Prophecy News Watch - July 11, 2022

Around the World
Iran starts advanced centrifuges at Fordo plant, UN watchdog report says
Iran has begun to use advanced centrifuges to enrich uranium at the underground Fordo facility, according to an International Atomic Energy Agency report obtained by international media on Saturday.
Israel Warns of ‘Most Significant’ Iranian Presence in Red Sea in 10 Years
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Tuesday unveiled satellite images he said show Iran ramping up its military presence in the Red Sea.
Chinese diplomat says ‘reunification’ with Taiwan near, cites China’s ‘growing comprehensive strength’
A People's Republic of China official responsible for relations with Taiwan has claimed a "reunification" of the two countries is approaching.
Sri Lanka PM Resigns After Violent Protests
The prime minister of bankrupt Sri Lanka, Ranil Wickremesinghe, has agreed to resign after protestors stormed the president’s residence and office. Parliament and party leaders also demanded that he and the president step down.
Thousands Riot In North Macedonia Over EU Membership
A tense calm has returned to North Macedonia, where thousands protested against the “forced Bulgarization" of their Balkan nation as a condition for joining the European Union.
World Mourns Killed Ex-Japanese PM Abe
U.S. President Joe Biden and other world leaders have expressed shock and outrage at the fatal shooting of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday.
Japan’s Ex-PM Shinzo Abe Dies After Being Shot
Japan plunged into mourning and political turmoil Friday as its former prime minister and longest-serving leader, Shinzo Abe, died after being shot while campaigning for a parliamentary election.
Russian President Says West Should Meet On Battlefield
Russia’s president suggested Friday that his nation’s invasion of Ukraine could lead to World War Three and challenged the West to fight his army.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Gantz and Sa’ar eyeing joint run ahead of Israeli polls
Gideon Sa'ar and Benny Gantz were reported on Sunday, to be nearing an agreement to run jointly in the November elections.
Gantz: Israeli arms exports to Arab states surged after Abraham Accords
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz revealed on Wednesday that arms sales to Arab countries spiked since the signing of the Abraham Accords in the fall of 2020.

Inside the United States
Army cuts pay, benefits from 57,000 unvaccinated National Guard, Reserves
Roughly 57,000 Army National Guardsmen and Army Reservists who have yet to get vaccinated against the coronavirus will be barred from their duties, effectively cutting their pay and benefits an Army official confirmed for Fox News Digital.
Wisconsin Supreme Court Disallows Absentee Ballot Drop Boxes
Wisconsin's conservative-controlled Supreme Court ruled Friday that absentee voter drop boxes are not allowed in open, public spaces.
Biden Admin Drops $1.5 Million on ‘Transgender Programming’ for Inmates
The Biden administration spent nearly $1.5 million to produce a "transgender programming curriculum" for inmates held in the nation's 122 federal prisons.
Biden Sold a Million Barrels From US Strategic Petroleum Reserve to China-Owned Gas Giant
The Biden administration sold roughly one million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve to a Chinese state-controlled gas giant that continues to purchase Russian oil, a move the Energy Department said would "support American consumers" and combat "Putin's price hike."
States owe nearly a trillion dollars in liabilities on top of unfunded pensions, report shows
Unfunded state debt for things like retired public employees health care coverage continues to balloon to an unsustainable level, according to a new report.
Elon Musk Terminating $44 Billion Deal With Twitter
Twitter vowed to take legal action after the world’s richest man said he was terminating his $44 billion deal to buy the social media service.
Biden Signs Abortion Mandate Despite Court Ruling
U.S. President Joe Biden has signed an executive order “to protect” access to abortion after the Supreme Court ended a constitutional right to the procedure two weeks ago.

Christian News
Priest Amodo Abducted In Nigeria As Clergy Kidnappings Rise
Christians in central Nigeria prayed Friday for another priest abducted by suspected Islamic gunmen as kidnappings of clergy continue throughout the country.
Sudan Detains Christians At Bible Class
Christian rights activists appealed for prayers Thursday as two church leaders detained during Bible class in Sudan could face jail on charges of “public nuisance.”

Worthy Watch
Study: Natural immunity to COVID gives 97% protection against severe reinfection for many months
Researchers say in a newly released study that prior infection with COVID-19 offers long-lasting and comprehensive immunity against severe and fatal cases of the virus.

Worthy Insights
Gun applicants in New York will have to hand over social media accounts
As missed warning signs pile up in investigations of mass killings, New York state is rolling out a novel strategy to screen applicants for gun permits. People seeking to carry concealed handguns will be required to hand over their social media accounts for a review of their “character and conduct.”
Actual journalist questions viral ’10-year-old rape victim denied abortion’ story — and she brings RECEIPTS
A disturbing story about a 10-year-old girl in Ohio, a rape victim who had to travel to the neighboring state of Indiana to get an abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, has recently gone viral.
Should a fetus count as a car passenger? Pregnant Texas woman says yes, fights ticket
A pregnant woman in Texas plans to fight a ticket she received for driving in the high-occupancy vehicle lane alone, saying the overturn of Roe v. Wade means her unborn child counts as a passenger.