Prophecy News Watch - September 21, 2023

Around the World
China flies more than 150 military planes toward Taiwan as island condemns military ‘harassment’
China’s military sent over 150 warplanes toward Taiwan this week in an unprecedented military action that the island’s government swiftly condemned as "harassment."
Tense Ceasefire After Nagorno-Karabakh Clashes Kill Dozens (Worthy News Radio)
Officials say that 24 hours after Azerbaijan's army launched an offensive in the region of Nagorno-Karabakh that killed dozens of people, ethnic-Armenian forces have agreed on Russia's terms for a ceasefire. At least 32 people were reportedly killed and about 200 injured since skirmishes were confirmed Tuesday in the South Caucasus enclave, impacting the predominantly Christian population in the region.
Russia and Iran have reached a new level of cooperation and understanding, Iranian defense minister says
Iranian Minister of Defense and Armed Forces Mohammad Reza Ashtiani stated Wednesday that bilateral relations between Russia and Iran have developed to reach an unprecedented new level of cooperation and understanding, the Interfax news agency reports.
Azerbaijan says it broke through Armenian military lines in Nagorno-Karabakh
The Azerbaijani military on Tuesday broke through lines of Armenian troops in Nagorno-Karabakh in an effort to drive Armenian forces out of the region, Reuters reports. While Nagorno-Karabakh is internationally recognized as Azerbaijani territory, its mostly ethnic Armenian population claims the area is their ancestral homeland and has actively resisted Azerbaijani control of it for over 100 years.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Biden, Netanyahu strike cordial tone after months of U.S.-Israeli tensions
President Biden told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday that he plans to welcome him in Washington by December, a move designed to ease tensions over a perceived snub of the right-wing leader who has had an uneasy relationship with the current U.S. administration.
More than 40 countries gather at United Nations to discuss revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks
Representatives of more than 40 countries gathered at the United Nations in New York on Monday to discuss how to revive the blocked Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) reports. Dubbed “Peace Day Effort,” the meeting was an initiative of the European Union, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt, and the Arab League.

Inside the United States
Fed Maintains Interest Rates, as US Unemployment Figures Rise
In a widely anticipated move, the U.S. Federal Reserve (FED) decided on Wednesday to keep the interest rate steady within the range of 5.25% to 5.5%. The decision is of considerable significance to both traditional and cryptocurrency markets.
California expected to lose five House seats in 2030 as population estimates show continued exodus
The latest California population estimates show heavy shifts in House seats in the Democratic state, which is on pace to lose as many as five congressional districts in the 2030 reapportionment cycle if current trends persist.
Federal jury convicts 3 more pro-life activists for DC abortion clinic blockade
A federal jury convicted three more pro-life activists involved in the October 2020 blockade of a Washington, D.C., abortion facility. The group faces the possibility of over 11 years in prison.
Hunter Biden sues IRS for allegedly disclosing private information, targets whistleblowers
Hunter Biden on Monday sued the Internal Revenue Service for the alleged "unlawful disclosure" of his private tax information in a lawsuit that targets IRS whistleblowers who said the Justice Department interfered with their tax probe of the first son.

Christian News
India: Christian orphanage denied renewed operating permit in Madhya Pradesh state
In a move perceived by local church leaders as hostility toward Christianity, authorities in India’s Madhya Pradesh state have refused to renew the permit of Christian orphanage to receive international charitable funding, the Christian Post (CP) reports.