Prophecy News Watch - February 25, 2018

Around the World
Leaders from EU, Arab League hold first-ever joint summit
Leaders from European Union and Arab League countries pledged Sunday to boost cooperation in the fight against terrorism and to tackle unauthorized migration at a first-ever summit high in symbolism but likely to yield few concrete results.
Trump under pressure for real results in summit with Kim
Eight months after his breakthrough meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un, Mr. Trump this week heads into the second denuclearization summit under greater scrutiny to bring back more tangible results from the high-stakes parley in Vietnam.
Locust Swarms Imminent In Egypt, Saudi Arabia
The United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned that an infestation of desert locusts in Sudan and Eritrea is rapidly spreading along both sides of the Red Sea towards Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Iran starts Gulf war games, to test submarine-launched missiles
Iran on Friday began large-scale naval drills at the mouth of the Gulf, which will feature its first submarine cruise missile launches, state media reported, at a time of rising tensions with the United States.
Iran: Despite Israel’s efforts, ‘we’ve achieved over 90% of objectives in Syria’
A senior Iranian defense official boasted Saturday that Iran has achieved the vast majority of its objectives in Syria since the start of that country’s civil war, and dismissed the efficacy of Israeli efforts to counter the Islamic Republic’s military presence there.
France: 15th yellow vest protests see thousands on the streets
Thousands of people marched on Saturday in Paris and other French cities for a 15th straight weekend of yellow vest protests in which dozens of people were arrested.
'Substantial progress': Trump cancels tariff increase on Chinese imports
President Trump on Sunday said the U.S. has made 'substantial progress' in trade talks with China and he will no longer increase tariffs on Chinese imports on March 1.
Trump happy if North Korea doesn't test weapons; peace deal a possibility
US President Donald Trump has said he would be happy as long as North Korea maintains its pause on weapons testing, and he was in no rush to strike a nuclear deal with its leader, Kim Jong Un, when they hold their second summit this week.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Police arrest head of Waqf following Temple Mount riots
The two senior Waqf officials were arrested on Sunday in a follow-up to Friday’s riots on the Temple Mount in which thousands of Palestinians stormed the Golden Gate, which had been closed by a court order since 2003.
Abbas urges Europeans to play greater role in peace process, recognize Palestine
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas urged European states on Sunday to play a greater role in mediating the peace process and recognize the 'State of Palestine,' contending that failing to do so was a betrayal of European values.
Newly Appointed Chief of Staff Orders Major Surprise Training Exercise for Israeli Military
The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) began a major surprise training exercise on Sunday across Israel, just one month after a new chief of staff was appointed.
Waqf: Temple Mount site will remain open despite Israeli crackdown
The Jerusalem Wakf Council announced on Sunday that a section of the Temple Mount that was closed by Israel in 2003 will remain open, even after the arrest of two of its senior officials.

Inside the United States
Pentagon chief floats 'wholesale redesign' of U.S. border security
Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan said Saturday after visiting the U.S.-Mexico border that the government needs a broader, more effective approach to border control. He suggested the Pentagon might contribute with its expertise in surveillance and monitoring.
Trump Admin Ends Abortion 'Slush Fund,' Frees Taxpayers from 'Forced Partnership with Abortion Industry'
The Trump administration has delivered a blow to the abortion industry, finalizing a rule that redirects Title X family planning funds away from groups like Planned Parenthood, which is America's biggest abortion provider.
All-male military draft ruled unconstitutional by federal judge in Texas
The all-male military draft is unconstitutional, a federal judge in Texas ruled Friday.
Vermont House passes sweeping no-limits abortion legislation
The Vermont House overwhelmingly passed Thursday a sweeping, no-limits abortion bill that makes terminating a pregnancy a 'fundamental right' and ensures access to the procedure at every stage of gestation.
'Fringe' no more: Bernie Sanders says nearly 1M supporters and counting rising up to realize 'political revolution'
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. said Thursday his liberal ideas which were once seen as 'fringe' are now infused into a mainstream America he hopes will rise up to support his second bid for the White House.
Can Crosses Stand on Public Lands? Supreme Court 'Peace Cross' Ruling Could Set New Religious Standard
It's hard to tell where the US Supreme Court will come down in an important religious liberty case about whether crosses can stand on public lands.

Christian News
Thousands of Christians Meet in Prayer and Worship in Orlando, Declare a New Era of Evangelism
Thousands of Christians descended on Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla. on Saturday to declare a new era of evangelism, praying and believing that America will turn back to Jesus Christ.
Jesus was a 'sorcerer,' Bible a 'book of magic,' say Christian witches ahead of first annual convention
The first annual Christian witches convention is set to be hosted in Salem, Massachusetts, this April and will feature internationally recognized Prophet Calvin Witcher who agrees with the convention’s host that Jesus was a sorcerer and the Bible is really a 'book of magic.'