March 7, Thursday, 2024

1. The humanitarian crisis in Gaza is deepening as the Israel-Hamas conflict enters its 6th month, and pessimism is growing over the characters of an imminent pause in fighting in the enclave.
2. Policy chiefs of Japan’s ruling coalition parties are to meet on Friday to discuss the controversial issue of whether to allow exports of next-generation fighter jets.
3. Residents of the southwestern Japanese prefecture of Oita have been involved in a legal dispute to suspend a nuclear power plant’s operation. But a court has turned their demand down.