Prophecy News Watch - March 17, 2023

Around the World
2.5 tons of uranium have gone missing in Libya, creating radiological risk and nuclear security concerns
Around 2.5 tons of natural uranium have disappeared from a location in Libya and, as they are no longer under the Libyan government’s control, present radiological risks and nuclear security concerns, the UN nuclear watchdog told member states on Wednesday.
Russia, Iran, China Hold Military Drills After Drone Crash
U.S. rivals China, Russia, and Iran are conducting joint naval drills in the Gulf of Oman this week off the southern coast of Iran, China's Defense Ministry announced, as East-West tensions rise.
New Farmers Party Wins Dutch Vote (Worthy News Radio)
A new farmers' party whose leader was once ridiculed for arriving by tractor at Parliament won the most votes in Dutch local elections, which will impact the composition of the Senate.
Putin says a government, not ‘pro-Ukrainian group,’ sabotaged Nord Stream pipelines
Russian President Vladimir Putin said Tuesday that the Nord Stream gas pipeline explosions were carried out on a “state level,” dismissing recent reports that a pro-Ukrainian group had carried out the blasts.
Credit Suisse to borrow up to nearly $54 billion from Swiss National Bank
Credit Suisse announced it will be borrowing up to 50 billion Swiss francs ($53.68 billion) from the Swiss National Bank under a covered loan facility and a short-term liquidity facility.
Thousands Of Hungarians In “Freedom March” Against Government
Thousands of students, teachers, and other critics have rallied in Budapest against Hungary’s perceived autocratic government to demand more freedom and educational reforms.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel: Counter-terrorism forces shoot dead suspected Hezbollah terrorist wearing primed explosive belt
Just hours after a mysterious bomb blast on a highway in northern Israel seriously injured a man on Monday, Israeli counter-terrorism forces shot dead a suspected Lebanese Hezbollah terrorist wearing a primed explosives belt, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Roads blocked, some protesters attacked, in mass demos against overhaul; 21 arrested
Tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets across Israel as part of a day of “escalating resistance to dictatorship,” blocking roads and protesting the government’s continued advance of controversial legislation to radically overhaul the judiciary and restrict the powers of the High Court of Justice.

Inside the United States
Texas federal court hears arguments from conservative Christian group seeking ban on abortion pill
A Texas federal court heard arguments Wednesday in a case brought by the conservative Christian group Alliance for Defending Freedom (ADF) to request a nationwide ban on the abortion pill Mifepristone, Politico reports.
Florida advances six-week abortion ban
Florida lawmakers on Thursday approved a proposal to ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, with an exception to save the life of the mother and stricter exceptions for rape or incest.

Christian News
Vermont: Christian school suspended from regional sporting events after refusing to play against biologically male transgender player
A Christian school in Vermont has been told its sports teams are suspended from playing in tournaments because it recently forfeited a girl's basketball game in protest that the opposing team had a biologically male transgender player, the Christian Post (CP) reports.
Innocent Christian Man Released From U.S. Prison After 34 Years
A Christian Black man who served over 34 years of a 400-year prison sentence was free Wednesday after the U.S. state of Florida reinvestigated the case and determined he did not commit armed robbery.