Prophecy News Watch - January 11, 2022

Around the World
Latest North Korean missile test more advanced than last week’s, Seoul says
A North Korean missile test demonstrated a more advanced weapon than a test conducted roughly a week ago, South Korea’s Joint Chiefs of Staff said.
Hurricane Ida, Europe floods made 2021 a costly year of disasters
Damage wrought by Hurricane Ida in the US state of Louisiana and the flash floods that hit Europe last summer helped make 2021 one of the most expensive years for natural disasters, reinsurance company Munich Re said Monday.
Afghanistan: UN seeks record $5bn in aid to prevent ‘suffering’
The United Nations is seeking a record $5bn in aid for Afghanistan this year to help protect the country's future after the Taliban's seizure of power.
No Breakthrough In Russia-US Talks On Ukraine
With more than 100,000 Russian troops massing along Ukraine’s borders, there were no signs Monday that the United States and Russia had agreed on how to avoid a Russian invasion.
Researchers hail new ‘supermolecule’ which has ‘the potential to revolutionize science’
Researchers have created a "powerful supermolecule" in a "tremendous" interdisciplinary study, which they say has the potential to revolutionize science.
Netherlands’ New Government Sworn In
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte began his fourth term in office Monday despite mounting protests against his strict COVID measures.
Man Breathing Freely After Pig Heart Transplant
An American man was breathing on his own Monday after receiving the heart of a genetically modified pig in a groundbreaking operation.
President EU Parliament Dies At 65
David Sassoli, the European parliament president, has died at the age of 65, his spokesman confirmed Tuesday.
Myanmar Sends Ousted Leader Suu Kyi To Jail For 6 Years
A Myanmar court on Monday sentenced ousted leader Aung San Suu Kyi to four more years in prison on what her supporters called trumped-up charges aimed at serving the military rulers.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF cancels reserve drills for January as troops infected with Omicron passes 6,000
With the number of people diagnosed with the coronavirus Omicron variant continuing to soar across the country, the Israeli military has canceled all reserve drills for the month of January. There will be specific drills that can be approved by commanders according to operational needs.
Mahmoud Abbas, Egypt’s Sisi meet, talk Israeli-Palestinian peace process
Egyptian president Abdel Fattah al-Sisi met on Tuesday with Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas, Israeli media reported.

Inside the United States
US Unveils Domestic Terror Unit
The U.S. Department of Justice is creating a new unit to counter “domestic terrorism” from mainly “anti-government” activists and “white supremacists.”
Fauci shut down lab leak theory despite scientists lending it credence, emails show
Scientists consulting with the U.S. government early in the pandemic believed COVID-19 originating from a lab in Wuhan, China, was possible or even likely, but Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Francis Collins worked to shut the hypothesis down, according to several emails.
Federal Reserve Chairman Powell says inflation poses ‘severe’ threat to job market
Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell acknowledged Tuesday that high inflation is indeed a serious threat to the U.S. central bank's goal of helping to get U.S. employees back to work.
RNC sues New York City over law to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections
The Republican National Committee says it has filed a lawsuit against New York City after new Mayor Eric Adams (D) failed to block a bill that will allow noncitizens to vote in local elections.
Dr. Fauci, Senator Paul clash (again) over Biden administration’s COVID-19 response
Dr. Anthony Fauci and GOP Sen. Rand Paul on Tuesday clashed again over the Biden administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, with the Republican lawmaker also accusing the President Biden's top medical adviser of conspiring to silence critics.
Congress to vote on ‘Global Respect Act’ which denies US visas for ‘foreign LGBT rights violators’
Congress is preparing to vote on the Global Respect Act (GRA), a measure which supporters say holds to account foreign violators of LGBT human rights by denying them entry to America, but which critics say advances a far-left agenda against countries and faith groups that uphold traditional beliefs on gender and sexuality.

Christian News
Pakistan: Judge changes Christian man’s life sentence to death penalty for alleged blasphemous text messages
A Christian in Pakistan who was sentenced to 25 years imprisonment for allegedly sending blasphemous text messages had his prison term changed to the death penalty last week, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. Rawalpindi Additional Sessions Judge Sahibzada Naqeeb sentenced Christian Zafar Bhatti to death after his new lawyer contested his conviction instead of applying for post-conviction bail.