Prophecy News Watch - October 12, 2022

Around the World
NATO to Hold Nuclear Exercise Despite Russian Warnings
NATO will push ahead with long-planned nuclear exercises next week despite rising tensions over the war in Ukraine and President Vladimir Putin's insistence that he is not bluffing about using all available means to defend Russian territory, NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said Tuesday.
G7 Gathers As Russia Strikes Ukraine Again
Ukraine’s President Volodymyr Zelensky was to ask the Group of Seven (G7) of the world's leading economies to urgently supply Ukraine with air defense weapons, as Russia again rained down cruise missiles on his nation.
IMF: “worst is yet to come” in global economy
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) has forecast the “worst is yet to come” economically as it predicts a third of the global economy will contract in 2023, facing two consecutive quarters of negative growth, Sky News reports. The IMF made its predictions in its latest World Economic Outlook report.
Iran state TV hacked with anti-government ‘blood on your hands’ message
Iranian state TV was hacked Saturday night as its main news program suddenly transitioned to a photo of Supreme Leader Khamenei with the words "The Blood of Our Youths Is on Your Hands" along with images of Mahsa Amini, who died in custody last month after being arrested by Tehran’s hijab police, and three teenage girls killed in the subsequent nationwide uprisings, Iran International reports.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israel announces “historic” maritime border agreement with Lebanon
Israel announced Tuesday it has reached a “historic” maritime border agreement with Lebanon, resolving a long dispute over access to gas fields in the Mediterranean Sea, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports. The deal was finally agreed upon after Israel approved a US-drafted proposal that met both Israeli and Lebanese demands.

Inside the United States
Supreme Court Refuses To Hear Case Granting Legal Rights To Fetuses
After dismantling federal abortion rights in its previous term, the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday turned away a case that would consider extending constitutional protections to the unborn.
Democrats go all-in on abortion in final ad blitz, GOP focuses on economy
Republicans are laser-focused on the economy in ads blanketing the airwaves before the midterm elections, while Democrats are sounding the alarm on abortion access as early voting gets underway in many states.

Christian News
It is not safe to be Christian in China, report says
The International Christian Concern (ICC) advocacy organization has published a new Persecution Incident Report for China, attesting that the years-long persecution against believers by the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) has intensified to where it is no longer safe to be Christian in the country. The ICC report covers the period July 2021-June 2022.
Ukraine: Baptist pastor and wife abducted by Russian military, still missing
A Ukrainian Baptist pastor and his wife are still missing after being kidnapped in Russian-occupied Mariupol on September 21 by armed men wearing Russian army uniforms, Church Leaders (CL) reports.