Prophecy News Watch - March 13, 2017

Around the World
Trump administration to host 68-nation meeting on ways to ‘accelerate’ destruction of ISIS
The Trump administration will gather 68 foreign ministers from around the globe this month to figure out a more efficient strategy for decimating the Islamic State group.
Chinese Communist Party officials harden rhetoric on Islam
China's ruling Communist Party is hardening its rhetoric on Islam, with top officials making repeated warnings about the specter of global religious extremism seeping into the country and the need to protect traditional Chinese identity.
Death toll from Damascus bombing climbs to 74: Observatory
The death toll from a double bomb attack targeting Shi'ites visiting a pilgrimage site in Damascus has climbed to 74, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported on Sunday.
Israel Fears ISIS Chemical Attack in Europe
The National Security Council's Counter-Terrorism Bureau is concerned that ISIS terrorists might be plotting to carry out chemical attacks in Europe in the coming months.
Brexit set to begin as bill enters final stages
Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to trigger Brexit this week by formally informing the European Union of Britain's intention to leave the bloc, sending her country into uncharted waters.
Hillary Clinton's team met with Russian ambassador, says Kremlin spokesman, as he warns against 'hysteria'
Hillary Clinton's team members met with the Russian ambassador during the election as well as Donald Trump's, the Kremlin spokesman has alleged, as he set out to dismiss the 'hysteria' surrounding Mr Trump's links to Russia.
Iranian military says it test-fired Hormuz-2 ballistic missile
Iran successfully test-fired a Hormuz-2 ballistic missile last week, the commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps said Thursday.
U.S. weighs deploying up to 1,000 'reserve' troops for IS fight
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration is weighing a deployment of up to 1,000 American soldiers to Kuwait to serve as a reserve force in the fight against Islamic State as U.S.-backed fighters accelerate the offensive in Syria and Iraq, U.S. officials told Reuters.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Trump mulls Middle East peace conference
US President Donald Trump is mulling the option to hold a peace conference in the Middle East in an effort to resolve the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, after speaking on Friday with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
Iran accuses Israel of hiring assassins to take out nuclear scientists
Iranian Envoy to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Reza Najafi accused Israel on Thursday of being behind the assassinations of several scientists working on Iran's nuclear energy plan.
Trump invites Palestinian leader Abbas to White House: aide
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday invited Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to the White House, an Abbas spokesman said, after the two leaders spoke by phone for the first time since Trump took office.

Inside the United States
AG Sessions asks remaining 46 US attorneys to resign
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked the remaining 46 U.S. attorneys who served under the Obama administration to resign, the Justice Department announced Friday, describing the move as part of an effort to ensure a "uniform transition."
Strong U.S. job growth, rising wages set stage for Fed rate hike
U.S. employers hired workers at a robust pace in February, beating expectations, and wages grinded higher, which could give the Federal Reserve the green light to raise interest rates next week despite slowing economic growth.
ACLU launches nationwide training on protest, resistance
The American Civil Liberties Union staged a nationwide training event Saturday to make sure people are aware of their rights as protesters and urge organized, public resistance by those opposed to policies of President Donald Trump.
Trump administration sends judges to immigration detention centers: sources
The Department of Justice is deploying 50 judges to immigration detention facilities across the United States, according to two sources and a letter seen by Reuters and sent to judges on Thursday.
FBI Used Best Buy's Geek Squad To Increase Secret Public Surveillance
Recently unsealed records reveal a much more extensive secret relationship than previously known between the FBI and Best Buy's Geek Squad, including evidence the agency trained company technicians on law-enforcement operational tactics, shared lists of targeted citizens and, to covertly increase surveillance of the public, encouraged searches of computers even when unrelated to a customer's request for repairs.
George Soros Gave $246 Million to Groups Behind 'Day Without a Woman' Protest
Liberal billionaire George Soros gave more than $246 million to groups that helped organize Wednesday's 'Day Without a Woman' protest, according to a report.
Republicans still battle each other even after gaining power
Less than twenty-four hours after Donald Trump had won the White House, House Speaker Paul Ryan triumphantly proclaimed the start of a new era of Republican leadership that would 'hit the ground running.'
$611,318,000,000: Individual Income Taxes Set Record Through February
The federal government collected a record of approximately $611,318,000,000 in individual income tax revenues through the first five months of fiscal 2017 (Oct. 1, 2016 through the end of February), according to the Monthly Treasury Statement released today.
Obama's 'Watergate': Ex-prez caught in 'biggest scandal in U.S. history'?
Thanks to the media's investigation into the Trump campaign, speculation is growing that it is the Obama administration that could end up investigated for accusations one of its targets called 'worse than Watergate.'
152,528,000: Record Number of Employed in February; Participation Rate Rises
A record 152,528,000 Americans were employed in February, 447,000 more than in January, and the labor force participation rate went up, the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.
US created 235,000 jobs in Feb, vs 190,000 expected
Nonfarm payrolls increased by 235,000 in February and the unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in the first full month of President Donald Trump's term, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Friday.

Christian News
Christian groups launch TV series defending Israel
A partnership of Christians groups have collaborated to create a series called 'Why Israel Matters,' which intends to set the record straight on Israel and the Jewish state.
Syrian Muslim Refugees Converting to Christianity After Fleeing War Zone: 'Jesus Saved Us'
Abu Radwan enters a church on the outskirts of Beirut with his wife and two kids. His wife removes the black headscarf covering her hair. It was here, a year and a half ago, that they converted to Christianity.