Breaking News from This Week 4/12/23

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

Hundreds Of Migrants Await Rescue At SeaHundreds of migrants feeling war, persecution, and poverty were still awaiting to be rescued Wednesday off the coast of southern Italy, more than two days after activists raised the alarm.

Pentagon: ‘Special US, NATO Forces In Ukraine’More details have emerged about Western special forces inside Ukraine after Worthy News initially reported that troops from the NATO military alliance were in the wartorn nation.BRICS Nations Dumping Dollar As New World Currency Nears

The U.S. dollar was rapidly losing its status as the world’s reserve currency Tuesday after five leading emerging economies, Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS), agreed to work on a new global currency, Worthy News monitored.

Latest World News Headlines

Hungary Extends Energy Deals With Russia – April 11, 2023Saudi officials travel to Yemen to try and end crushing civil war – April 11, 2023China completes 3 days of military drills simulating blockades around Taiwan – April 11, 2023Worries Over Good Friday Agreement Mar 25th Anniversary (Worthy News Radio) – April 10, 2023US Deploys Nuclear Submarine In Standoff With Iran – April 10, 2023France Challenges US Superpower Status – April 9, 2023China, Taiwan Nearing Military Confrontation – April 9, 2023

Breaking Israel News

Netanyahu Vows to Restore Security ‘On All Fronts’ After Terror Attacks, Rocket Fire

Israel’s embattled prime minister pledged on Monday evening to restore security after a turbulent few days saw violent clashes on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, deadly acts of terrorism, and cross-border rocket fire including the biggest barrage from Lebanon since the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah war.Netanyahu bars Jewish visitors from Temple Mount for last 10 days of RamadanJewish visitors will be barred from the Temple Mount from Wednesday until the end of Ramadan in ten days’ time, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced on Tuesday, after a series of security consultations on the issue amid widespread violence linked to tensions at the holy site.

Latest Israel News Headlines

Israel has the “right to defend itself” against aggression, US government says – April 11, 2023Israeli PM Reinstates Defense Minister Gallant Despite Earlier Dismissal – April 10, 2023Leaked Pentagon Document Suggests Israel May Supply Weapons to Ukraine – April 10, 2023Frail Pope Urges Peace In Israel After Deadly Clashes – April 9, 2023

Breaking U.S. News

Oklahoma school board unanimously rejects application for publicly-funded Catholic charter schoolA school board appointed by Republican officials in Oklahoma has unanimously rejected an application by the Catholic Church to establish the first tax-payer funded religious charter school in the US, Reuters reports.Biden administration officials were involved in Mar-a-Lago raid despite claiming otherwise: report

The Biden administration involved itself in the raid of former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home despite reports that its officials were “stunned” to find out about the news on social media, according to the group America First Legal, which obtained internal government documents related to the raid through a Freedom of Information Act request.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

US Bank Lending Slumps by Most on Record in Final Weeks of March – April 11, 2023Leak of US classified documents online is “very serious risk to national security” and could lead to loss of life, Pentagon says – April 11, 2023Justice Department asks appeals court to stop ruling that would halt approval of abortion pill – April 10, 2023Next abortion battles may be among states with clashing laws – April 10, 2023Kentucky Governor Urges Prayers As Several Killed At Bank – April 10, 2023Deficit soars to $1.1 trillion for first half of fiscal 2023 – April 10, 2023House Oversight Republicans subpoena more bank records in Biden family probe – April 9, 2023

Breaking Christian News

Indonesia Pledges To Facilitate Church After Outcry

Indonesia’s government says it will facilitate a place of worship for Protestant Christians in West Java after the forced closure of their church by authorities provoked an international outcry.Attacks on churches surged in first quarter of 2023, report findsAttacks on churches escalated in the first quarter of 2023 consistent with a years-long trend of rising vandalism, arson and shootings, none worse this year than the deadly rampage at the Covenant School in Nashville.

Indonesia: Government authorities continue to shut down churchesAmid an ongoing spate of government-sponsored church closures in Indonesia, the Purwakarta Simalungun Protestant Christian Church (GKPS) was forced to give up worshiping and building a sanctuary in Cigelam Village because the Purwakarta Regency Government in West Java refused to issue the requisite permit and de facto shut the church down, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. 

Latest Christian News Headlines

Persecuted Chinese congregation arrives in the US seeking asylum – April 10, 2023Nigeria: Church of Christ in Nations pastor and his two sons among Christians slaughtered in Plateau state – April 6, 2023Faith-based movie about Abraham and Isaac places third at weekend box office – April 6, 2023Nigeria: Christians slaughtered in Benue state attacks – April 4, 2023186 churches file suit against United Methodist Church for not allowing disaffiliation over LGBT issues – April 4, 2023Scotland: Church leaders say proposed conversion therapy ban could criminalize Christians who teach that homosexual behavior is sinful – April 4, 2023Thailand: Asylum-seeking Chinese congregation taken into police custody following expiry of visas – April 4, 2023

News from this Week 4/27/22

Ancient temple to Zeus unearthed in Sinai

Egyptian archaeologists have uncovered the ruins of an ancient temple to the Greek god Zeus in the Sinai Peninsula, the Associated Press reports. The discovery was announced by Egypt’s Tourism and Antiquities Ministry on Monday.

