News from this Week 2/2/23

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Turkey’s push into Iraq risks deeper conflict

Looming over the deserted village of Sararo in northern Iraq, three Turkish military outposts break the skyline, part of an incursion that forced the residents to flee last year after days of shelling.

Iran, Russia to integrate banking systems to bypass Western sanctions

Iran and Russia signed an agreement Sunday to integrate their banking systems to help them skirt Western sanctions.

US accuses Russia of non-compliance with major nuclear arms control treaty

Amid already heightened tensions between the United States and Russia over US military assistance to Ukraine, the US State Department on Tuesday accused Moscow of canceling talks and failing to allow nuclear inspections in compliance with New START, the only nuclear arms control treaty remaining between the two countries, i24NEWS reports.

Latest World News Headlines

Finland Delays Joining NATO at This Time – February 1, 2023

‘Warning sign’: Iran’s military reportedly sending warships to Brazil, Panama Canal in challenge to US – February 1, 2023

Executions Nearly Double In Saudi Arabia – February 1, 2023

Hungary Condemns Ukraine’s ‘Crackdown’ On Ethnic Hungarians – January 31, 2023

90th Anniversary Of Hitler’s Rise To Power Raises Questions About Future (Worthy News Analysis) – January 31, 2023

Russia may end nuclear arms control treaty with US, official says – January 31, 2023

Pakistan Mosque Bomb Blast Kills Over 60 – January 30, 2023

Breaking Israel News

Israel targeting Iranian arms flow to Ukraine, Netanyahu tells CNN

Israel is targeting the production of Iranian weapons that could be sent to Russia for use against Ukraine, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told CNN in an interview aired on Wednesday.

Israel Ready To Mediate Peace In Ukraine

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu pledged Tuesday he would consider serving as a peace mediator between Russia and Ukraine if asked and said only a military threat would deter Iran from having nuclear weapons.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Iran threatens Israel over drone attack on weapons facility – January 31, 2023

In 3rd attack in hours, aircraft said to strike Iranian truck on Syria-Iraq border – January 30, 2023

Mossad behind drone strike on Iran factory, U.S. officials say – January 30, 2023

Major offensive in Judea and Samaria may be necessary in 2023 – January 30, 2023

Breaking U.S. News

Iranian Nabbed At U.S. Border on Terror Watch List Arrested

Dozens on the U.S. terror watch list were detained, including 17 in December, at the U.S. southern border with Mexico, officials said Wednesday.

Federal Reserve raises interest rates by 25 basis points

The Federal Reserve on Wednesday raised interest rates by 25 basis points, issuing an 0.25% hike in line with earlier expectations in a move that signals a rate slowdown in the Fed’s fight against inflation.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

FBI Searching President Biden’s Beach Home For Classified Documents – February 1, 2023

US Satanists Open Ritual Abortion Clinic (Worthy News Investigation) – February 1, 2023

Minnesota: Gov. Walz signs state law permitting abortion at any stage for any reason – February 1, 2023

US Deadly Icy Storm Traps Millions – February 1, 2023

White House: Health Emergency for COVID Is Out. Health Emergency for Abortion Is In. – January 31, 2023

Florida poised to become 26th state that allows permitless carry of guns – January 31, 2023

Facing Drone Strikes, Iran Warns Any U.S. Military Action Means War – January 30, 2023

Breaking Christian News

Nigeria: Christian orphanage director finally acquitted of abduction/forgery charges

The Christian founder of an orphanage in Nigeria’s Kano state has finally been acquitted of abduction and forgery after spending two years in jail pending trial, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Nigeria: Beloved pastor slaughtered by suspected Islamic State terrorists in Adamawa, “he fought a good fight”

Christian communities in Nigeria’s Adamawa state are deeply mourning the loss of Pastor Jerry Hinjari of Christ Nation International, who was murdered by suspected Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP) terrorists on Thursday, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. The slaughter of tens of thousands of Christians in Nigeria at the hands of Islamic terrorists has gone unchecked by the Nigerian government and the international community for many years now.

