Prophecy News Watch - November 1, 2022

Around the World
Iran plans public trials for 1,000 protesters in Tehran
Iranian authorities announced on Monday they will hold public trials for 1,000 people in the capital, Tehran, over the protests that have convulsed the country. The mass indictments mark the government’s first major legal action aimed at quashing dissent since unrest erupted over six weeks ago.
Russia launches fresh wave of strikes on Kyiv, targeting critical infrastructure
Russia’s military conducted a wave of attacks across Ukraine on Monday, targeting critical infrastructure facilities.
U.S. to send B-52 bombers to Australia amid China tensions
The United States is reportedly planning to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to an air base in northern Australia amid increased tensions with Beijing.
India Bridge Collapse Kills Dozens
A pedestrian bridge collapse in India's western Gujarat state has sent hundreds plunging into a river, killing scores of people, authorities confirmed Sunday.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Netanyahu eyes comeback on eve of Israel election
Israeli politicians were making their final campaign pitches Monday before the divided country holds its fifth election in less than four years, with hawkish ex-premier Benjamin Netanyahu eyeing a comeback.
Israel, Bahrain hope to sign free trade deal by year’s end
Israel and Bahrain hope to sign a free trade agreement within the next two months, officials from both nations said on Monday.

Inside the United States
Biden floats taxing oil companies amid rising energy prices
In a Monday speech, President Joe Biden proposed taxing oil companies currently raking in high profits amid rising energy prices.
Elon Musk To Be Twitter CEO Amid Changes
Elon Musk, the world’s richest person, said on Monday he would be the chief executive officer of Twitter, the social media platform he bought for $44 billion.
Florida Takes Another Step Towards Banning Gender-Affirming Medical Treatments for Minors
A Florida Board of Medicine panel voted Friday to ban “gender-affirming” treatment, such as hormone therapy and sex reassignment surgeries, for children and adolescents.

Christian News
Hong Kong: Christian Pastor the first clergy to be imprisoned under new security laws
A Christian pastor became the first member of the clergy in Hong Kong to be sentenced to prison for sedition under harsh new national security laws brought in by the Chinese Communist Party two years ago, UCA News reports.
Sri Lanka: Authorities order churches to close
Local authorities in separate districts of Sri Lanka recently ordered two churches to close down, on the grounds that the congregations’ Christian activities are offensive to their communities, Voice of the Martyrs Canada (VOM) reports. Sri Lanka’s constitution gives preferential status to Buddhism, and demands by the authorities for churches to close are not uncommon.
Oldest Known Map of the Stars Found Hidden Under Christian Text
The Museum of the Bible announced that a copy of Hipparchus’ map of the stars was found on the same bit of manuscript that had a later Christian treatise written upon it.