News from this Week 12/7/22

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Argentina Vice President Sentenced Over Corruption

Argentina faced more upheaval Wednesday after an Argentine federal court found Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner guilty of corruption.

Putin holds council meeting on domestic security following 3 airbase ‘explosions’

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called a meeting with his security council to discuss the country’s domestic defenses after three airbases saw “explosions” this week.

‘Army May Intervene In Brazil’

Brazil’s military could still intervene to prevent leftist Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva from becoming the next president, well-informed sources suggested Tuesday.

Latest World News Headlines

Russia: Putin signs law banning all LGBT expression in public life – December 6, 2022

Indonesia Bans Extramarital Sex – December 6, 2022

Ukraine: Civilians without electricity in deep winter as Russia continues strikes on infrastructure – December 6, 2022

Iran may be able to build ‘crude’ nukes within six months – December 5, 2022

Indonesia’s Mount Semeru Erupts, 2,000 Flee – December 5, 2022

Iran Abandons Morality Police After Protests; Christians Still Uncertain (Worthy News In-Depth) – December 5, 2022

Nigeria: ‘Weapons For Ukraine Reach Islamist Terrorists’ (Worthy News Investigation) – December 5, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Gantz orders IDF to prepare for escalation in light of new government

Defense Minister Benny Gantz ordered the IDF to prepare for the possibility of an escalation in the West Bank and Gaza Strip in light of ongoing security tensions and the entry of the new government, the defense minister revealed in an interview with Ynet on Tuesday.

IAF, French air force hold joint strike drills over Israel’s skies

Israeli and French aircraft held a joint aerial exercise this week over Israel’s skies that simulated airstrikes and combating aerial threats, the Israeli Air Force said Tuesday.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Saudi Arabia wants to normalize ties with Israel – December 6, 2022

Bahraini FM: Palestinian statehood bedrock of Abraham Accords success – December 5, 2022

IDF readiness for war compromised by West Bank tension – December 5, 2022

Hamas fires at Israeli jets as air force hits terror group following rocket attack – December 4, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Real ID Deadline Pushed Back Again

The Real ID deadline has been pushed back yet again. The Department of Homeland Security deadline for enforcement will shift back another 24 months, from May 2023 to May 2025, the agency said Monday. After that date, federal agencies like the TSA will no longer accept driver’s licenses and other forms of identification that do not meet federal standards.

US Trade Deficit Widens in October on Weak Exports

The U.S. trade deficit widened sharply in October as slowing global demand and a strong dollar weighed on exports.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Supreme Court grapples with Christian business owner’s objection to Colorado’s pro-LGBTQ law – December 5, 2022

White House dismisses Hunter Biden laptop ‘Twitter files’ as ‘distraction’ – December 5, 2022

White House opposes repealing military vaccine mandate through NDAA – December 5, 2022

Pentagon urged to build advanced defenses against growing cruise, hypersonic missile threats to U.S. – December 5, 2022

Trump Reacts To Hunter Biden ‘Twitter Files’: This ‘Allows For The Termination Of All Rules, Regulations, And Articles, Even … In The Constitution’ – December 4, 2022

Republicans push to end military vaccine mandate through annual defense bill – December 4, 2022

Bombshell Twitter files suggest censorship driven by politics and connections, not facts – December 3, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Algeria: Government is persecuting the Church, which continues to grow

While Algeria’s government has now shut down all but a tiny handful of churches in the country, Algerian church leaders say the persecution is causing an increase in the number of new Christians, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. 

Afghanistan: Christians trying to flee the country to escape intense persecution

The US-based aid organization Release International (RI) has reported that Christians in Afghanistan are trying to escape their home country as the ruling Taliban advance a regime of violence against them and other religious minorities, Christian Today (CT) reports.