Sudan: Christian ministry team murdered by suspected Islamic extremist

A church pastor was among a ministry team of four Christians who were murdered by suspected Islamic extremists in Sudan last week, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Rights groups have reported worsening conditions for Sudanese believers since the 2021 military coup, which overthrew the transitional government installed after brutal dictator Omar al-Bashir was ousted in 2019.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Iran: Christians under increased persecution, but church is growing – January 30, 2023

Thousands of Christians worldwide were murdered for their faith last year, new report shows – January 30, 2023

Eritrea: 44 Christians arrested, imprisoned for unknown reasons – January 30, 2023

US Hispanic Protestant church is young, growing, effective in evangelism, study shows – January 26, 2023

United Methodist Church loses more than 1,800 congregations over LGBTQ debate, “not a real schism” – January 26, 2023

Hindus Attack Catholic Church In India; Several Injured – January 24, 2023

Nigeria: 17 more Christians murdered amid ongoing slaughter; “violations are carried out with impunity” – January 24, 2023

Top News from this Week- 1/11/22

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

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

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

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

Latest World News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

Brazil Police Regaining Control Over Protests – January 9, 2023

Breaking Israel News

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

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

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

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

Latest Israel News Headlines

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

Israel Removing Palestinian Flags – January 9, 2023

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

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

Breaking U.S. News

Pentagon ditches COVID vaccine mandate for troops

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

House Oversight Republicans Reveal Six Things ‘We Will Investigate’

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

Latest U.S. News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking Christian News

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

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

Uganda: Pastor in critical condition after poisoning by Muslim extremists

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

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

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

Latest Christian News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

Afghanistan Christians Fear Imminent Death – January 1, 2023

News from this Week 12/28/22

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Taiwan extends mandatory military service amid rising China threat

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

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

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

Latest World News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking Israel News

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

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

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

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

Latest Israel News Headlines

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

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

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

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

Breaking U.S. News

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

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

Federal Judge Says San Francisco Can’t Clear Homeless Camps

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

Latest U.S. News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking Christian News

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

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

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

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

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

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

Latest Christian News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News from this Week 12/14/22

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Indonesia’s Bali Island Hit By Quake

Indonesia’s tropical island of Bali, an essential host for Group of 20 summits and events this year, was reeling Wednesday after a strong earthquake and two aftershocks hit the area.

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New Zealand: Study shows dangerously high level of airborne microplastic pollution in Auckland

A new study shows that the number of microplastic particles polluting the air in New Zealand’s city of Auckland is the equivalent to more than three million plastic bottles per year, the University of Auckland (UOA) reports.

Brazil: Bolsonaro supporters riot in Brasilia against certification of da Silva as new president

Supporters of outgoing Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro clashed with law enforcement officers, set fire to vehicles, and allegedly tried to storm federal police headquarters in Brasilia Monday, in protest at the official certification of leftist Lula da Silva as Brazil’s newly elected president, DW reports.

Latest World News Headlines

Alleged Lockerbie Bomb Maker In US Custody – December 13, 2022

Three Shot Dead In Australia, Three Attackers Killed – December 13, 2022

Britain Ponders Controversial Digital Currency – December 13, 2022

U.S. expected to announce major nuclear fusion energy breakthrough – December 12, 2022

Iran executes second person by public hanging in connection with violence during protests – December 12, 2022

Northern Ireland can ban pro-life activism near abortion clinics, UK Supreme Court says – December 12, 2022

Europe’s Parliament Hit By Qatar Corruption Scandal; Several Arrests – December 12, 2022

Breaking Israel News

IDF chief confirms Israel behind strike on Iran arms convoy near Syria-Iraq border

IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi confirmed Wednesday that an airstrike in early November on a convoy allegedly carrying Iranian arms near the Syria-Iraq border was carried out by the Israeli Air Force.

