Prophecy News Watch - March 6, 2019

Around the World
Top US general: No F-35s if Turkey buys Russian defense system
The United States should not sell its high-tech F-35 fighter jet to Turkey if Ankara moves ahead with plans to buy a Russian missile defense system, the top US military commander for Europe told Congress on Tuesday.
Pyongyang ‘rebuilding’ main satellite launch site, photos show
Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site, suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the 'rapid rebuilding' of the facility after the collapse of the Hanoi summit, according to an analysis of satellite imagery.
Top US general in Europe seeks more troops, warships to counter Russia
The top U.S. military commander in Europe warned Tuesday of a growing Russian threat and is calling for more troops, warships and aircraft, saying he’s 'not comfortable yet with the deterrent posture' of the American troop presence.
Iranian Commander Outlines Plan ‘to Defeat World Powers’
A top Iranian military figure in the country's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, or IRGC, recently outlined the rogue nation's long-term plans to 'defeat world powers,' saying that Tehran has been 'chosen to wage jihad' across the globe.
Russian military, modernizing quickly, plans to sell missile system to Turkey: U.S. commander
A top U.S. commander has warned that Russia's military is modernizing quickly, and that a possible weapons deal with Turkey could put the United States in danger.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Hamas chief warns Netanyahu against Gaza ‘adventure’ as violence ratchets up
The Palestinian terror group Hamas warned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday against any military 'adventure' in the Gaza Strip ahead of Israeli elections next month, as tensions spiraled along the restive frontier with Israel.
Waqf rejects Israeli court order to shutter Temple Mount’s Gate of Mercy
The Islamic authority that oversees Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem rejected Tuesday an Israeli court order to close a contested religious area that has ignited tension between Palestinian worshipers and Israeli police in recent weeks.
Israeli planes strike Gaza targets after balloon bombs hit Israeli towns
The Israel Air Force carried out airstrikes on several targets in the Gaza Strip Tuesday night, after balloons with explosives were flown into Israel earlier in the day.

Inside the United States
Federal deficit balloons 77 percent in first third of the fiscal year
The federal deficit for fiscal year 2019 ballooned 77 percent in the first four months, compared to the previous year.
Trump administration warns of record illegal border crossings ahead of vote by Congress
The Trump administration warned Republican lawmakers Tuesday about record numbers of illegal crossings at the southern border with Mexico as Congress appeared to be on the verge of terminating President Donald Trump’s declaration of an emergency there.
Jack Phillips Vindicated as 'Overwhelming Evidence' Exposes State 'Hostility' Against Christian Baker
The Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) is reporting that the transgender cake case against Christian baker Jack Phillips is being dropped.
U.S. Credit Card Debt Closed 2018 at a Record $870 Billion
U.S. credit card debt hit $870 billion -- the largest amount ever -- as of December 2018, according to the data from the Federal Reserve. Credit card balances rose by $26 billion from the prior quarter.

Christian News
2019 Sees Dramatic Rise in Global Christian Persecution
2019 has seen a significant uptick in the persecution of Christians worldwide, according to Open Doors U.S.A.'s most recent World Watch List.