News from this Week 12/21/22

Breaking World News

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

Ukraine’s President To Visit US

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

Afghanistan Women Barred From Universities

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

US arrests six ISIS operatives in helicopter raids in Syria

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

Latest World News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking Israel News

IDF says troops downed suspected Hezbollah drone on Lebanon border

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

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

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

Latest Israel News Headlines

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

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

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

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

Breaking U.S. News

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

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

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

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

Latest U.S. News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking Christian News

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

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

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

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

India Releases Evangelical Leader On Bail

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

Latest Christian News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News from this Week 10/20/22

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

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 9/14/22

Breaking World News

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- 6/8/22

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

UN Watchdog Condemns Nuclear Traces In Iran

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) has condemned Iran after finding nuclear material at three undeclared sites amid concerns the Islamic nation will soon have atomic weapons.

Iran Removes Two IAEA Surveillance Cameras From Nuclear Facility

Iran removed two surveillance cameras of the International Atomic Energy Agency from one of its nuclear facilities on Wednesday, state television reported, a move that is likely to raise tensions with the UN nuclear watchdog.

FBI seizes retired general’s data, accuses him of being agent for Qatar

A retired Marine Corps general who once led U.S. and NATO forces in Afghanistan and later publicly backed Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is facing scrutiny over allegations that he illegally lobbied government officials on behalf of the Persian Gulf nation of Qatar.

Latest World News Headlines

Massive 8.4 Earthquake Hits Russia’s Lake Baikal At Tough Time – June 8, 2022

Developing countries face hunger due to Russian invasion of Ukraine – June 8, 2022

Police Detain Driver After Crashing Car In Berlin Crowd, Killing One – June 8, 2022

American serviceman suspected of deliberately causing blast at US base in Syria – June 8, 2022

Moscow To Annex More Territory In Ukraine – June 8, 2022

Iran Train Derailment Kills Many, Injures Dozens – June 8, 2022

Every cancer patient enters remission after drug trial, study reveals – June 7, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel Rejects US-Brokered Peace Talks With Palestinian Authority

Israel has rejected a proposal by U.S. President Joe Biden’s administration to hold a high-level summit with the Palestinian Authority, officials said Wednesday.

Israel makes dramatic upgrades to military plans to attack Iran

In face of Iran’s continued development of a nuclear capability, the Israeli Air Force has developed a new capability to be able to fly its F-35 stealth fighter jets from Israel to the Islamic Republic without requiring mid-air refueling.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Netanyahu in talks to court MK from PM’s party in bid to end government – June 8, 2022

Israel slams UNHRC: ‘Biased one-sided report tainted with hatred for Israel’ – June 7, 2022

Iran threatens to ‘raze Tel Aviv and Haifa’ amid revenge attack concerns – June 7, 2022

Syria reports Israeli attack on Damascus – June 6, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

New York pro-life pregnancy center allegedly ‘firebombed’ by left-wing group, investigation launched

Authorities in New York launched an arson investigation after a pro-life Christian pregnancy center in Buffalo was allegedly targeted by vandals and lit on fire.

Armed Man Detained Near Conservative Judge Kavanaugh

An armed man who made threats against Brett Kavanaugh was detained early Wednesday near the conservative U.S. Supreme Court justice’s Maryland home, the court confirmed.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Idaho Satanic Temple promotes ‘family friendly’ drag dance party with ‘unbaptisms’ – June 7, 2022

US has thrown away 82 million COVID-19 vaccines, CDC – June 7, 2022

Internal Capitol Police review found sweeping intelligence, security failures on Pelosi’s watch – June 7, 2022

Arizona judge declines Republican request to block mail voting – June 6, 2022

Migrant in potentially the largest caravan ever demands Biden keep asylum promise – June 6, 2022

U.S. bars Cuba, Venezuela from Americas summit; Mexican leader sits out – June 6, 2022

Supreme Court abortion case sparks debate over how ruling may impact IVF, fertility industry – June 6, 2022

Breaking Christian News

State Department report highlights constitutional violations of religious freedom in Nigeria

The Nigerian government has actively persecuted religion, contrary to the provision of religious freedom in Nigeria’s constitution, the US State Department found in its Annual Report on International Religious Freedom (IRF) published on June 2.

US State Department publishes annual report on worldwide religious freedom

The US Department of State has now published its 2021 Annual Report on International Religious Freedom, setting out the status of religious freedom in each country in the world, International Christian Concern (ICC reports). The USIRF report to Congress found that a number of countries with poor records on religious freedom had made significant improvements: these countries include Morocco, Taiwan and Iraq, ICC said. However, the situation is extremely severe and/or deteriorating in numerous other countries, including Pakistan and Yemen.

Pakistan Bails Mentally Challenged Christian After 3 Years In Jail

A mentally challenged Christian man has been released on bail after spending three years in a Pakistani jail on trumped-up charges of blasphemy against Islam, his lawyer told Worthy News late Tuesday.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Iran Pastor 10 Years In Jail After Losing Appeal – June 7, 2022

Myanmar: Military junta continues systematic destruction of Christian homes – June 7, 2022

SBC sex abuse survivors release statement proposing immediate reforms – June 7, 2022

India States Detain Pastors Over ‘Forced Conversions,’ Death – June 7, 2022

50 Killed In Nigeria Church Attack – June 6, 2022

India: Christians suffer arrest and imprisonment in Uttar Pradesh, ”Our lives are in danger” – June 6, 2022

Uganda: Youth pastor killed in Islamic terror attack on church – June 6, 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