Prophecy News Watch - August 5, 2022

Around the World
US Condemns China Missile Launches, Orders Aircraft Carrier Group Toward Taiwan
The White House condemned the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) launch of 11 ballistic missiles into the waters around Taiwan Thursday. The administration also said that it would move an aircraft carrier strike group into the region to defend its partners and allies.
Iranian officials openly discuss country’s ability to make nuclear weapon
Iran has for the first time spoken openly about its potential to make a nuclear weapon, and officials discussed the ability to make such a weapon "at will."
Iranian satellite set to be launched into space by Russia next week
Russia will launch an Iranian remote sensing satellite into orbit next Tuesday, the two countries confirmed, two weeks after President Vladimir Putin visited Tehran.
China’s Military Moves To Taiwan After Pelosi Visit
The Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, has left Taiwan after a visit that angered China and prompted a military response.
Britain’s Central Bank Announces Biggest Rate Hike In 27 Years; Warns Of Recession
The Bank of England (BoE) raised interest rates by the most in 27 years on Thursday and warned a prolonged recession is on its way.
US Senate gives overwhelming approval to Finland/Sweden NATO applications
The US Senate on Wednesday voted 95-1 in overwhelming approval of the applications by Sweden and Finland to join the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Axios reports. NATO was established in 1949 by 12 countries, including the US, Canada, Italy, and France, to provide collective security against the Soviet Union.
Explosions In Ukraine As Concerns Mount Over Suffering Civilians
Explosions have been reported in the south and east of Ukraine as the ongoing Russian invasion of the country continued despite a mounting death toll on both sides. The clashes came as advocacy group Amnesty International expressed concerns about how Ukrainian forces are trying to stop the invasion.
Iran has installed three IR-6 centrifuges at enrichment plant
The UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) nuclear watchdog said in a report to member states Wednesday that Iran has finished installing three advanced IR-6 centrifuges at its Natanz fuel enrichment plant, Israel Hayom reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF said to fear Temple Mount clashes on Tisha B’Av may ignite already-tense Gaza
Fears of clashes on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount during Sunday’s Tisha B’Av fast day have reportedly led Israel’s political and security echelons to keep widespread road closures along the Gaza border in place through the weekend.
Hezbollah video threatens Israel’s Karish gas field
A video produced by the Lebanese terror group Hezbollah and released on July 31 threatened the Karish offshore natural gas and oil field in the northern part of Israel’s Exclusive Economic Zone.
Israel: Archaeologists begin dig where Biblical Joshua is believed to be buried
Israeli archaeologists have begun excavating a site in the West Bank that is believed to be where the Biblical Joshua lived and was buried, the Jerusalem Post reports. Known as Khirbet Tibnah, the excavation site is located in southwest Samaria and is believed to have been inhabited from the Bronze Age until the beginning of the Ottoman rule.

Inside the United States
Judge rules transgender surgeries must be covered by Medicaid
A federal judge ruled this week that the state of West Virginia must allow transgender patients covered by Medicaid to receive gender transforming surgeries, reasoning that individuals with a gender dysphoria diagnosis must be treated the same as those suffering from other medical conditions.
Democrats block measures to stop gain-of-function research
Senate Democrats on Thursday declined to offer unanimous consent to two measures to stop gain-of-function research, a process now infamous over its alleged connection to the spread of COVID-19.
U.S. Ran $200 Billion Trade Deficit With Communist China in First Half of 2022
The United States ran a merchandise trade deficit of $200,096,600,000 with the People’s Republic of China in the first six months of this year, according to data released today by the Census Bureau.
Kari Lake wins GOP nomination for governor, completing sweep for Trump-backed candidates
Kari Lake has won the Republican nomination for Arizona governor, climbing past her opponent’s early lead and securing the nomination with the help of votes cast on election day.
NASA releases astonishing image of Cartwheel Galaxy taken by James Webb Telescope
NASA on Tuesday released a spectacular image of a Cartwheel Galaxy that was taken by the James Webb Space Telescope, the Washington Examiner reports. Released on Tuesday, the image reportedly gives scientists new information about how stars are born and about the black hole at the core of the galaxy.
Biden Signs Pro-Abortion Executive Order, Defying Church
U.S. President Joe Biden signed a new executive order on Wednesday that he said aims “to protect access to reproductive healthcare” after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the constitutional right to abortion.

Christian News
Nigeria: Four children among seven Christians murdered
As the slaughter of Christians in Nigeria continues, four children were among seven Christians murdered by suspected Fulani jihadists in Nigeria’s Plateau state on Sunday, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Nigeria ranked number one in the world last year for Christians murdered by Islamic terrorists on account of their faith.

Worthy Watch

Senator Cruz Grills FBI Director Wray Over FBI Entrapment
During a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Senator Ted Cruz grilled FBI Director Christopher Wray concerning reports that the special agent accused of orchestrating the entrapment of a group charged with trying to kidnap Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer during the 2020 election was promoted since then and now runs the FBI's Washington D.C. field office which now overseas the January 6 case.