Prophecy News Watch - January 3, 2022

Around the World
Troubled World Rings In New Year
A troubled world began ringing in its New Year anxious about the coronavirus pandemic, disasters, and wars, including possible one in the heart of Europe.
‘God Calms Storm For Philippines Ferry’
An inter-island ferry carrying about 500 passengers faced a severe storm in the Philippines but arrived safely after prayers calmed strong winds, a passenger told Worthy News.
Russia Warns US Of Relations Breakdown Between Nuclear Superpowers
Russian President Vladimir Putin has warned U.S. President Joe Biden that imposing new sanctions on Russia over Ukraine will completely break down relations between the two nuclear superpowers. Putin made the comments in a 50-minute phone call with Biden on Thursday.
Dutch Police Target Crowds Protesting Corona Restrictions
Outnumbered Dutch police used batons as they tried to halt thousands of people rallying in Amsterdam against Europe’s strictest Coronavirus measures.
South Africa Parliament Burning After Funeral Bishop Tutu
South Africa’s Parliament complex in Cape Town was on fire Sunday shortly after the funeral of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, who was the nation’s spiritual voice against apartheid.
Austria Starts New Year With Suicide Law
Austria rang in the New Year with a law allowing assisted suicide to adults deemed to suffer too much to stay alive, despite opposition from church leaders.
Lebanese Christian leader: Our alliance with Hezbollah is no longer working
The head of Lebanon’s largest Christian party said on Sunday that a 15-year-old alliance with the country’s powerful Shiite group Hezbollah was no longer working and must evolve.
Putin, Erdogan Pledge To Boost Russia-Turkey Ties
Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, have vowed to boost ties, both sides said.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF strikes Gaza in retaliation to rocket fire towards central Israel
The IDF struck targets in the Gaza Strip on Saturday night in retaliation for the two rockets that had been fired earlier from Gaza towards central Israel earlier that morning, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit announced on Saturday night.
Bennett announces approval of 4th vaccine doses for over-60s, medical workers
Prime Minister Naftali Bennett announced Sunday that the Health Ministry has approved the distribution of a fourth coronavirus vaccine dose to Israelis over the age of 60, and to medical workers, who have gone at least four months since receiving their booster shot.
‘Flurona’: Israel records its first case of patient with COVID and flu at same time
Israel confirmed its first case of an individual infected with both the seasonal flu and COVID-19 at the same time, authorities said on Thursday.

Inside the United States
More than 500 homes burned down by Colorado fires as winter storm approaches
More than 500 homes in Colorado have burned down as the state prepares for snowstorms.
U.S. military has yet to approve its first religious exemption to COVID vaccine mandate
The U.S. military has yet to approve a religious exemptions to the COVID-19 vaccine mandate sought by service members, according to The Epoch Times.
52,000 Afghan evacuees released into U.S. in 2021
More than 50,000 Afghan evacuees have been processed and released into American communities over the last four months, the Department of Homeland Security said Friday as it announced the closure of another of the camps that had been erected at military bases to house the Afghans.

Christian News
China Christians Face Tough New Year
Devoted Christians in China were looking towards the New Year on Friday with little reason to cheer amid concerns the Communist government will continue a crackdown on worship outside state churches.