Prophecy News Watch - October 27, 2023

Around the World
Russia says it rehearsed ‘massive’ nuclear strike
Russia has rehearsed its ability to deliver a "massive" nuclear strike, the Kremlin says.
Leaders Of Hamas, Hezbollah, Islamic Jihad Meet In Lebanon
Leaders of the terrorist groups Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad, all groups funded by Iran, the world’s largest state sponsor of terrorism, met on Wednesday in Lebanon, where Hezbollah is located.
WHO Chief Seeks To Amend Global Health Regulations Ahead Of ‘Next Pandemic’
The head of the World Health Organization (WHO), Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said Thursday that he wants to amend global health regulations as part of an international response to “protect the world” from the next pandemic.
Ukraine Evacuates 1,000 Children From Frontlines As Fighting Intensifies (Worthy News Radio)
Ukraine says it has begun the forced evacuation of around 1,000 children from areas near the front line as Russia intensifies attacks. However, invading Russian troops also struggle to remain in their positions.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF carries out most extensive ground incursion into Gaza Strip since war began
The Israeli military said its troops and tanks briefly entered northern Gaza overnight into Thursday, hitting several terrorist targets as a wider ground incursion loomed after more than two weeks of heavy air raids.
Israel To Use ‘Sponge Bomb’ In Gaza
Israel’s army has reportedly been testing new chemical devices to seal off gaps or tunnel entrances where fighters may be hiding ahead of a ground offensive into Gaza.
Hundreds Of Hamas Fighters Trained In Iran
There were fresh concerns about the safety of Israeli soldiers entering Gaza on Thursday after reports that hundreds of Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad fighters received “specialized combat training” in Iran to prepare them for the October 7 “Black Sabbath” massacres in Israel.

Inside the United States
Senate passes amendment to ban federal mask mandates on commercial flights and public transit
The Senate passed an amendment banning federal mask mandates on commercial airlines and public transportation in an appropriations bill Wednesday.
New York Supreme Court rules NYC must reinstate workers fired for noncompliance with COVID-19 vaccine mandate
The New York Supreme Court has ruled that NYC municipal workers who were fired for refusing to be vaccinated for COVID-19 during the pandemic must be immediately reinstated, and with back pay, the New York Post reports. Tuesday’s ruling followed a lawsuit filed earlier this year by 16 former Sanitation Department workers who were fired in February, and only applies to them.
Newly Elected House Mike Johnson Asks For Prayers After Massive Maine Shooting
Newly elected U.S. House Speaker Mike Johnson urged prayers for those suffering after a mass shooting in the U.S. state of Maine killed at least 18 people.
Two Maine Mass Shootings Kill 22 (Update)
At least 22 people are dead and another 50 to 60 people injured in two mass shootings in the U.S. state of Maine, multiple law enforcement sources said Wednesday.

Christian News
‘We Are Really in a Move of God’: Free Chapel ‘Revival Services’ Extended Through Sunday
A special revival service is heading into its fourth night Thursday with plans to go through Sunday, as hundreds are traveling to Gainesville, Georgia to be a part of a "move of God" taking place at Free Chapel Church.
North Carolina: Thousands are saved and healed in Mario Murillo tent crusade in Winston-Salem
More than 8,000 people participated in a four day campaign that ended Wednesday, as evangelist Mario Murillo held a 4-day Gospel and healing crusade in Winston-Salem, NC. It began on Sunday Oct. 22nd and ended Wed. Oct. 25th.
Church of England prayers of blessing for same-sex couples may not be in use until 2025
A senior Church of England Bishop has said it is possible the prayers of blessing for same-sex couples approved by the General Synod in February may not be ready for use until around 2025 as there remain disagreements to be ironed out, Sky News reports.
Nigeria: Christian chemistry student abducted by Muslim group seeking her forced conversion to Islam
A campus watchdog group has warned that staff at Nigeria’s Kaduna State University assisted in the kidnapping and forced conversion to Islam of a female Christian student, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Ukraine: Lawmakers vote to ban Orthodox Church connected to Moscow
Ukrainian lawmakers have given overwhelming approval to the first reading of a bill that would ban the minority Ukrainian Orthodox Church (UOC) on the alleged grounds that it has collaborated with Russia amid the ongoing invasion of Ukraine, Reuters reports. The bill passed by 267-15 votes in favor.