Prophecy News Watch - June 29, 2017

Around the World
Iraqi forces capture historic Mosul mosque where Islamic State declared 'caliphate': military
Iraqi forces captured on Thursday the wrecked historic mosque of Mosul in which Islamic State proclaimed its self-styled 'caliphate' three years ago, an Iraqi military statement said.
U.S. lays out criteria for visa applicants from six Muslim nations
Visa applicants from six Muslim-majority countries must have a close U.S. family relationship or formal ties to a U.S. entity to be admitted to the United States under guidance distributed by the U.S. State Department on Wednesday.
Intel Report: Kremlin Sees U.S. Urging Regime Change in Russia
Kremlin leaders are convinced America is intent on regime change in Russia, a fear that is feeding rising tension and military competition between the former Cold War foes, the Pentagon's intelligence arm has assessed.
High-ranking Vatican cardinal charged with sex offenses
Cardinal George Pell, Pope Francis' chief financial adviser and Australia's most senior Catholic, is the highest-ranking Vatican official to ever be charged in the church's long-running sexual abuse scandal.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Why Iran and Israel may be on the verge of conflict -- in Syria
Some Israelis like to go to the Golan, where from the safety of a ramp overlooking the valley below, they can watch -- no binoculars needed -- the most consequential regional event of the age: the Syrian civil war.
'The next war will be bloody': A trip along Israel's tense northern border
'The next war will be pretty bloody for both sides. Israel will evacuate its population and I suggest the Lebanese do the same,' Lt.-Col. (res.) Sarit Zehavi told The Jerusalem Post at a briefing in Metulla, Israel's northernmost town at the border with Lebanon.
Palestinian gunman opens fire on Israeli troops in Hebron, is shot dead
A Palestinian gunman opened fired on Israeli troops during a raid to uncover an arms cache in the West Bank town of Hebron on Wednesday night, the Israeli military said.

Inside the United States
Trump lawyer Jay Sekulow facing investigation over 'troubling' handling of Christian nonprofit
The Democratic attorneys general in two states will investigate the Christian nonprofit led by an attorney for President Trump after a news report said it misused the money it raised.
Wildfires Force Evacuations in Arizona, Colorado
Hot, dry weather forecast for Thursday could stoke a fast-growing wildfire in central Arizona that firefighters are struggling to contain, authorities said.

Christian News
Eritrea Christian Women Held in Island Prison
Christian Solidarity Worldwide (CSW) has learned that 33 Eritrean women are being held in an infamous island prison in the Red Sea. They were detained in a series of raids on members of non-sanctioned churches by the Eritrean military, which began in May and have continued into June.
Turkish Dictator 'Removes Mask' in Seizure of 50 Churches
The government of Turkish dictator Recep Tayyip Erdogan has seized at least 50 Syriac Christian churches and monasteries, according to press reports in Turkey.