Call to prayer for missionary pilot and volunteers imprisoned by Mozambique government

A call to prayer has been sent out for the release of an American Christian missionary pilot and two South African volunteers who have been jailed in Mozambique for a month since being arrested by government officials on suspicion of insurgents in the ongoing civil war, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

California Supreme Court says church cannot be forced to pay over $200,000 in COVID-19 fines – December 5, 2022

Nigeria: Christian couple and daughter hacked to death by suspected Fulani jihadists in Benue state – December 5, 2022

Nigeria: 48 Christians abducted in two attacks on buses, “please mobilize prayer for our brethren” – December 5, 2022

Jailed Church Leader Facing India Trial – December 2, 2022

China Closes House Church And School – December 2, 2022

Egypt Allows More Churches Amid Persecution – December 2, 2022

Cambridge University Dean defends sermon claiming Jesus had “trans body” with “vaginal” wound in His side – December 1, 2022

News from this Week 10/20/22

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UK Prime Minister Liz Truss resigns after less than 2 months in office

Prime Minister Liz Truss resigned Thursday after less than two months in office amid pressure following a reversal of economic policies that led to economic instability.

Britain Says Russian Warplane Fired Missile Close To U.K. Spy Aircraft Over Black Sea

A Russian fighter jet last month released a missile near an unarmed British spy plane in international airspace over the Black Sea, Defense Secretary Ben Wallace told Parliament on October 20.

Central Bank Digital Currencies Spark Outrage; Dutch Queen Questioned

Dutch Queen Maxima has come under pressure over embracing central bank digital currencies (CBDCs), which could enable governments to control people’s spending.

Latest World News Headlines

Russia’s Putin declares martial law in 4 annexed Ukrainian regions – October 19, 2022

Hundreds Die In Nigeria’s Worst Flooding In Decade – October 19, 2022

Russian Missiles Destroy Ukraine’s Infrastructure After Crash – October 18, 2022

US fighter jets intercept Russian bombers near Alaska – October 18, 2022

Saudi prince sends threat to the West after Biden warns of consequences for kingdom – October 17, 2022

NATO kicks off nuclear drills amid tensions with Russia over Ukraine war – October 17, 2022

Netherlands In Turmoil Over Cruise Ships For Migrants (Worthy News In-Depth) – October 17, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israeli military launches week-long drill across northern Israel

The Israel Defense Forces said Thursday it had begun a week-long military drill across northern Israel, as tensions remained high with the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group.

Hamas in first Syria visit in decade as relations thaw

A Hamas delegation arrived in Damascus Wednesday for talks with President Bashar Al-Assad in the first such visit since the Palestinian Islamist group severed ties with Syria a decade ago.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel eyes blockchain tech to issue government bonds – October 19, 2022

Israel’s PM Against Jewish Prayer At Temple Mount, Arabs Welcome – October 19, 2022

Gantz, Netanyahu both reiterate Israel’s unwillingness to sell weapons to Ukraine – October 18, 2022

Russian ex-president: If Israel sends weapons to Ukraine it will destroy Moscow ties – October 17, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Biden announces release of 15 million barrels of emergency reserve oil

President Joe Biden has announced he will release 15 million barrels of oil from America’s emergency Strategic Petroleum Reserve, a move analysts say is intended to show voters in next month’s midterm elections that he is concerned about high gas prices, USA Today reports.

Texas has seized over 336 million ‘lethal doses’ of fentanyl during Operation Lone Star, DPS says

A border security mission launched by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has resulted in 336 million “lethal doses” of fentanyl being seized since it began earlier this year, enough to kill the entire population of the United States, he said.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

DOJ prosecutors believe they have enough evidence to charge Trump after Mar-a-Lago raid: Report – October 19, 2022

California: 2020 wildfires wiped out all state reductions in greenhouse gas emissions since 2003 – October 19, 2022

Report: The US military is “weak” and risks inability to properly defend America’s interests – October 19, 2022

Biden pledges to prioritize abortion rights codification if Democrats increase House majorities in midterms – October 18, 2022

House GOP preps bills for first 100 days if Republicans capture majority – October 18, 2022

Prosecutor says U.S. voting leak to Chinese workers ‘probably largest data breach in U.S. history’ – October 18, 2022

Supreme Court to hear major elections challenge and LGBT, religious rights dispute in December – October 18, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Iran Christians Freed From Troubled Evin Prison

Iranian authorities have freed two Christian converts from one of Iran’s most notorious prisons after a fire there killed eight inmates and injured dozens of others, well-informed Christians told Worthy News Wednesday.

