News from this Week 12/28/22

Breaking World News

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

Taiwan extends mandatory military service amid rising China threat

The mandatory military service in Taiwan has been extended, President Tsai Ing-wen announced on Tuesday.

Serbia Puts Army On High Alert Near Kosovo (Worthy News Radio)

Serbia says it has put the army on high alert near its border with Kosovo while inside Kosovo, Serbs have erected more roadblocks amid escalating tensions. The standoff comes as Serbia and Kosovo accuse each other of preparing for an armed confrontation.

Latest World News Headlines

North Korean drones ‘violate airspace’ – South Korea scrambles fighter jets and and fires warning shots in response – December 26, 2022

Taiwan Claims China Staged Huge Military Incursion – December 26, 2022

Iran to Israel: Strike Our Nuclear Plant, ‘Tel Aviv Will Re Razed to the Ground’ – December 26, 2022

Moscow: ‘Ukraine Attacks Military Deep Inside Russia, Killing 3’ (Worthy News Radio) – December 26, 2022

Ukraine’s president urges Christmas hope despite attacks (Worthy News Radio) – December 25, 2022

Hungary’s Premier: ‘Dissolve EU Parliament’ – December 25, 2022

Russia warns of military confrontation with the United States (Worthy News Radio) – December 25, 2022

Breaking Israel News

As fears for LGBTQ+ rights mount, Israel may appoint first-ever openly gay Knesset speaker

As Prime Minister-designate Benjamin Netanyahu continues to dole out jobs to fellow lawmakers from his conservative Likud party ahead of the establishment of the new government, it seems increasingly likely that Amir Ohana will be named the next speaker of the Knesset, becoming the first openly gay person to hold the position.

Netanyahu government set for swearing-in Thursday, but hurdles remain

Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu will attempt to swear in his governing coalition of far-right and ultra-Orthodox parties on Thursday, Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin said Monday, with the former premier looking to retake power before a deadline to get his unruly partners in line.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Biblical Siloam Pool next to Temple Mount to be fully excavated – December 27, 2022

Israeli military holds exercise along Lebanon border – December 26, 2022

Netanyahu to freeze annexation for Saudi peace deal – December 25, 2022

Israel’s Christian population grew 2% last year – Central Bureau of Statistics – December 25, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

House Ways and Means Committee to release Trump tax returns on Friday

The House Ways and Means Committee will release former President Donald Trump’s tax returns on Friday, ending a years-long effort by Democrats to force the 45th president to release his personal finances.

Federal Judge Says San Francisco Can’t Clear Homeless Camps

A federal judge has temporarily banned San Francisco from clearing homeless encampments, saying the city violated its own policies by failing to offer other shelter.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Supreme Court temporarily halts termination of Title 42, will hear case in February – December 27, 2022

White House slams migrant buses to veep’s residence despite releasing 1.4 million border crossers – December 26, 2022

Biden Declares Federal Emergency for Bilzzard-Ravaged New York State – December 26, 2022

Powerful Winter Storm Leaves 19 Dead, and nearly 2 Million Without Power – December 25, 2022

Congress will have spent nearly $100 billion on Ukraine war once $1.7T omnibus bill is enacted – December 25, 2022

New DHS data shows border is deteriorating even before end of Title 42 – December 25, 2022

Drug overdose deaths topped 106,000 in 2021, CDC says in final report – December 25, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Iran: Regime warns Chaldean and Assyrian Christians not to participate in anti-government protests

Christians belonging to the Chaldean Catholic Church and Assyrian Church of the East denominations in Iran have been threatened by state security forces not to join the ongoing nationwide anti-regime protests or even to post support for the uprising on social media, on pain of arrests and persecution, the Christian Post reports.

Algeria: Christian convert from Islam imprisoned for three years on account of his faith

An Algerian Christian man has now been sentenced to three years in prison on account of his faith after having been brought back from Tunisia against his will in 2021, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

India: Hindu extremists attack, displace Christians in pre-Christmas riots

Radicalized Hindu nationalists in India’s Chhattisgarh state carried out a series of violent riots earlier this month, attacking Christian communities in 20 villages during the run-up to Christmas, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. 

Latest Christian News Headlines

Scores Of Christians Killed In Nigeria Ahead Of Christmas – December 25, 2022

Myanmar Military Detains Prominent Church Leader As Unrest Spreads – December 24, 2022

Wife Of Jailed Chinese Church Leader Urges Prayers – December 24, 2022

Gallup: 31% of Americans Go to Church Every Week or Almost Every Week – December 22, 2022

Sudan church burned down by suspected Islamic extremist – December 22, 2022

Persecuted Chinese congregation seeks refuge in the US – December 22, 2022

Uganda: Christian teacher and son violently attacked by Muslim extremists, “We survived by the grace of the Lord Jesus” – December 22, 2022

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