News from this Week 4/13/22

Breaking World News

Russia Warns Finland, Sweden Against Joining NATO

Moscow has warned Finland and Sweden against joining the U.S.-led NATO military alliance after both nations expressed concerns about the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Iranian Americans, senators, security experts urge Biden to keep Iran’s IRGC on terror list

More than 500 Iranian American scholars, scientists, and professionals are urging President Biden not to lift the terrorist designation of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) in order to close a new nuclear deal with Iran, warning such a move would fuel the Iranian regime’s aggression abroad and oppression at home.

Russia’s Putin Praises ‘Military Operation’ In Ukraine, Calls Mass Killings ‘Fake’

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday his nation’s “military operation” in Ukraine would continue because peace talks hit a “dead end,” and he called reported war crimes “fake.”

Latest World News Headlines

China: Authorities seize another Catholic bishop to unknown location – April 12, 2022

State Department orders non-emergency personnel to leave Shanghai – April 12, 2022

Hungary’s Orbán Facing Pressure Over Ukraine Massacres – April 12, 2022

Austria’s Leader In Russia As ‘20,000 Die’ In Mariupol, Ukraine – April 11, 2022

OPEC Tells EU That Russia Oil Crisis Is Beyond Its Control – April 11, 2022

Russia warns Finland and Sweden against joining NATO – April 11, 2022

Ukraine economy forecast to shrink by nearly half this year – April 11, 2022

Mass Killings As Ukrainian War Escalates – April 11, 2022

French President Macron Faces Far-Right Le Pen In Second Election Round – April 10, 2022

Breaking Israel News

What is ‘Plan B’ for Israel or America if Iran nuclear deal goes unsigned?

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz made it clear on Monday that if world powers do not reach an agreement with Iran, Israel will be forced to activate “Plan B” immediately.

Thousands attend Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem

Jerusalem welcomed thousands of Christian Pilgrims attending Palm Sunday celebrations in the Old City this weekend, the Associated Press (AP) reports. The throngs of pilgrims arrived to commemorate the start of the Christian Holy Week, despite the recent new wave of Palestinian terrorist attacks in Israel.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel approves $93 million to fortify security barrier – April 11, 2022

IDF Operations in West Bank to Intensify, Gantz Says – April 10, 2022

Israel Condemns ‘Shocking’ Vandalism of Joseph’s Tomb as Palestinian Rioters Torch Holy Site – April 10, 2022

Syria accuses Israel of conducting rare daylight strike near Masyaf – April 10, 2022

Israeli security forces kill Tel Aviv gunman in shootout – April 7, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Inflation up 8.5% from year ago, 40-year high, according Labor Department’s March CPI report

The cost of consumer goods increased 8.5 % in March, compared to 12 months earlier, the Labor Department reported Tuesday.

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt signs near-total abortion ban into law

Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, signed a near-total abortion ban into law on Tuesday, making performing the procedure a felony.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Kemp signs constitutional carry bill into law for Georgia – April 12, 2022

22 AGs file brief with SCOTUS against federal firearm accessory ban – April 11, 2022

DeSantis Signs Bill To Provide $70 Million To Support Fatherhood In Florida – April 11, 2022

Yahoo Confirms Huge Hunter Biden Story – Weapon Sales to Africa, Chinese Intel, $1M Retainer – April 11, 2022

With Roe in the Balance, Blue States Push for Abortion on Demand – April 11, 2022

Biden to nominate new ATF director, release ghost gun rule – April 10, 2022

Alabama bans ‘sex change’ procedures for children, LGBT ideology in elementary schools – April 10, 2022

Kentucky governor vetoes 15-week abortion ban – April 10, 2022

2 Men Charged in Michigan Governor ‘Kidnapping’ Scheme Acquitted as FBI Sting Implodes – April 9, 2022

Senate votes to confirm Ketanji Brown Jackson to U.S. Supreme Court – April 7, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Indonesia: Christian sentenced to 10 years for posting videos critical of Islam

A Christian in Indonesia has been sentenced to 10 years imprisonment for uploading Youtube videos that were critical of Islam, his former faith, Christian Today (CT) reports.

Christian radio continues to broadcast Gospel to Ukraine despite forced evacuation

A Christian radio station team that had broadcast from Ukraine prior to the Russian invasion, is continuing to share the Gospel despite being forced to evacuate from its modern studio in Odessa to an apartment in Romania, WNG reports. Even while struggling with a staff shortage and lack of equipment in Romania, New Life Radio still broadcasts the Good News in Russian to Ukraine as well as to Russia and Belarus.

Egypt Priest Killing Raises Questions

A Coptic Orthodox priest has been killed in the coastal city of Alexandria in northern Egypt amid ongoing concerns about Islamic extremism in the country, rights activists confirmed Monday.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians headed toward Genocide if nothing is done say NGOs – April 11, 2022

Pakistan Christians To Australia After Massacre – April 11, 2022

Christian Radio Airs Story Of Jesus To Ukrainian Refugees – April 8, 2022

China Releases Street Evangelist – April 8, 2022

Christians Fear India State’s Conversion Law – April 8, 2022

Islamic Terrorists Kill Christians In North Nigeria’ – April 7, 2022

New survey finds sharp decrease of Bible users in the US – April 7, 2022

China releases Christians jailed for attending Gospel event – April 7, 2022

Ukraine: Dean of evangelical seminary found dead in Bucha – April 7, 2022

Egypt Detains Nine For Demanding New Church Building – April 7, 2022

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