News from this Week 12/21/22

Breaking World News

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

Ukraine’s President To Visit US

Ukraine’s wartime President Volodymyr Zelensky will travel to Washington on Wednesday, where he is due to visit the White House and address the U.S. Congress, several sources said Tuesday.

Afghanistan Women Barred From Universities

Afghanistan’s Islamic government on Tuesday barred women from attending private and public universities in the latest severe blow to women’s rights.

US arrests six ISIS operatives in helicopter raids in Syria

US Central Command (CENTCOM) forces arrested six ISIS operatives in three helicopter raids in eastern Syria in the past two days, CENTCOM announced on Tuesday.

Latest World News Headlines

Thailand Navy Says Dozens Missing After Warship Sinks – December 20, 2022

Netherlands Prime Minister Apologizes For Slavery In Historic Speech – December 20, 2022

EU Citizens To Pay For CO2 Emissions – December 19, 2022

US airstrikes in Somalia kill 15 al-Shabab fighters – December 19, 2022

Iran Hails ‘More Than Doubled’ Nuclear Enrichment Despite Int’l Backlash – December 19, 2022

Russia’s Military Hits Ukraine Massively; Several Killed (Worthy News Radio) – December 19, 2022

Iranian atomic official says uranium enrichment capacity hits record highs – December 18, 2022

Breaking Israel News

IDF says troops downed suspected Hezbollah drone on Lebanon border

Israeli forces on Tuesday downed a small drone that Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group apparently flew over the border, the Israel Defense Forces said.

Inscriptions provide evidence of Biblical kings of Israel and Judah, “one of the most important discoveries in Israel of all time”

Experts say newly deciphered inscriptions first discovered in Hezekiah’s tunnel in Jerusalem in 1880 reveal important evidence that the Biblical kings of Israel and Judah indeed lived and reigned and wrote accounts of their deeds, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Syria says Israeli airstrikes hit sites in Damascus area, two soldiers wounded – December 19, 2022

Legislative blitz set to ramp up as jammed bills keep Netanyahu government at bay – December 18, 2022

Benjamin Netanyahu lays out agenda for third term: Stop Iranian aggression and expand peace in the region – December 18, 2022

Israeli cows to get their own biometric ID cards – December 18, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Court rules White House can’t force contractors to guarantee workers have COVID vaccinations

A federal appeals court on Monday ruled that the Biden administration cannot enforce its planned COVID-19 vaccine mandate for employees of federal contractors.

Magnitude 6.4 earthquake shakes parts of Northern California, 70,000 without power

A magnitude 6.4 earthquake shook parts of Northern California early Tuesday, jolting people awake, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Powerful winter storm to bring freezing temperatures, snow to much of the U.S. – December 20, 2022

‘Twitter Files’ show FBI offered executives top secret info to guide 2020 election censorship – December 19, 2022

Jan. 6 Committee Recommends Four Charges For Trump – December 19, 2022

Winter storm could see 55 million people hit by freezing Christmas conditions – December 19, 2022

Texas, Arizona and 17 other states ask SCOTUS for stay in eliminating Title 42 border protocol – December 19, 2022

Senate Passes Defense Bill Rescinding COVID Vaccine Mandate – December 19, 2022

Pentagon receives hundreds of new UFO reports — though no evidence of aliens yet – December 18, 2022

Breaking Christian News

UK government admits prosecutor was wrong to say parts of the Bible are “no longer appropriate” in society

A high-ranking UK government lawyer admitted last week that it was wrong of Britain’s Crown Prosecution Service to have argued that sections of the Bible are ‘no longer appropriate in modern society’ when it charged a Christian street preacher with committing a ‘hate crime,’ Christian Concern (CC) reports.

Nigeria: Fulani jihadists slaughter 41 people in pre-Christmas attacks on Kaduna state Christian areas

Fulani jihadists in Nigeria’s Kaduna state murdered 41 people in a series of attacks on predominately Christian areas this month, Anglican Ink (AI) reports. The attacks have raised concern of even more intensified violence in these Christian areas during the run-up to Christmas.

India Releases Evangelical Leader On Bail

A jailed leader of more than 30 churches and congregations in northeastern India has been released on bail after International pressure, Worthy News learned Tuesday.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Uganda: Muslim extremists attack their own brothers for converting to Christ – December 20, 2022

Millions of Gospel tracts to be handed out during King Charles’ coronation – December 19, 2022

Over 400 hostile acts committed against US churches since 2018, increased incidents since 2021 – December 19, 2022

Jerusalem: Archaeologists find rare 2,000 coin which appears to corroborate Biblical account in Exodus – December 15, 2022

Nearly 40% of Americans believe we are in the End Times, poll finds – December 14, 2022

Ohio: Christian teacher fired for refusal to use students’ preferred pronouns, files suit – December 14, 2022

Britain: Archaeologists uncover 1,300 year-old necklace with cross pendant which belonged to female Christian leader – December 13, 2022

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