Prophecy News Watch - June 26, 2017

Around the World
U.S.-backed Syrian groups take Raqqa district from Islamic State
A U.S.-backed Syrian coalition of Kurdish and Arab groups advanced against Islamic State in the jihadists' Syrian capital of Raqqa on Sunday, taking the al-Qadisia district, they said.
OPEC Looks Totally Bewildered by the Oil Market
It may be too soon to write OPEC's obituary, but the oil producer club appears in urgent need of late-life care. It shows little understanding of where it is, how it got there or where it's going. While it still manages to collect new members here and there, its core group looks more fragile than at any point in nearly 30 years.
Egypt's president ratifies islands deal with Saudi Arabia
Egypt's President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has ratified a controversial treaty that transfers two largely uninhabited Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.
Over 40 Convicted Terrorists Have Used Human Rights Laws to Stay in the UK
A study, ordered by Theresa May when she was Home Secretary to examine a government scheme, reveals that over 40 foreign terrorists have used human rights laws to stay in the U.K., which has witnessed three terror attacks in recent months.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel Retaliates After Rockets Land in Israel For the Third Time in Three days
Israel will not tolerate any violation of its security on any front, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Saturday shortly after the IDF retaliated against Syria for the firing of 10 projectiles onto the Golan Heights.
Iranian protesters unveil countdown showing 8,411 days 'to the destruction of Israel'
Anti-Israel protesters in Iran unveiled a digital countdown showing 8,411 days to what they said would be the 'destruction of Israel', as part of an annual rally in support of the Palestinian Territories.

Inside the United States
Republican leaders need delicate balance of various factions to gain support for health care bill
Senate Republicans must stamp out a series of fires to keep their Obamacare repeal mission alive this week, such as pinning down party holdouts and massaging arcane budget rules to appease pro-life activists and insurers.
Will One Supreme Court Justice Retire Soon?
The Supreme Court enters its final week of work before a long summer hiatus with action expected on the Trump administration's travel ban and a decision due in a separation of church and state case that arises from a Missouri church playground.
President Trump Breaks with Tradition, Skips Annual Ramadan Dinner
For the first time in nearly two decades, the White House has decided to skip hosting the annual Eid al-Fitr dinner celebrating the end of Ramadan. The dinner began under the Clinton administration and continued through the Obama years.
U.S. government websites hacked with pro-ISIS rant, officials say
Government websites, many of them in Ohio, were hacked Sunday with a message that purports to be supportive of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
Sketchy firm behind Trump dossier is stalling investigators
A secretive Washington firm that commissioned the dubious intelligence dossier on Donald Trump is stonewalling congressional investigators trying to learn more about its connections to the Democratic Party.
US Supreme Court set to rule on religious rights as travel ban looms
The US Supreme Court is set to rule on Monday in a closely watched religious rights case involving limits on public funding for churches and other religious entities as the justices issue the final rulings of their current term.