Prophecy News Watch - August 23, 2023

Around the World
Ancient DNA extracted from 2,900-year-old clay palace brick ‘time capsule’ for first time
Ancient DNA has been extracted from a 2,900-year-old clay brick, potentially unlocking new ways of studying life from generations gone by.
Russia, China to advocate for their agendas among developing nations at BRICS summit
Russia and China will look to gain more political and economic ground in the developing world at a summit in South Africa this week, when an expected joint dose of anti-West grumbling from them may take on a sharper edge with a formal move to bring Saudi Arabia closer.
Iran unveils armed drone resembling America’s MQ-9 Reaper and says it could potentially reach Israel
Iran’s Defense Ministry unveiled a drone on Tuesday resembling America’s armed MQ-9 Reaper, claiming that the aircraft is capable of staying airborne for 24 hours and has the range to reach the country’s archenemy Israel.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
After 2 deadly attacks in 2 days, security cabinet meets
Following the terrorist attack in Huwara, in which Shai Silas Nigreker and his son Aviad Nir were murdered, and a second attack in Hebron Mount, in which Batsheva Nigri was killed and Aryeh Gottlieb was seriously injured, the security cabinet convened on Tuesday after pushing forward the date from the planned September 10.

Inside the United States
Wall Street Firms Move $2 Trillion Out of N.Y., Calif.
Repelled by rampant crime, high taxes and exorbitant housing costs, financial firms managing $2 trillion in assets have left New York and California for Texas, Florida and other Sun Belt states where the cost of living is as much as 40% cheaper, Bloomberg reports.
US marshals and police arrest 39 sex offenders in targeted Virginia operation
The US Department of Justice announced Friday that 39 sex offenders were arrested this month by US Marshals Southern District of West Virginia Task Force and West Virginia State Police.
Mortgage rates continue to climb, reach highest level since 2000
Mortgage rates are pushing even higher this week and are now clocking in at their highest level since the turn of the century.

Christian News
Eight Nigerian Christian Youth Kidnapped
Eight members of Nigeria’s National Youth Service Corps (NYCS) who are believed to be Christians have been abducted by suspected Islamic gunmen in the country’s northwestern Zamfara State, several sources said Tuesday.