Russia Frees U.S. Ex-Marine In Prisoner Swap

U.S President Joe Biden says Russia has freed former U.S. Marine Trevor Reed from detention on what Moscow confirmed was a prisoner swap to secure the return of its pilot Konstantin Yaroshenko.

White House says Iran is ‘a few weeks or less’ from bomb breakout

The US said Tuesday that Iran’s nuclear breakout time was down to weeks, and blamed the previous administration, as negotiations between Tehran and world powers continued to stall.

Latest World News Headlines

US close to admitting failure of Iran nuclear talks, Israeli officials claim – April 26, 2022

40 Nations Support Ukraine As Moscow Warns Of Nuclear Conflict – April 26, 2022

Russia’s new missile, touted by Putin, can carry hypersonic weapons, officer says – April 25, 2022

French President Expected In Ukraine After Re-election (Analysis) – April 25, 2022

US Secretaries In Ukraine Amid Russian Attacks Marring Orthodox Easter – April 25, 2022

Re-elected French President Facing Challenge – April 24, 2022

French presidential election: Macron defeats Le Pen to secure second term – April 24, 2022

20 Million At Risk Of Starvation In Africa – April 22, 2022

Russian President Orders Blockade Ukraine Steel Plant In Mariupol – April 21, 2022

Breaking Israel News

Syria reports Israeli attack near Damascus for the 3rd time in under a month

Syrian state media reported an Israeli attack near the capital Damascus in the pre-dawn hours of Wednesday morning, the third such report from Syria this month.

U.S., Israeli security officials meet in Washington, discuss Iran ‘concerns’

U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan met Monday with his Israeli peer, Eyal Hulata, “to discuss a range of regional and global security issues,” including Israel’s “concerns” about Iran, the White House said in a statement.

Latest Israel News Headlines

New survey shows that around half of all Israelis fear a second Holocaust – April 25, 2022

IDF shells targets in Lebanon after rocket fired into Israel – April 24, 2022

Renewed Clashes at Jerusalem’s Temple Mount – April 22, 2022

Palestinian adviser to Abbas: Jews not connected to land, ‘occupation’ to disappear – April 21, 2022

Islamic Jihad shows off ‘tunnel city’ as it readies for next campaign against Israel – April 21, 2022

Breaking U.S. News

Oklahoma becomes first state to ban nonbinary identification on birth certificates

Oklahoma residents will no longer be permitted to identify as nonbinary on their birth certificates.

Supreme Court considers Biden effort to end Trump ‘Remain in Mexico’ policy

The Supreme Court heard arguments on Tuesday over President Joe Biden’s bid to end former President Donald Trump’s “Remain in Mexico” policy, which makes asylum-seekers coming from the southern border reside in Mexico while awaiting immigration hearings.

Latest U.S. News Headlines

Durham: GPS Fusion employees emailed reporters unverified dirt on Trump for negative news stories – April 26, 2022

Conservative SCOTUS majority appears to favor school football coach dismissed for public prayer – April 26, 2022

Ohio university will pay $400,000 damages to professor it punished for using wrong pronouns with transgender student – April 26, 2022

Montana AG fights to lift 9-year-old ‘preliminary’ injunction on abortion law – April 25, 2022

Judge temporarily blocks Biden from ending Trump-era immigration restriction – April 25, 2022

Don’t Say Marijuana: Washington State Bans Use of ‘Racist’ Word for Cannabis – April 25, 2022

Twitter Accepts Elon Musk’s $44 Billion Takeover – April 25, 2022

SCOTUS to hear case of Washington state high school football coach fired for praying – April 24, 2022

The Satanic Temple sues Pennsylvania school over after school club denial – April 24, 2022

Musk Secures $46.5 Billion Funding to Buy Twitter Raising Hopes Of Free Speech – April 22, 2022

Breaking Christian News

International Christian ministry center destroyed, Bibles burned, in Ukraine fighting

The Mission Eurasia Christian ministry had one of its training centers in Ukraine destroyed, and a stockpile of Bibles burned, during fighting between Russian and Ukrainian forces last month, CBN News reports. In a social media post about the incident, Mission Eurasia confirmed that all of their members were safe, although their field headquarters in Irpin was destroyed.

Egypt Frees Nine Christians Detained At Rally

Egypt has released nine Christians detained after protesting against the Egyptian authorities’ refusal to permit their church to rebuild, Christians told Worthy News.

Latest Christian News Headlines

‘US Religious Freedom Report May Harm Christians’, Charity Warns – April 26, 2022

New poll: Less than half of lay Christians think missions are mandated for all believers – April 26, 2022

North Korean Christian radio station works to reach more people with the Gospel – April 25, 2022

Iran: Christian woman begins jail term for leading evangelical church – April 25, 2022

China: Authorities trace and harass baptismal party – April 25, 2022

Hungary Church Group Divers Aid To Ukraine’s Mourning Bucha – April 25, 2022

Myanmar Army Raiding Churches – April 24, 2022

Muslims Kill Two In Pakistan Pastor’s Home – April 24, 2022

Egypt Registers Hundreds Of Churches Amid Hostilities – April 22, 2022

Pastor: ‘Pakistan Evangelicals Expand In Lahore Despite Hardships’ – April 22, 2022