Prophecy News Watch - March 20, 2023

Around the World
Putin Makes Surprise Trip to Russian-Occupied Mariupol in Wake of ICC Warrant
A day after being accused of war crimes by the International Criminal Court, President Vladimir Putin made a surprise visit to the Russian-occupied Ukrainian city of Mariupol, scene of some of the worst devastation of his year-old invasion.
Iran’s nuclear breakout time is under 2 weeks, U.S. Senate hears
According to a U.S. military chief, Iran's uranium development program is so advanced that the Islamic Republic can now produce sufficient fissile material for a nuclear weapon in under two weeks.
Swiss Giant UBS Rescues Credit Suisse To Avoid Global Bank Runs
Troubled bank Credit Suisse has been rescued by its Swiss rival UBS as the world's largest central banks came together to stop a banking crisis from spreading worldwide.
Tensions Over Deliveries of Warplanes to Ukraine (Worthy News Radio)
Slovakia and Poland have confirmed they are delivering fighter planes to war-torn Ukraine despite warnings from Moscow that this will further escalate the armed conflict. The announcement came as Hungary again postponed a crucial vote on the expansion of the NATO military alliance at a time when it maintains close relations with Russia.
Syria Seeks Permanent Russian Military Presence
Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad has said he would “welcome a permanent Russian military presence” in his country and supports Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
Hundreds Detained In France as Anger Spreads Over Pension Reforms (Worthy News Radio)
At least 300 people have been detained across France as police in Paris and elsewhere clashed with protesters after the French government decided to force pension reforms without a vote in parliament. The protests and strikes escalated across the country.
UN: ‘Russia Deports Ukrainian Childen Is War Crime’
United Nations investigators say Russia's “forced deportation” of Ukrainian children to areas under its control amounts to a war crime after Christian missionaries expressed concerns about the plight of orphans.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Prophetic Anticipation Builds: Unblemished Red Heifers for Temple Ceremony Soon Come of Age
Last September, five red heifers arrived in Israel amid great fanfare, because some Jews and Gentiles believe red heifers are a key element leading to the building of the Third Jewish Temple.
Netanyahu touts elimination of ‘dozens’ of Arab terrorists, vows crackdown on anti-judicial reform ‘anarchy’
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed his government will take a tough stance on terrorists, and that the police will crackdown on critics of the judicial reform plan whose protests promote “anarchy.”
Proposed Israel Law Would Forbid Evangelism
Christians involved in evangelism could face a lengthy prison term in Israel under a proposed law amendment obtained by Worthy News.

Inside the United States
‘Ex-President Trump To Be Arrested Tuesday’
Ex-U.S. President Donald J. Trump expects to be arrested Tuesday in Manhattan, New York, and urges his supporters to protest his looming indictment.
US Launching Controversial Payment System
The U.S. central bank is launching a payment system that critics view as a government attempt to control Americans’ expenditures and a trial run for a controversial digital currency.