Prophecy News Watch - August 30, 2022

Around the World
Ukraine Launches Counter Offensive In South
Backed by NATO military alliance weapons and perhaps international forces, Ukrainian troops began a counter-offensive in the south, several sources said.
Christian Farmers Lose Land As Pakistan Floods Kill 1,000
Christian farmers have lost crops and livestock in Pakistan’s devastating floods that killed more than 1,000 people, aid workers told Worthy News.
Dozen Killed In Baghdad Clashes, Christians Concerned
At least a dozen people have been shot dead in Baghdad's Green Zone amid religious and political tensions in Iraq, where minority Christians face persecution, several sources say.
Biden plans to ask Congress to approve $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan
The Biden administration plans to ask the U.S. Congress to approve an estimated $1.1 billion arms sale to Taiwan, including 60 anti-ship missiles and 100 air-to-air missiles, Politico reported on Monday, citing sources, amid heightened tensions with China.
Putin sidelines Russia’s defense minister over stalled progress in Ukraine, according to the UK
Russian Vladimir Putin has sidelined Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu as the invasion of Ukraine enters its seventh month, according to a report issued Monday by the U.K. Ministry of Defense.
Iran steps up uranium enrichment with new centrifuges at Natanz
Iran has begun uranium enrichment with new advanced centrifuges at its underground Natanz nuclear site, according to a confidential International Atomic Energy Agency report seen by the Reuters news agency on Monday.
UN Nuclear Watchdog Rushes To Troubled Plant
A team of the UN’s nuclear watchdog rushed to Europe’s largest nuclear power plant in war-torn Ukraine on Monday amid fears of an atomic disaster.
Ukraine Warns Of Nuclear Radiation Exposure As Russia Blocks Accord
Concern about the potential for a radiation disaster at Europe's largest nuclear power plant in wartorn Ukraine persists as Kyiv and Moscow accuse each other of attacks near the facility.
Van Drives Into Brussels Terrace, Several Injured
A van rammed into terraces in the center of Belgium’s capital Brussels, leaving at least six injured and in shock, authorities said.
Iran deal draft reportedly includes 4 phases, would take full effect after 165 days
A draft proposal from the final stages of negotiations to revive the 2015 Iran nuclear deal envisions the Iranians halting all uranium enrichment, but holding on to the material they already have, and a final US return to the pact less than six months after it is signed, Haaretz reported on Sunday.
Nuclear leak fears intensify as Russia, Ukraine exchange accusations of shelling power plant
Fears surrounding the possibility of a leak at Europe's largest nuclear plant are intensifying as Russia and Ukraine are exchanging accusations of rocket and artillery strikes at the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant.
Russia sends S-300 back home from Syria amid Ukraine invasion, satellite images show
Russia has shipped its advanced S-300 air defense system in Syria back home amid its invasion of Ukraine, an Israeli satellite intelligence firm said Friday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli strike destroyed over 1,000 Iran-made missiles in Syria
An airstrike Thursday on the Syrian city of Masyaf attributed to Israel hit a missile warehouse containing more than 1,000 Iranian-made missiles, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) reported on Saturday.
Satellite images show ‘extensive damage’ at Syrian missile site reportedly struck by Israel
Satellite images show heavy damage at a Syrian weapons installation near the city of Maysaf in the country’s northwestern region which was reportedly bombed by Israel on Thursday, the London-based Iran International reported on Sunday.
Hezbollah’s September Deadline Could Lead to War
Although most Israelis fear Sept. 1 may bring with it a teachers’ strike, there is another reason we should be concerned: A possible war on Israel’s northern border in the wake of the most severe threats since 2006.
Historic First: Jews Enter Temple Mount Through Gate of the Tribes
A group of Jewish worshipers ascended through the Gate of the Tribes in the northern part of the Temple mount for the first time.
US hints to Gantz it’s preparing military option against Iran, Israeli official says
Defense Minister Benny Gantz told US President Joe Biden’s national security adviser Friday that Israel “needs” the US to have a credible military option against Iran, a senior Israeli official said to reporters Friday, amid reports of an emerging renewed nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and world powers.

Inside the United States
Dutch Commando Shot Dead In US, Two Others Injured
One of three Dutch commandos, who were in the U.S. for training, has died after he and the others were shot outside a hotel in the U.S. city of Indianapolis while off duty, the Dutch defense ministry confirmed Monday.
2 Federal Courts Block Biden’s HHS from Forcing Doctors to Perform Abortions, Gender Transition Procedures
On Friday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the Biden administration mandate forcing doctors to perform gender transition treatments.
Federal Debt Has Now Climbed $3 Trillion Under Biden
The federal debt has now increased by more than $3 trillion during President Joe Biden’s time in office, according to the numbers published by the U.S. Treasury on its “Debt to the Penny” webpage.
California to spend up to $20 million to bring women from other states for abortions
California is preparing to spend up to $20 million to bring women from other states to its abortion clinics, a policy aimed at increasing access to a procedure that has been outlawed or restricted in many states since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.
Google filters pro-life centers from abortion-clinic searches after Democrats’ complaints
Google updated its search function to distinguish abortion clinics from crisis pregnancy centers after Democratic lawmakers raised alarm about searches turning up “fake clinics,” prompting pushback from the pro-life movement.

Christian News
Nigeria faces ‘sustained campaign to wipe out Christianity’ while government does nothing
irector of the Denis Hurley Peace Institute (DHPI) Johan Viljoen has joined other leaders in stating that Nigeria is facing a “sustained campaign to wipe out Christianity,” and that the government is doing nothing to stop it, Crux reports. The DHPI is a part of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference.
Mississippi: 180-year-old Bible survives total destruction of historic church
A 180 year-old church Bible has survived an August 13 fire that destroyed the historic College Hill Presbyterian Church in Lafayette County, Oxford, Mississippi earlier this month, CBN News reports.
Ohio: 76 Clergy members petition state police force to preserve Christian chaplaincy
A group of 76 clergy members in Ohio has asked the chief of Mansfield Police Department to preserve that force’s chaplaincy program despite a request from the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRF) that it be disbanded as unconstitutional, CBN News reports.
China: Major house church “liquidated” by authorities
A historical house church in China’s Shaanxi Province was officially “liquidated” by government authorities earlier this month, as the ruling Chinese Communist continues its nationwide “Sinicization” program and crackdown on Christianity, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Court says California churches don’t need to cover abortion in health plans
A federal court has overturned a California state mandate that required churches to pay for employees’ elective abortions in their health insurance plans, ending a yearslong legal battle.

Worthy Watch

Satanic Temple approved for event at Pennsylvania school district
Directors of a school district in Pennsylvania announced that an application was approved for "the Satanic Temple to use our facility as we were required to do so by Board police No. 707."