Iran: Concerns raised for Christian couple jailed in harsh prison for house church activity

There has been increasing concern for the well-being of an Iranian Christian couple who were imprisoned in a notoriously harsh Tehran jail in August following their convictions for leading and belonging to a house church, the Christian Post reports.

Several Killed In Nigeria Church Attack

Suspected Islamic gunmen have attacked a church in north-central Nigeria during a service, killing a woman and her young daughter, as part of an ongoing anti-Christian campaign, authorities say.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Myanmar: Baptist pastor murdered in his home – October 18, 2022

India government stalling on affirmative action for Dalit Christians – October 18, 2022

China: Christian man fined over $20,000 for illegal religious activity – October 17, 2022

Ukrainian church driven underground in Russian-occupied areas – October 17, 2022

Hungary Urges More Support For Persecuted Christians – October 16, 2022

Pastors Reveal Troubled US Economy Is Having Negative Impact on Churches – October 13, 2022

Nigeria: ISWAP murder three more Christians – October 13, 2022

News from this Week 10/11/22

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Iran racing to expand enrichment at underground plant, IAEA report shows

Iran is speeding ahead in its expansion of uranium enrichment at the Natanz nuclear facility, according to a report in Reuters early Tuesday.

Numerous Killed In Massive Russian Strikes On Ukraine

Authorities say a massive wave of Russian missile strikes on cities across Ukraine, including the capital, killed at least 11 people and injured dozens more. Russian President Vladimir Putin confirmed the strikes saying they were in response to an attack on a bridge linking Russia and occupied Crimea and warned of more violence.

Multiple Explosions Rock Kyiv; Several Killed (Update)

Russian missiles hit Ukraine’s capital Kyiv and several other cities across the country, killing at least eight people and injuring many more, authorities and witnesses said.

Latest World News Headlines

Dozens Killed, Injured In Massive Russian Strike In Ukraine – October 9, 2022

Thailand Childcare Attack Kills 37 – October 9, 2022

U.S. aircraft carrier concludes drills with Japan, South Korea as North Korea fires another missile – October 9, 2022

‘A time bomb’: Anger rises in Kurdish city at heart of Iran protests – October 9, 2022

Iranian students clash with police as deadly regime crackdown nears 20th day – October 6, 2022

US strikes in Syria kill top ‘IS’ leaders – October 6, 2022

US to send $625 million in new aid to Ukraine – October 6, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Lebanon receives ‘satisfying’ updated US proposal for maritime deal with Israel

Lebanon on Monday received an updated draft of a US-brokered maritime agreement with Israel that satisfies its previous concerns and could imminently lead to a “historic deal,” Beirut’s top negotiator told Reuters.

IDF makes strides in space tech race with new satellites

Thousands of new nanosatellites will soon join the growing arsenal of space technology at the disposal of the Israeli military.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel to allow natural gas extraction off Gaza – October 9, 2022

Israel Poll: Netanyahu Would Have 61 Seats to Form Coalition – October 9, 2022

Gantz puts IDF on alert in north as Lebanese maritime border talks falter – October 6, 2022

Security cabinet to review terms of US-proposed maritime deal with Lebanon – October 5, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

U.S. Congress could be in for bruising debt-ceiling fight after midterms

If Republicans win control of the U.S. House of Representatives in November’s midterm elections, they expect to use a powerful and potentially dangerous tool as leverage in their dealings with Democratic President Joe Biden: The federal debt ceiling.

