March 30, Tuesday, 2021 (1:30 p.m.) Newsline

1. The United States is suspending all engagement with Myanmar under a 2013 trade and investment agreement, as part of efforts to ramp up pressure on its military. Protests continued in Yangon, Mandalay and elsewhere. Security forces responded by opening fire. Local human rights activists said the death toll from crackdowns since the coup rose to 459. 2.Shipping traffic through Egypt’s Suez Canal has resumed after workers managed to free a huge container ship that was blocking it.
3. Japanese weath4e4r officials are warning that yellow sand from China’s desert regions has reached many parts of the country, hitting western areas in particular.