News from this Week 12/7/22

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

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 10/5/22

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Markets Rocked as $46 Trillion have been wiped out in past year

It’s been a tough year for investors, with global stock and bond markets erasing $46.1 trillion in market value since November 2021, according to Bank of America.

North Korea Fires Missile Over Japan

Japan’s government urged its citizens to take cover on Tuesday as North Korea fired a potentially nuclear-capable ballistic missile over the country.

Latest World News Headlines

Germany: Inflation hits record 10%, recession expected– October 4, 2022

Russia’s Upper House Votes To Annex Ukraine Regions – October 4, 2022

Burkina Faso Leader Steps Down After Coup – October 4, 2022

Pope Francis Urges Russia To Prevent Nuclear War – October 4, 2022

US airstrike kills extremist al-Shabab leader: ‘Thorn removed from the Somali nation’ – October 4, 2022

Iran: At least 92 dead in anti-government protests – October 4, 2022

‘U.S. Could Destroy Russian Military In Ukraine’ – October 4, 2022

China establishes extraterritorial policing of its citizens abroad – October 3, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel, EU renew dialogue for first time in over a decade

Prime Minister Yair Lapid spoke Monday with delegates from the European Union, renewing economic and political dialogue with the bloc for the first time in over a decade.

Chances of Hezbollah war ‘still remain very high’ – US envoy

Former US assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs David Schenker told i24NEWS that the chances of an Israeli-Hezbollah confrontation “still remain very high” despite the advancement of a US-brokered maritime border agreement between Israel and Lebanon.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Arabs say Al Aqsa Mosque in “danger” from red heifers, Palestinians call for uprising – October 4, 2022

Lebanon receives written US-brokered proposal for maritime border deal with Israel – October 3, 2022

Lapid: Proposed maritime border deal with Lebanon safeguards security, economic interests – October 3, 2022

Israel signs its first Free Trade Agreement with South Korea – September 29, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

National debt surpasses $31 trillion

The U.S. national debt has passed $31 trillion for the first time in history.

States deploy about 2,500 National Guard troops to U.S.-Mexico border

Nearly two dozen states are sending National Guard troops to the U.S.-Mexico border to help federal immigration officials grapple with an unprecedented surge of undocumented migrants.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Hurricane Ian Death Toll Rises To Over 80 – October 3, 2022

Ohio legislators introduce ‘Parents Bill of Rights’ – October 3, 2022

Newsom signs bill allowing state to revoke out-of-state parents’ rights over trans kids – October 3, 2022

‘A 500-Year Flood Event’: One of Worst Hurricanes to Ever Strike FL, Ian to Strengthen and Slam SC Next – September 29, 2022

Final GDP reading shows US economy shrank 0.6% in the spring, cementing start of recession – September 29, 2022

Republican States Sue Biden Admin Over Plan To Cancel Student Debt – September 29, 2022

Mortgage Rates Hit 15-Year High At 6.7% — More than Double Since Last Year – September 29, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Uganda: New converts to Christ severely beaten by Islamic extremists

New cases of violent attacks by Islamic extremists against converts to Christ in Uganda continue to be reported: last month, a father of four in Kaliro District was subjected to forty lashes for leaving Islam, and a 52-year-old mother in neighboring Kibuku District was kicked and beaten with sticks until she sustained severe injuries, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Uganda: Two Christian women violently attacked, one killed

One Christian woman in Uganda has died and another was hospitalized last month after apparent attacks by Muslim relatives enraged at their conversion to Christ, Morning Star News reports.

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

Christians in Nigeria continue to die at the hands of Islamic terrorists: five Christians, including a 60-year-old woman, were killed in attacks in Plateau state last month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Tens of thousands of Christians have been murdered by Islamic terrorists since 2009, as rights groups continue to warn of genocide.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Pastor Beaten In Malaysia After Reporting Child Rape To Police – October 3, 2022

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

Open Doors Founder Brother Andrew Dead At 94 – September 28, 2022

Blinken under pressure to redesignate Nigeria as a “Country of Particular Concern” – September 28, 2022

England: National Health Service settles case with Christian doctor who spoke about Jesus with a patient – September 28, 2022

Nigeria: Dozens more Christians murdered in continued attacks in Benue state – September 27, 2022

South Carolina: Anglican and Episcopal diocese reach settlement after years-long litigation – September 27, 2022

News from this Week 9/14/22

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

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 7/27/22

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

Adviser To Hungary’s Premier Quits Over ‘Pure Nazi Speech’

The longtime top adviser of Hungary’s hardline nationalist Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has resigned over a “pure Nazi speech” in which he spoke out against becoming a “mixed race.”

