Prophecy News Watch - January 5, 2022

Around the World
French President: ‘Ban Unvaccinated From Social Life’
President Emmanuel Macron has warned those unvaccinated against COVID-19 that they will be banned from social life in the European Union country.
US-led coalition carries out strikes against ‘imminent threat’ in Syria
The US-led coalition on Tuesday carried out strikes against rocket sites in Syria that posed a threat, a coalition official said.
US-led coalition: Attack with 2 armed drones foiled in Iraq
Two explosives-laden drones targeting an Iraqi military base housing U.S. troops in western Anbar province were destroyed on Tuesday, a coalition official said.
North Korea fires suspected ballistic missile into sea
North Korea fired a suspected ballistic missile into its eastern waters on Wednesday, the South Korean and Japanese militaries said, the first such launch in about two months amid long-dormant international diplomacy on the North’s nuclear program.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF: Hezbollah drone downed after flying over border from Lebanon
Israeli forces on Tuesday downed a drone that Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group flew over the border, the military said.

Inside the United States
Manchin on Biden’s spending bill: ‘No negotiation going on’
President Joe Biden’s social and climate spending bill is making zero progress in the Senate, where Democratic holdout Joe Manchin said Tuesday there are “no discussions” going on about reviving it.
The Great Resignation: Record 4.5 million Americans quit jobs in November
The number of Americans voluntarily quitting their jobs surged to a record 4.5 million in November, a show of confidence in the labor market and an indication that higher wages could prevail for a while.
Trump cancels rally on anniversary of Jan. 6 Capitol riot
Former President Donald Trump on Tuesday canceled his Jan. 6 press conference, which would have coincided with the one-year anniversary of the riot at the U.S. Capitol.
Snowstorm blamed for three deaths, strands motorists overnight in Virginia in 48-mile backup
The snowstorm that dropped roughly a foot of snow on the Mid-Atlantic region has resulted in a massive traffic backup Tuesday on Interstate-95 in northern Virginia that stranded motorists overnight in freezing temperatures in a reported 48-mile backup.
Jan. 6 Capitol riot a year later: Over 700 rioters charged, DOJ won’t say if feds were involved
A year after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot, the Justice Department has charged more than 700 people in connection with the incident while refusing to answer questions regarding whether federal agents were involved in instigating it.

Christian News
Iran Frees Nine Christian Converts
Iran released nine Christian converts from prison, including a pastor, after the Islamic nation’s Supreme Court said their involvement in house churches doesn’t threaten national security, well-informed Christians told Worthy News Tuesday.
Kenya: Six Christians killed in Islamic terror attack; “please pray”
Six Christians were murdered in Kenya during a terrorist attack by al-Shabaab Islamic militants in the early hours of January 3, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Affiliated with Al Qaeda, the Somali-based al-Shabaab group has now carried out four new-year terror attacks in Kenya since 2016.
China arrests Christian citizens for attending Gospel event in Malaysia
In its ongoing bid to suppress Christianity in China, the Chinese communist regime last year arrested a number of believers for traveling to Malaysia to attend a conference held by well-known Chinese evangelist Tang Chongrong in 2020, Bitter Winter reported Monday.
Iran Grants New Year’s Leave To Jailed Convert And Other Christian Prisoners
Iranian authorities have temporarily released another jailed Christian convert after an order to free Christian prisoners for Christmas and the New Year, Worthy News learned Wednesday.