Doctors File Lawsuit Against California’s COVID-19 ‘Misinformation’ Law

The Liberty Justice Center is filing a lawsuit against the California Medical Board and the California Attorney General on behalf of two practicing doctors, alleging that the state’s COVID-19 Misinformation Bill violates the First and Fourteenth Amendment.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Democrats cram unrelated policies into defense bill – October 9, 2022

Judge says Durham can keep his witness list secret for Danchenko trial – October 9, 2022

Judge orders FBI to turn over information on laptop of homicide victim Democrat staffer Seth Rich – October 9, 2022

Biden pardoning all prior federal offenses of simple marijuana possession – October 6, 2022

Feds believe they have sufficient evidence to charge Hunter Biden with tax, gun crimes, report – October 6, 2022

5th Circuit Court Strikes down DACA, Orders No New Applicants – October 6, 2022

US housing recession may be worse than in 2008 – October 6, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Afghanistan: Taliban behead Christian man on video

The International Christian Concern (ICC) nonprofit human rights organization reported Sunday it had just received a video of the Taliban beheading a Christian man in Afghanistan.

Nigeria: Christian woman on trial for blaspheming Islam in WhatsApp message

A Christian woman who was imprisoned without bail for blaspheming Islam in a WhatsApp message has gone on trial in Nigeria’s Bauchi state, Morning Star News (MSN) reported on October 5.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Belarus: Authorities ban Christian church congregation from holding worship services

Uganda: Two evangelists attacked after leading Muslims to Christ – October 10, 2022

Embattled Christian baker appeals ruling over gender transition cake request – October 6, 2022

Uganda: New converts to Christ severely beaten by Islamic extremists – October 4, 2022

Christians murdered by Islamic terrorists in Plateau, “a strategy to wipe out the Christian population” – October 4, 2022

Uganda: Two Christian women violently attacked, one killed – October 3, 2022

Alleged Abuser Of Pastor’s Child In Malaysia Jail (Update)  – October 3, 2022

Former Jailed Pakistan Christian In Thailand With Family (Worthy News Investigation) – October 3, 2022

Breaking News from this Week 9/21/22

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Protests Rock Iran After Morality Police Kill Woman for Wearing ‘Improper’ Hijab

Protests across Iran entered their fifth day Tuesday after Iran’s morality police arrested and beat a 22-year-old woman for wearing an “improper” hijab. The woman died of her injuries.

US, Canada Warships Transit Taiwan Strait

American and Canadian warships sailed through the Taiwan Strait on Tuesday, in the first military freedom of navigation operation since U.S. President Joe Biden said the U.S. would defend Taiwan if it were attacked by China.

U.S. Pacific fleet commander warns expanding Chinese military could now blockade Taiwan

China now boasts a large navy with enough surface warships to blockade rival Taiwan, according to the commander of the U.S. Navy‘s frontline fleet.

Dutch King Warns Of Poverty, Uncertainty As Social Unrest Spreads – September 20, 2022

Nearly 100 Die In Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan Clashes – September 20, 2022

Britain’s Queen Buried After Christ-Centered Funeral – September 20, 2022

Powerful magnitude 7.6 earthquake shakes Mexico – September 19, 2022

US military base targeted with rocket attack in Syria, CENTCOM says – September 19, 2022

Iran Drones Reach Ukrainian Battlefield – September 19, 2022

Biden: ‘US To Defend Taiwan If China Attacks’ – September 19, 2022

BREAKING ISRAEL NEWS

Gantz: Israel has arrested or targeted over 1,000 terror operatives in recent months

Defense Minister Benny Gantz says Israeli troops have arrested and shot more than 1,000 Palestinians engaged in terror activity in recent months, as the military presses on with an operation in the West Bank following a series of attacks earlier this year.

U.S. court awards millions to victims of Hezbollah rockets

A U.S. court has ordered the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to pay millions of dollars in damages to a group of Americans who sued saying they were wounded by the group’s rockets during a war with Israel in 2006.

Turkey’s Erdogan tells Jewish leaders he wants to visit Israel – September 20, 2022

Israel sees 128% increase in Jewish immigration – September 20, 2022

Israel: Archaeologists find proof of opium use in ancient world – September 20, 2022

IDF chief at Auschwitz: Holocaust denial is reason Iran can’t be trusted with nukes – September 19, 2022

BREAKING US NEWS

New York AG Files Civil Lawsuit Against Trump, Former President Responds

New York Attorney General Letitia Jones on Wednesday filed a civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, three of his children, and others over alleged fraud.

