Prophecy News Watch - August 9, 2022

Around the World
New Iran deal may be possible, top officials say
Senior representatives of world powers engaged in talks to revive the collapsed 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Iran nuclear deal have said they believe it is possible a new deal can be reached, the Time of Israel (TOI) reports.
China announces extension of military drills around Taiwan
China announced Monday it will extend the military exercises it has been conducting around Taiwan, in what it said was a response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last week, the Associated Press reports.
UN Chief Fears “Nuclear Suicide” In Ukraine
United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres wants international inspectors to be given access to a vast nuclear power plant in war-torn Ukraine, saying an attack on the site is “suicidal.”

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
After mediating Gaza ceasefire, Egypt sees envoy berate Israel at Security Council
Egypt’s ambassador to the United Nations tore into Israel during a Monday speech before the UN Security Council hours after Jerusalem heaped praise on Cairo for mediating a ceasefire with Palestinian Islamic Jihad that ended a three-day escalation in the Gaza Strip.
Israeli archaeologist find where the Romans breached Jerusalem’s walls
The positions of the Roman army's ballistae used in their attack on Jerusalem may have been found thanks to archaeological evidence and calculations made by the Israel Antiquities Authority.
Official: Israel could face funding crunch to replenish Iron Dome interceptors
A senior official tells Army Radio that Israel could face a funding crunch to replenish the Iron Dome interceptor rockets.

Inside the United States
Christian school keeps school lunch funding despite refusing Biden admin’s Title IX expansion
A Christian school will be able to keep getting government funding for lunches, even though it does not abide by the Biden administration'schange to Title IX to include sexual orientation and gender identity.
‘Dark Times’: Trump Slams FBI Raid at His Mar-a-Lago Home as a Political Assault
Former President Donald Trump on Monday said his opponents "desperately don’t want me to run for President in 2024" and will "likewise do anything to stop Republicans and Conservatives in the upcoming Midterm Elections."

Christian News
Mozambique: Islamic State behead two Christians
Two Christian men in northern Mozambique were beheaded by local Islamic State terrorists on July 30, the Barnabas Fund reports.
India: Six Christian women arrested, imprisoned
Six Christian women in India’s Uttar Pradesh state were charged with forcibly converting Hindus to Christianity and were imprisoned on July 30, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. With the Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata party in power since 2014, India’s Christians have become increasingly vulnerable to harsh anti-conversion laws which are frequently abused by Hindu extremists looking to harass and imprison believers.