Prophecy News Watch - August 10, 2022

Around the World
Biden Signs U.S. Ratification Document On NATO Membership For Sweden, Finland
U.S. President Joe Biden has signed ratification documents endorsing bids by Finland and Sweden to join NATO.
Russia halts U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals
Russia on Monday announced a freeze on U.S. inspections of its nuclear arsenals under a pivotal arms control treaty, claiming that Western sanctions have hampered similar tours of U.S. facilities by Russian monitors.
Russia successfully launches Iranian satellite
A Russian rocket on Tuesday successfully launched an Iranian satellite into orbit.
Europe’s drought on course to be worst for 500 years, European Commission researcher warns
The drought scorching much of the European Union is set to be the worst endured since the sixteenth century, a senior scientist at the European Commission's (EC) drought service has warned.
EU puts forth ‘final’ text to resurrect Iran nuclear deal
The European Union on Monday put forth a "final" text to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal as four days of indirect negotiations between U.S. and Iranian officials wrapped up in Vienna, a senior EU official said.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Hezbollah threatens September attack, ‘ready for all options’
Hezbollah’s Secretary-General Hasan Nasrallah has threatened to attack Israel in September for the fourth time in recent weeks, saying it “has to be ready for all options.”
IDF says it ‘significantly’ damaged Islamic Jihad during Gaza operation
The Israeli military believes it inflicted “significant” damage on the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror group, destroying infrastructure including a tunnel into Israel described as a “flagship” project and eliminating its top brass, the army said Tuesday.

Inside the United States
President Biden signs CHIPS act into law, aiming to boost U.S. competitiveness with China
President Joe Biden signed a $280 billion bill on Tuesday that aims to help the U.S. compete with China by investing billions into domestic semiconductor production.
Christian school fights to pray over loudspeaker at games, cites Supreme Court ruling
A Christian school in Florida is arguing for its right to air prayers on the loudspeaker at state championship sports events, pointing to the Supreme Court’s ruling this summer in favor of a Washington state public high school football coach who prayed on the 50-yard-line after games.
DOJ Under Pressure to Explain ‘Unprecedented’ FBI Raid on the Home of a Former President
A "weaponization of the justice system," that's how former President Donald Trump labeled Monday's raid by the FBI on his home at the Mar-a-Lago resort located in Palm Beach, Florida.

Christian News
China: Two church leaders remain in prison after arrest for attending Gospel event
A preacher and church coworker from the heavily persecuted Xuncheng Reformed Church in China’s Taiyuan, Shanxi Province, are still in jail after being arrested in November for “illegally” traveling to Malaysia to attend a Christian conference, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Christian Genocide in Nigeria
The ongoing slaughter of Christians in Nigeria at the hands of Islamic extremists meets the established international standards for genocide, the Colson Center reports. The International Christian Concern advocacy group reported in 2020 that between 50,000 to 70,000 Christians have been killed by Islamic terrorists; the Open Doors USA advocacy group reported this year that one Nigerian Christian is killed for their faith every two hours, 13 a day, 372 a month.
Uganda: Pentecostal pastor in fear for his life after death threats from Muslim extremists
pastor who oversees Pentecostal churches in Uganda’s Kiboga district is in fear for his life and the lives of his family and congregation after he received credible death threats from Islamic extremists, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
China: House church fined over $5 million
As Chinese authorities continue to crack down on churches that refuse to join the state-approved Three-Self Patriotic Church denomination, the Royal Wedding Church in Zhuhai, Guangdong province is facing a fine of over five million USD, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.