Prophecy News Watch - October 30, 2023

Around the World
US military carries out airstrikes on facilities in Syria operated by Iranian-backed forces
The U.S. military conducted airstrikes on two facilities in eastern Syria on Thursday in response to ongoing attacks against American military personnel in Iraq and Syria over the past week, according to the Department of Defense.
Casualties mount in Ukraine as Russia Stays Away From Peace Talks (Worthy News Radio)
A third round of Ukrainian-backed peace talks opened in Malta, but without Russia, which invaded Ukraine in February last year. The deliberations came amid a staggering death toll, with overnight Russian and Ukrainian attacks continuing and tensions over new European Union sanctions against Russia.
Massive Anti-Israel Protests Underway In London
Tens of thousands of people marched in an anti-Israel protest through London despite warnings by the government that spreading hatred and support of “terror organizations” such as Hamas won’t be tolerated.
Kazakhstan Nationalizes Mine After Fire Kills Dozens
coal mine fire in Kazakhstan killed at least 32 people while another 14 remain missing, prompting the government to quickly nationalize the ArcelorMittal Temirtau, which operates the country’s largest steel plants and several coal and ore mines, officials said.
US Punishes Iran With Sanctions And Targets Hamas’ $1 Billion Fund
The United States on Friday expanded its effort to cut off funding for Hamas by targeting Iran and others linked to the group after its terror attacks on October 7 killed more than 1,400 people in Israel.
Russia, China Veto US Push On Israel
East-West diplomatic frictions rose Friday after Russia and China vetoed a U.S. push for the United Nations Security Council to act on the Israel-Hamas war.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
IDF strikes Hezbollah sites in Lebanon after fresh missile, rocket attacks
The Israel Defense Forces on Saturday struck a number of Hezbollah positions in southern Lebanon in response to missile and rocket attacks, and additionally hit terror operatives preparing to carry out new attacks on northern Israel.
Biden: Israel-Hamas war must end with vision for a ‘two-state solution’
President Joe Biden Wednesday stressed the United States believes the conflict between Israel and Hamas must end with a vision of a “two-state solution.”
Thousands Plunder UN Aid Depots In Gaza As Israel Broadens Military Operation
Thousands have broken into aid depots in a "worrying sign of civil order starting to break down" in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip, the United Nations relief agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) says.
Pope Francis Demands ‘Ceasefire In Holy Land Amid Concerns About Christians
Pope Francis on Sunday demanded an immediate ceasefire in the Israel-Hamas war and said he prays for an end to “the violence in the Holy Land,” especially in Gaza, where minority Christians are among those suffering.
Israel Offensive Underway In Gaza
An Israeli ground offensive appeared underway in the Gaza Strip on Saturday, with the Israeli defense minister saying that Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) entered the Hamas-ruled Palestinian territory.
Israel Kills A Mastermind Of October 7 Massacre
Israel’s army said it has killed a mastermind behind the October 7 attacks that killed 1,400 people in Israel.

Inside the United States
2% of kids and 7% of adults have gotten the new COVID vaccines, U.S. data show
A month after federal officials recommended new versions of COVID-19 vaccines, 7% of U.S. adults and 2% of children have gotten a shot.
House Speaker Johnson lays out his agenda on spending, Ukraine, Israel and Biden impeachment
House Speaker Mike Johnson, R-La., laid out what is effectively the agenda for his first 100 days in his new role, which includes separate funding bills for Israel and Ukraine, individual appropriations bills, a temporary Continuing Resolution (CR) and an openness to the continuing effort to investigate and possibly impeach President Biden.
House approves first government funding bill since electing new speaker
One day after electing Louisiana GOP Rep. Mike Johnson as the new Speaker of the House, the lower chamber of Congress approved the first of a series of government funding bills, advancing legislation on energy and water issues.
Former US Vice President Mike Pence Withdraws From 2024 Presidential Race
Mike Pence, the former U.S. vice president, has suspended his struggling campaign to become the next president in 2024.
Gunman Who Killed 18 In Maine Found Dead
The gunman who opened fire on a bar and a bowling alley in the city of Lewiston in the northeastern U.S. state of Maine has been found dead after a massive manhunt, officials say.

Christian News
Evangelical Mike Johnson ‘Raised Up’ as House Speaker
After weeks of turmoil, House Republicans elected Rep. Mike Johnson on Wednesday as the new speaker of the House, an act the Louisiana congressman suggested was ordained by God.