Prophecy News Watch - November 18, 2022

Around the World
Ukraine, Russia Extend Grain Deal
Ukraine and Russia have agreed to prolong the United Nations-brokered grain deal for another 120 days, Worthy News monitored.
Iran confirms second death sentence in connection to protests
Iran confirmed Wednesday that a second death sentence in three days had been issued in connection with ongoing protests over the death in custody of Mahsa Amin on September 16, MiddleEastEye (MEE) reports.
Dutch Ponder Banning ‘Dangerous’ Parties
An influential governing Dutch party wants to ban parties deemed dangerous for society, in a move that critics say threatens the Netherlands' liberal, democratic traditions.
G20 Condemns War In Ukraine Amid Global Recession Fears
The Group of 20 (G20) unanimously adopted a declaration effectively condemning Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, but not all countries agreed on who was responsible for Europe’s largest armed conflict since World War Two.
IAEA: Iran must cooperate with uranium probe
The 35-nation board of governors of the United Nations’ International Atomic Energy Agency nuclear watchdog passed a resolution Thursday ordering Iran to cooperate immediately with the agency’s investigation into uranium traces discovered at three undeclared sites, diplomats said.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Over 20 Killed In Gaza Refugee Camp Fire
Israel offered help after at least 21 people - including 10 children - were killed by a fire in a building in a densely populated refugee camp in the Gaza Strip, officials said.
Israeli Navy Mounted Iron Dome Operational
Israel’s Defense Ministry announced Thursday it has successfully conducted a C-Dome interception test from the Sa’ar 6 INS Oz missile ship, the Jerusalem Post reports. The C-Dome is an advanced form of the renowned Iron Dome aerial defense system.
Gantz: US-Israel cooperation on Iran threat ‘more critical than ever’
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz emphasized the Iranian threat in a conversation with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday.

Inside the United States
Nancy Pelosi Steps Down As US Democratic Leader
U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the first woman to hold that top position, says she will step down and not seek re-election as the House Democratic caucus top leader.
Republicans Take Control Of US House
Republicans have secured the 218 seats needed for a majority in the lower chamber of the U.S Congress a week after the midterm elections, CBS News network projects.
12 Republicans Join Democrats to Rush Marriage Bill: ‘Devastating Blow to Religious Freedom’
The Senate is fast-tracking a bill that could deny religious freedom for individuals and faith-based organizations.
100+ School Boards Flip Red Nationwide, Conservatives Pleased with Progress
While no overwhelming red wave emerged from the midterm national races, conservative groups involved in local school board races saw encouraging results.

Christian News
Christian persecution is worsening amid Western denial
A new report by Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) attests that persecution against Christians in certain parts of the world is worsening dramatically - and that Western denial of the situation is endangering believers, Christian Today reports. Titled 'Persecuted and Forgotten?,’ the ACN report documents an increase in Christian persecution in 24 countries between October 2020 and September 2022.

Worthy Watch
‘Not-at-all-Secret Gay Agenda’: Disney Goes LGBTQ Again with Gay Teen Romance in Major New Animation
Disney's next animated motion picture release titled Strange World will mark a first for the company founded by Walt Disney in 1923. It will feature a gay teen romance.