Prophecy News Watch - April 22, 2019

Around the World
U.S. prepares to end Iran oil waivers; Asian buyers to be hardest hit
The United States is expected to announce on Monday that buyers of Iranian oil need to end imports soon or face sanctions, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters, triggering a 3 percent jump in crude prices to their highest for 2019 so far.
Sri Lanka Easter bombing attacks toll hits 290, with 500 wounded
At least 290 people were killed in a series of bomb blasts that tore through churches and luxury hotels in Sri Lanka, in the worst violence to hit the island since its devastating civil war ended a decade ago.
Egyptian voters urged to allow el-Sissi rule until 2030
Egyptian pro-government media are urging a 'Yes' vote on the second day of a nationwide referendum that would allow President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to stay in power until 2030.
F-35A deploys to Middle East for first time
The Air Force’s most advanced fighter jet has, for the first time, been deployed to the Middle East.
Investigator: 7 suicide attackers behind 6 of the Sri Lanka blasts
The coordinated Easter Sunday bombings that ripped through Sri Lankan churches and luxury hotels were carried out by seven suicide bombers, a government investigator said Monday.
Paris: Yellow vest anger mixes with Notre Dame mourning
French yellow vest protesters set small fires as they marched through Paris on Saturday to drive home their latest message to the government: that rebuilding the fire-ravaged Notre Dame Cathedral isn't the only problem the nation needs to solve.
Moscow Close To Finalizing Deal To Lease Syria’s Tartus Port For 49 Years
Syrian President Bashar al-Assad met senior Russian officials for talks in Damascus on April 20, with both countries’ state media saying a deal was close to lease out Syria’s Tartus port to Russia.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Nasrallah warns of war this summer, worries he could be killed
Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah warned top military commanders in a private meeting this week that there will be a war with Israel this summer and that he may not be around to support them, according to Elijah J. Magnier, a writer for the Kuwaiti Al Rai news.
Special U.S. Envoy Greenblatt: No reason to use 'two-state' solution
Both Israelis and Palestinians 'will be pleased from some parts' of the so-called Deal of the Century, Special U.S. envoy Jason Greenbatt said during a Friday interview with Sky News in Arabic.
Arab League pledges $100 million a month to budget-stricken Palestinians
The Arab League on Sunday pledged $100 million per month to the Palestinian Authority to make up for funds withheld by Israel because of payments made to the families of Palestinian attackers and prisoners.

Inside the United States
0 for 12: Mueller report debunks Democrats' entire Trump-Russia dossier
The Democratic Party-financed dossier, once celebrated by liberal Washington politicians and journalists, is officially debunked, according to a review of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 448-page investigative report.
Fight over census citizenship question hits Supreme Court
The battle over the Trump administration's efforts to add a question on citizenship to the 2020 census is hitting the Supreme Court.
Democrats say Trump impeachment proceedings 'possibly coming' after Mueller report
Democrats 'can foresee' the possibility of impeachment proceedings against President Donald Trump following the release of special counsel Robert Mueller's report.

Christian News
Sudanese Christians Eye Democratic Sudan As Ticket Out of Persecution
Muslims and Christians in Sudan are unifying under the banner of democracy after a rare window of opportunity opened following the ousting of longtime military dictator Omar Al-Bashir.
Muslim Kurds Convert to Christianity in War-torn Northern Syria
Many Muslim Kurds disillusioned with Islam are converting to Christianity in the Syrian border town of Kobani.
Attacks on Christians By Buddhist Radicals Rising in Sri Lanka; Over 20 Violent Cases Recorded So Far This Year
According to the National Christian Evangelical Alliance of Sri Lanka (NCEASL), Buddhist nationalists launched more than 20 attacks against Christians in the South Asian country since the start of this year, World Watch Monitor (WWM) reported.
Church membership in America hits historic low, new Gallup report finds
The percentage of Americans who say they belong to a church, synagogue or mosque has hit a historic low, a new Gallup report released Thursday shows.