Prophecy News Watch - March 4, 2019

Around the World
Top U.S., Russian Generals To Meet In Vienna To Discuss Syria, Other Key Issues
The top U.S. and Russian generals are set to meet to discuss the situation in Syria, where the two countries, along with Iran and Turkey, have been militarily involved in the Middle East country's eight-year civil war.
Asian stocks rise on reports US, China close to trade deal
Asian stocks rose Monday after news reports said Washington and Beijing are close to reaching an agreement as early as this month to end their costly tariff war.
Iran's Khamenei doubted Europe could help Tehran against U.S. sanctions
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei advised the government last July not to rely on European efforts to protect Tehran against U.S. sanctions, months after Washington withdrew from a nuclear deal with Iran and reimposed penalties.
China is reportedly offering to lower tariffs on US farm, chemical and auto products as trade deal gets closer
China is offering to lower tariffs on U.S. farm, chemical, auto and other products as part of a trade deal that is nearing completion, a new report says.
Trump: Islamic State in Syria near 100 percent defeated
President Trump acknowledged Saturday a small contingent of U.S. troops will remain in Syria despite announcing last year his controversial decision to withdraw all American forces from the country.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
US closes Jerusalem consulate, demoting Palestinian mission
The United States officially shuttered its consulate in Jerusalem on Monday, downgrading the status of its main diplomatic mission to the Palestinians by folding it into the US Embassy to Israel.

Inside the United States
U.S. House panel launches probe into possible obstruction by Trump
The House Judiciary Committee will seek documents from more than 60 people and organizations as it begins investigations into possible obstruction of justice and abuse of power by President Donald Trump, the panel’s chairman said on Sunday.
Trump to sign executive order requiring colleges, universities to support free speech on campus
President Trump intends to sign an executive order that would put at risk federal research funding to colleges and universities that fail to protect free speech on campus, he announced Saturday.
Death Toll Rises to 22 as Tornadoes, Severe Storms Hit South
A tornado roared into southeast Alabama and killed at least 22 people and injured several others Sunday, part of a severe storm system that caused catastrophic damage and unleashed other tornadoes around the Southeast.

Christian News
At Least 32 Christians killed as mob burns homes, church in Nigeria
At least 32 Christians were killed by suspected Fulani extremists in Nigeria Tuesday, sources told a leading Christian persecution monitoring group.