News from this Week 1/4/23

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

China, Russia to Boost Ties ‘At All Levels’ in 2023 Despite U.S. Pressure

Determined to thwart the ongoing efforts of the United States to simultaneously counter both of its top rivals, China and Russia have made a joint resolution to increase their cooperation on a variety of fronts in the New Year.

Russia to modernize nuclear forces in 2023, add more multi-warhead nukes

Russia is bolstering its strategic nuclear forces in 2023 with further deployment of multi-warhead nuclear missiles and further modernization of its long-range strategic bomber division, the Russian Defense Ministry announced this week.

Putin’s Military Criticized After Deadliest Ukraine Attack

Russian President Vladimir Putin faced embarrassment Tuesday after one of Ukraine’s deadliest attacks on Russian troops was reportedly caused by the unauthorized use of mobile phones.

Latest World News Headlines

UK set to designate Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps as terror organization – January 3, 2023

Zelensky signs controversial law to increase governmental control of Ukrainian media – January 3, 2023

One-third of world economy expected to be in recession in 2023, says IMF chief – January 2, 2023

Ukraine says it shot down 39 Iran-made kamikaze drones during wave of Russian air strikes, “one terrorist has found another” – January 2, 2023

Ukraine Facing New Year “Terror” – January 2, 2023

Croatia Welcomes 2023 With Euro And Schengen – January 2, 2023

Brazil’s Controversial Lula Sworn In President – January 1, 2023

Breaking Israel News

Ben Gvir faces dilemma as activists ask to hold Passover sacrifice on Temple Mount

A fringe religious group on Monday night asked newly installed National Security Minister Itamar Ben Gvir for permission to perform the Passover ritual sacrifice on the Temple Mount this coming spring.

Hezbollah chief: Middle East could ‘explode’ after Ben-Gvir’s Temple Mount visit

Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned on Tuesday of consequences for Israeli Cabinet member Itamar Ben-Gvir’s visit to Jerusalem’s Temple Mount.

Latest Israel News Headlines

UN Security Council slated to meet on widely decried Temple Mount visit by Ben Gvir – January 3, 2023

UN General Assembly condemned Israel more than all other countries combined last year – January 3, 2023

Blinken tells Israel’s new FM: US will oppose steps that undermine 2-state solution – January 2, 2023

Syria says IAF strikes briefly put Damascus airport out of service, kill 2 soldiers – January 2, 2023

Breaking U.S. News

Christian affiliation dominates roster of 118th Congress; majority is Protestant

A higher percentage of members of the 118th Congress, 88%, identify as Christian than the share of Christians in the U.S. population, which stands at 63%, a Pew Research Center analysis revealed Tuesday.

Bomb Cyclone to Hit California Days After Deadly Floods

California is set to get battered by another intense rainstorm, just days after a previous storm caused severe flooding throughout the Golden State.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

US House Adjourns After Not Electing Speaker – January 3, 2023

S&P 500 companies suffer worst losses since 2008 global financial meltdown – January 3, 2023

Trump takes fire from right after blaming abortion issue for GOP midterm defeats – January 2, 2023

Appeals Court Upholds Florida School Board’s Bathroom Policy – January 2, 2023

Ohio School Board Ignores Parents, Clergy with Trans Bathroom Policy Even as US Court Issues Big Trans Ruling – January 2, 2023

U.S. sees major housing price correction, nearly the largest since World War II – January 2, 2023

Ex-President Trump Under Pressure Over Tax Returns – January 1, 2023

Breaking Christian News

Pakistan Christians Help Family Of Raped, Killed Widow

Christians in Pakistan said Tuesday they will support five orphans left behind after their widowed mother was gang raped and killed by five suspected Muslim men, now in custody.

Dozens Of Christians Kidnapped In Nigeria After Mass Killings

Christians in northern Nigeria were searching Tuesday for scores of believers reportedly abducted in a Christmas Day attack by Islamic fighters that killed at least one person.