IAEA chief: Iran’s nuclear program is galloping ahead, we have very limited visibility

International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) chief Rafael Grossi warned on Friday that Iran’s nuclear program is “galloping ahead” and his agency has very limited visibility on what is happening.

EU Agrees To Reduce Gas Consumption Despite Hungary’s Objections – July 26, 2022

As NATO Grows, China and Russia Seek to Bring Iran, Saudi Arabia Into Fold – July 26, 2022

Japanese volcano Sakurajima erupts triggering alert level 5 – July 26, 2022

Russia’s Gazprom says it’s cutting gas to Nord Stream to 20% of capacity – July 26, 2022

Wheat Prices Up Sharply After Strike On Odesa, Despite Moscow Denying Impact Of Attack – July 26, 2022

Myanmar’s Military Executes Four Activists – July 26, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israeli scientists discover method to accurately predict major earthquakes

Israeli scientists have published a study detailing a method by which a major earthquake can be predicted with 80% accuracy 48 hours before it strikes, the Jerusalem Post reports. Devastating, deadly earthquakes have occurred in all parts of the world, including the Far East and Europe, and are not confined to specific regions.

Israel says Russians fired at its jets over Syria in May in ‘one-off’

Israel said on Tuesday that its military jets came under Russian anti-aircraft fire over Syria in May but they missed their target, describing the confrontation as a “one-off incident”.

Latest Israel News Headlines

‘All of Israel’s gas fields are under threat’: Nasrallah in fresh threat over offshore rigs – July 26, 2022

‘No one knows what Putin wants,’ say Israeli officials as rift with Russia deepens – July 26, 2022

Multiple Russian-Jewish organizations sent warnings by Russian gov’t – July 26, 2022

Syria says Israeli airstrikes near Damascus kill 3 soldiers, wound 7 – July 24, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Biden administration plans ID cards for unauthorized immigrants

The Biden administration is hoping to roll out a pilot scheme that would provide unauthorized immigrants with temporary ID cards while they await a decision on their immigration cases, Axios reports. The government will seek Congressional approval for the plan before the midterm elections in November.

22 states sue to stop Biden administration from linking school lunches to gender-identity agenda

Twenty-two Republican attorneys general sued Tuesday to block the Agriculture Department’s newly announced guidance making student-lunch funds contingent on enforcing the Biden administration’s gender-identity agenda.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Democrats introduce bill to enact term limits for Supreme Court justices – July 26, 2022

ICE developing program to give ID cards to illegal immigrants, as border crisis rages – July 26, 2022

Fed set to impose another big rate hike to fight inflation – July 26, 2022

Kansans to vote on removing abortion protections from state constitution – July 26, 2022

Judge rules life beginning at conception is a ‘distinctly Christian’ idea, blocks Kentucky abortion ban – July 26, 2022

Protesters Gather Outside Indiana Statehouse While Lawmakers Debate Abortion Ban – July 26, 2022

House Intelligence Committee member warns DNA testing could lead to targeted bioweapons – July 24, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Four Baptist Christians Facing Death Hiding In Sudan

Four members of the Sudanese Baptist Church in western Sudan’s Central Darfur state are in hiding amid concerns they may be executed after the men were released on bail, Worthy News learned Monday.

UK: Christian fired for “hate speech” against gay community files suit against employer

A Christian mayoral candidate in the UK is suing her employer for wrongful dismissal after she was fired for spreading “hate speech” by including her belief in traditional Christian marriage in her election campaign leaflet, CBN News reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Uganda: Pentecostal Christian murdered by Islamic extremists – July 26, 2022

Canada: Pastor wins appeal against conviction for defying COVID-19 orders – July 26, 2022

Evangelist Graham Urges Prayers For Corona Suffering President Biden – July 24, 2022

Iran: Christian converts convicted of house-church membership – July 21, 2022

68 Christians Killed In Nigeria State – July 20, 2022

UK: Charges dismissed against elderly woman arrested for praying outside abortion clinic – July 20, 2022

Over 100 Florida churches file suit against United Methodist Church over LGBTQ stance – July 20, 2022

News from this Week 7/20/22

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

Ukraine’s President Appoints New Security Chief After Battle Losses

Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky has appointed a new security official as acting head of the domestic spy agency after two top officials amid allegations of treason. It comes as the death toll rises as Russia’s military attempts to capture the entire eastern Donbas region, Ukraine’s industrial heartland.

