Prophecy News Watch - March 3, 2017

Around the World
Wave of US airstrikes target al-Qaeda in Yemen
US forces carried out more than 20 airstrikes against al-Qaeda in Yemen on Thursday, killing at least seven gunmen in the largest operation since a ground raid a month ago that left a Navy SEAL and more than two dozen Yemenis dead.
Navy releases video of Russian aircraft buzzing USS Porter
The U.S. military released video Thursday of Russian fighter jets buzzing the USS Porter last month while it operated in the Black Sea in an episode the U.S. has deemed 'unsafe and unprofessional.'
Will The US Go To War With Russia? Russian Airstrike Hits Syrian Troops Being Trained By American Forces
A Russian airstrike that was intended for Islamic State militants in Northern Syria mistakenly bombed a coalition of Syrian and Arab troops being trained by the United States, Army Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend told reporters Wednesday.
Previously untouched 600BC palace discovered under shrine demolished by ISIS in Mosul
Arrchaeologists documenting ISIS' destruction of the ruins of the Tomb of the Prophet Jonah say they have made an unexpected discovery which could help in our understanding of the world's first empire.
Syrian army re-enters town of Palmyra as ISIS defenses crumble
Syrian government forces battling the Islamic State group re-entered Palmyra on Thursday in their quest to again take the historic town they had lost to the militants in December, state media reported.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel, US Discuss Strategy to Counter UN Human Rights Council
Israel and the United States have held serious discussions to formulate a joint approach with regard to the UN Human Rights Council.
Israeli official to Hamas: We know of your cooperation with ISIS In Sinai
Maj.-Gen. Yoav Mordechai told Hamas on Thursday that the IDF is well aware of its cooperation with Islamic State in Sinai.

Inside the United States
Sessions: Russian ambassador meeting didn't 'advance' Trump campaign 'agenda'
Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Thursday that he did not speak about the Trump campaign with any Russian officials.
Sessions Removes Himself From 2016 Campaign Investigations
Attorney General Jeff Sessions removed himself from investigations of Russian interference with the 2016 election and contacts with associates of President Donald Trump related to the campaign, as controversy grew over the former senator's conversations with the Russian ambassador last year.
Anti-Semitic Hate Crimes In New York Up 94% Over Last Year
New York's hate crime wave, which started after President Donald Trump's November election, has continued in the new year, with the city police department releasing figures that show a virtual doubling of anti-Semitic incident reports over this time last year.

Christian News
Oregon Bakers Lost Everything Before Even Going to Court, Now Their Voice Is Heard
They've lost their business, been fined more than $135,000 and told they can't share their faith, all for refusing to make a cake for a same-sex wedding.