News from this Week 8/24/22

Breaking World News

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

Biden Pledges Nearly $3 Billion To Ukraine In Largest U.S. Military Aid Package Yet

U.S. President Joe Biden has announced nearly $3 billion in new U.S. military aid for Kyiv as Ukraine marked its independence day six months after Russia invaded the country.

US carries out airstrikes on Iran-backed forces in Syria

The US military on Tuesday carried out a series of airstrikes on Iran-backed forces in Syria, emphasizing these were conducted solely to protect American troops in the region and not to escalate tensions, the Washington Examiner reports.

UN General Assembly moves closer to adopting resolution declaring abortion a ‘human right’

Delegates at the United Nations General Assembly are finalizing negotiations on a resolution that would require all U.N. agencies to declare abortion a human right, reportedly due to pressure from the European Union and the Biden administration.

Latest World News Headlines

Drought inflicting ‘severe impacts’ on EU energy production, as Putin tightens squeeze on gas – August 23, 2022

Nuclear deal moves closer as US says Iran has ‘finally crossed the Rubicon’ – August 23, 2022

Iran suffers another blow as IRGC officer killed in Syria – August 23, 2022

Russia Blames Ukraine For Killing Putin Ally’s Daughter – August 22, 2022

US buys massive shipment of Ukrainian grain for poor countries, other rich countries must follow suit, says WFP chief – August 22, 2022

Ukraine Suspected Of Drone Attack In Crimea – August 22, 2022

Iran must answer to IAEA probe, US says – August 22, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israeli warplanes entered Iranian airspace undetected

Israeli fighter planes have entered Iran’s airspace multiple times in recent months without being detected by either Iranian or Russian radar, the Jerusalem Post reports. The news that Israeli Air Force F-35 stealth planes had penetrated Iranian airspace in the last two months was reported by the Saudi media outlet Elaph.

Lavrov condemns ‘dangerous’ Israeli strikes in Syria, as relations with Russia sour

Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov on Tuesday condemned “dangerous” Israeli missile strikes in Syria, underscoring the growing chill in Moscow-Jerusalem relations, which have been increasingly strained since Russia invaded Ukraine.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Gantz heads to US, vowing Israel will do ‘everything it can’ to sway Iran deal – August 23, 2022

Gantz cites parts of Jerusalem as ‘possible’ Palestinian capital – August 22, 2022

Hezbollah Attack on Israel Gas Field May Spark War With Lebanon, Israel’s Defense Head Warns – August 22, 2022

As deal looms, Lapid tells Macron Israel ‘will do everything’ to avert nuclear Iran – August 22, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Biden announces cancellation of student debt

President Biden responded to pressure from progressives on Wednesday by canceling $10,000 in student debt for borrowers who earn less than $125,000 per year and $20,000 in debt for those who received Pell Grants.

California county saw 70% of criminal suspects released on $0 bail commit new crimes: DA

A California district attorney has found that more than 70% of criminal suspects released on $0 bail between 2020 and 2021 in his county committed new crimes.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

‘Once in a Thousand Years’: Dallas Deluged by Massive Rainfall, Flooding – August 23, 2022

Nearly 2 million students have left public schools since 2020: report – August 23, 2022

US new home sales plunge for sixth straight month to lowest level since 2016 – August 23, 2022

America’s Top Doctor Fauci Resigns After Controversies – August 22, 2022

Judge Reinhart formally rejects DOJ argument to keep Trump affidavit sealed, calls raid ‘unprecedented’ – August 22, 2022

Durham loses key prosecutor in case against source of anti-Trump dossier as trial looms – August 22, 2022

‘In God We Trust’: Texas Law Requiring Public Schools Display National Motto Draws Backlash – August 22, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Church in Afghanistan is growing amid harsh conditions

The house church movement in Afghanistan is slowly growing, despite a surrounding environment of brutal tribalism and Islamic extremist violence that forces evangelism and worship to be carried out in secret, Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) reports.

China: House churches raided, leaders taken away

Chinese authorities raided four house churches this month, taking their leaders away for questioning on false allegations, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Nigeria: Secular High Court upholds death penalty for blasphemy

In a move that has caused severe consternation among rights groups, the secular High Court in Nigeria’s Kano state has upheld a recent death sentence given by a Sharia court to a man accused of blasphemy, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Controversially, Kano is one of 12 northern Nigerian states whose legal system operates under both the secular Nigerian penal code and the Islamic Sharia law.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Young Children Of Late Deacon Killed In Sudan – August 24, 2022

DRC: 17 Christians murdered by Islamic State-affiliated terrorists – August 24, 2022

Pakistan: Couple escape to Europe after years on death row for blasphemy – August 24, 2022

Evangelist Burnt To Death In India – August 23, 2022

China: Evangelical pastor sentenced to imprisonment for holding worship services – August 23, 2022

31 United Methodist conservative churches want to leave denomination immediately over LGBTQ issues – August 23, 2022

Conservatives split from Australian Anglican church over LGBTQ issues – August 22, 2022

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