WHO: COVID triples across Europe, hospitalizations double

The World Health Organization said Tuesday that coronavirus cases have tripled across Europe in the past six weeks, accounting for nearly half of all infections globally. Hospitalization rates have also doubled, although intensive care admissions have remained low.

Iran’s Supreme Leader Praises Putin For Acting in Ukraine to Stop ‘Dangerous’ NATO

NATO is a “dangerous entity” which, if allowed, would continue to expand with no limits, Iran’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday.

Latest World News Headlines

G20 Finance Summit ends without joint communique – July 18, 2022

Russia using mercenary group Wagner to reinforce Ukraine frontlines, UK says – July 18, 2022

Khamenei adviser says Iran ‘capable of building nuclear bomb’ – July 18, 2022

Putin, Erdogan head to Iran for talks on Syria, future of Middle East – July 18, 2022

US and Israel want to unite Middle East against Iran, but Iraq could pose a problem – July 17, 2022

US, Saudi Arabia agree on stopping Iran getting nuclear weapons – July 17, 2022

France’s Macron Suffers Vaccination Defeat – July 16, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel Warns Lebanon Over Hezbollah ‘Aggression’

Prime Minister Yair Lapid and Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned Lebanon on Tuesday (July 19) that “aggression” by the country’s Iranian proxy, Hezbollah, will not be tolerated.

IDF chief Kohavi warns Israel might be required to act against Iran

In a clear warning to Iran, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kohavi said that the military is preparing for the possibility that it would have to act against Iran’s nuclear program.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Normalization with Israel only if two-state solution reached, Saudi FM says – July 17, 2022

In Bethlehem, Biden pledges to keep up efforts for Israel Palestine peace – July 17, 2022

Biden: Saudi Arabia Opens Airspace For Israel; Tensions Remain Over Murder Journalist – July 16, 2022

US has clinched deal with Saudis for normalization steps toward Israel – July 14, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

California: School district postpones planned vote on putting Planned Parenthood clinic at high school following large protest

California’s Norwalk-LaMirada Unified School District had planned to vote Monday on whether to install a Planned Parenthood clinic at one of its high schools, but the plan was postponed after a large group of parents and anti-abortion demonstrators held a protest outside the board meeting on the same day, Newsweek reports.

US federal government received nearly $4 trillion in record tax income this fiscal year

The US federal government collected a record $3,835,390,000,000 in total taxes in the first nine months of this fiscal year, the new Monthly Treasury Statement of Receipts and Outlays of the United States Government (MTS) reports. The Fiscal Year-to-Date (FYTD) budget deficit through June was $515 billion, a $1.723 trillion (-77%) decrease from the same period last year.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

House Passes Same-Sex Marriage Bill, Backed by 47 Republicans – July 19, 2022

US Marine Corps successfully tests Iron Dome-based air defense – July 19, 2022

House Democrats push bill to add four seats to Supreme Court – July 19, 2022

Judge blocks Biden admin’s transgender school bathroom rule, athletes – July 18, 2022

Supreme Court’s religious liberty rulings give new life to legal battle for gay-marriage opponent – July 18, 2022

Several Killed In Indiana Mall Shooting – July 17, 2022

Trump-appointed judge blocks Biden administration’s Title IX protections for transgender students – July 17, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Poll: Majority of Americans believe religious liberty is declining in US

A new poll by Lifeway Research has found that 54% of Americans believe religious liberty is declining in the US, and 59% believe that tolerance of Christianity specifically is declining, CBN News reports. The poll found that evangelical believers are more likely (74%) to say religious liberty is declining than those who are not evangelical (48%).

Three US states allow doctors to refuse to carry out medical procedures against their faith

The Republican-led US states of South Carolina, Arkansas, and Ohio now have laws in place allowing doctors to refuse to carry out certain medical procedures against their religious beliefs, Christianity Today (CT) reports. The religious conscience protection laws affect practices related to gender transition, end-of-life care, contraception, and abortion.

