Prophecy News Watch - August 29, 2023

Around the World
Rare ‘blue supermoon’ to rise this week, won’t return until 2037
A “blue supermoon,” will rise in the night sky on Wednesday, August 30, LiveScience reported this week.
Water level in Biblical Euphrates River falls to historic dangerous low
Referenced across the Bible in Scriptures ranging from Genesis to Revelation, the Euphrates River in Syria has recently dried up to such an extent as to trigger multiple humanitarian crises in the region, Israel365 News reports.
UK: Experts Raise Doubts Over Conviction ‘Babies Killing Nurse’
Experts have raised doubts about the conviction of nurse Lucy Letby for killing seven newborn babies after a judge last week ruled that she should never be released.
Russia: ‘Genetic Testing Confirms Wagner Leader’s Death’
Russia’s Russian Investigative Committee said Sunday that genetic testing confirmed that Wagner mercenaries group chief Yevgeny Prigozhin was among 10 people who died in a plane crash near Moscow.
Helicopter Crash Kills 3 US Marines In Australia; 20 Injured
Australian authorities said Sunday that three U.S.marines were killed and 20 injured after their military helicopter crashed during major military exercises on the Tiwi Islands.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
300-meter stretch of aqueduct from late Second Temple period uncovered in Jerusalem
Israeli archaeologists have uncovered a 300-meter-long (984-foot) stretch of an ancient aqueduct that served Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced Monday.
Syria: ‘Israel carried out airstrike on airport in Aleppo, putting it out of service’
The official Syrian SANA news broadcaster reported Monday morning that Israel carried out an airstrike on the airport in Aleppo, causing heavy damage and putting it out of service. An hour after the attack was reported, the Civil Aviation Authority of Syria issued a notice to the pilots that the only runway at the airport in Aleppo was closed for repair work in the wake of the attack.
Israeli authorities in talks about new work visa provisions for Christian clergy and staffers
Amid consternation about a recent spate of visa denials for international Christian clergy, Israeli government officials are discussing new visa provisions for the permanent staff of evangelical organizations, including the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ), Bridges for Peace, and Christians United for Israel, the Christian Post (CP) reports.

Inside the United States
US: ‘Three Blacks Killed In Hate Crime’
The U.S. Justice Department confirmed Sunday that it is investigating a mass shooting that killed three Black people in the city of Jacksonville as a hate crime.
US Prepares New Vaccines Amid Reported COVID-Variants
Shares in major COVID-19 vaccine makers briefly spiked Monday after U.S. President Joe Biden confirmed he would seek funding from Congress to support the development of new COVID-19 jabs.
Trump Raises $7.1 Million With Mugshot
The presidential campaign of Donald J. Trump, the first former U.S. president to have a mugshot taken, says he has raised $7.1 million after being booked at Fulton County jail in the state of Georgia.

Christian News
Pakistan: Christian man shot dead by Islamic extremists
As Christians in Pakistan continue to face mortal danger because of their faith, a Christian man was falsely accused of blasphemy and then murdered by Islamic extremists in Punjab earlier this month, News Intervention reports.
Hungary Supports Pakistan Christians Suffering Attacks
Hungary, the only nation with a government secretary dedicated to persecuted Christians, has condemned attacks against the Christian community in eastern Pakistan.