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Around the World
IAEA Fails to Adopt Resolution on Iran’s Nuclear Program Amid Fears of Escalating Middle East Conflict
Last week, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) criticized Iran for its lack of cooperation with the U.N. agency regarding its nuclear program. However, the IAEA refrained from taking more decisive action, citing concerns about triggering a potential counter-reaction from Iran.
Damascus Airport Experiences Operational Disruption Again Following Alleged Bombing by Israel Shortly After Resuming Services
Alleged Israeli airstrikes on Sunday rendered Damascus airport inoperative just hours after the resumption of flights, following a similar attack last month, according to a war monitor. State media also confirmed the incident.
Ballistic missiles fired from Houthi-controlled Yemen at USS Mason rescuing ‘Israel-linked’ tanker
Two ballistic missiles, fired from Houthi-controlled Yemen, landed near a U.S. warship providing assistance to a tanker in the Gulf of Aden that was under threat of hijacking by armed gunmen.
US Navy Stops Gunmen’s Attempt to Hijack Israel-Linked Tanker off Yemen
A distress call from a commercial tanker seized by armed individuals in the Gulf of Aden prompted a response from a U.S. Navy warship. Thanks to the swift action by the U.S. Navy, the vessel is now secure, U.S. officials said on Sunday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
11 Released Israeli Hostages On Way To Israel
Israel’s military said Monday that 11 hostages, including two mothers and nine children, were en route to Israel after being released by Hamas, seen as a terrorist group by the West.

Inside the United States
Idaho Petitions Supreme Court to Block Lower Court’s Ruling Against Pro-Life Law
Idaho urgently filed an appeal with the U.S. Supreme Court. This action was prompted by a lower court's agreement with the Biden administration's position that the state is required to allow abortions under certain circumstances.
Over 2,500 NYPD Officers Abruptly Resign
New York's police force is experiencing a rapid departure of officers, with data revealing an alarming rate of resignations. Concerns heightened among some officers as the city intended to cancel the following five Police Academy classes, potentially reducing the nation's most significant police force to its smallest size in decades.

Christian News
Belarus Pentecostals Appeal Against Liquidation
One of the largest Pentecostal congregations in autocratically-ruled Belarus has appealed against plans by authorities to “liquidate” the church after already destroying its building.
Arizona: Street Evangelist Showing Signs of Recovery After Shooting Attack, “We’re Never Going to Stop Outreaching and Sharing the Gospel”
Street evangelist Hans Schmidt, who was shot in the head while preaching in Arizona earlier this month, is showing signs of recovery, the Christian Post reports. A father of two, Schmidt was gunned down while sharing the Gospel on the corner of 51st Avenue and Peoria in Arizona’s Glendale on Nov. 15.
Christian Schoolboy Escapes From Muslim Kidnappers In Nigeria
A Christian schoolboy was back with his family in Nigeria on Monday after escaping from Muslim kidnappers who tried to force him to convert to Islam, well-informed Christians said.
Around the World
Turkey, Bulgaria Storm and Tsunami Kills Many
Turkey and other parts of the Balkans were recovering Thursday after a catastrophic flooding caused by massive storms and a related tsunami left a trail of destruction, killing up to 22 people, officials said.
Turkey: ‘Israel Will Soon Be Destroyed’
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has warned Israel it will “soon” be destroyed and that Ankara designates Israeli settlers in Palestinian territories as "terrorists,” Worthy News learned Thursday.
Dutch Anti-Islam Donald Trump Wins Dutch Elections (Worthy News Radio)
The man who has been called the Dutch Donald Trump and was threatened with death by extremists for his strong anti-Islam and pro-Israel views sailed to victory in historic parliamentary elections. Official results show that the anti-Islam Party for Freedom (PVV) gained the most votes in the Netherlands, prompting outrage within the Muslim community.
White House Considers Re-Designation of Yemeni Houthis as Terrorist Group
The White House is considering whether to re-designate the Iran-backed Houthi militant group in Yemen as a terror organization after President Biden removed it from the US Foreign Terrorist Organization and Specially Designated Global Terrorist list shortly after his inauguration in 2021, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli Airstrikes Hit Two Hezbollah Targets Near Damascus, Says SOHR
On Wednesday, fighter jets from the Israeli Air Force reportedly targeted two sites in the Damascus area, which reportedly targeted Lebanon's Hezbollah Terrorist Organization, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR).
Iron Beam Used for First Time Successfully in War
Israel achieved a historic milestone by deploying its "Iron Beam" laser defense system for the first time in operational use during the conflict with Hamas, according to Israeli Channel 14 on Monday.
Hezbollah Launches Intense Rocket and Anti-Tank Strikes on Israel Ahead of Ceasefire
On Thursday, Hezbollah unleashed a substantial rocket barrage on northern Israel, marking one of the most extensive attacks from Lebanon since October 7, just hours before a ceasefire was to go into effect.
Israel Shoots Down Cruise Missile Headed for Southern City of Eilat
Amid Israel’s ongoing war against Hamas in Gaza, and threats from Hezbollah on its northern border with Lebanon, on Wednesday the Israel Air Force intercepted a cruise missile heading toward the southern Israeli city of Eilat on the Red Sea, the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) reports. The missile did not enter Israeli territory, the IAF said.
Israel-Hamas Hostage Deal Delayed As Clashes Continue
Exhausted and tearful Israeli families praying and hoping to see their loved ones faced renewed uncertainty Thursday as Israeli officials said a ceasefire and hostage deal will not come into effect until Friday at the earliest.

