News from this Week 7/13/22

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

Sri Lanka President Flees Bankrupt Nation

Sri Lanka’s President Gotabaya Rajapaksa fled his bankrupt nation Tuesday after mass protests against his rule, officials said.

Iran-Russia alliance grows as Biden heads to Mideast amid rising threats

President Biden’s Mideast trip risks getting upstaged by Vladimir Putin, who is headed to the region directly after Mr. Biden for meetings in Iran — a move the Kremlin announced a day after the Biden administration accused Tehran of supplying drones to aid Russia‘s war in Ukraine.

Russia, Ukraine to discuss grain crisis in Turkey on Wednesday with UN

The grain issue must be resolved under the auspices of the United Nations, Ukraine’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday.

Latest World News Headlines

State Dept. undermines Afghan freedom fighters, condemning their fight against Taliban – July 11, 2022

Poland Says Migrant Crossing Attempts Have Declined Sharply Since Building Of Border Wall – July 11, 2022

‘Ukraine To Recapture Territory With 1-Million Army’ – July 11, 2022

Arrests and Clashes Over Cash Crisis In China Province – July 11, 2022

Sri Lanka President, PM Resign After Clashes Over Nation’s Bankruptcy – July 11, 2022

Iran starts advanced centrifuges at Fordo plant, UN watchdog report says – July 10, 2022

Israel Warns of ‘Most Significant’ Iranian Presence in Red Sea in 10 Years – July 10, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Biden, Lapid to sign ‘Jerusalem Declaration’

U.S. President Joe Biden will sign a “Jerusalem Declaration” on Thursday, alongside Prime Minister Yair Lapid, in which the two leaders will pledge never to allow Iran to attain a nuclear weapon.

Israeli PM Lapid interested in two-state solution talks with PA

Israel’s new caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid is reportedly willing to resume talks with the Palestinian Authority on creating a “two-state solution” to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Israel365 News reports

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel: Top 10 Archaeological finds since June 2021 – July 12, 2022

Polls see Gantz-Sa’ar party as Israel’s 3rd largest, but election deadlock unbroken – July 11, 2022

US leaks of Israeli covert ops against Iran eroding trust, security ahead of Biden visit to region – July 11, 2022

Gantz and Sa’ar eyeing joint run ahead of Israeli polls – July 10, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Twitter Sues Elon Musk For Abandoning Deal

Twitter sued Elon Musk on Tuesday for walking away from the $44 billion deal to buy the social media platform.

Most Americans have weed killer glyphosate in their urine

More than 80% of Americans have a widely used herbicide lurking in their urine, a new government study suggests.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Federal judge temporarily blocks Arizona law recognizing ‘personhood’ at fertilization – July 12, 2022

NASA to Release Images from Most Powerful Space Telescope – July 12, 2022

Judge strikes down many of Minnesota’s abortion restrictions – July 11, 2022

Abortion Clinic To Arrive In Gulf of Mexico – July 11, 2022

Ex-Adviser Bannon To Testify In Trump Hearing – July 11, 2022

Texas Gov. Abbott authorizes law enforcement to return illegal immigrants to border – July 11, 2022

Army cuts pay, benefits from 57,000 unvaccinated National Guard, Reserves – July 10, 2022

Breaking Christian News

18 Priests Kidnapped, 3 Killed In Nigeria

At least 18 priests have been kidnapped, and several were killed in Nigeria this year, prompting church leaders to call for prayers.

Washington DC: Arson, vandalism at three churches on one street

On a single street in Washington DC, two churches were set on fire, and another vandalized at the weekend, in attacks believed to be motivated by last month’s US Supreme Court reversal of the 1973 Roe v Wade case, which had legalized abortion, CBN News reports.

Myanmar: Military junta has destroyed dozens of places of worship

Rights groups have reported that more than 132 places of worship, including dozens of churches, have been destroyed by Myanmar’s Tatmadaw army since it carried out a military coup and deposed the country’s democratically elected government in February 2021, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: Gunmen kill invade pastor’s home, kill sons, abduct daughter – July 11, 2022

Pakistan: Christian sentenced to death for disrespecting Muhammad – July 11, 2022

Vietnam: Christian families expelled from home village for their faith – July 11, 2022

Sudan: Four Christians face death penalty for refusal to renounce faith – July 11, 2022

Priest Amodo Abducted In Nigeria As Clergy Kidnappings Rise – July 10, 2022

Sudan Detains Christians At Bible Class – July 8, 2022

Nigeria Christians Concerned As Islamic State Frees Prisoners – July 7, 2022

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