News Wrap: Congress votes to ban Russian oil and sever normal trade relations

Amna Nawaz:

Later, the House of Representatives approved the bills with only a handful of no votes. They now go to President Biden for his signature.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tested positive today for COVID. She is 82 years old and is fully vaccinated and boosted. A spokesperson said she had no symptoms. Just yesterday, Pelosi stood next to President Biden during a bill signing. He has tested negative so far.

In Israel tonight, a shooting in a nightlife area of ​​Tel Aviv left at least two people dead and eight injured. This is the latest in a series of attacks in recent weeks. The police invaded the area afterwards. They said a gunman opened fire on patrons at a bar and restaurant and then fled the scene. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

The political crisis in Pakistan, meanwhile, deepened today when the Supreme Court rejected Prime Minister Imran Khan’s bid to stay in power. His allies shut down parliament last Sunday and called for new elections to avoid a vote of no confidence. This evening opposition supporters celebrated in Islamabad after the court ordered the assembly to be reinstated.

Ahsan Bhoon, President, Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan (via translator): Today, the supremacy of the Constitution has been restored. It is not the victory of any political party. It is the victory of the Constitution of Pakistan.


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