Dems run with Biden’s attacks on MAGA Republicans, call pro-life lawmakers ‘threat to democracy’

House Democrats leaders have expanded the party’s crusade to label MAGA Republicans a “threat to democracy” to include pro-life conservatives.

Biden has passed 99 executive orders that have cost taxpayers $1.5 trillion dollars

President Biden has passed 99 executive orders since becoming president and a federal budget expert has estimated that the cost to taxpayers will be upwards of $1.5 trillion, with his recent student loan forgiveness accounting for a huge portion of that amount.

Sexually transmitted disease “out of control” in US – September 20, 2022

Biden on ‘60 Minutes’: The pandemic is over – September 19, 2022

‘Catastrophic’ Hurricane Fiona Rips Through Puerto Rico, Leaves US Territory Powerless – September 18, 2022

California Launches $1 Million Website Promoting its Abortion Services – September 18, 2022

Alaska braces for “near worst case coastal flooding scenario” as massive storm may bring worst flooding in nearly 50 years – September 18, 2022

US national debt climbs to almost $31 trillion – September 15, 2022

Senior judge named as special master to review documents seized in Mar-a-Lago raid – September 15, 2022

BREAKING CHRISTIAN NEWS

Myanmar: Junta lays landmines around church

Myanmar’s military junta has laid internationally banned antipersonnel landmines around a Catholic church building it has desecrated and occupied in the ethnic minority Shan state, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Pakistan: Christian jailed for blasphemy is denied bail

A 57-year-old Christian man in Pakistan who was imprisoned for blasphemy two years ago has just been denied his latest application for bail pending trial, Asia News reports.

Mozambique: Eight Christians murdered by Islamic State affiliates

Eight Christians were murdered by the Islamic State-affiliated Al Shabaab terror group (not the Somali-based group of the same name) in a series of jihadist attacks across northern Mozambique in September, the Barnabas Fund reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

48% of Evangelical leaders report being blacklisted over beliefs, ‘guilt by association’ – September 18, 2022

Earth Reveals Horrors Behind Graves In Ukraine – September 18, 2022

Pakistan Christian Mother Of Five Hiding After Death Threats – September 16, 2022

Christians could lose majority status in US by 2050, report says – September 15, 2022

Southern Baptists to keep promoting ‘life, religious liberty, marriage’ protections via policy arm – September 15, 2022

Libya Court To Evict Church – September 14, 2022

Nigeria: Fulani murder church security guard, abduct pastor – September 14, 2022

News from this Week 9/14/22

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U.S. considers China sanctions to deter Taiwan action, Taiwan presses EU

The United States is considering options for a sanctions package against China to deter it from invading Taiwan, with the European Union coming under diplomatic pressure from Taipei to do the same, according to sources familiar with the discussions.

Charles III Declared King; Britain’s Queen Buried On Sep. 19

Queen Elizabeth II will be buried on September 19, the Royal Family announced, shortly after Charles III was publicly declared the new monarch.

Russia Admits Defeat In Key Areas Of Ukraine

Russia has admitted losing control over key cities in Ukraine’s north-eastern Kharkiv region, in what some military experts see as a potential breakthrough in the war. The comments came after Ukraine’s president said the Ukrainian gains are part of a significant counter-offensive against Russia.

LATEST WORLD NEW HEADLINES

Ukraine Discovers ‘Tortured Bodies’ In Recaptured Territories – September 12, 2022

Queen Coffin Taken Amid Funeral Controversy In Britain – September 12, 2022

Iran Unveils Drone Designed For ‘Attacking Haifa, Tel Aviv’ – September 12, 2022

German Chancellor urges Iran to sign new Iran deal – September 12, 2022

‘Nuclear deal will be delayed at least until after US midterm elections’ – September 11, 2022

Tsunami Warning After Powerful Earthquake Hits Papua New Guinea – September 11, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Gantz: Iran has hundreds of new centrifuges that can enrich uranium to high levels

Iran’s financing and support for terror proxies is the foremost cause of instability in the Middle East, and the country’s nuclear program could spark a regional arms race, Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Monday.

