World News Briefs — March 9, 2021 (Evening Edition)

Market Watch: Coronavirus tally: Global cases of COVID-19 top 117 million and U.S. has more than 29 million of them
The global tally for confirmed cases of the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 climbed above 117 million on Tuesday, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University, while the death toll rose above 2.6 million. The U.S. has the highest case tally in the world at 29 million, or about a quarter of the global tally, and the highest death toll at 525,816, or about a fifth of the global toll. The U.S. added at least 98,513 new cases on Monday, according to a New York Times tracker, and at least 815 people died. The U.S. has averaged 64,722 new cases a day in the past week, down 3% from two weeks ago.
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MIDDLE EAST
Saudi cabinet says Yemen's Houthis attacks target world economy -SPA.
Biden promotes rights in first Iran sanctions.
140 US lawmakers call for Biden administration to take 'comprehensive' approach to Iran.
With internet shutdown, Iran seeks to limit protest outcry.
US sanctions challenge Syria’s Arab League return: UAE.
Protesters in Lebanon block roads over worsening poverty.
Turkey: 5 jailed over assasination of Russia's Andrei Karlov.
In the face of isolation, Erdogan reaches out to Egypt.
Hezbollah praises Pope's visit to Iraq.
Israel gets the party started as revelers hit restaurants, bars and cafes after country reopens following globe-leading Covid vaccination campaign.
ASIA
Myanmar protesters defy curfew; media outlets ordered shut.
Myanmar protesters venture out despite police violence.
Myanmar: Official from Suu Kyi's party dies after arrest.
In message to China, Biden to meet Australia, India, Japan PMs.
U.S. says no change in its genocide determination for China's Xinjiang.
China breaching every act in genocide convention, says legal report on Uighurs.
China issues vaccine passport.
Taiwan’s leader tells residents to conserve water as the island faces worst drought in 56 years.
Russia to host another round of talks on Afghanistan.
North Korean officials berate their economic performance in state media.
UN slams Philippine police for killing nine activists.
Thailand Prime Minister sprays reporters with hand sanitiser to duck questions about cabinet appointments.
AFRICA
Ivory Coast's ruling party wins majority in peaceful parliamentary vote.
Libya PM demands mercenaries leave, urges parliament back government.
Ugandan opposition leader urges protests against Museveni's rule.
Mali to hold presidential elections in March 2022.
Algeria students return to streets in pro-democracy protest.
E. Guinea military camp blasts toll rises to 105.
S.African economy hit 11-year low in 2020.
EUROPE
Queen says race issues 'concerning' after Harry and Meghan tell-all interview.
EU's Covid vaccine shambles goes from bad to worse as Johnson & Johnson becomes the latest drug-maker to warn of supply issues and row erupts with Russians over Sputnik V jab.
EU and Britain trade barbs in row over Covid-19 ‘vaccine nationalism’.
Covid-19: UK rejects 'completely false' EU vaccine export ban claim.
Italy's coronavirus death toll passes 100,000, with cases rising.
Germany rolls back some lockdown restrictions.
Russia lost a year of development due to coronavirus pandemic, Kremlin says.
European Parliament strips Carles Puigdemont of immunity.
Catalans divided as Spain hails EU lifting of MEPs' immunity.
Clashes break out at Greek protest against police brutality.
AMERICAS
Two-thirds of Americans 75 and older have received at least one dose of a COVID vaccine, CDC data shows.
Pentagon approves extending Guard deployment at Capitol.
As migrants pour over US border, White House won’t admit Biden’s dealing with a crisis.
US grants Venezuelan migrants temporary protected status.
Brazil: Judge annuls convictions against Lula da Silva.
Cuban reforms reduce subsidies and raise costs.
President of Honduras helped smuggle tons of cocaine into US: prosecutor.
Sixth woman accuses NY governor Cuomo of harassment.
Minneapolis court begins jury selection in George Floyd murder trial.
TERRORISM/THE LONG WAR
Deaths from terrorist acts rose by 17% globally in 2020 despite fewer attacks, terror index shows.
ISIS' wanton destruction of Syria's heritage leaves lasting trauma.
FBI releases video of suspect who planted pipe bombs at DNC, RNC headquarters.
ECONOMY/FINANCE/BUSINESS
Asian stocks set to follow Wall St rally but China worries grow.
Report says COVID-19 vaccines, U.S. rescue bill will boost global economic recovery.
Oil slips below $68 as rally fizzles before U.S. supply report.
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