Inside the United States
Biden Impeachment Inquiry Builds Evidence
The impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden is gaining momentum as more evidence comes out to back allegations that the president himself financially benefited from the overseas business dealings of his son, Hunter.

Christian News
India: Uttar Pradesh Pastor Arrested, Detained for Allegedly Converting Hindus to Christianity
Police in India’s Uttar Pradesh state raided a house church last month, arresting the pastor and detaining him for several weeks on suspicion of converting Hindus to Christianity, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Nigeria: Plateau State Christian Teacher Decapitated by Suspected Fulani Terrorists
A Christian community in Nigeria’s Plateau state remains afraid and on full alert after a teacher with the Church of Christ in All Nations (COCIN) was found beheaded, apparently by jihadist Fulani herdsmen on a farm in Mangu County, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Around the World
Anti-Islam Party PVV Of Wilders Wins Dutch Elections
The Anti-Islam Party for Freedom (PVV) of Geert Wilders, who strongly supports Israel, has won the Dutch elections in a major shakeup of the Netherlands’ political scene, exit polls show.
Dutch Thriller Election Overshadowed By Polarization And Attacks
Dutch voters cast ballots Wednesday in an unpredictable election overshadowed by two violent attacks on a nationalist leader who had been critical about migration, climate change, the war in Ukraine, and perceived LGBTQ+ propaganda among children.
U.S. Strikes Iraqi Hezbollah Group; At Least 5 Killed
In reaction to increasing attacks on U.S. bases, U.S. fighter aircraft targeted two operations centers affiliated with Iraq's Kataib Hezbollah militia group. The Iranian-backed militia reported the death of five of its members in Jurf al-Sakhar, located south of Baghdad.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Gulf nations want change in PA leadership before rebuilding Gaza
Arab Gulf nations have indicated that a condition for obtaining their financial aid to rebuild the Gaza Strip after the Hamas-Israel war has ended is a change in the leadership of the Palestinian Authority which currently governs only the West Bank, i24 News reports.
Hezbollah to Join Ceasefire Despite Not Being Part of the Deal
According to a Hezbollah source cited by Al Jazeera, Hezbollah will participate in the upcoming four-day ceasefire starting tomorrow, even though it was not part of the Israel-Hamas negotiation. The hostage deal made with Hamas may lead to the release of up to 50 hostages over the next four days.

Inside the United States
Multiple New York border crossings closed by car explosion
Multiple border crossings were closed and two people are dead after a vehicle explosion Wednesday on the Niagara Falls Rainbow Bridge connecting Canada and the United States.
Republican wins Utah special election, bolsters GOP numbers before 2024 battle
Celeste Maloy defeated Democrat Kathleen Riebe in a special election to replace U.S. Representative Chris Stewart, R-Utah, in the district on Tuesday, November 21.
Jan. 6 footage shows Capitol Police officer saying “we go undercover as Antifa” (Video)
Newly published verified undercover footage outlet of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot raises further questions about the conduct of Capitol Police during the attack as an undercover officer is heard telling a colleague, “We go undercover as Antifa in a crowd,” Just the News reported exclusively on Tuesday.

Christian News
Myanmar: Christians suffer fresh wave of persecution from military junta
Myanmar continues to be wracked by the latest in a decades-long stream of civil wars, and the country’s Christians are facing a fresh wave of violent persecution from the Buddhist extremist Tatmadaw military dictatorship, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Sudan: 81-year old church destroyed in civil war bombing, “We pray that the Lord would do a mighty work in Sudan”
As the deadly civil war in Sudan rages on, an 81 year-old church in Omdurman was heavily bombed in the first week of November, leaving two communities without the source of stability they had drawn comfort from, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
China: Police Raid Christian Mission Center, Arrest and Detain Leaders
Police in China raided a long-persecuted Christian mission center in Chengdu, Sichuan province earlier this month, arresting a number of church leaders and continuing to detain two of them, China Aid reports.