Top News from this Week- 1/11/22

Breaking World News

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

Sweden Says it Can’t Meet All of Turkey’s Demands; NATO Entry Now Up to Ankara

NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg has called on Turkey to lift its block against Sweden’s accession to the transatlantic alliance, after Stockholm acknowledged it cannot meet Ankara’s demands.

U.S. Navy seizes over 2,100 Iranian assault rifles in Gulf of Oman bound for Yemen

The U.S. Navy said Tuesday that it seized over 2,100 assault rifles from a fishing vessel in the Gulf of Oman that it believes came from Iran and were meant for the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Latest World News Headlines

Peru: At least 17 dead amid protests calling for President Boularte to resign – January 11, 2023

Iran sentences 3 more protestors to death for “waging war against God” – January 11, 2023

Brazil’s Ex-President Condemns Brasilia Attack – January 11, 2023

Australia hit by ‘one-in-100-year’ floods as hundreds airlifted to safety – January 9, 2023

U.S. says return to 2015 Iran nuclear deal not at the top of the agenda – January 9, 2023

US approves over $3 billion in new military aid package for Ukraine – January 9, 2023

Brazil Police Regaining Control Over Protests – January 9, 2023

Breaking Israel News

Netanyahu: In a democracy there will be no call to civil riots

In a democratic country, the leaders of the opposition are not arrested, just as the government ministers are not called Nazis, the Jewish government isn’t called the Third Reich and the citizens are not called to start a civil rebellion,” PM Benjamin Netanyahu told President Herzog in a call on Tuesday, Maariv reported.

Israeli officials meet Abraham Accords counterparts in Abu Dhabi ahead of Negev Forum summit

Senior Israeli officials and their counterparts from Abraham Accords countries attended a two-day meeting in Abu Dhabi this week to prepare for the upcoming Negev Forum summit in Morocco later this year, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. High-level delegations from Egypt and America, including US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, also participated in the meeting.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel Rebukes U.N., Palestinian Authority for Emergency Session on Temple Mount – January 9, 2023

Israel Removing Palestinian Flags – January 9, 2023

US, Israeli Air Forces Practice Joint Flights, Target Strikes in Latest Exercise – January 8, 2023

Israeli Jews Support Christians after Church-Run Cemetery Desecrated – January 8, 2023

Breaking U.S. News

Pentagon ditches COVID vaccine mandate for troops

The Pentagon is formally dropping a controversial COVID-19 vaccine mandate for troops, according to a memo from Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

House Oversight Republicans Reveal Six Things ‘We Will Investigate’

Accompanied by the ominous sound of a bell tolling, a video by House Oversight Republicans lists six scandals the new House Republican majority will investigate in order to “get answers the American people deserve.”

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Misplaced Classified Documents In President Biden’s Former Office On Iran, Ukraine, UK – January 11, 2023

Atheists refute claims abortion bans violate religious freedom – January 9, 2023

U.S. House to vote on rules that will constrain McCarthy’s power – January 9, 2023

House to Vote on Bill Aimed at Slashing $72 Billion From IRS – January 9, 2023

Pro-Life Pregnancy Center Begins Own Investigation to Find Terrorists Who Firebombed Facility Last Summer – January 9, 2023

House Speaker fight foreshadows larger debt ceiling battle on the horizon for GOP – January 8, 2023

Idaho Supreme Court upholds state’s near-total abortion ban – January 8, 2023

Breaking Christian News

Iran: Pastor re-arrested and imprisoned, no reason given

A pastor in Iran who is serving a six-year prison sentence on account of his religious activity was suddenly re-arrested on December 26 while on officially approved leave from his jail, Article 18 reports.

Uganda: Pastor in critical condition after poisoning by Muslim extremists

A pastor in western Uganda is still fighting for his life in hospital, weeks after he and a couple he had recently led to Christ were poisoned by local Islamic extremists, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Violent attacks by radicalized Islamists against Christians in Uganda are being increasingly reported, although Muslims are a minority group in the country, and Christianity is legal.

Post-pandemic attendance at worship services has significantly declined, report shows

A new report shows that, while religious identity among US adults has remained “mostly stable” since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of Americans who regularly attend worship services has declined significantly, the Washington Times reports. The report was published by the American Enterprise Institute on Thursday.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Iran Detains Christian Converts, Prayers Urged – January 5, 2023

NY Christian ministry shelters over 150 people during historic blizzard – January 4, 2023

Pakistan Christians Help Family Of Raped, Killed Widow – January 3, 2023

Dozens Of Christians Kidnapped In Nigeria After Mass Killings – January 2, 2023

Uganda: Evangelist almost completely blind after acid attack by Islamic extremists – January 2, 2023

Pakistan Christian Girl Awaits Justice After Abuse – January 2, 2023

Afghanistan Christians Fear Imminent Death – January 1, 2023

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