Prophecy News Watch - October 2, 2023

Around the World
US: Tehran can make nuclear bomb in less than two weeks
Iran has the infrastructure in place and the know-how to make a nuclear weapon in less than two weeks, according to the U.S. Department of Defense’s 2023 Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction report.
US acknowledges Iran satellite successfully reached orbit as tensions remain high
The United States has quietly acknowledged that Iran's paramilitary Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps successfully put an imaging satellite into orbit in recent days in a launch that resembled others previously criticized by Washington as helping Tehran's ballistic missile program.
Putin calls for 130,000 new recruits for Russian military
In a sign of the toll Moscow's invasion is having on Russian troop levels, President Vladimir Putin signed a decree on Saturday for the military to enlist 130,000 more recruits.
Slovakia’s Elections Challenge Unity On Ukraine
The coalition supporting wartorn Ukraine faces more internal troubles after the party of a pro-Russian former prime minister won Slovakia’s parliamentary elections.
Armenia Asks Aid As Nearly 120,000 Armenians Flee Nagorno-Karabakh (Worthy News Radio)
Armenia has asked the European Union for assistance to help it deal with a massive refugee influx from Nagorno-Karabakh as nearly all 120,000 mainly Christian Armenians living there have fled after Azerbaijan recaptured the region last week in a battle that killed more than 200 people.
Massive Fires In Indonesia Impacting Malaysia, Southeast Asia
Hundreds of forest fires in Indonesia, the nation’s worst in years, have caused haze to reach areas of Malaysia where it has worsened air quality, officials said Saturday.
Pakistan Blasts Kills More Than 50 People
At least 52 people were killed on Friday in an apparent suicide attack at a religious gathering in southwest Pakistan, officials said, the latest sign of the country’s deteriorating security situation and growing Islamic extremism.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Syrian media report Israel strike west of capital
Syrian media including two affiliated with the opposition, reported an Israeli strike on the outskirts of Damascus early on Sunday, targeting an Iranian arms shipment.
Israel, Germany Sign ‘Historic’ Arrow-3 Missile Defense Deal
Israel and Germany signed a landmark defense agreement on Thursday, solidifying Israel’s role as a key player in bolstering European air defense with its Arrow-3 hypersonic missile system.
Rare Psalm inscription uncovered in Judean Desert
A unique inscription written in Koine Greek, the language of the New Testaement, was unearthed by Hebrew University archaeologists during excavations at the Hyrcania Fortress in the Judean Desert.

Inside the United States
Supreme Court will hear cases about social media laws in Texas and Florida
The Supreme Court announced Friday that it would hear two cases regarding social media laws in the states of Texas and Florida.
COVID vaccine poll finds more than half of adults are likely to say ‘no thanks’ to the vax
Among U.S. adults, 52% say they will "probably" or "definitely" not get the new COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest KFF (Kaiser Family Foundation) COVID-19 Vaccine Monitor poll.
Widespread flash flooding grinds New York City to halt amid record-breaking rain
One of New York City's wettest days in decades left the nation's largest city stunned and swamped as Tropical Storm Ophelia's remnants pushed onshore Friday.
US Congress Averts Government Shutdown, For Now
Americans woke up Sunday with crucial state institutions still functioning after U.S. President Joe Biden signed a stopgap bill to avert a government shutdown.
Trump Impeachment Cheerleaders In Media Do Biden’s Bidding With Blackout On Republicans’ Impeachment Inquiry
Corporate media like CNN, MSNBC, NBC, CBS, and ABC, which were once eager to amplify Democrats’ sham impeachments of former President Donald Trump, did the bidding of the Biden administration on Thursday when they refused to air footage of Republicans’ impeachment hearing.

Christian News
Dutch Christian Destroys Hundreds Of ‘Idols’ In Netherlands
A devoted Dutch Christian has destroyed hundreds of “idols” made of ceramic in the Netherlands, saying there is “only one God and that is Yahweh.”
Study links decline of Christianity to collapse of marriage and fatherhood
Churches must work to restore healthy marriages and fatherhood to combat a growing decline in Christianity, according to a survey released by a faith-based group.