Prophecy News Watch - October 11, 2018

Around the World
Iran spent $16B to destabilize Middle East, US State Department says
The U.S. State Department recently published an unprecedented report detailing the financial resources Iran invests in destabilizing the Middle East.
Strong quakes strike Papua New Guinea, Bali
Strong earthquakes struck Papua New Guinea and the Indonesian island of Bali on Thursday, but there were no immediate reports of major damage. The quake in Papua raised the possibility of a local tsunami, although authorities said there was no significant tsunami threat to Hawaii or the wider Pacific region.
Pompeo says release of American pastor by Turkish court would be right thing to do
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday that the release of U.S. evangelical pastor Andrew Brunson by a Turkish court at his next hearing on Friday would be an important step and the right thing for Turkey to do.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu: Israel sparing no effort to avoid Gaza war
Israel is doing everything in its power to avoid a war with Hamas in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday at a press briefing.

Inside the United States
Monster Hurricane Michael brings ‘unimaginable devastation’ as it slams Florida
Hurricane Michael roared ashore in Florida on Wednesday, flooding homes and streets and toppling trees and power lines in the Gulf of Mexico beachfront town where it made landfall as a raging Category 4 storm.
Dow Jones drops 832 points in third worst drop in history
The Dow Jones Industrial Average experienced the third worst point decline in its history Wednesday, falling more than 800 points.

Christian News
Christians Face Trial in Algeria over Wife’s Accusations of Evangelizing
Two Christians in Algeria are facing trial after the Muslim wife of one accused them of suggesting she leave Islam, her husband said.
Huge Victory for Christian Bakers' Religious Rights at UK's Highest Court
After a four-year legal battle, Christian bakers in Northern Ireland have won their case at the Supreme Court in the United Kingdom.