Uganda: Evangelist almost completely blind after acid attack by Islamic extremists

Islamic extremists enraged at the preaching of the Gospel sprayed acid in the face of evangelist Pastor Frank Mutabaazi in Kampala, Uganda last month, causing severe burns and almost completely blinding him, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. While Christianity is legal in Uganda, Christians have come under increasing violent attacks from extremists in the minority Muslim population.

Latest Christian News Headlines

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

Afghanistan Christians Fear Imminent Death – January 1, 2023

Nigeria Islamists Burn Homes After Killing Christians – December 30, 2022

Christian Families Expelled From India Town – December 30, 2022

‘Nigerian Woman Still In Jail For Condemning Christian’s Death’ – December 30, 2022

China Frees Church Elder, But Online Gathering Interrupted – December 29, 2022

News from this Week 12/21/22

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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 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 11/16/22

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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 11/3/22

Breaking World News

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north korea missile test worthy christian newsNorth Korea Fires Missiles Toward South

North Korea has fired at least 23 missiles toward South Korea, the most ever in a single day, prompting the South to launch its rockets while issuing rare air raid warnings.

China condemns deployment of US B-52s to Australia

China has condemned reported US plans to deploy as many as six B-52 bombers to northern Australia as part of a plan to build maintenance facilities and parking places for the bombers at Royal Australian Air Force Base Tindal, the Washington Times reports.

US forces now on the ground in Ukraine

U.S. military personnel are now on the ground in Ukraine, keeping track of and inspecting weapons the U.S. has shipped to Ukrainian forces, a senior defense official announced during a Pentagon background briefing on Monday. These U.S. personnel are some of the first the Pentagon has acknowledged have entered Ukraine since Russia launched its large scale invasion of the country in February.

Latest World News Headlines

US, Saudi Arabia: ‘Iran Attacks Imminent’ – November 2, 2022

Germany registered 5 antisemitic incidents a day in first half of 2022 – November 1, 2022

Ukraine ships wartime record amount of grain – November 1, 2022

Kyiv: ‘Massive Russian Missile Strikes Hit Ukraine’ (Worthy News Radio) – November 1, 2022

Iran plans public trials for 1,000 protesters in Tehran – October 31, 2022

Russia launches fresh wave of strikes on Kyiv, targeting critical infrastructure – October 31, 2022

U.S. to send B-52 bombers to Australia amid China tensions – October 31, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Benjamin Netanyahu faces balancing act after Israel election comeback

Netanyahu has pledged to build on the achievement of his last term in office, the Abraham Accords with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, that opened the way for a possible normalization of relations with other Arab countries.

‘Israel’s Ex-PM Netanyahu Wins Elections’

Israel’s controversial ex-Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his right-wing allies have won 61 seats, enough to form a majority in the 120-seat Knesset, Israel’s Parliament, election exit polls showed Tuesday.

Latest Israel News Headlines

UN General Assembly votes Israel must renounce possession of its nuclear weapons – November 1, 2022

Netanyahu eyes comeback on eve of Israel election – October 31, 2022

Israel, Bahrain hope to sign free trade deal by year’s end – October 31, 2022

Final polls before Nov. 1 elections show Netanyahu’s bloc just shy of parliamentary majority – October 30, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

US Due To Roll Out Digital ID Despite Worries (Worthy News In-Depth)

The United States edged closer to rolling out a digital identity document system for its more than 337 million citizens despite concerns it will lead to more control by the government and other institutions, Worthy News established Thursday.

Florida’s new election crimes office flags left-wing, ballot-harvesting operation in Orlando

Florida’s newly created Office of Election Crimes and Security is requesting a criminal investigation into charges of ballot harvesting in Orlando, a Democratic stronghold in the critical swing state.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

U.S. Interest Rates Rise Amid Soaring Inflation – November 2, 2022

Fed Reserve expected to announce fourth consecutive interest rate hike – November 2, 2022

Pennsylvania Supreme Court rules incorrectly dated mail-in ballots cannot be counted – November 2, 2022

Supreme Court Takes up Affirmative Action – November 1, 2022

The Government Is Set To Spend More On Debt Payments Than The Entire Defense Budget – November 1, 2022

Supreme Court blocks House from Trump’s taxes, for now – November 1, 2022

Biden floats taxing oil companies amid rising energy prices – October 31, 2022

Breaking Christian News

US Christian organization delivers 225,000 children’s Bibles to North Macedonia

A Texas-based Christian organization has this year delivered 225,000 Children and Teen Bibles to North Macedonia, an eastern European country that was part of the former communist federation of Yugoslavia and where Bibles are still hard to come by.

Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians continues

The slaughter of Christians in Nigeria has seen no let-up as suspected Fulani herdsmen and other Islamic militant terrorists killed 12 mainly women, children, and elderly Christians during attacks in Benue state last month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Uganda: Evangelists attacked after leading Muslims to Christ, “We need your prayers all the time”

Islamist extremists in eastern Uganda attacked two evangelists with knives earlier this month after the Christians led local Muslims to Christ, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Latest Christian News Headlines

US Missionaries Rush ‘Heat and Hope’ To Ukraine As Missiles Hit (Worthy News Radio) – November 1, 2022

Hong Kong: Christian Pastor the first clergy to be imprisoned under new security laws – October 31, 2022

Sri Lanka: Authorities order churches to close – October 31, 2022

Oldest Known Map of the Stars Found Hidden Under Christian Text – October 31, 2022

Bishops Discuss Peace As War Rages – October 30, 2022

‘Clear Victory for Freedom of Speech and Religion’: Franklin Graham Wins in Court – October 27, 2022

Mainline Protestant church adds ‘nonbinary/genderqueer’ to official membership statistics – October 27, 2022

News from this Week 10/26/22

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Germany’s president in Kyiv amid strikes and prisoners setback for US

A Russian court on Tuesday rejected an appeal by U.S. basketball star Brittney Griner against her nine-year prison sentence for possession and smuggling of drugs. The announcement raised the prospects of a prisoners swap between Russia and the United States, which had condemned the ruling as tensions rise over the war in Ukraine. Amid the standoff, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier went to Kyiv for his first trip to Ukraine since Russia invaded amid new Russian air strikes.

Russia Tells UN It Would View ‘Dirty Bomb’ Attack in Ukraine As ‘Nuclear Terrorism’

Doubling down on allegations that Kyiv plans to detonate a “dirty bomb” and blame it on Russia, Moscow has requested a U.N. Security Council meeting on Tuesday.

Russia and Syria agree to restore ancient Arch of Ba’al temple

Syria and Russia have signed an agreement to restore Syria’s Arch of Triumph, an ancient monument that stood at the entrance to a largely destroyed temple used for the worship of Ba’al in the ancient city of Palmyra, Israel365 reports.

Latest World News Headlines

Al-Shabaab Islamic terrorists attack second hotel in Somalia – October 25, 2022

UK to restrict gender-affirming treatment to children; US says access to transgender treatment for children should be advanced – October 25, 2022

US Army Near Ukraine After Nuclear Threats – October 25, 2022

Rishi Sunak Britain’s New Prime Minister But Challenges Ahead – October 24, 2022

G7 Condemns Russia’s Kidnapping of Nuclear Plant Leadership – October 24, 2022

Hungary’s PM ‘Flees’ Budapest Amid Protests – October 24, 2022

Europe Worried After Cuts To Undersea Cables (Worthy News In-Depth) – October 23, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Hezbollah: For every Israeli strike in Syria, we’ll attack US forces in the country

Several strikes against American forces in Syria were reported by Syrian Telegram channels and other media in October, according to a report by MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM).

