News from this Week 2/24/22

The following info is taken in whole or part from Worthy News Ministries.

EU Leaders Agree On New Sanctions At Emergency Summit
European Union leaders have agreed to impose sanctions against Russia that they say will have “massive and severe consequences” in response to President Vladimir Putin’s “barbaric” invasion of Ukraine.

Russian Forces Capture Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, Says Ukrainian PM
The Chernobyl nuclear power plant and the exclusion zone around it has been captured by Russian forces, Prime Minister Denys Shmygal said on February 24.

Iran says progress made to reach new Iranian nuclear agreement
Iran announced Wednesday that there has been progress in the multinational talks on renewing the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA) Iran nuclear deal, and that negotiations had reached a “critical” stage, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. This sentiment has been echoed by the US, France and Germany, which are key parties to the talks.

Latest World News Headlines

‘Russia Launches Full-Scale Invasion Into Ukraine’ – February 24, 2022

World Economic Forum With Global Digital ID Plan (Video) – February 23, 2022

Ukraine’s Emotional President Says Europe War Nears – February 23, 2022

Ukraine Declares State Of Emergency; Citizens Should Leave Russia – February 23, 2022

Colombia decriminalizes abortion – February 23, 2022

Christians: ‘US Seizure Of Afghan Funds Wrong’ – February 23, 2022

Hostage Crisis At Amsterdam Apple Store Ends – February 23, 2022

China warns US against including Taiwan in its Indo-Pacific plan – February 22, 2022

Ottawa mayor wants to sell confiscated Freedom Convoy trucks – February 22, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Syria claims: Israel conducted air strike in Damascus area, three soldiers killed
Syrian media reported on Wednesday night that the country’s air defense systems had been activated following an Israeli air strike in the Damascus area.

Dozens of Jewish immigrants arrive in Israel from Ukraine

Almost 100 Jewish Ukrainian new immigrants arrived in Israel on Sunday, as Russia stood poised to invade Ukraine in what would be a catastrophic war, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. Although the new arrivals had been scheduled to immigrate prior to the current Russian threat to Ukraine, the Israeli government stated on Sunday that Ukrainian Jews will always have a home in Israel.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Ukrainian Jews Immigrate to Israel against the Backdrop of Precarious Situation at Home – February 22, 2022

Israel said to fire missiles at Syrian targets across Golan Heights frontier – February 22, 2022

Israel said worried US sanctions on Russia could affect Syria operations – February 21, 2022

Israel successfully tests naval air defense system – February 21, 2022

Israel appoints first-ever Muslim Supreme Court justice – February 21, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Rep. Diana Harshbarger’s bill would strip government of immunity from COVID vaccine lawsuits A Tennessee lawmaker has introduced a bill that would let workers sue the government in federal court over vaccine mandates if the shots had hurt them.

National Guard will assist D.C. police during trucker convoy protest Hundreds of National Guard troops are deploying to Washington, D.C., ahead of an expected convoy of truckers protesting pandemic restrictions.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Supreme Court rejects Maine health care workers’ challenge to COVID shot mandate – February 24, 2022

Florida House Passes Bill To Limit LGBTQ Discussions In Schools – February 24, 2022

FBI says 57 bombs threats have been made this year against HBCUs, religious institutions – February 23, 2022

Pentagon approves deployment of 700 National Guard troops to D.C. ahead of trucker convoys – February 23, 2022

SCOTUS to hear case on religious freedom, LGBTQ rights – February 23, 2022

US Supreme Court Takes Up Clash Between Religion and LGBT Rights – February 22, 2022

Democrats By Wide Margin Support Trudeau’s Move Against Truckers – February 22, 2022

U.S. Fed governor opens door to half-point rate hike in March – February 21, 2022

Pluto Return Marking Rise And Fall of US? – February 21, 2022

LGBT Identification in U.S. Ticks Up to 7.1% – February 21, 2022

Breaking Christian News

US religious freedom chair demands Finland to stop Christian prosecution
The United States’ commission in defense of religious freedoms has condemned Finnish efforts to prosecute Christians for intolerant speech against homosexuality.

‘Christians Suffering In East Ukraine As Russian Forces Move In’ With Russian forces entering eastern Ukraine, there is mounting concern about the plight of devoted Christians worshipping outside the Moscow-backed Orthodox Church.

Myanmar: Burmese army continues to attack churches
The Burmese army is continuing to target and destroy churches in predominantly Christian areas of Myanmar, amid an increasingly volatile and violent situation in the conflict-wracked country, UCA News reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: Christian schoolgirl still in Boko Haram captivity after 4 years – February 22, 2022

Christian nurse fired for refusal to send women for abortion awarded $374,000 in legal fees – February 22, 2022

Uganda: Muslim family members violently assault new Christian – February 22, 2022

Southern Baptist Convention reports large increase in new believers despite COVID-19 – February 22, 2022

China: Female pastor sentenced to 8 years for refusing to join state-run church – February 21, 2022

India: Hindu extremists destroy churches – February 21, 2022

Cuba: Government gives no information on imprisoned pastor – February 21, 2022

Chinese government is rewriting the Bible to reflect communist values – February 21, 2022

Hungary, Brazil To Support Persecuted Christians – February 17, 2022

Pakistan: Christian man killed by Muslim extremists, “the situation continues to get worse” – February 17, 2022

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