Prophecy News Watch - April 27, 2018

Around the World
Iran's Khamenei urges Muslim nations to unite against U.S.: state TV
Iran’s supreme leader called on Muslim nations to unite against the United States, saying Tehran would never yield to 'bullying,' state television reported on Thursday.
Kim Jong Un crosses border into South Korea for historic summit
North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un walked across the border Friday to meet South Korean President Moon Jae-in for the first inter-Korean summit in more than 11 years.
New Secretary of State Pompeo arrives in Brussels to meet NATO allies
A day after being sworn in as the new U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo landed in Brussels for talks with key allies in Europe on heightened Russian aggression and ways to strengthen the NATO military alliance.
Rival Koreas’ leaders face high stakes at historic summit
It may lack the punch of President Donald Trump’s vow to unleash “fire and fury” and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s 'nuclear button' boasts, but the stakes will be high on Friday when Kim and South Korean President Moon Jae-in sit down on the southern side of the no man’s land that forms the world’s most heavily armed border.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Mattis Says Iran Risks Escalating War With Israel as Trump Mulls Nuclear Deal
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Thursday that Iran's destabilizing actions in Syria risk an escalation with Israel that could spark a larger regional conflict.
Israeli envoy says Iran has recruited 80,000 Shiite fighters in Syria
Israel's envoy to the United Nations said on Thursday that Iran had recruited at least 80,000 Shiite fighters which it was training at a base just over five miles from Damascus.
At UN Mideast debate, Israel shows new evidence of Iran sticking to its militant ways
As decision time comes closer for President Donald Trump to stay in or withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal, more evidence of Iranian intransigence in the region was given to members of the U.N. Security Council by Israel earlier today.

Inside the United States
Comey claims release of memo not a 'leak' in heated Fox interview (Video)
Former FBI Director James Comey sparred with Fox News' Bret Baier in a heated interview Thursday over whether his decision last year to share the contents of a memo detailing his conversations with President Trump constituted a "leak."
Senate panel approves bill to shield Mueller from Trump firing
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved legislation Thursday that would protect Robert Mueller's job, a bipartisan rebuke that came hours after President Donald Trump said he may try to influence the special counsel’s Russia probe.
Senate bill would block sale of F-35 jets to Turkey
A new bill introduced by a bipartisan trio of senators would stop the transfer of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to NATO ally Turkey.
Franklin Graham, Paula White, About 200 Evangelical Leaders Tell Congress to Pass Prison Reform Bill
Well-known evangelical leaders such as Franklin Graham, Paula White and Samuel Rodriguez are calling on members of Congress to pass bipartisan re-entry reform legislation that aims to provide federal prisoners with the training and rehabilitation they need to be successful once they are released back into society.

Christian News
Dozens of Iranian Christian Refugees Sue Trump Admin. for Denying Asylum Application
A large group of Iranian refugees, which has been left in limbo in Austria for over a year, is suing the Trump administration after their applications for asylum in the United States under a special amendment designed to protect persecuted religious minorities were denied.
Only Slim Majority of Americans Believe in God of Bible, Numbers Decline Among Gen X, Millennials
Although some 80 percent of Americans say they believe in God, only a slim majority of the nation's approximately 327 million people believe in God as described in the Bible, according to results of a new study released by the Pew Research Center. And among those younger than 50, belief in the God of the Bible drops lower than 50 percent.
When the Rohingya Came, This Christian Hospital Was Ready
On Friday, August 25, 2017, Rohingya militants allegedly attacked 30 police stations in western Myanmar and killed 12 security force members.