Prophecy News Watch - October 23, 2019

Around the World
Turkey Says 'No Need' to Resume Offensive Against Kurds
Turkey says there is 'no need' to resume its military offensive against Syrian Kurds, saying the U.S. has told it that the Kurdish withdrawal from the northern Syrian border is complete.
British Parliament finally approves Boris Johnson's Brexit bill - but moments later votes down three-day timetable
The United Kingdom’s divorce from the European Union passed one major hurdle Tuesday when Parliament lawmakers approved Boris Johnson’s Brexit bill but hit a roadblock moments later when a three-day timetable was voted down.
Northern Ireland to legalize abortion, same-sex marriage
Northern Ireland is on track to legalize abortion and same-sex marriage after the historically conservative country failed to form a government body by Oct. 21, bringing it in line with the rest of the United Kingdom.
Doctors hail first drug to ‘slow down’ Alzheimer’s
Doctors have welcomed a 'turning point' in the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease after the development of a drug apparently able to slow the condition if it is caught in its earliest stages.
Russia, Turkey reach deal to remove Kurdish YPG from Syria border
Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph.
Lebanese protests continue despite PM's emergency economic reforms
Facing escalating mass protests, the government of Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri on Monday approved a package of economic reforms and a 2020 budget without new taxes. Protests swelled in the hours after the announcement, however, as many demonstrators scorned the package as 'empty promises.'
Bolivians riot as election hangs in balance
Rioting has erupted in at least nine cities around Bolivia over claims of fraud in a presidential election held Sunday that could hand leftist incumbent candidate Evo Morales his fourth term.
U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper Arrives in Baghdad to Discuss Troop Deployments
Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad Wednesday, as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports the U.S. may want to increase the number of troops based in Iraq at least temporarily.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Pontius Pilate built Pilgrim's Road in Jerusalem
Archaeologists now believe that Jerusalem’s 'Pilgrim's Road' was built by none other than Pontius Pilate, the infamous Roman governor of Judea.
Israel said bracing for direct cruise missile or drone attack by Iran
Israel is readying for a direct cruise missile or drone strike by Tehran in response to recent attacks on Iranian regional proxies which have been attributed to the Jewish state, Army Radio reported Tuesday evening.
IDF drone crashes in southern Lebanon, apparently after it was shot down
A small IDF drone crashed in southern Lebanon on Wednesday morning, apparently after it was shot down.

Inside the United States
Your Tax Dollars Used to Merge Mice with Aborted Human Baby Body Parts: 'Abhorrent on so Many Levels'
Organs, bones and other body parts of aborted babies are being sold and transplanted into lab animals. This isn't a passage out of Frankenstein. It's research happening today and unsuspecting taxpayers are funding it.
Warren on Pressuring Israel to Accept ‘Two-State Solution’: ‘Everything is On the Table’
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth Warren (Mass.) indicated at the weekend that as president she would not hold back from pressuring Israel into accepting a 'two-state solution' to its conflict with the Palestinians, asserting that “everything is on the table.”
McConnell introduces resolution opposing Syria withdrawal
Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday introduced a resolution opposing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, one week after the House passed a similar measure.
'There is no quid pro quo': Devin Nunes says John Ratcliffe 'destroyed' diplomat in deposition
Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe 'destroyed' a key U.S. diplomat during a closed-door deposition, according to a fellow Republican congressman who was present.
‘Concluded with President Zelensky agreeing’: Trump released aid after securing Ukraine investigation pledge, diplomat says
President Trump lifted a hold on security assistance for Ukraine after President Volodymyr Zelensky promised to announce investigations into the 2016 presidential election and former Vice President Joe Biden, according to a U.S. diplomat.
Durham's probe into possible FBI misconduct expanded based on new evidence, sources say
U.S. Attorney John Durham's investigation into the origins of the FBI's 2016 Russia probe has expanded based on new evidence uncovered during a recent trip to Rome with Attorney General Bill Barr, sources told Fox News on Tuesday.
Tenn. waiting period law reduced abortion rate by 6 percent, study finds
A Tennessee law that mandates a 48-hour waiting period on an abortion led to a 6 percent decrease in abortions performed in the state, according to a new study.

Christian News
Christianity Booming, Atheism Declining around the World, Report Says
The headlines might declare that Christianity is declining in the United States, but new research shows it’s growing faster than the population around the world – and atheism and agnosticism are on a gradual decline.