Prophecy News Watch - February 24, 2017

Around the World
Russia Reveals Information Warfare Troops
Russia disclosed this week that it has strengthened its information warfare forces amid U.S. charges of influence operations aimed at swaying the outcome of the 2016 election.
US Aircraft Detects Mystery Radiation Spreading Across Europe
The U.S. Air Force has dispatched a specially designed 'nuclear sniffer' aircraft to Europe to monitor heightened levels of radiation originating from an undetermined source.
Russia At War? New World Order In Baltics, Eastern Europe Drawing Concerns From NATO Members
In the latest occasion of Russia testing NATO's member countries, the international military body's jets reportedly intercepted Russian jets escorted by a bomber over the Baltic Sea last week, Newsweek reported Thursday, citing Lithuania's government.
Trump Wants to Expand U.S. Nuclear Arsenal, Make it 'Top of the Pack'
President Donald Trump said on Thursday he wants to ensure the US nuclear arsenal is at the 'top of the pack,' saying the United States has fallen behind in its atomic weapons capacity.
U.S.-backed Iraqi forces enter Mosul airport, military base
Backed by the U.S.-led international coalition, Iraqi forces fought their way Thursday into a sprawling military base outside of Mosul and onto the grounds of the city's airport, taking control of the runway amid fierce exchanges of fire with Islamic State militants.
ISIS 'poised to go broke in Iraq, Syria'
ISIS is on the path to poverty, according to a new joint study, 'Caliphate in Decline: An Estimate of Islamic State's Financial Fortunes,' from the London-based International Center for the Study of Radicalization and Ernst & Young.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel Enters 'New Era' of Missile Defense with Arrow-3
Israel strengthened its defense against an Iranian missile onslaught with the transfer on Wednesday of Arrow-3 interceptors from the Israel Missile Defense Organization to the Israel Air Force.
$3.75 Billion Investment in Israel's Leviathan Gas Reservoir a Blow to BDS
The investment that the partners of the Leviathan gas reservoir will invest $3.75 billion in its development is a devastating blow to the BDS movement, Eli Groner, director-general of the Prime Minister's Office, told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.
Police 'likely to recommend' indictment of Netanyahu on corruption charges
Israeli police are likely to recommend that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will be indicted following an investigation into bribery allegations, national broadcaster Channel 2 has reported.
IDF Intercepts Hamas Drone Flying into Israeli Terroritory
An Israel Air Force F-16 downed an unmanned aerial vehicle belonging to Hamas on Thursday afternoon, intercepting it after it left the Gaza Strip and bringing it down into the sea before it managed to enter Israeli airspace.

Inside the United States
Trump's transgender move puts spotlight on Supreme Court case
The Trump administration's move on Wednesday to rescind guidance allowing transgender students to use the bathrooms of their choice has raised the stakes for an upcoming U.S. Supreme Court case that could deliver a landmark decision on the issue.
Trump: National Budget a 'Mess' but Says He Has a Plan to Fix It
As president Trump begins his second month in office, he's planning dramatic moves to slash government spending.
Perez, Ellison whipping votes furiously two days before the election
Top candidates for Democratic National Committee chairman were furiously whipping votes Thursday, just two days before the close of a contentious four-month campaign.
Will There Be More Marijuana Arrests Under Trump? Sean Spicer Vows 'Greater Enforcement' Of Federal Cannabis Laws
Despite President Donald Trump's claim to keep marijuana laws regulated at the state level, the nation will see 'greater enforcement' of federal cannabis laws in regards to recreational marijuana, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said during a media briefing Thursday.

Christian News
Christian Teenager Charged with Blasphemy in Pakistan Waits in Jail
A 16-year-old Christian in Pakistan is languishing in jail under a baseless blasphemy charge after a judge declined to grant him bail this month, his attorney said.
Courts Split on US Christians Caught Up in Turkey's Crackdown
As Turkey continues to crack down on dissent in the wake of a failed coup, two longtime American Christian expats are struggling to stay in the Muslim-majority nation they have long served. So far, they have fared quite differently in Turkish courts.
School District Removes Ten Commandments Monument After Threat
A Pennsylvania school district is agreeing to remove a Ten Commandments monument in order to settle a federal lawsuit.