World roundup: October 18 2021
Stories from Iran, India, Ethiopia, and more
In today’s global news:
Worldometer is tracking COVID-19 cases and fatalities.
The New York Times is tracking global vaccine distribution.
The Saudi military says its airstrikes killed another 150 or more Houthi fighters south of Maʾrib city on Monday. That makes over 1100 fighters it claims to have killed in the past week, mostly in Maʾrib province’s Abdiyah district, where fighting has been particularly intense. As usual there’s no confirmation of these claims, and despite the large number of alleged casualties the Houthis continue to advance on the ground.