Prophecy News Watch - May 3, 2022

Around the World
Iran Nuclear Deal Said Near Death, but West Not Ready to Pull Plug
Western officials have largely lost hope the Iran nuclear deal can be resurrected, sources familiar with the matter said, forcing them to weigh how to limit Iran’s atomic program even as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has divided the big powers.
EU Ministers Discuss Russian Oil Embargo As Germany Signals Shift In Position
European Union ministers have met in Brussels to discuss a response to Russia cutting gas supplies to Poland and Bulgaria and plans for a possible oil embargo to punish Moscow for invading Ukraine.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Hamas claims Ariel terror shooting, says more to come
Hamas on Monday claimed responsibility for the terror attack outside the West Bank settlement of Ariel over the weekend and vowed that more attacks are to come.

Inside the United States
Leaked draft opinion signals Supreme Court overturning Roe v. Wade
The Supreme Court is undoing Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 case that led to the creation of a constitutional right to have an abortion, according to a leaked draft majority opinion.
Amazon to reimburse employees $4,000 if they have to travel for an abortion
Internet retail giant Amazon will reimburse employees up to $4,000 in travel expenses if they have to travel for medical treatments, including an abortion.
Voter Trust in Democrats Sinks to New Lows With 6 Months Until Midterms
Americans back the Republican Party over the Democratic Party by 19 points on its ability to handle inflation and by 14 points on its ability to handle the economy. The poll notes that 68 percent of likely voters disapprove of President Joe Biden's approach to combating inflation. Democrats also lag behind Republicans by 12 points on their ability to handle crime—the GOP's highest trust rating on the issue since the 1990s.
Supreme Court rules Boston violated Constitution by not allowing Christian flag outside city hall
The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Monday that the city of Boston violated the U.S. Constitution when it refused to allow a local organization to fly a Christian flag in front of City Hall.
As economy contracts, Biden considers canceling student loan debt
President Joe Biden is considering canceling student loan debt for millions of Americans, a move critics say could increase inflation and further exacerbate the nation’s economic woes.
Oklahoma House passes bill to ban abortion from six weeks
The Oklahoma House on Thursday passed a bill that would ban all abortions from six weeks’ gestation, around the time when cardiac activity can first be detected in a pregnancy, Axios reports.

Christian News
US Commission: ‘Afghan Christians Face Death’
The U.S. Commission for International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) says Afghanistan should be designated as a Country of Particular Concern (CPC) due to the persecution of Christians and other minorities.
Report: ‘Myanmar Christians Face Genocide’; Prayers Urged
Christian rights investigators have urged believers to pray for faith communities after a new report suggested that Myanmar’s minority Christians face genocide by the ruling military.
China shuts down well-established Christian website
China’s ruling Communist Party (CCP) has shut down a well-established Christian website as part of a nationwide "Sinicization" program designed to promote Chinese patriotism and make religious groups submit to CCP ideology, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Nigeria: Fulani kill 21 Christians in Kaduna, Governor does nothing
Fulani Muslim militants murdered 21 Christian farmers in Nigeria’s Kaduna state last month, as Kaduna’s Fulani Governor Nasir El-Rufai remains silent about the ongoing slaughter of believers in his state, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.
Iran: Christian convert taken into custody for house church involvement
Iran’s intelligence authorities have taken a Christian convert into custody, accusing him of “propaganda against the [Iranian Islamic] regime through involvement in house church activities.”