Prophecy News Watch - October 9, 2017

Around the World
Iran: We will consider US Army equivalent to Islamic State
Iran will consider the U.S. Army equivalent to the Islamic State group if Washington designates its Revolutionary Guards Corps a terrorist group, Iran's Tasnim news agency quoted the Guards' commander as saying on Sunday.
EU braces for Brexit talks collapse as May falters
As in-fighting consumes the British government, Europeans have stepped up quiet preparations for a possible collapse of Brexit talks that could see Britain crash out of the EU without a deal 18 months from now.
Huge demonstration against Catalan independence in Barcelona
Hundreds of thousands of people are marching in Barcelona to demand Catalonia rejects independence and stays with Spain.
U.S. approves possible $15 billion sale of THAAD missiles to Saudi Arabia
The U.S. State Department has approved the possible sale of a THAAD anti-missile defense system to Saudi Arabia at an estimated cost of $15 billion, the Pentagon said on Friday, citing Iran among regional threats.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Trump: I want to give peace a shot before I even think of moving embassy
US President Donald Trump said in an interview broadcast on Saturday that he wanted to give a shot at achieving peace between Israel and the Palestinians before moving the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Hamas vows it won't disarm until Palestine is liberated
With the ink on the reconciliation deal between Fatah and Hamas not yet dry, with the mutual declarations of 'real reconciliation on behalf of Palestinian national strength' still reverberating in the background, the first signs of division over the implementation of understandings began to surface over the weekend.
Israel strikes Hamas post after Gaza rocket fire
The Israeli military said on Sunday it destroyed an outpost belonging to the Islamist group Hamas in the Gaza Strip on Sunday after Gaza militants fired a rocket toward Israel.

Inside the United States
Sessions outlines broad exemptions for religious freedom
Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued government-wide legal guidance Friday that urges sweeping protection for religious freedom and could impact a series of pending policy decisions involving health care, LGBT rights and even disaster relief.
The FBI’s New U.S. Terrorist Threat: ‘Black Identity Extremists’
As white supremacists prepared to descend on Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, the FBI warned about a new movement that was violent, growing, and racially motivated. Only it wasn’t white supremacists; it was 'black identity extremists.'
For First Time Since 2005, Four Hurricanes Make U.S. Landfalls in One Season
Nate made landfall around 7 p.m. CDT Oct. 7 near the mouth of the Mississippi River as a Category 1 hurricane, then made its final landfall near Biloxi, Mississippi, just after midnight Oct. 8.
Trump unveils new strict 70-point immigration enforcement plan
Determined to finally solve illegal immigration, the White House submitted a 70-point enforcement plan to Congress Sunday proposing the stiffest reforms ever offered by an administration — including a massive rewrite of the law in order to eliminate loopholes illegal immigrants have exploited to gain a foothold in the U.S.
California's deadly hepatitis A outbreak could last years, official says
California’s outbreak of hepatitis A, already the nation’s second largest in the last 20 years, could continue for many months, even years, health officials said Thursday.

Christian News
Awaken the Dawn: A Weekend of Worship Fills the National Mall
The big swath of park land between Capitol Hill and the Lincoln Memorial known as the National Mall was filled with an unprecedented event this weekend: 24/7 worship meant to bless God and call His presence down on America.
Thousands of Women to Repent for Racial Sins of America in Worship Rally on National Mall
This weekend's worship festivities on the National Mall will culminate on Monday in the form of a day-long women-led worship rally in which people from all across the United States will be called to pray for a 'Jesus Movement' to sweep the nation and foster racial reconciliation, gender equality, and for an end to abortion.
Christians and Yazidis in Iraq Stand on the Brink of Extinction
Astonishingly, for three years U.S. government bureaucrats have refused to help endangered religious minority communities like Christians and Yazidis survive the genocide ISIS began in 2014. These communities stand on the brink of extinction.