Czech president requests to move embassy to Jerusalem

Czech President Miloš Zeman requested on Monday to move his country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem in the coming months.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Netanyahu inches closer to power with new parliament speaker – December 13, 2022

Outgoing Coalition Members Craft ‘Total War’ Plan to Create Chaos for Netanyahu Government – December 12, 2022

Report: Israel warns will bomb Beirut airport if it’s used for Iran weapon shipments – December 11, 2022

IDF launches snap drill with thousands of troops, simulating fighting in north – December 11, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

DeSantis Declares War on CDC Over COVID-19 Vaccines

Florida Governor Ron DeSantis is asking a grand jury to investigate whether Floridians were misled by COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers after claims by his state’s surgeon general that the vaccines could potentially harm those who received it.

Biden Signs ‘Respect For Marriage Act’ Into Law

President Joe Biden signed the “Respect for Marriage Act” into law Tuesday on the South Lawn of the White House, requiring the federal government to recognize same-sex and interracial marriages carried out at the state level.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Federal deficit to pass $3 trillion for second year, economic growth higher than expected – December 13, 2022

SEC, Justice Department charge FTX’s Sam Bankman-Fried – December 13, 2022

Congressional lawmakers introduce bipartisan bill banning TikTok in United States – December 13, 2022

U.S. tests first successful air-launched hypersonic missile off California coast – December 13, 2022

$857.9 Billion Defense Bill Includes $800 Million for Ukraine – December 13, 2022

Household wealth dropped by $13.5 trillion from January to September, second-worst destruction on record – December 12, 2022

Schumer: Senate Headed for Short-Term Funding Bill to Prevent Shutdown – December 12, 2022

Breaking Christian News

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

Archaeologists conducting a dig at a burial site in Britain have uncovered an elaborate gold necklace with a cross pendant which likely belonged to an affluent female Christian leader between 630 to 670 A.D, some 1,300 years ago, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Uganda: Evangelist severely beaten by Islamic extremists after leading Muslims to Christ

Islamic extremists in Uganda severely beat up a pastor and members of his congregation and demolished his church last month after discovering he led Muslims to Christ earlier this year, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Myanmar: Baptist bishop arrested and detained by military junta

A well-known Baptist bishop in Myanmar has been detained at an undisclosed location after being arrested by the military junta Sunday because of his Bible teaching, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

100 Christian Women, Girls Abducted In Pakistan – December 12, 2022

Massive Detentions Of Christian Refugees Underway In Thailand – December 11, 2022

Thailand Detains Christians, Including Girl Seeking Asylum – December 8, 2022

Myanmar: Child among three killed in military attack on Christian village – December 8, 2022

Bipartisan religious freedom commission “outraged” at US failure to add Nigeria and India to list of countries of particular concern – December 7, 2022

Algeria: Government is persecuting the Church, which continues to grow – December 6, 2022

Afghanistan: Christians trying to flee the country to escape intense persecution – December 6, 2022

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 11/23/22

Bolsonaro contests Brazil election, demands votes be annulled

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro is contesting his defeat in the October election and calling on the electoral authority to annul votes cast on most of the nation’s electronic voting machines, citing a software bug that independent experts have said didn’t affect the reliability of results.

Beijing deploys 10 times more operators than U.S. Cyber Command

Once considered “sloppy” in its cyber operations, China’s online capabilities have grown rapidly over the past decade into a dangerous threat regarded as equal to U.S. military digital skills, a new congressional report warns.

Russia Unveils Nuclear Icebreaker in Push For Arctic Dominance

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday oversaw the launch of a new nuclear-powered icebreaker as Russia pushes to develop the Arctic and seeks new energy markets amid sanctions over Ukraine.

Latest World News Headlines

Turkey’s Erdogan vows ground operation into Syria ‘soon’ – November 22, 2022

US says continues to oppose any military action destabilizing Syria – November 22, 2022

Iran says it has begun enriching uranium to 60% purity at Fordo underground site – November 22, 2022

2 girls beheaded at ISIS family members displacement camp in Syria – November 22, 2022

Iran intensifies violent crackdown on protests as number of casualties rises – November 22, 2022

G20 Wants Worldwide Vaccination Passport (Worthy News In-Depth) – November 21, 2022

UN Atomic Agency chief says urgent action required to prevent nuclear accident in Ukraine following new blasts near nuclear plant – November 21, 2022

Breaking Israel News

U.S. and Israel discuss military drill to simulate conflict with Iran, proxies

The United States and Israel have discussed a joint military drill that would simulate a possible attack against Iran and its Middle East proxies.