Egypt: Muslim extremists attack Christian homes after government approves church

Enraged Muslim extremists in Egypt attacked the homes of many Coptic Christians in Luxor governate last month, after the government formally recognized the Church of Michael the Archangel, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Prison ministry disciples inmates through its own created app – July 18, 2022

Nigeria Leaders Pray After Kidnappings Priests – July 18, 2022

China Bans Christians From Platforms – July 17, 2022

Brazil, Hungary Support Persecuted Christians, Attack LGBTQ Activism – July 16, 2022

US Jails Danish Evangelist For Weapons Smuggling – July 14, 2022

18 Priests Kidnapped, 3 Killed In Nigeria – July 12, 2022

Washington DC: Arson, vandalism at three churches on one street – July 12, 2022

News from this Week 6/22/22

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Russia FM in Iran for talks on boosting cooperation

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov arrived in Iran on Wednesday for talks on boosting trade and energy cooperation as the two countries grapple with Western economic sanctions.

Jordan, Saudi Arabia support efforts to prevent a nuclear Iran

Jordan and Saudi Arabia announced on Wednesday that they support international efforts aimed at preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons.

Egypt, Lebanon and Syria sign gas import agreement

Lebanon, Syria and Egypt signed an agreement on Tuesday to transfer 650 million cubic meters of gas per year from Egypt to Lebanon through Syria.

Latest World News Headlines

Egypt, Lebanon and Syria sign gas import agreement – June 22, 2022

Ukraine bans primary opposition party, seizing all its assets and money – June 22, 2022

PM: Sri Lanka Unable To Buy Oil As Economy Has ‘Collapsed’ – June 22, 2022

Afghanistan Quake Kills Nearly 1,000 – June 22, 2022

Hungary Opens Route For Ukraine Food Amid Starvation Fears – June 22, 2022

Hamas, Syria to restore ties after 10-year dispute – June 21, 2022

IAEA report says Iran stepping up uranium enrichment at underground Fordo site – June 21, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Court upholds Arkansas law allowing state to reject business that boycotts Israel

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit upheld an Arkansas law that requires state contractors to pledge they are not boycotting Israel or to give state entitles a 20% discount if they don’t agree with the pledge.

Israel keeping US out of loop on alleged covert attacks in Iran

Israel is keeping the US in the dark as it steps up alleged covert operations against Iran’s nuclear program, according to a report Tuesday.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Officials unveil ‘Israeli Guard’ riot police unit to handle internal unrest – June 21, 2022

Netanyahu has week to find majority, prevent Israeli elections – June 21, 2022

World Vision employee found guilty of diverting funds to Hamas – June 20, 2022

Gantz: Israel building regional air defense alliance under US – June 20, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Defying Senate GOP, House Republicans won’t back gun bill

House Republicans have vowed to oppose the bipartisan gun control bill that was sanctioned by Senate GOP leaders who lined up the needed support for it to pass in the upper chamber as soon as Thursday.

California Poised To Ban Police From Arresting Prostitutes

The California state legislature sent a bill to Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom’s desk that would prohibit police from arresting individuals suspected of prostitution Monday.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Yellowstone Flooding Rebuild Could Take Years, Cost Billions – June 21, 2022

Supreme Court overturns ban preventing religious schools from receiving state funding – June 21, 2022

Texas Could Vote to Secede From U.S. in 2023 as GOP Pushes for Referendum – June 20, 2022

Texas GOP rejects 2020 election and contends Biden was ‘not legitimately elected’ – June 20, 2022

Poll: Significantly fewer Americans believe in God now than five years ago – June 20, 2022

Tens of Thousands Flee San Francisco As Liberal Leaders Struggle With Crime and Homelessness – June 20, 2022

Pro-Abortion Group Plans Terror Attacks In US – June 20, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Ancient Christian relics found under historic church in Iraq

Six ancient Christian stone reliquaries and several manuscripts in Syriac and Aramaic languages have been discovered under a historic church in Mosul, Iraq, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Sudan: Christian leaders arrested for singing worship songs

Two Christian leaders in Omdurman, Sudan were arrested last week for singing worship songs during their church service, the Christian Post (CP) reports. While the situation for Sudanese Christians somewhat improved following the 2019 ousting of Islamic dictator Omar al-Bashir, it has worsened again since the subsequent Islamic military coup of 2021.