Mossad head: Nuclear deal won’t give Iran ‘immunity’ from Israeli operations

Mossad chief David Barnea on Monday said Israel would not participate in the “charade” of a renewed nuclear deal between world powers and Iran, and warn that the emerging agreement would “not provide immunity” for Tehran from the spy agency’s operations.

Breaking U.S. News

Ken Starr, US Prosecutor In Clinton-Lewinsky Case, Dies At 76

Starr passed away Tuesday at Baylor St Luke’s medical center in Houston of complications from surgery, his family said.

Navy wants new destroyer with lasers, hypersonic missiles

The U.S. Navy’s workhorse destroyer went into production more than 30 years ago, when Tom Stevens was a young welder.

VP Harris Promotes Abortion at National Baptist Convention

Vice President Kamala Harris used her speech at the 142nd annual National Baptist Convention in Houston, Texas, on Thursday to push abortion rights, saying that women should have the freedom “to make decision about their own bodies.”

BREAKING US NEWS

Senate Republicans look to protect Americans earning less than $400k from IRS audits – September 13, 2022

Faculty, students sue Christian school over LGBTQ hiring ban – September 12, 2022

DOJ open to one of Trump’s special master candidates – September 12, 2022

400-Plus Republican Officials Sign Letter Backing Gay Marriage – September 12, 2022

Fauci: ‘We don’t have time to do a clinical trial’ for updated COVID-19 boosters (Video) – September 11, 2022

Gun, ammunition purchases by credit card will be coded – September 11, 2022

Breaking Christian News

India: Supreme Court orders government to investigate and establish facts in reported attacks on Christians

In a move welcomed by Christian human rights advocates, India’s Supreme Court has ordered the Hindu nationalist government to investigate and establish the facts on the reported cases of Christians being attacked over 500 times last year, Christian Today (CT) reports.

Nigeria: Fulani state governor admits Islamic terrorists have taken control in Kaduna

As Christians in Nigeria continue to be slaughtered by Fulani and other Muslim extremist militants, the controversial governor of Kaduna state Nasir El-Rufai has been forced to admit that Islamic terrorists have an even stronger hold on his part of Nigeria than when he took office seven years ago, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

BREAKING CHRISTIAN NEWS

China: Christian online content now heavily restricted – September 13, 2022

Libya Court Sentences Christian To Death – September 12, 2022

Indonesia: Authorities deny church building permit in ‘unconstitutional’ move against religious freedom – September 12, 2022

Uganda: 5 evangelist-church planters murdered by Islamic extremists – September 12, 2022

Sudan Dismisses Apostasy Charges Against Christians, But Concerns Remain – September 11, 2022

Church Rush To Pakistan’s Flooded Christian Slums – September 11, 2022

News from this Week 8/31/22

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Millions hit by ‘monsoon on steroids’ as Pakistan suffers ‘worst flooding in its history’

The devastating floods in Pakistan are “probably the worst in the country’s history”, according to its prime minister, as the UN appeals for $160m (£136m) in emergency funding to help the nation.

Last Soviet Leader Gorbachev Dies Leaving World In Turmoil (Worthy News In-Depth)

Mikhail S. Gorbachev, the last Soviet Union leader who helped end the Cold War but saw his reforms crumble at the end of his life, has died at the age of 91.

