Prophecy News Watch - January 6, 2022

Around the World
Kazakhstan President Fires Security Chief As Deadly Protests Spread
Kazakhstan's president declared a state of emergency and asked for regional military support as protests sparked by rising fuel prices turned deadly in the oil-producing Central Asian nation.
North Korea reveals it tested hypersonic missile that travels ‘five times faster than speed of sound’
North Korea has fired a hypersonic ballistic missile that successfully hit a target - its second test in a matter of months.
Syrian and Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops attacked on anniversary of Soleimani strike; none killed
Bases housing U.S. forces across Iraq and Syria were attacked Wednesday as part of a series of assaults that began Monday on the two-year anniversary of the American airstrike that killed Iranian general Qassim Soleimani. No Americans were killed in the Wednesday strikes, according to reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Senate might approve Iron Dome’s replenishment next month
As the US Senate returns to session, one major issue on top of the agenda for the pro-Israel community is the emergency funding for the Iron Dome missile-defense system.
Israel sets new record with daily COVID-19 cases
Israel recorded the highest number of new daily Coronavirus (COVID-19) cases since the outbreak two years ago with 11,978 new cases, as the Omicron variant is rapidly spreading.

Inside the United States
US Supreme Court to hear oral arguments on company vaccine mandates on January 7
The US Supreme Court will hear oral arguments on Friday, January 7, to consider whether the Biden administration violated the Constitution in mandating that companies with more than 100 employees ensure all their staff are vaccinated against COVID-19.
Philadelphia Fire Kills 13 Including Children; Prayers Urged
A large row house fire in the U.S. city of Philadelphia has killed 13 people, including seven children, prompting the mayor to call for prayers.
US Postal Service Seeks Relief From Testing, Vaccine Rules
The U.S. Postal Service has asked the Biden administration for temporary relief from new vaccine or testing requirements covering large businesses for its 650,000 employees, warning of potentially "catastrophic" impacts.
More Winter Weather Headed to Virginia’s I-95 after 50-Mile Traffic Jam Leaves Drivers Stranded
Interstate 95 in Northern Virginia is moving again. The highway finally reopened Tuesday night after a 50-mile traffic jam that froze hundreds of cars in place over two days.
CDC advisory panel recommends Pfizer boosters for children as young as 12
An advisory panel for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Wednesday recommended for children as young as 12 to receive the Pfizer COVID-19 booster vaccine.

Christian News
Bible translators plan Scripture versions in 400 sign languages for deaf people around the world
IllumiNations, an alliance of 11 Bible translation organizations, has added 400 sign languages to the thousands of Bible language versions it wants to provide for people around the world, Christianity Today (CT) reports. illumiNations has a stated aim of providing Bibles in all languages by 2033.
Pakistan Sentences Pastor To Death For Blasphemy
Pakistan’s longest jailed pastor accused of blasphemy against Islam has been sentenced to death, Christians involved in the case told Worthy News.
Nigeria: Fulani burn believer to death, wound four others; “the silence is deafening”
Warning this would be the “first attack of the New Year,” Fulani militants in Nigeria’s Plateau state burned a Christian to death and wounded four others in a brutal assault on New Year’s Eve, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. Fulani terrorists have murdered many thousands of Christians with apparent impunity; the government has consistently downplayed what local and international rights groups have described as an impending genocide.
Turkey: Churches vandalized as life becomes more difficult for Christians
As life for Christians in Turkey becomes increasingly difficult under the rule of Islamic nationalist President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, three churches in Istanbul’s Kadıköy district were vandalized on New Year’s Day, International Chrisitan Concern (ICC) reports.