1. The World Health Organization has added a coronavirus variant first detected in India to its list of variants of global concern, amid reports suggesting its high transmissibility. 2.Myanmar’s ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi is expected to attend her next court hearing, scheduled for later this month, in person.
3. In the Middle East, clashes in Jerusalem between Israeli security forces and Palestinians that have sputtered for weeks have escalated into rocket attacks and airstrikes over a wider area.