Prophecy News Watch - February 8, 2017

Around the World
Trump talks NATO, terrorism with Turkey
President Trump spoke with Turkey's president Tayyip Erdogan about their countries' shared commitment to the fight against terrorism abroad and NATO during a phone conversation Tuesday.
Trump ready to approve weapons packages to Saudi Arabia, Bahrain that Obama blocked
The Trump administration is poised to move quickly to approve major weapons packages for Saudi Arabia and Bahrain that President Obama blocked during his final months in office over human rights concerns in both nations, U.S. officials and congressional sources say.
Details of Iran nuclear deal still secret as US-Tehran relations unravel
President Trump could come under new pressure to lift the curtain on secret elements of the Iran nuclear deal struck by his predecessor, especially as the Islamic Republic continues its war of words with his administration.
The Secret Target of Yemen Raid Escaped and Is Now 'Taunting Trump,' a Report Says
Military and intelligence officials have reportedly said that a deadly Special Forces raid in Yemen last week was secretly targeting a senior al-Qaeda operative, who survived and is now taunting U.S. President Donald Trump in an audio message being shared online.
Syrian and Turkish forces choke off Islamic State supply line
Syrian and Turkish forces have effectively surrounded the key city of al-Bab, a critical waypoint for the Islamic State for moving fighters, weapons and supplies into the terrorist group's de facto capital of Raqqa, setting the stage for the eventual assault on the group's final stronghold in the region.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
UN: Israel outpost law crosses 'thick red line'
A new Israeli law legalizing dozens of Jewish outposts built on private Palestinian land crossed a 'thick red line' toward annexation of the West Bank, the United Nations said Tuesday.
Israel launches airstrikes against Gaza after Hamas rocket attack and gunfire
Tensions escalated Monday, as Israel launched three rounds of airstrikes on the Gaza Strip in retaliation to Hamas-launched rockets on Israel's southern coast and gunfire at Israeli troops near the border fence.
Israeli lawmakers pass controversial Regulation Bill to legalize West Bank outposts
The Israeli Knesset on Monday evening passed the second and third readings of a controversial bill paving the way for Israel to recognize some 4,000 settler homes illegally built on private Palestinian land, despite a US call for restraint last week.

Inside the United States
House passes bill requiring warrant for email searches
A bipartisan bill to update privacy laws was unanimously approved by the U.S. House of Representatives that would require law enforcement to get a warrant in order to review citizens' email more than 180 days old -- right now, they don't need one.
Dakota Access pipeline approved two weeks after Trump order
The Dakota Access oil pipeline is getting the go-ahead just two weeks after President Trump directed the Army Corps of Engineers to expedite approval of the project after the Obama administration had halted it.
Trump's Justice Department: Foreign nationals don't have constitutional rights
Foreign nationals who have never traveled to the United States don't have constitutional rights that insulate them from President Trump's executive order suspending travel from seven terror-stricken countries, according to the Justice Department.
3 Tornadoes Strike Near New Orleans
Tornadoes touched down in southern Louisiana Tuesday, wiping houses from their foundations and downing power lines a severe line of weather moving across the region.
Democrats see persecution of Muslims in the U.S. more than that of Christians in Islamic world: Poll
A majority of Democrats believe Muslims are mistreated in the United States because of their faith, but fewer will say the same thing about Christians living in the Islamic world, a new poll shows.

Christian News
Pioneering Bible Translation Method Changing Lives, People Praising God 'on Their Knees, With Tears'
A pioneering rapid Bible translation method that is offering people the chance to read the Gospel in their mother language for the first time has been growing exponentially around the world, changing lives and leaving many in thankful praise to God.