India: Hindu nationalist police severely beat up pastor

Hindu nationalist police officers in India’s Uttar Pradesh state severely beat up a pastor after arresting him for singing a hymn on the roof of his home during a family devotional in April, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

US Prison Ministry celebrates over 250 baptisms in Denver jail – June 21, 2022

Christian content censored on popular workplace app – June 20, 2022

Gunmen Attack Nigeria Church Killing 3 And Kidnapping 36 – June 20, 2022

Islamic State Attacks Christians In Mozambique, Killing Eight – June 19, 2022

Nigeria’s Army Questioned As Islamic Militants Kill Dozens Of Christians (Worthy News Investigation) – June 19, 2022

French Guiana Pastor Killed, Church Torched – June 17, 2022

News from this Week-6/15/22

Breaking World News

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

Breaking World News

China Backs Russia In Invasion As Thousands Suffer

Chinese President Xi Jinping assured his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin of Beijing’s support for Russia, which is invading Ukraine, prompting an angry response from Washington.

EU Signs Gas Deal With Israel To Bypass Russia

Europeans struggling to pay their utilities were hoping for some relief Thursday after the European Union signed a deal with Israel and Egypt to boost natural gas exports to Europe to replace imports from Russia.

Latest World News Headlines

Russia Pledges Evacuations As It Urges Ukraine To Surrender In East – June 16, 2022

U.S. forces capture senior ISIS leader in Syria raid – June 16, 2022

Taiwan says its supersonic missiles can strike Beijing – June 15, 2022

Putin humiliated as Israel turns on ‘ally’ Russia to strike major energy deal with EU – June 15, 2022

Ukraine Faces Losses As Russia Pounds East – June 14, 2022

Canada, Denmark End Whiskey War Over Island – June 14, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel: High Court considering pro-life petition to stop abortion after 24 weeks

Israel’s High Court is set to rule this week on a petition brought by pro-lifers to stop abortions after 24 weeks gestation, CBN News reports. Israel allows state-funded abortion up to birth with the approval of a designated termination committee.

In landmark deal signed in Cairo, Israel to export natural gas, via Egypt, to Europe

Israel, Egypt and the European Union signed a memorandum of understanding on Wednesday in Cairo that will see Israel export its natural gas to the bloc for the first time.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Gantz calls for US-led military build-up against Iran – June 16, 2022

‘If Syria continues to let Iranian weapon planes land, risks losing airport’ – June 15, 2022

Elections soon? A bill to dissolve the Knesset to be voted on next week – June 14, 2022

Israeli tourists in Turkey taken to safety amid Iran terror threat – June 14, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Historic win by Texas Republican Mayra Flores latest sign Hispanics ditching Democrats

Newly minted Republican Rep.-elect Mayra Flores’s electoral victory in Texas marked the latest warning sign for Democrats that Hispanic voters are increasingly dissatisfied with their agenda and potentially shifting to the Republican Party

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Fed hikes rates by 0.75 percentage point, biggest increase since 1994

The Federal Reserve approved the largest hike to its benchmark interest rate since 1994 on Wednesday as officials frantically seek to tamp down the decades-high inflation hitting household budgets.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

US producer prices soar 10.8% in May as energy costs spike – June 14, 2022

House passes expanded security for Supreme Court justices’ families, 27 Democrats vote ‘no’ – June 14, 2022

Pro-life protestors win appeal in lawsuit alleging they caused emotional distress, nuisance – June 14, 2022

Jan. 6 committee will not make any criminal referrals, chairman says – June 14, 2022

NYPD exodus: Police on pace to quit, retire in record numbers – June 14, 2022

Trump Calls Capitol Inquiry ‘Kangaroo Court’ – June 14, 2022

Fed likely to boost interest rates by three-quarters of a point this week – June 13, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Nigeria: Dozens of Christians murdered in one week of jihadist attacks

Jihadist terrorists in Nigeria murdered dozens of Christians during the week of 5-12 June, in unusually well-planned attacks on churches, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Islamic jihadists have murdered more than 43,000 Christians in Nigeria since 2021, but the methods used in last week’s attacks appear to show a heightened level of sophistication and determination.

American Christian couple helps Ukrainians

An American Christian couple who care for the poor and share the Gospel with them have been going back and forth from the Romanian border with Ukraine, taking supplies to Ukrainians suffering under the Russian invasion, and bringing child refugees out of the war-torn country to safety, CBN News reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: Fulani murder 11 in Benue State Christian community, “I suspect a grand plan to annihilate us” – June 16, 2022

Muslims Attack Christian Family In Turkey – June 16, 2022

Egypt Charges Muslim With Killing Christian – June 15, 2022

Myanmar Army Torches Christian Homes – June 15, 2022

Nigeria’s Army Questioned As Islamic Militants Kill Dozens Of Christians (Worthy News Investigation) – June 14, 2022

Pakistan Gives Christian Brothers Death Sentence Over Blasphemy Allegations – June 14, 2022

Iran using proxy militias to force Christians out of Middle East – June 14, 2022

News from this Week- 6/1/22

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

Exposed: How China Helps Iran Evade Sanctions Through Multibillion-Dollar Oil Scheme

A network of Chinese petrochemical refiners is behind an upswing in the importation of illicit Iranian crude oil, providing the hardline regime in Tehran with at least $22 billion in revenue since President Joe Biden took office.

