatest enemy' Iran and blames them for attack on Israeli ship – as his forces carry out missile attack on Tehran’s forces in Syria overnight.
Iran dismisses idea of negotiations with EU, US to revive nuclear deal.
Europeans to push for Iran censure at UN nuclear watchdog meeting.
Pentagon: 1 militia member killed, 2 injured in Syria airstrike.
Syria war: Tens of thousands of detainees still missing, UN says.
Thousands of adults and children have been tortured and raped during Syria’s civil war, UN report finds, with crucifixion and electric shocks among more than 20 common forms of abuse.
Khashoggi report: US issues muted response against Saudi Arabia
US urges Saudis to disband force behind Khashoggi killing.
US report on Khashoggi does not prove accusations, Saudi UN envoy says.
Yemen: UN donor conference raises a 'disappointing' $1.7 billion.
Israeli court limits use of spy agency to track virus cases.
Israel confirms will vaccinate Palestinians with Israeli work permits.
ASIA
Burma military clash with protesters leaves 18 dead, about 1,000 detained including journalist.
Myanmar court files more charges against Aung San Suu Kyi, police crack down on protests.
Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi appears in court facing new charges.
Hong Kong activists chant protest slogans as subversion hearing begins guarded by 100 police.
US envoy in Kabul as questions over troop withdrawal swirl.
Targeted assassinations on the rise in Afghanistan.
Intimidation of foreign journalists, sources rising in China, survey shows.
Cambodian opposition figure slapped with 25-year jail sentence.
AFRICA
Thousands flee rebel violence in Central African Republic.
Ethiopia rebuffs US call to pull outside forces from Tigray.
Talks underway in Nigeria to free abducted schoolgirls.
Chad opposition leader quits presidential race after shootout.
Just 4% of Covid research relevant to Africa: study
Zimbabwe Vice President resigns amid sexual misconduct allegations.
Ivory Coast begins its vaccination campaign with COVAX doses.
Top South Africa court sets date for Zuma contempt case.
EUROPE
France's ex-president Sarkozy to appeal after sentenced to prison for corruption.
EU to propose 'green pass' vaccine certificate this month.
Finland declares state of emergency as it prepares to bring in tougher Covid restrictions.
UK vaccination hits 20 million mark in Europe's fastest jab rollout.
Germany tightens Covid controls at French border over variants.
COVID-19: Slovakia mired in chaos.
Armenian PM Pashinyan says ready for early elections to end crisis,
EU urges parties in ex-Soviet Georgia to ease tensions.
Latvia for the Latvians! Baltic nation’s President says it will be true ethnic homeland by 2030, despite fact 1 in 4 are Russians.
UN experts call for international probe of Alexei Navalny poisoning.
AMERICAS
New U.S. COVID-19 cases hit plateau after steep drops.
U.S. faces 'unprecedented assault on democracy,' White House says, backing election reform bill.
US-Mexico presidents talk immigration, COVID in call.
Cuomo allegations leave Democrats grappling with response.
Brazil COVID-19 deaths, cases surge as pandemic subsides globally.
Brazil health secretaries call for lockdowns as virus soars.
Colombia 1st in Americas to get vaccines from UN program.
Salvadoran president appears to win control of congress.
Thousands take to streets in Haiti to protest against kidnappings, president.
TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR
ISIS and Al-Qaeda’s Sub-Saharan affiliates are poised for growth in 2021.
Afghan forces inflict heavy casualties on Al-Qaeda in Kapisa.
Indian intelligence agencies keep an eye on Al-Qaeda linked Turkish group expanding in Nepal.
Isis women languish in dire conditions with nowhere else to go.
ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS
Stocks rally on Wall Street, S&P 500 has best day since June.
New WTO chief pushes for vaccine access, fisheries deal.
Zoom sees more growth after 'unprecedented' 2020.
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