News from this Week- 5/4/22

Breaking World News

Iranians chant ‘Death to Palestine’ to protest Islamic Republic

Iranians chanted “Death to Palestine” in protests over the last few days, triggering a range of reactions and analyses by experts on the Islamic Republic of Iran in light of the unusual event.

EU Proposes Toughest Sanctions Yet As Russia Steps Up Offensive In Eastern Ukraine

The European Union on May 4 unveiled a proposal to ban Russian oil imports by the end of the year as Russian forces intensified their assault in on a steel plant in the southeastern port city of Mariupol that Ukrainian forces continue to defend.

Massive Chinese Fleet Seen Barreling Towards US Naval Base

The largest Chinese aircraft carrier group reportedly ever assembled is conducting combat training near a U.S. naval base in Japan, according to multiple Chinese media sources on Tuesday.

Latest World News Headlines

Pope Francis Seeks Talks With Russia’s Putin On Ukraine War – May 3, 2022

Ukraine intelligence says Russia’s war may end in September – May 3, 2022

North Korea preparing nuclear test for first time in years, intelligence officials say – May 3, 2022

Russia Attacks Steel Plant After Some Evacuations – May 3, 2022

Iran Nuclear Deal Said Near Death, but West Not Ready to Pull Plug – May 2, 2022

EU Ministers Discuss Russian Oil Embargo As Germany Signals Shift In Position – May 2, 2022

Ukraine President Seeks Evacuations From Mariupol As Battles Rage – May 1, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel Rings in 74th Independence Day With Jerusalem Torch-Lighting Ceremony

After a mournful day commemorating its fallen soldiers and victims of terror, Israel kicked off its 74th Independence Day celebrations on Wednesday evening, with a festive ceremony on Mount Herzl in Jerusalem attended by government leaders, military brass, and representatives of swaths of Israeli society.

Israel Furious As Russia Minister Said Hitler had Jewish Roots

Israel on Monday demanded an apology from Russia after its top diplomat suggested that Germany’s wartime leader Adolf Hitler had Jewish roots.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Hamas claims Ariel terror shooting, says more to come – May 2, 2022

Jerusalem braced for further violence as flashpoints between Israelis and Palestinians threaten unrest – May 1, 2022

Sinwar threatens ‘war’ over Israel Police activity on the Temple Mount – May 1, 2022

Iran may attack Israel directly, Nasrallah warns in Quds Day speech – April 29, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

U.S. Supreme Court Abortion Move Sparks Calls for Ending Senate’s Filibuster

A draft opinion suggesting the U.S. Supreme Court was ready to overturn the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision establishing the right to abortion sparked a fresh call among progressive Democrats to scrap the Senate’s filibuster rule.

Fed raises rates by half a percentage point — the biggest hike in two decades — to fight inflation

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate by half a percentage point as the most aggressive step yet in its battle against generational highs in inflation.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Robust imports push U.S. trade deficit to record high in March – May 4, 2022

Trump touts that all candidates he endorsed won in Ohio, Indiana, predicts ‘tremendous season’ for GOP – May 4, 2022

Biden Admin Silent On The Fate Of Major Natural Gas Pipeline As Energy Prices Soar – May 4, 2022

CDC Tracked Millions of Phones to See If Americans Followed COVID Lockdown Orders – May 4, 2022

13 states have trigger laws automatically banning most or all abortions if Supreme Court overturns Roe v Wade – May 3, 2022

Roe v. Wade outcry comes with U.S. abortion rate at historic low – May 3, 2022

House Republicans Introduce Legislation To Defund Biden’s Disinformation Board – May 3, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Nigeria: Islamic State target Christians in Taraba state bombing

The Islamic State in West Africa Province (ISWAP) terror group has claimed responsibility for last month’s deadly bombing in which three Christians were reportedly killed and 19 others wounded in Nigeria’s Taraba state, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. 

Egypt: Nine Coptic Christians released after imprisonment for peaceful protest

Nine Coptic Christians who were imprisoned in Egypt for protesting the delayed government authorization for their church to be rebuilt have now been released, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

US National Day of Prayer on May 5th – May 3, 2022

US Commission: ‘Afghan Christians Face Death’ – May 2, 2022

Report: ‘Myanmar Christians Face Genocide’; Prayers Urged – May 2, 2022

China shuts down well-established Christian website – May 2, 2022

Nigeria: Fulani kill 21 Christians in Kaduna, Governor does nothing – May 2, 2022

Iran: Christian convert taken into custody for house church involvement – May 2, 2022

Preacher Graham In Ukraine As Christians Sing Of Hope – May 1, 2022

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