Israel: Iran at Brink of Enriching Uranium at 90 Percent Level

Gen. Aharon Haliva, the head of Israeli military intelligence, warned Monday that Iran could soon approach the 90% uranium enrichment level necessary to build a nuclear weapon, Axios reported.

Latest Israel News Headlines

IDF Chief of Staff meets US National Security Advisor – November 21, 2022

Syria says four soldiers killed in Israeli airstrikes on military bases – November 20, 2022

After Israeli-owned tanker hit, US to deploy 100 unmanned vessels in Persian Gulf – November 20, 2022

Over 20 Killed In Gaza Refugee Camp Fire – November 18, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Biden extends student loan repayment pause as debt cancellation placed on hold amid legal challenge

President Joe Biden announced on Tuesday the extension of the pause on federal student loan payments as the courts determine the legality of his student loan cancellation plan.

Supreme Court OKs handover of Trump tax returns to Congress

The Supreme Court on Tuesday cleared the way for the imminent handover of former President Donald Trump’s tax returns to a congressional committee after a three-year legal fight.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

ICE arrests 138 sex offenders who entered the US illegally – November 21, 2022

New Trump special prosecutor overturned by Supreme Court, tied to IRS scandal – November 21, 2022

Gunman Kills 5 In US Gay Nightclub – November 21, 2022

FBI, DHS ‘Very Concerned’ About Chinese Communists Opening Police Stations in the U.S. – November 20, 2022

AG Garland Appoints Special Counsel to Oversee Probes into Election Interference on Jan. 6, Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago – November 20, 2022

Home sales fell for the ninth straight month in October, as higher mortgage rates scared off potential buyers – November 20, 2022

Nancy Pelosi Steps Down As US Democratic Leader – November 18, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Nine Christians hospitalized after Hindu extremist attack on church

A mob of radicalized Hindu nationalists beat up and hospitalized nine Christians during an attack on a church hall in India’s Chhattisgarh state earlier this month, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.

Bibles At Bloodstained World Cup Despite Persecution (Worthy News In-Depth)

As crowds enjoyed soccer in the bloodstained stadiums of Qatar hosting the 2022 World Cup after thousands of migrant workers were killed, Christians began distributing Bibles in 14 languages.

Eritrea: 98 Christians remain in prison for their faith

The Eritrean government is still holding in detention 98 Christians who were arrested on account of their faith in September, Christian Today (CT) reports. 

Latest Christian News Headlines

Political divisions in church can drive pastors to burnout, poll shows – November 21, 2022

Christian persecution is worsening amid Western denial – November 18, 2022

Ukrainian prison ministry is helping Russian POWs – November 16, 2022

500 anti-Christian hate crimes documented in Europe last year – November 16, 2022

Russian army attacked 270 religious sites in Ukraine during first months of invasion – November 16, 2022

58 US churches vote to disaffiliate from United Methodist Church over LGBTQ stance – November 15, 2022

Algeria has closed 16 evangelical churches in crackdown on proselytization – November 15, 2022

News from this Week 11/16/22

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Suspected Russian Missiles Enter NATO State Poland, Killing Two; U.S. Concerned

U.S. President Joe Biden said Tuesday that he spoke with his Polish counterpart Andrzej Duda to express “deep condolences for the loss of life in Eastern Poland,” where two people were killed in an alleged Russian missile strike.

Israeli-led study show dramatic decrease in sperm count worldwide

A new peer-reviewed study by Israeli and US scientists shows that sperm counts worldwide have fallen by 62 percent since 1973, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

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World population reaches 8 billion with continued increase predicted

The United Nations predicted in a recent report that the world population would reach eight billion people on November 15 this year and around 9.7 billion in 2050, the Associated Press reports.

