News and Prophecy

Africa’s Armyworm Invasion

  1. 22nd February 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Scientists warn that parts of southern Africa already hit by record droughts now face another potential food crisis because [of] the invasion of a crop-eating pest, known as the ‘fall armyworm’” (BBC, February 14, 2017). Experts are unsure of how this caterpillar, native to the Americas, arrived in Africa, and the pest has arrived following two years of drought...

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Russia and China Test Western Military Dominance

  1. 20th February 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

China “accounted for a third of Asia’s military spending in 2016 and was looking to sell more arms abroad, the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) said… On air power, China ‘appears to be reaching near-parity with the West,’ IISS said, adding that Chinese-made drones had been seen in Nigeria and Saudi Arabia” (Deutsche Welle, February 14, 2017...

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Watch Europe!

  1. 17th February 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

The summer of 2017 could see historic changes in Europe. The Brits will begin their exit from the EU, and “the Netherlands, France and Germany are holding general elections this year, in which populist anti-EU parties are expected to make strong showings” (The Telegraph, February 11, 2017).

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Weather Extremes in New Zealand

  1. 15th February 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

January brought record-setting summer weather to New Zealand. In the eastern parts of the country, extreme drought is causing problems. Yet, in the west of the South Island, rainfall has been more than double what is typical, and the flooding rains are causing problems for farmers and leaving damaged and water-logged pastures. Dry conditions in the east are...

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Iran’s Growing Belligerence

  1. 13th February 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Iran is testing the waters with the new American President. “Iran conducted its first ballistic missile test under Donald Trump’s presidency… U.N. resolution 2231—put in place days after the Iran nuclear deal was signed—calls on the Islamic Republic not to conduct such tests. However, this is at least Iran’s second such test since July” (Fox News, January 30,...

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Deadly Impact of Brazil’s Recession

  1. 10th February 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

“Brazil’s president on Monday ordered 200 troops to the southeastern state of Espirito Santo, where a police strike in recent days sparked a wave of violence including what is already believed to be dozens of murders.

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Immoral Effects of Women in Combat

  1. 08th February 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

According to the Marine Corps Times, “male and female infantry Marines [are] to share tents in the field” as the integration of females into combat roles gains momentum (January 25, 2017). One officer stated, “We’re not changing any of our tactical posture or breaking unit cohesion or adjusting anything to accommodate mixed genders while we’re operating in a...

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Global Tensions Heating Up

  1. 06th February 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

This week, Iran defiantly tested a ballistic missile in apparent violation of the 2015 nuclear deal reached with world powers (The Independent, February 1, 2017).

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Europe’s View of the Holy Land

  1. 03rd February 2017
  2. News and Prophecy Staff

Last week, the pro-Palestinian news agency Ma’an reported, “The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a report on Tuesday outlining the dire humanitarian situation in the besieged Gaza Strip and reiterating its support for lifting… [Israel’s] decade-long siege of the territory...

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