Prophecy News Watch - December 7, 2021

Around the World
Biden, Putin To Discuss Feared Russian Invasion in Ukraine
U.S. President Joe Biden was preparing for talks with his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin amid mounting concerns that Russia’s military will invade Ukraine.
Suu Kyi Jailed For Public Unrest
Myanmar’s ousted elected leader, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Aung San Suu Kyi was sentenced to four years imprisonment Monday on charges including “inciting public unrest.”
US To Boycott China’s Winter Olympics
The White House says it will stage a diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, citing China’s reported severe human rights abuses.
UK, US and allies call on Russia to de-escalate tensions with Ukraine
Leaders of the United States, Germany, Italy, France and Britain on Monday emphasized the need to provide a united front in the face of Russian threats and hostility.
Two ballistic missiles launched towards Riyadh, intercepted by Saudi Arabia
A ballistic missile was launched towards Saudi Arabia's capital of Riyadh on Monday, Saudi state TV reported.
Pacific chief says China’s military buildup largest since World War II
China’s buildup of military forces is the largest the world has seen since World War II and has driven Australia and other nations around the world to seek closer security ties to the United States, according to the commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
In rare strike, Israeli warplanes said to attack Latakia port
Syria’s military said Israeli warplanes fired missiles on the port of the coastal city of Latakia early Tuesday without inflicting any human losses.

Inside the United States
Miss. Gov: If Roe v. Wade Is Overturned, ‘Yes,’ I Will Enforce ‘the Almost Total Abortion Ban’ in Mississippi
Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves told CNN’s “State of the Union” on Sunday that if Roe v. Wade were overturned he would enforce “the almost total abortion ban” that exists in his state, because he “very strongly” believes that an unborn child in the mother’s womb is a child, and he will do everything he can to protect the lives of children.
Federal judge blocks Texas tech censorship law
A federal judge struck down a Texas law that sought to restrict social media from censoring individuals based on their political viewpoint on Wednesday.
Ex-Presidential Candidate Bob Dole Dies At 98
Bob Dole, who survived deep war wounds to become the U.S. Senate leader and a Republican presidential candidate, has died. He was 98.

Christian News
Sri Lankan Christian Businessman Lynched To Death In Pakistan (Worthy News In-depth)
Pakistani police say they have detained seven "prime actors" in the horrific killing of a Sri Lankan businessman lynched and burned by an angry Muslim mob over alleged "blasphemy" against Islam.
Algeria: head of Algerian Protestant Church summoned to court; “please pray”
The Christian president of the Protestant Church of Algeria (EPA) was summoned to appear before a court on December 5, to face charges of "practicing non-Muslim rites without permission" and organizing an illegal assembly, Voice of the Martyrs Canada (VOMC) reports.
Pakistan: Two Christian sanitation workers die after rescuing fellow Christian from a sewer
Two Christian sanitation workers in Sargodha, Pakistan died on October 3 after being ordered to enter a sewer without personal protective clothing to rescue another Christian worker, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. A Muslim emergency service team refused to assist in the incident because they believed touching a Christian makes them unclean.
Myanmar: Burmese Army continues violent campaign against churches
The Burmese Army (Tatmadaw) is continuing to attack and loot churches in Myanmar's Christian-majority Chin state as part of a violent campaign to impose Buddhism in the country, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Christian Organization Set to Distribute 100,000 Bibles to Persecuted Believers Around the World
Following a massive outpouring of financial support this year, Christian persecution watchdog Open Doors USA is set to distribute 100,000 Bibles to persecuted believers around the world, Faithwire reports. Open Doors has been smuggling Bibles into countries that are hostile to Christianity since 1955.
Regular churchgoers top Gallup’s mental-health poll, Democrats bring up rear
The novel coronavirus pandemic took a toll on the public’s emotional well-being, but a newly released poll found that regular churchgoers report the highest levels of mental health while Democrats remain stuck at the back of the pack.