Prophecy News Watch - December 31, 2021

Around the World
Russian, US Presidents Talk Amid Ukraine Invasion Fears (Worthy News In-Depth)
Talks were underway Thursday between U.S. President Joe Biden and Russia's Vladimir Putin amid international fears that Moscow plans a military invasion into Ukraine.
U.S. Navy seizes $4 million worth of heroin in Arabian Sea
U.S. Navy vessels seized 385 kilograms (849 pounds) of heroin in the Arabian Sea worth some $4 million, in a major bust by the international maritime operation in the region, officials said Thursday.
Vladimir Putin warns Joe Biden it would be a mistake to impose new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine
Vladimir Putin has warned Joe Biden that new sanctions against Russia over Ukraine would be a big mistake, according to the Kremlin.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Palestinian Authority’s Abbas warns Putin: West Bank poised for an ‘explosion’
Israeli policies risk triggering an “explosion” in the West Bank, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Thursday in a telephone conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
‘Lasers Will Change the Future Battlefield,’ Says Israeli Air Force Commander
The Air Force commander spoke, among other things, about the future battlefield and challenges expected on it, saying, “We will see greater use of lasers on the battlefield. We will see it in defense and offense, from the ground and the air. The introduction of this technology to the future battlefield will change the latter.”

Inside the United States
Senate GOP preps to nullify Biden’s vaccine mandate for 17 million healthcare workers
More than 30 GOP senators are preparing legislation to nullify President Biden’s national vaccine mandate for healthcare workers.
U.S. unemployment claims drop to 198,000
The number of Americans applying for unemployment benefits fell below 200,000, more evidence that the job market remains strong in the aftermath of last year’s coronavirus recession.

Christian News
Nigeria: US and international community do nothing as slaughter of Christians continues
The international community remains almost completely silent as Christians in Nigeria continue to be slaughtered by Islamic jihadists intent on crushing Christianity and imposing Sharia law on the country.
Pakistan: Court returns Christian girl to parents after her abduction and forced marriage to Muslim man
A High Court in Pakistan has finally returned a 14-year-old Christian girl to the custody of her family after she was abducted and forced to marry a Muslim man in 2020, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Iran Frees Christian House Church Pastor
Iran released a pastor from prison Thursday after the Iranian Supreme Court ruled that involvement in house churches “should not be considered a crime against national security,” Worthy News learned.

Worthy Watch
Australian Gov’t Offers Compensation to the 79,000+ Vaccine Injured