U.S. Sends Rocket Systems To Ukraine As Fighting Intensifies In East

United States President Joe Biden has pledged to send Ukraine more advanced rocket artillery systems despite concerns in Moscow that they may reach Russian cities. The announcement came as Ukraine struggled to defend itself in the east against the ongoing Russian invasion while Moscow launched nuclear drills on Russian territory.

WHO Strengthens Global Role

The World Health Organization (WHO) appeared to have strengthened its global role after member states agreed on an initial U.S.-led push to reform the rules around disease outbreaks.

Latest World News Headlines

China To Help Lead WHO Despite Controversy – June 1, 2022

Eurozone hits 8.1% inflation as energy costs soar – May 31, 2022

Kenyan Wins Restaurant Award For Feeding 40,000 Children – May 31, 2022

US National Guard planning ‘cooperation’ with Taiwan military – May 31, 2022

EU Agrees To Block Most But Not All Russian Oil – May 31, 2022

Canada’s Trudeau announces ‘national freeze’ on handgun ownership, mandatory gun buyback legislation – May 30, 2022

European Union agrees to ban most Russian oil imports – May 30, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israeli Air Force simulates widescale strike on Iran nuclear facilities

Dozens of Israeli Air Force fighter jets conducted air maneuvers over the Mediterranean Sea on Tuesday night, simulating striking Iranian nuclear facilities.

Sa’ar’s New Hope said holding talks with Likud over potential new government

The coalition’s New Hope party is holding behind-the-scenes talks with the opposition Likud over options for a potential alternate government, Hebrew-language media reported on Wednesday.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel launches government program to support LGBT community – June 1, 2022

Israel Says Iran Used Stolen UN Watchdog Documents to Evade Nuclear Probes – May 31, 2022

IDF chief of staff in Cyprus for joint military exercise – May 31, 2022

Israel, UAE ink ‘groundbreaking’ free trade deal, in 1st with Arab state – May 31, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Cyber agency: Voting software vulnerable in some states

Electronic voting machines from a leading vendor used in at least 16 states have software vulnerabilities that leave them susceptible to hacking if unaddressed, the nation’s leading cybersecurity agency says in an advisory sent to state election officials.

Supreme Court Blocks Social Media Anti-Censorship Law

The U.S. Supreme Court blocked a Texas anti-censorship law Tuesday that would ban social media platforms like Facebook from censoring dissenting opinions.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Biden doesn’t believe in hardening schools, White House says – May 31, 2022

Biden Justice Department appeals ruling that lifted federal mask mandate – May 31, 2022

Police Investigated Over US School Attack – May 30, 2022

Biden signals support for banning most popular U.S. handgun — the 9mm – May 30, 2022

Texas Police Admit ‘Wrong Decision’ In School Massacre – May 29, 2022

Fed government revises first-quarter GDP, contraction worse than originally estimated – May 29, 2022

Schumer blocks Senate GOP school safety bill, angering Republicans – May 29, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Nigeria: 31 people die in stampede for free food at church event

Thirty-one people, including numerous children, were killed Saturday during a stampede at a church’s free food event in Nigeria’s River state, the Associated Press reports.

First transgender Lutheran bishop has been asked to resign

The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) has asked Megan Rohrer, its first transgender bishop, to resign after the cleric fired a Hispanic pastor on a culturally important religious day for the Latinx community, Church Leaders (CL) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Head of Nigerian Methodist Church kidnapped, released next day – May 31, 2022

Police Burns Church Building In Central India – May 31, 2022

China Prevents Christian Wedding – May 31, 2022

India: Christian pastors ordered to cease all ministry – May 30, 2022

China: Christian coupled jailed and penniless for selling the Bible – May 30, 2022

India: Hindu authorities shut down church following complaints about conversions to Christianity – May 30, 2022

Pakistan: Catholic girl abducted, forced to marry Muslim man, family “pleading with police” for help – May 30, 2022