Prophecy News Watch - August 29, 2022

Around the World
Europe Narrowly Avoids Nuclear Disaster, For Now
Ukraine’s president says Europe narrowly avoided a nuclear radiation disaster on Thursday as a Russian-occupied nuclear plant was disconnected from Ukraine's power grid
Iran-backed militants launch rocket attacks on US bases in Syria
In a continued series of recent back-and-forth attacks between the US and Iran-backed militants, three American service members were injured Wednesday during rocket attacks by Iran-backed groups on two US military bases in northeastern Syria, the Washington Times reports.
White House says Biden to use ‘whatever means necessary’ to deny Iran nuclear bomb
At least one US military service member in Syria suffered a minor injury and up to three suspected Iran-backed militants were killed on Wednesday, the US military said, in the second consecutive day of violence.
Four Iran-backed fighters killed in US strikes in Syria, Pentagon says
Four Iranian-backed militia members were killed in US strikes in Syria on Wednesday in response to attacks by the group in recent weeks, the US military said Thursday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Lapid indirectly criticizes Biden personally over Iran deal
As the US and other world powers make progress in reviving the shattered 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iran nuclear deal, Israel’s Prime Minister Yair Lapid has criticized the deal in such a way as to indirectly blame US President Joe Biden for negotiating a deal that could see Iran becoming a nuclear state, the Jerusalem Post reports.
Mossad chief says looming Iran deal ‘based on lies,’ is ‘very bad for Israel’
Mossad chief David Barnea has called an emerging Iran nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers “a strategic disaster” for Israel, in recent meetings about the agreement.
Israel strikes targets in several Syrian towns
Airstrikes were allegedly carried out against a Hezbollah weapons storage near the city of Tartus.

Inside the United States
Texas: Judge blocks federal guidance claim that medical emergency care includes abortion
A District judge in Lubbock, Texas, on Tuesday blocked a federal government Guidance that claims emergency medical care includes abortion, even in states where abortion is banned, the Christian Post reports.
Idaho: Federal judge partially blocks state abortion ban
A federal judge in Idaho on Wednesday partially blocked the state’s “trigger” abortion ban by ruling that abortions may be carried out in emergency medical situations, the Independent reports. Created to be “triggered” into effect should Roe v Wade be overturned, Idaho’s ban on abortion was due to take effect on August 25.
8th Circuit blocks Arkansas’ ban on trans surgeries, puberty blockers for minors
An appeals court has upheld a temporary block on an Arkansas law aimed at banning the usage of puberty blockers and gender surgeries for minors suffering from gender dysphoria.
Gallup: Americans using less cash, foresee a ‘cashless’ future
Fewer Americans are using cash for purchases than five years ago and two-thirds foresee a cashless future in their lifetimes, according to a new Gallup poll released Thursday.
One of country’s strongest anti-abortion bills goes into effect in Oklahoma this week
One of the strongest anti-abortion bills in the country will go into effect laterthis week in Oklahoma.

Christian News
Iran Jails Christian Couple Over House Church
A frail man and his wife have been detained at Iran’s notorious Evin prison in Tehran, and Christians fear they will be locked up for years due to their involvement in a house church.
Islamists Behead Christians In Mozambique
Christian aid workers have confirmed that Islamist militants beheaded two Christian men during an attack on a minibus in northern Mozambique.
Evangelicals Pray For Ukraine As Rockets Take Toll
Two groups representing more than 600 million evangelical Christians urged prayers for an end to the war in Ukraine as territories still controlled by Kyiv observed Ukraine’s Independence Day.