Prophecy News Watch - September 8, 2023

Around the World
US, Saudi Arabia, UAE and India said aiming to ink joint railway deal at G20
Leaders of the United States, India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates were working to finalize a joint infrastructure deal that could be announced this weekend at the Group of 20 summit in New Delhi, according to an official familiar with the matter.
US Sends Controversial Weapons As Ukraine Mourns Blast Victims (Worthy News Radio)
The United States says it will send controversial weapons to Ukraine as part of more than $1 billion in military and humanitarian aid, prompting an angry reply from Russia. Washington's announcement came as the death toll of a suspected Russian missile strike on a busy market street in eastern Ukraine reportedly rose to at least 17, with dozens reportedly injured.
Austrian Newlyweds Missing In Greece Floods
An Austrian couple on honeymoon remained missing late Thursday in central Greece after record rains swept away the house they were staying in, authorities said.
Flooding Europe, Brazil Kills Scores Of People
Scores of people have died in massive flooding hitting Europe and Brazil after record rainfall hit several areas in these parts of the world.
Mexico’s Supreme Court decriminalizes abortion
Mexico's Supreme Court unanimously ruled Wednesday to decriminalize abortion across the predominantly Roman Catholic country, calling the existing federal ban on abortion "unconstitutional."
Ukraine updates: US to supply depleted uranium ammo to Kyiv
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has announced a new aid package worth $1 billion for Ukraine.
Over 5 million displaced in Sudan following monthslong conflict, UN says
More than 5 million people have now been displaced by the months long fighting in Sudan, the United Nations’ migration agency said Wednesday as clashes between the country’s military and a rival paramilitary force show no sign of easing.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
First Temple-era cave inscription refers to Biblical “Valley of Salt”
Using modern high-tech imaging, an Israeli archaeologist has been able to decipher the three-line First Temple period paleo-Hebrew inscription found on a cave near the Dead Sea in southern Israel in the 1970s as referencing the “Valley of Salt” cited in several Hebrew Bible Scriptures, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Archaeologists find four ancient Roman swords likely stolen by Jews during Bar Kochba revolt
Archaeologists working in the Judean desert in Israel have made an “extremely rare” find of four 1,900-year-old Roman swords, which are believed to have been stolen from enemy soldiers by Jewish rebels during the 132–136 CE Bar Kochba revolt against the Roman Empire, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.
Outrage Over ‘Antisemitic’ Speech By Palestinian Leader Abbas
Israel, Germany, the European Union, and the United States have condemned Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas for remarks he made about Jews and the Nazi Holocaust.
Israel Under Pressure Over ‘Anti-Evangelical’ Visas
Israel is reportedly reassessing its visa policies for Evangelical Christian organizations, including the International Christian Embassy in Jerusalem (ICEJ), which fears it may have to close down.
Steps where Jesus walked and healed a blind man unearthed for first time in 2,000 years
A new excavation project in Jerusalem has unearthed steps unseen in over 2,000 years at a place where the New Testament records Jesus as having healed a blind man.

Inside the United States
Report: DHS eyes ordering illegal immigrants to stay in Texas
The Biden administration is pondering a new policy that would order unauthorized immigrants to stay in Texas after they arrive, preventing them from spreading throughout the country, according to a new report Thursday.
AI-powered combat aircraft bring US huge battlefield advantage but raise ethical questions
The U.S. Air Force's development of a pilotless aircraft run by artificial intelligence (AI) has the potential to give American forces the upper hand in any conflict, but it also raises ethical questions about how such powerful technology should be deployed on the battlefield.

Christian News
Nepal sees growing violent hostility toward Christians
In what appears to be a growing trend of violent hostility toward Christianity in Nepal, seven churches in Lumbini Province were attacked in the last two weeks alone, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. The population of Nepal is 80.19% Hindu and 1.76% Christian, with numerous other minority religions represented.
Four Pakistani Youth Face Death Sentence For ‘Blasphemy’
Uncertainty remained Thursday about the plight of four youths after a Pakistani court sentenced them to death for committing “blasphemy” against Islam on social media, several sources said.
China: CCP continues crackdown on churches
China’s ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) continues its years-long program of suppressing Christianity in the country: Last month, authorities arrested and detained a Christian leader and shut down two churches, the Bitter Winter rights group reports.
Indonesia: House church threatened by Muslim extremists with machete
Members of a house church in West Sumatra Province, Indonesia, were placed in extreme danger by Muslim relatives of their landlord, who broke up their worship service by threatening to kill them with a machete last month, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.
Iraq: Five men sentenced to life imprisonment for killing American Christian
A court in Baghdad, Iraq, sentenced four Iraqi militia members and one Iranian national to life imprisonment last week for the killing of American Christian Stephen Troell last year, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.