Prophecy News Watch - March 7, 2023

Around the World
Speaker McCarthy to meet Taiwan’s president in US to avoid escalating tensions with China
Taiwan’s president, Tsai Ing-wen, will meet with House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in the U.S. early next month, instead of overseas, in order to avoid provoking China, a report says.
Russia Nuclear Submarines Deployed Off U.S. Coast Spark Alarm
As Russian President Vladimir Putin's war in Ukraine continues to rage, United States commanders and military observers are sounding the alarm about the activity of Russia's submarine fleet thousands of miles away, off the U.S. coast.
Yemen: Al-Qaeda confirms senior leader killed in US airstrike
The al-Qaeda Islamic terror organization has confirmed that Hamad bin Hamoud al-Tamimi, a senior leader at one of the group’s most dangerous bases, was killed in a US airstrike on Yemen last month, AFP reports.
Ukraine Refuses To Give Up Bakhmut Despite Exhaustion (Worthy News Radio)
Ukraine says it is still holding off attacks from Russian troops trying to surround its eastern city of Bakhmut, where many forces on both sides have been killed along with civilians. But Moscow has defended its invasion of Ukraine and warned it would do business with China and India.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
In Iran, IAEA Head Says Attacks on Nuclear Facilities Are Outlawed; ‘Which Law?’ Asks Netanyahu
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu on Sunday chided the head of the U.N. nuclear watchdog after he said – while visiting Iran – that military attacks on nuclear facilities anywhere are “outlawed.”
Herzog says compromise on judicial overhaul ‘closer than ever’
President Isaac Herzog on Monday convened 100 mayors and local council leaders in order to formulate an outline for dialogue over the government's judicial overhaul, claiming an agreement is closer than ever.
Archaeological discovery of inscription referencing King Darius of the Bible is ‘not authentic’
The Israel Antiquities Authority has clarified that what its archaeologists announced last week as a historic discovery — an inscription bearing the name of Persian King Darius the Great found at the Tel Lachish National Park in Israel — is "not authentic."
EU Fears Hungary May Move Embassy to Jerusalem
The European Union has expressed concern about reports that Hungary will become the first EU member state to open an embassy in Jerusalem. However, the European country’s president said “no decision” has been made.

Inside the United States
Parents alarmed by satanist after-school clubs forming across U.S.
As curriculum awareness grows across the United States, parents are now sounding the alarm over the Satanic Temple (TST)’s efforts to create after-school clubs for students.
China blocking U.S. investigation of COVID-19 origins, lawmakers assert
Both Democratic and Republican lawmakers have asserted that Chinese authorities are obstructing an American probe into the origins of COVID-19 amid increasing support for the theory that the virus originated from a lab in Wuhan.
Ohio: Pro Life groups condemn proposed constitutional amendment guaranteeing abortion past viability
Pro-Life advocates have resoundingly condemned a proposed amendment to Ohio’s state constitution that would guarantee access to abortion beyond viability without the need for parental consent in the case of minors. With its summary language approved last week, the constitutional amendment may be placed on November ballots.

Christian News
Pastor Aiding Ukraine Town After Massacre
A Ukrainian pastor is carrying humanitarian aid from the Netherlands to Bucha, the Ukrainian suburban town where hundreds of people were reportedly massacred by Russian forces.
Most US churches will continue online services along with in-person gatherings post COVID, study shows
A new survey shows that, in the wake of the pandemic, fewer than 30% of US churches expect to offer only in-person services going forward, with a large majority wanting to offer two or more options, the Christian Post (CP) reports. The survey found that 81% of US churches expect to offer a hybrid of in-person and online services.