Israel: IDF Raid Kills Chief of Lion’s Den Terrorist Group, Destroys Bomb Factory

Israeli security forces conducted an overnight raid in the West Bank city of Nablus, destroying an explosives manufacturing site belonging to the Lion’s Den terrorist group.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israeli strike in Syria targeted Hezbollah unit and drone production, report says – October 24, 2022

Israeli officials claim to have destroyed 90% of Iran’s military operations in Syria – October 24, 2022

Syria Intercepts Israeli Missiles – October 23, 2022

Ukraine officially asks Israel for Iron Dome, Iron Beam, other defense tech – October 20, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Border Patrol Encountered 98 on Terrorist Watchlist Crossing U.S.-Mexico Border Between Ports of Entry in FY2022

The U.S. Border Patrol encountered 98 foreign nationals on the terrorist watchlist who were crossing the U.S.-Mexico border between the ports of entry in fiscal 2022, according to newly released data from U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

Pro-life activists ordered to pay $2.4M to Planned Parenthood for undercover investigation

An appeals court panel has ruled that David Daleiden and other pro-life activists must pay a $2.4 million judgment to Planned Parenthood Federation of America for carrying out an undercover investigation and secretly filming abortion providers discussing the harvesting of babies’ body parts.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Florida schools required to provide bathrooms based on biological sex under new rule – October 25, 2022

Justice Department Charges 13 Over Chinese Espionage Operations In U.S. – October 24, 2022

Record SW Border Encounters: 2,378,944 in FY 2022 – October 24, 2022

Over half of Americans believe national government is responsible for producing change, poll says – October 24, 2022

US House Committee Subpoenas Ex-President Trump – October 24, 2022

US Deficit Soars Thanks to Biden’s Student Debt Forgiveness – October 23, 2022

California court rules in favor of Christian baker who refused to bake cake for lesbian wedding – October 23, 2022

Breaking Christian News

Islamic Militants Kill Scores Of Nigeria Christians

Islamic Fulani herdsmen have killed scores of Christians in a village in central Nigeria after murdering and injuring more than 100 other believers the previous week, Christians said Tuesday.

Nigeria: Gunmen attack church, kill woman and her daughter

Suspected Islamic extremist gunmen stormed a church during Sunday service in Nigeria’s Kogi state earlier this month, killing a woman and her young daughter who were in attendance, the Christian Post reports.

New study shows positive link between religion and mental health

A major new study has shown that religion can help foster good mental health in young people, Christian Today reports. The study was conducted by the Springtide Research Institute and apparently confirms decades of previous research showing a positive link between religion and mental health.

Latest Christian News Headlines

Nigeria: Terrorists attack Pastor’s home as relentless Christian persecution continues – October 24, 2022

China Christians Worried After President Xi’s Re-Election – October 24, 2022

Thousands Of Chad Christians Face Starvation – October 24, 2022

Dozens Killed In Chad Protests – October 21, 2022

Iran Christians Freed From Troubled Evin Prison – October 19, 2022

Iran: Concerns raised for Christian couple jailed in harsh prison for house church activity – October 19, 2022

Several Killed In Nigeria Church Attack – October 18, 2022

News from this Week 10/20/22

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

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

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

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

Central Bank Digital Currencies Spark Outrage; Dutch Queen Questioned

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

Latest World News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking Israel News

Israeli military launches week-long drill across northern Israel

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

Hamas in first Syria visit in decade as relations thaw

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

Latest Israel News Headlines

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

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

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

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

Breaking U.S. News

Biden announces release of 15 million barrels of emergency reserve oil

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

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

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

Latest U.S. News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking Christian News

Iran Christians Freed From Troubled Evin Prison

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

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

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

Several Killed In Nigeria Church Attack

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

Latest Christian News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News from this Week 10/11/22

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

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

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

Numerous Killed In Massive Russian Strikes On Ukraine

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

Multiple Explosions Rock Kyiv; Several Killed (Update)

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

Latest World News Headlines

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

Thailand Childcare Attack Kills 37 – October 9, 2022

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking Israel News

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

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

IDF makes strides in space tech race with new satellites

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

Latest Israel News Headlines

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

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

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

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

Breaking U.S. News

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

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

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

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

Latest U.S. News Headlines

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Breaking Christian News

Afghanistan: Taliban behead Christian man on video

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

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

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

Latest Christian News Headlines

Belarus: Authorities ban Christian church congregation from holding worship services

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

News from this Week 10/5/22

Breaking World News

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

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

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