Prophecy News Watch - January 16, 2018

Around the World
Turkey’s Erdogan vows to destroy U.S.-backed ‘terror army’ in Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to destroy a 30,000-man border security force in Syria, trained and equipped by Washington, characterizing it as a 'terror army' designed to infringe on the country’s sovereignty in the region.

UK air force scrambles 2 fighters to intercept Russian jets
Britain’s Royal Air Force scrambled two fighter jets to intercept Russian strategic bombers near U.K. airspace on Monday, in another illustration of ongoing tensions.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Palestinian leaders vote to urge PLO to suspend recognition of Israel
Palestinian leaders voted on Monday to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel, and to suspend security coordination with Israel, as they met in response to US President Donald Trump’s acknowledgment of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Inside the United States
Democrats confident they can win government shutdown fight
The federal government barreled toward a partial shutdown Monday as the Democrats in Congress dug in their heels in a battle of political wills with President Trump and his Republican allies on Capitol Hill.
Heartbeat Protection or Born Alive Protection? House to Vote on Pro-Life Legislation This Week
The U.S. House of Representatives has the opportunity to pass a pro-life bill this Friday, on the day of the March for Life, but which one will it be?

Christian News
Pastors Draw Close to God as Tribal Churches Are Attacked in India
When Hindu extremists in India told pastor Karma Oraon they would not stop beating him until he worshipped the monkey god, he felt Christ close to him, he said.
'What Would You Do If You Had 20 Minutes to Live?': Franklin Graham Uses Hawaii Scare as Teaching Tool on Eternity
Following a weekend false alarm that a missile was on its way to Hawaii, Pastor Franklin Graham used the event as a teaching tool on eternity.