Prophecy News Watch - September 13, 2023

Around the World
‘It Will Free up $6B for Terrorism’: Biden Admin Cuts a Deal with Iran for 5 US Hostages
The U.S. is one step closer to a deal to release five Americans held captive by the Iranian regime.
EU President Seeks Global Digital ID and AI Authority
The European Union’s top executive wants a world authority to supervise global digital identity documents, similar to coronavirus vaccine passports and artificial intelligence (AI).
Thousands Killed In Libya Flooding
Thousands of people died, and at least 10,000 residents remained missing after a Mediterranean storm dumped torrential rain on Libya’s coast, setting off massive flooding, authorities said Tuesday.
Trafficking of dangerous methamphetamine drug is skyrocketing in Afghanistan, UN report
The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) reported Sunday that trafficking of the highly addictive methamphetamine synthetic drug has skyrocketed in Afghanistan and neighboring countries. In a press statement Sunday, UNODC said seizures of methamphetamine soared from 2.5 tons in 2017 to 29.7 tons in 2021.
Dutch Court Gives Pakistani Ex-Cricketer 12 Years Jail For Threatening Anti-Islam Leader
A court in the Netherlands has sentenced a former Pakistani cricketer to 12 years in prison for offering a reward to kill Dutch anti-Islam politician Geert Wilders.
Morocco Earthquake Death Toll Nearing 3,000
International teams joined state efforts to find survivors between the ruins of Morocco’s biggest earthquake in over a century as the death toll approached 3,000, with many still lying beneath the rubble.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Israeli High Court To Decide Fate of Netanyahu’s Cancellation of the ‘Reasonableness Standard’
In a rare televised hearing before an unprecedented 15-judge panel, the Israeli High Court of Justice is set to rule on the legality of the Netanyahu government’s cancellation of the “reasonableness standard,” passed in late July.

Inside the United States
Supreme Court to Decide Whether to Kick Trump Off Ballot
The legal debate about whether or not former President Donald Trump should be allowed to appear on the 2024 ballot has made its way before the Supreme Court.
Chicago plans to house influx of migrants in massive military grade tents
As busloads of asylum-seeking migrants continue to arrive daily in Chicago, the city’s mayor announced plans last week to house 1,600 migrants in “winterized base camps” consisting of massive military-grade tents, the Sun Times reports.
California passes bill requiring judges to consider whether parents affirm child’s gender identity in custody cases
On Wednesday, The California state Senate passed a bill requiring judges to consider whether a parent affirms their child’s gender identity when ruling on post-divorce custody and visitation rights, the Associated Press reports.

Christian News
36 North Carolina congregations settle disaffiliation lawsuit with United Methodist Church
Thirty-six North Carolina congregations who are separating from the United Methodist Church have resolved a lawsuit they filed against the UMC and will now be able leave the denomination according to a disaffiliation plan approved by church leaders in 2019, the Religion News Service (RNS) reports.