Latest World News Headlines

Iran may use mass executions to quell anti-hijab protests across country, human rights group warns – November 15, 2022

G20 Tensions Over War In Ukraine (Worthy News Radio) – November 15, 2022

Biden Claims “No New Cold War” With China – November 15, 2022

Moscow Denies Russian Foreign Minister Rushed To Hospital – November 15, 2022

Turkey Detains Scores Of People Over Deadly Istanbul Blast – November 15, 2022

Ukraine’s President Visits Recaptured Kherson As US, Russia Talk (Worthy News Radio) – November 14, 2022

CIA chief meets Russian counterpart in Turkey, warns of consequences if Putin uses nukes in Ukraine – November 14, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Israel Mobilizes Against UN Resolution Calling for Probe of Israel’s ‘Occupation’ in Judea, Samaria

“A prize for terrorist organizations and their campaign against Israel.” That is how outgoing Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid characterized a vote last week in the United Nations.

‘400 seconds’ to Tel Aviv: Iranian media publishes Hebrew hypersonic missile threat

Iran’s Sobh-e-Sadegh newspaper published a threat in Hebrew on its front page on Monday, warning that a new Iranian hypersonic missile could reach Israel in 400 seconds.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel abstains from UN vote on Russia-Ukraine reparations – November 14, 2022

Israeli air force attacks Hezbollah and Iranian forces in Syria – November 13, 2022

UN votes 98-17 to take Israel to Int’l Criminal Court, ‘occupation will need to end’ – November 13, 2022

Israeli F-35 jets escort US bombers in show of force to Iran – November 10, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Trump Again Running For President Despite Controversies

Donald J. Trump announced Tuesday night that he was running for president in 2024 to recapture the White House after raising doubts that he lost the 2020 election.

U.S. Senate poised to vote on protection for same-sex marriage

The U.S. Senate is expected to hold a procedural vote Wednesday on the Respect for Marriage Act, which would codify same-sex marriage rights.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

New York Fed announces test of digital dollar with major banks – November 15, 2022

FBI Director Refuses To Answer Whether Agency Had Sources ‘Dressed As Trump Supporters’ In J6 Riots – November 15, 2022

Nevada Supreme Court rejects petition to stop hand count of county ballots – November 15, 2022

Democrat Overturns Republican Victory in House Seat After Recount – Wins by 1 Vote – November 15, 2022

Georgia judge strikes down six-week abortion ban, declaring it unconstitutional – November 15, 2022

Texas governor declares invasion at border, invokes constitutional powers in historic action – November 15, 2022

Suspect Detained After U.S. University Shooting Kills 3 – November 15, 2022

Breaking Christian News

58 US churches vote to disaffiliate from United Methodist Church over LGBTQ stance

As the US United Methodist Church continues to lose congregations over its acceptance of same-sex marriage and ordination of noncelibate homosexuals, 58 churches in Louisiana officially disaffiliated from the denomination at the weekend, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Algeria has closed 16 evangelical churches in crackdown on proselytization

A major new report shows the government of Algeria has closed down 16 Evangelical churches in the past year as part of a crackdown on proselytization and perceived blasphemy against Sunni Islam, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Laos: Pastor murdered on his way to Christian event

A Christian pastor in Laos was tortured before being murdered last month in an attack police was likely on account of his faith, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: At least 4,000 Christians killed by Islamic extremists in 2022 alone – November 14, 2022

Christians Kidnapped, Killed In Ethiopia As Clashes Escalate (Worthy News In-Depth) – November 10, 2022

Significant number of churchgoers have not returned to in-person services – November 9, 2022

Myanmar: Burmese army bombs Baptist seminary – November 9, 2022

China: Government officials detain Christian house church leaders and members on false charges – November 9, 2022

Jailed Canadian Pastor acquitted of breaching COVID-19 restrictions on church services – November 8, 2022

Indonesia: Two government officials sign Islamist petition to block church building, violation of Indonesian constitution – November 8, 2022

News from this Week 9/27/22

Breaking World News

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

British Pound Plunges To Record Lows

The British pound plunged to an all-time low against the U.S. dollar Monday as investors ran for the exits after the new government’s fiscal plan threatened to stretch Britain’s finances to their limits.