Latest World News Headlines

Iran tries, fails to seize U.S. vessel in Persian Gulf in latest confrontation between two nations

Russian Shelling Kills 5 In Kharkiv Amid Ukraine Offensive – August 30, 2022

Dutch PM Ashamed About Deadly Treatment of Refugees – August 30, 2022

Russia To Expand Hungary’s Only Nuclear Plant – August 30, 2022

Russia announces joint military drills with China – August 30, 2022

Iran, Russia To Dominate World’s Gas Prices – August 30, 2022

Ukraine Launches Counter Offensive In South – August 29, 2022

Christian Farmers Lose Land As Pakistan Floods Kill 1,000 – August 29, 2022

Breaking Israel News

German Jewish Leader Warns of Potential ‘Antisemitic Scandal’ at World Council of Churches Assembly

As the World Council of Churches prepares for the opening of its General Assembly in the German city of Karlsruhe on Wednesday, a local Jewish leader has warned of the risk of antisemitic rhetoric at the event as delegates debate resolutions that are harshly critical of Israel.

Israeli strike destroyed over 1,000 Iran-made missiles in Syria

An airstrike Thursday on the Syrian city of Masyaf attributed to Israel hit a missile warehouse containing more than 1,000 Iranian-made missiles, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Satellite images show ‘extensive damage’ at Syrian missile site reportedly struck by Israel – August 28, 2022

Hezbollah’s September Deadline Could Lead to War – August 28, 2022

Historic First: Jews Enter Temple Mount Through Gate of the Tribes – August 28, 2022

US hints to Gantz it’s preparing military option against Iran, Israeli official says – August 28, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

California Passes Bill To Punish Doctors Who Spread COVID ‘Misinformation’

California passed a bill Monday to punish doctors accused of spreading COVID-19 “misinformation” and “disinformation.”

Michigan: Christian healthcare group files legal challenge against transgender treatment rules

A Christian non-profit healthcare organization in Michigan filed a federal lawsuit Monday to block new state regulations that would require its staff to violate their beliefs by providing “transition” treatment to patients identifying as transgender, the Washington Times reports.

Top-level FBI agent under fire for role in Hunter Biden investigation resigns

Timothy Thibault, a top-level FBI agent who had been under fire for his role in investigations regarding President Biden’s son, Hunter Biden, resigned late last week and was walked out of the FBI, two U.S. officials confirmed.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Dutch Commando Shot Dead In US, Two Others Injured – August 29, 2022

2 Federal Courts Block Biden’s HHS from Forcing Doctors to Perform Abortions, Gender Transition Procedures – August 29, 2022

Federal Debt Has Now Climbed $3 Trillion Under Biden – August 28, 2022

California to spend up to $20 million to bring women from other states for abortions – August 28, 2022

Google filters pro-life centers from abortion-clinic searches after Democrats’ complaints – August 28, 2022

Texas: Judge blocks federal guidance claim that medical emergency care includes abortion – August 25, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Nigeria: Christian woman murdered while cleaning her church

The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria’s Plateau state by suspected Fulani Islamic extremists continues unabated, and on August 27, a Christian woman was shot in the head and killed as she cleaned her church building, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Nigeria faces ‘sustained campaign to wipe out Christianity’ while government does nothing

Director of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) Johan Viljoen has joined other leaders in stating that Nigeria is facing a “sustained campaign to wipe out Christianity,” and that the government is doing nothing to stop it, Crux reports. The DHPI is a part of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference.

Somalia: Christians vulnerable as death toll reaches 21 in al-Shabaab attack

Somali Christians remain vulnerable to jihadist violence, as twenty-one people have now died following an attack on August 19 by the al-Shabaab Islamic terror group in Mogadishu, Somalia, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Linked to al-Qaeda, al Shabaab has been conducting Islamic jihad in Somalia and Kenya, targeting Christians as well as terrorizing the civilian population generally.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Mississippi: 180-year-old Bible survives total destruction of historic church – August 29, 2022

Ohio: 76 Clergy members petition state police force to preserve Christian chaplaincy – August 29, 2022

China: Major house church “liquidated” by authorities – August 29, 2022

Court says California churches don’t need to cover abortion in health plans – August 28, 2022

Iran Jails Christian Couple Over House Church – August 25, 2022

Islamists Behead Christians In Mozambique – August 25, 2022

Evangelicals Pray For Ukraine As Rockets Take Toll – August 25, 2022

News from this Week 8/24/22

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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.

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‘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