Pakistan’s ex-PM Khan says his party should quit.

Pakistan’s ex-PM Khan says his party should quit.

As he made his first public appearance since being wounded in a gun attack, Pakistan’s former premier said his party was quitting the country’s regional and national assemblies. The no-confidence vote against Khan was taken place in April. He is now in the opposition and has been demanding early elections, claiming his ousting was illegal…

Poland denied the German air defense system.

Poland denied the German air defense system.

Germany offered to send an anti-missile system to Poland, but the Polish government wants it to go to Ukraine, a proposal that is not likely to be accepted by Berlin. Poland’s surprising response to Berlin’s offer was welcomed by Ukraine, which is desperate to protect its airspace because of Russian missiles. Critics of the populist…

The daily record shows that China expands lockdowns.

The daily record shows that China expands lockdowns.

In a city where factory workers clashed with police this week, the number of COVID-19 cases hits a daily record. People in eight districts of Zhengzhou were told to stay home for five days starting Thursday, except to buy food or get medical treatment. The city government ordered mass testing to destroy the virus. Zhengzhou…

Pope Francis compared Ukrainian war to Soviet famine.

Pope Francis compared Ukrainian war to Soviet famine.

Pope Francis compared Russia’s war in Ukraine to the famine of the 1930s, which killed millions of Ukrainians and was engineered by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. The square in Vatican City is named Francis Square. The famine of 1932 and 1933 was designed by Stalin to consolidate his power over Ukraine as he worried about…

Hundreds were ‘neutralized’ in Turkish strikes on Syria.

Hundreds were ‘neutralized’ in Turkish strikes on Syria.

Turkey has threatened to launch a land operation against Kurds in Syria after carrying out air strikes that killed more than 200 people. In the wake of a bombing in Istanbul that killed six people, Turkey launched strikes on targets in Syria and Iraq. Ankara blames Kurdish militants for the bomb. They denied having any…