Gunman Opens Fire At Russian School

A suspected Nazi gunman opened fire at a school in the Russian city of Izhevsk, killing at least nine people, including five children, and injuring numerous others before committing suicide, investigators said.

Ukraine Urges Russian Troops To Surrender

Ukraine’s president asked Russian soldiers on Sunday to surrender and pledged they would be treated in a “civilized manner.”

Latest World News Headlines

Belgian Justice Minister Threatened With Weapons, Explosives – September 26, 2022

China’s President Pressured After ‘False Coup’ Reports – September 25, 2022

Far-Right Giorgia Meloni Wins Italy Elections, Exit Poll Shows – September 25, 2022

Iranians Protest For 10th Night Despite ‘No Leniency’ Warnings – September 25, 2022

Powerful typhoon hits north Philippines, thousands evacuated – September 25, 2022

Russians arrested in thousands while protesting Putin’s mobilization, human rights group says – September 25, 2022

Ukraine’s Breakaway Regions Hold Referendums As Troops Approach – September 23, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Over half of Israelis would support attack on Iranian nuclear facilities without US agreement

A new survey by the Israel Democracy Institute has shown that more than half of Israel’s population would be in favor of an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities, even if the strike were carried out without the support and agreement of the United States, the Jerusalem Post reports.

Blinken: US will not be able to stop Israel if Hezbollah attacks over gas

The United States will not be able to stop Israel from retaliating against Lebanon if Hezbollah decides to attack it over the Karish gas field, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken reportedly told the Lebanese prime minister in a recent meeting.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israeli Navy and US Fifth Fleet complete ‘Digital Shield’ joint exercise – September 25, 2022

At UN, Lapid calls for two-state solution, says world choosing ‘easy option’ on Iran – September 22, 2022

Israel begins rollout of COVID vaccines tailored to Omicron – September 22, 2022

Israel condemns Putin’s nuclear threats and mobilization of reservists – September 22, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Supreme Court to hear challenge against NYC’s COVID vaccine mandate

The Supreme Court will consider a New York Police Department detective’s challenge against New York City’s municipal coronavirus vaccine mandate — after initially deciding against picking up the case.

Dow officially enters bear market

The Dow Jones Industrial Average officially entered bear market territory on Monday, following a precipitous drop.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Judge rules Arizona’s ban on abortions can be enforced, setting up legal showdown before election – September 25, 2022

Roughly 98% of people eligible to receive latest COVID booster have not received one – September 25, 2022

Tropical Storm Watches Issued For Florida Keys Ahead of Ian – September 25, 2022

Senate GOPers Will Propose Labeling Drug Cartels ‘Foreign Terrorist Organizations’ – September 22, 2022

House Democrats agree on police spending package, to hold vote before midterms – September 22, 2022

Indiana judge halts enforcement of abortion ban – September 22, 2022

Former Los Alamos nuclear scientists aid China’s advanced weapons, private study says – September 22, 2022

Breaking Christian News

China: Congregants attacked with stones during baptismal service

Members of China’s Trinity Harvest Gospel Church in Shenzhen were attacked with stones as they held a baptismal service on a beach earlier this month, China Aid reports.

India: Christian man believed to have been killed by Hindu relatives

A formerly Hindu man who converted to Christianity in India’s West Bengal state is missing, and it is believed he has been murdered by his Hindu family on account of his faith, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Chinese Christians seek refuge in Thailand after asylum denial from South Korea

Concerns Over 5 Jailed Christians in China’s Southwest – September 25, 2022

‘Many Turn To Christ At Queen’s Funeral’ – September 25, 2022

‘Cities Covered in the Glory of God’: Christians Unite Worldwide for ’10 Days of Awe’ Prayer Event – September 23, 2022

Nigeria: 45 Christians abducted during church service in Kaduna – September 22, 2022

Nigeria: Fulani jihadists slaughter 25 Christians in spate of attacks in Benue state – September 21, 2022

Myanmar: Junta lays landmines around church – September 19, 2022

Pakistan: Christian jailed for blasphemy is denied bail – September 19, 2022

Breaking News from this Week 9/21/22

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

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

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