Prophecy News Watch - January 3, 2023

Around the World
One-third of world economy expected to be in recession in 2023, says IMF chief
This year is going to be tougher on the global economy than 2022, the International Monetary Fund’s chief, Kristalina Georgieva, has warned.
Ukraine says it shot down 39 Iran-made kamikaze drones during wave of Russian air strikes, “one terrorist has found another”
Russia used Iranian-made drones in a wave of attacks targeting essential infrastructure in Ukraine over the New Year’s weekend, Ukrainian officials announced Monday.
Ukraine Facing New Year “Terror”
Ukraine faced “terror on New Year’s Eve” as Russia fired more than 20 cruise missiles at targets in Ukraine on Saturday, killing at least one person in the capital Kyiv and injuring more, authorities said.
Croatia Welcomes 2023 With Euro And Schengen
Heavily Catholic Croatia rang in the New Year with the euro currency and by joining European Union's border-free Schengen zone a decade after joining the EU.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Blinken tells Israel’s new FM: US will oppose steps that undermine 2-state solution
Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday stressed US opposition to policies that undermine efforts to reach a two-state solution to the Israel-Palestinian conflict, during his first call with new Foreign Minister Eli Cohen.
Syria says IAF strikes briefly put Damascus airport out of service, kill 2 soldiers
The Israeli airforce carried out a strike on Sunday night targeting Damascus International Airport that put it out of service temporarily, killed two soldiers and wounded two others, Syria’s state news agency SANA reported.
US Air Force temporarily deploys six fighter jets to Israeli airbase
The United States Air Force on Monday deployed six fighter jets to an Israeli Air Force base in southern Israel, as part of a military tactic to constantly disperse its aircraft at various airbases.

Inside the United States
Trump takes fire from right after blaming abortion issue for GOP midterm defeats
Stunned pro-life advocates pushed back after Donald Trump, one of their greatest allies during his presidency, blamed the abortion issue for hobbling the Republican Party in the November election.
Appeals Court Upholds Florida School Board’s Bathroom Policy
A Florida school district’s policy that requires students to use bathrooms based on their biological sex is constitutional, according to a federal appeals court.
Ohio School Board Ignores Parents, Clergy with Trans Bathroom Policy Even as US Court Issues Big Trans Ruling
A school district in Shelby, Ohio, says it will not change its policy allowing transgender students to use the restroom corresponding to their gender identity. The decision came despite opposition from members of the local community and a large group of Ohio clergy.
U.S. sees major housing price correction, nearly the largest since World War II
The United States is seeing a major price correction in its housing market, with analysts calling it very nearly the largest such shift since the end of World War II roughly 80 years ago.

Christian News
Dozens Of Christians Kidnapped In Nigeria After Mass Killings
Christians in northern Nigeria were searching Tuesday for scores of believers reportedly abducted in a Christmas Day attack by Islamic fighters that killed at least one person.
Uganda: Evangelist almost completely blind after acid attack by Islamic extremists
Islamic extremists enraged at the preaching of the Gospel sprayed acid in the face of evangelist Pastor Frank Mutabaazi in Kampala, Uganda last month, causing severe burns and almost completely blinding him, Morning Star News (MSN) reports. While Christianity is legal in Uganda, Christians have come under increasing violent attacks from extremists in the minority Muslim population.
Pakistan Christian Girl Awaits Justice After Abuse
A Christian girl in Pakistan who worked as a domestic servant is still awaiting justice three months after she was raped at her employer's home, representatives say.

Worthy Watch
‘Died Suddenly’? More Than 1-in-4 Think Someone They Know Died From COVID-19 Vaccines
Nearly half of Americans think COVID-19 vaccines may be to blame for many unexplained deaths, and more than a quarter say someone they know could be among the victims.

Worthy Insights
Jan. 6 Committee Raises ‘White Flag,’ Withdraws Major Action Against Trump
The House Jan. 6 committee has dropped its subpoena against former President Donald Trump as it wraps up work and prepares to dissolve next week.
‘I Also Orchestrated It’: Uncharged J6 Witness Ray Epps Transcript Released
Ray Epps, the uncharged man identified as a key instigator behind the January 6, 2020 Capitol Breach for telling people to storm the Capitol, said in a text message to his nephew that he "orchestrated" things, according to newly released witness transcripts from the January 6th Committee.