March 4, Monday, 2024

1. US Vice President Kamala Harris has called on Israel to do more to significantly increase the flow of aid into Gaza. This comes amid uncertainty over talks between Israel and Hamas on a pause in fighting and the release of hostages. Harris described the situation in Gaza as a “humanitarian catastrophe” during a speech in the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday.
2. Former US ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley has won the Republican primary in Washington, D.C. The victory in the US capital is her first over former President Donald Trump in the GOP nomination race for the US presidential election in November. With all votes counted, Haley garnered 62.8 percent, against 33.3 percent for Trump.
3. Authorities in Burkina Faso say about 170 people have been killed in attacks on three villages. The security situation is worsening in the western African nation with Islamic extremists posing a major threat. Since around 2015, Islamic militants in Burkina Faso have carried out repeated attacks and acts of terrorism, mainly in the country’s northern region.