Prophecy News Watch - September 17, 2018

Around the World
U.S. backed in corner as Syria, Russia plan bloody assault in Idlib with chemical weapons in arsenal
With Bashar Assad and his Russian allies on the verge of victory in Syria’s civil war, the Trump administration is facing new pressure to respond forcefully and prevent a bloodbath of historic proportions -- but analysts say the U.S. has virtually no good options, as seven years of muddy American policy toward Syria has left Moscow holding all the cards.
Typhoon Mangkhut hits mainland China, lashes Hong Kong, dozens dead in Philippines
The world’s strongest storm this year, Typhoon Mangkhut, continued its path of destruction across Southeast Asia over the weekend, reaching mainland China on Sunday afternoon after pummeling Hong Kong and killing dozens in the Philippines.
Maduro’s huge salary hike deals fatal blow to 40 percent of Venezuelan stores
Nearly 40 percent of all Venezuelan stores have closed their doors — some of them perhaps permanently — after the government of President Nicolás Maduro increased the minimum salary by nearly 3,500 percent in one fell swoop, according to the National Council of Commerce and Services of National Council of Commerce and Services of Venezuela.
Brexit: PM says 'it's either my deal or no deal'
Theresa May has told the BBC that MPs will have a choice between her proposed deal with the EU - or no deal at all.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel strikes Iranian weapons delivery in Syria
Israel struck in Syria on Saturday night, targeting an area near the airport in Damascus, Syrian state media reported. According to the report, several Israeli missiles were intercepted by Syrian air defenses.
U.S. cuts $10 million from Israeli-Palestinian peace programs
The United States has cut $10 million of foreign aid money that was supporting coexistence programs between Israelis and Palestinians.
Hundreds of Palestinians riot in Saturday's protests in Gaza
About 500 Palestinians demonstrators, who massed at several points near the Gaza border fence Saturday, burned tires, and threw stones and explosive devices toward IDF forces.
US freezes all PLO bank accounts in country
The US has decided to freeze all bank accounts belonging to the (Palestine Liberation Organization) PLO in the country as the White House ramps up pressure on the Palestinians to enter into peace talks with Israel, according to a report in Al Jazeera on Sunday evening.

Inside the United States
GOP Senator May Block Kavanaugh Confirmation After Woman Claims Sexual Attack
President Donald Trump's nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court was thrust into turmoil Sunday after the woman accusing him of high school-era sexual misconduct told her story publicly for the first time. Democrats immediately called for a delay in a key committee vote set for this later week and a Republican on the closely divided panel said he's 'not comfortable' voting on the nomination without first hearing from the accuser.
Floodwaters rise as killer storm stalks southeastern US
Catastrophic floods raised the threat of dam breaks and landslides across the southeastern United States on Sunday, prolonging the agony caused by a killer hurricane that has left more than a dozen people dead and billions of dollars in damage.
Dems' confidence swells with midterms fast approaching
Less than eight weeks ahead of the midterms, House Democrats are riding high and feeling the wind at their backs.
U.S. and EU condemn Gush Etzion terror attack
The United States and European Union envoys condemned Sunday’s terrorist attack in the Gush Etzion junction, which claimed the life of well-known pro-Israel advocate Ari Fuld.
Pagan arch returning to Washington as 'symbol of peace'
A reconstructed Arch of Palmyra, the original of which was the entrance to a temple for Baal in Syria, will reappear in Washington, D.C., as an 'improbable' 'symbol of peace and resilience,' according to Breaking Israel News.

Christian News
One Nation Under Xi? This is why Christian Persecution in China is Escalating
This summer, Christians in China are experiencing an escalating wave of persecution unseen since Mao's Cultural Revolution.
Evangelicals, growing force in Brazil, to impact elections
In a Brazilian presidential election marked by uncertainties, there is little doubt about one thing: Evangelical voters will have a major impact.
Church of England should avoid only calling God 'he', Bishop says
The Church of England should avoid only calling God 'he', a bishop has said, as a survey found that young Christians think God is male.
Rick Perry on Cabinet Bible Study and President Trump's Leadership: 'It Starts at the Top'
Did you know members of President Donald Trump's Cabinet meet weekly for a Bible study? CBN News was the first to report on it and according to one regular attendee, Secretary of Energy Rick Perry, the group is still going strong.