Prophecy News Watch - October 15, 2019

Around the World
US Sanctions Turkey, Seeks Halt to Syria Offensive
U.S. President Donald Trump is pressuring Turkey to stop its offensive in northern Syria with calls for a cease-fire and sanctions against Turkish officials, as he plans to send a delegation led by Vice President Mike Pence to Ankara for talks to resolve the situation.
US calls for historic NATO sanctions on Turkey
NATO powers might sanction Turkey over the assault on U.S. partners that has 'resulted in the release of many dangerous ISIS detainees,' Defense Secretary Mark Esper said.
Brexit deal 'more and more difficult' this week, EU summit to mull delay
The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator said on Tuesday that reaching a deal on Britain’s departure from the bloc before the scheduled date of Oct. 31 had become 'more and more difficult', and Finland’s EU minister said leaders would discuss another delay.
US Ally Saudi Arabia Signs Deals Worth $2 Billion With Putin’s Russia
Russia and Saudi Arabia signed a package of deals valued at $2 billion during President Vladimir Putin’s visit to the kingdom on Monday – just days after the Trump administration announced it would deploy another 3,000 U.S. troops to Saudi Arabia amid high tensions in the Persian Gulf.
UK experts in Iran to upgrade heavy water reactor
A team of British experts arrived in Iran on Monday to begin work to upgrade the Arak heavy water nuclear reactor, the UK embassy in Tehran said.
Saudi visit signals Putin's growing Middle East influence
President Vladimir Putin signaled Moscow’s growing Middle East clout on Monday on his first visit to Saudi Arabia in over a decade, buoyed by Russian military gains in Syria, strong ties with Riyadh’s regional rivals and energy cooperation.
With Turkey’s invasion of Syria, concerns mount over nukes at Incirlik
The Air Force on Monday said it has made no changes to daily operations at Incirlik Air Base in Turkey even as Turkish forces continue to push into Syrian territory, which has prompted U.S. forces to pull back.
Trump sending Pence to Turkey to ‘pursue a ceasefire and negotiated settlement’
US President Donald Trump on Monday urged his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan to 'stop the invasion' of Syria, Vice President Mike Pence said.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Trump swears allegiance to Israel as he decries endless Middle East wars
US President Donald Trump swore allegiance to Israel as he decried endless Middle East wars and defended his decision to withdraw US troops from the Kurdish area of northern Syria, when he spoke at the annual Values Voters Conference in Washington.

Inside the United States
'A different world': 2020 Democrats set to spar on altered playing field
When the top Democratic presidential hopefuls take the debate stage Tuesday, America will see a race that has changed dramatically since the candidates faced off just a month ago.
ABC apologizes for mistaking Kentucky gun range video for Turkish bombing of Syria
ABC issued a correction and apology Monday for reportedly using video from a Kentucky gun range while falsely claiming it depicted a fierce battle between Syrian Kurds and Turkish forces.

Christian News
'I think we're very close': Freed pastor Andrew Brunson urges young American Christians to prepare for persecution
The American pastor whose two-year imprisonment plunged Turkey into a diplomatic feud with the United States urged young Christians in his home country to prepare for the persecution he sees gathering for them on the horizon.
Christian Slain in Kaduna State, 13 Others Killed in Plateau State, Nigeria
Muslim Fulani herdsmen killed a young Christian man after stopping him on a highway in Kaduna state on Oct. 5, while in Plateau state another 13 Christians have been slain in less than a month, sources said.