World News

Largest IT Outage in History Affecting Banks, Airlines, and Businesses Worldwide
Largest IT Outage in History Affecting Banks, Airlines, and Businesses Worldwide

A widespread global IT outage impacted cybersecurity firm Crowdstrike, affecting operations across banks, airlines, media companies, and emergency services worldwide. The incident shut down computer systems and highlighted the vulnerability and interdependence of global digital infrastructure.

Russia Sends Nuclear Warning To US, Europe
Russia Sends Nuclear Warning To US, Europe

Moscow warned Thursday that it does not rule out new deployments of nuclear missiles in response to the planned U.S. stationing of long-range conventional weapons in Germany, just days after state-run television made similar threats.

Russia and China Are Working Toward Space-Based Weapons, US Intelligence Director Warns
Russia and China Are Working Toward Space-Based Weapons, US Intelligence Director Warns

The director of the US Defense Intelligence Agency stated this week that Russia and China have become willing to set aside their historic mutual suspicion in order to develop space-based weapons that could undermine the United States’ ability to defend itself, Voice of America (VOA) reports.

Netherlands Cries At 10th Anniversary Of MH17 Disaster; 298 Killed
Netherlands Cries At 10th Anniversary Of MH17 Disaster; 298 Killed

Grieving families recited the names and ages Wednesday of all 298 passengers and crew killed when Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down over Ukraine 10 years ago in one of the worst terror attacks in civil aviation history.

Islamic State Ramps Up Attacks in Syria and Iraq in Apparent Effort to “Reconstitute”
Islamic State Ramps Up Attacks in Syria and Iraq in Apparent Effort to “Reconstitute”

In seeking to “reconstitute,” the Islamic State jihadist terror organization has intensified its attacks in Syria and Iraq to the extent that these war-torn Muslim-majority countries may see twice as many IS attacks this year as they suffered last year, the US Central Command warned Wednesday.

Israel News

Houthi Drone Attack Hits Tel Aviv; Israel Probes if U.S. Consulate Targeted
Houthi Drone Attack Hits Tel Aviv; Israel Probes if U.S. Consulate Targeted

Early on Friday morning, a drone loaded with explosives and manufactured in Iran, launched by the Iran-backed Houthis in Yemen, struck an apartment building in central Tel Aviv near the U.S. consulate. The attack killed an Israeli man and injured at least eight others.

Israel Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Reject Palestinian State
Israel Lawmakers Overwhelmingly Reject Palestinian State

Israel’s parliament (the Knesset) has voted overwhelmingly to reject a Palestinian state, even if that state were part of a negotiated settlement with the Jewish nation, the Times of Israel (TOI) reports.

US, Israel, and Palestinian Authority Hold Secret Talks on Gaza War
US, Israel, and Palestinian Authority Hold Secret Talks on Gaza War

Senior representatives from the US, Israel, and the Palestinian Authority met in Tel Aviv last week for secret talks on reopening the Rafah crossing between Egypt and Gaza as part of a hostage and ceasefire deal, the Axios news outlet reports exclusively.

Biden Says Saudi Arabia Wants to “Fully Recognize” Israel
Biden Says Saudi Arabia Wants to “Fully Recognize” Israel

US President Joe Biden said this week that Saudi Arabia wants to “fully recognize” Israel in exchange for American weaponry should it need to defend itself against other Arab nations or Iran, the Times of Israel (TOI) reported. 

Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Artifacts They Say Prove Israelites’ arrival in the Promised Land
Archaeologists Uncover Ancient Artifacts They Say Prove Israelites’ arrival in the Promised Land

Archaeologists excavating in central Israel have uncovered 3,200-year-old artifacts, which they believe provide evidence that the Biblical story recounting the arrival of the Israelites in the Promised Land following their Exodus from Egypt is true.

US News

Trump, Graham Thank God For Saving Ex-President’s Life
Trump, Graham Thank God For Saving Ex-President’s Life

U.S. Evangelist Franklin Graham brought delegates at the Republican National Convention (RNC) to their knees spiritually, saying it was God who saved the life of former President Donald J. Trump, who later echoed those words.

‘Gift From God’: Trump Describes Assassination Attempt As He Accepts GOP Nomination
‘Gift From God’: Trump Describes Assassination Attempt As He Accepts GOP Nomination

“I stand before you this evening with a message of confidence, strength, and hope,” Trump said to begin the speech. “Four months from now, we will have an incredible victory, and we will begin the four greatest years in the history of our country.”

Trump Accepts Presidential Nomination After Assassination Attempt
Trump Accepts Presidential Nomination After Assassination Attempt

Donald J. Trump thanked “almighty God” for saving his life when an assassin’s bullet pierced the upper part of his right ear and pledged to be the leader of all Americans while accepting the Republican nomination for president of the United States.

Fed: 3.8 million Illegal Immigrants Could Enter U.S. in 2024, Affecting Wage Growth
Fed: 3.8 million Illegal Immigrants Could Enter U.S. in 2024, Affecting Wage Growth

A new report from a Federal Reserve branch says 2024 could see millions of illegal border crossings.

Trump’s Running Mate J.D. Vance Speaks At Republican Convention
Trump’s Running Mate J.D. Vance Speaks At Republican Convention

The running mate of Donald J. Trump told the Republican National Convention (RNC) in Milwaukee that he would help the former U.S. President make America great again.

Christian News

World Court Urged To Recognize Israel’s Biblical Land
World Court Urged To Recognize Israel’s Biblical Land

Nearly a thousand Christians from dozens of nations have urged the United Nations top court to recognize Israel’s Biblical right to its historic land, including Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank.

11 Christians Of US Group Still Jailed In Nicaragua After Evangelism
11 Christians Of US Group Still Jailed In Nicaragua After Evangelism

There was concern Wednesday about the plight of 11 Christian leaders sentenced to 12 or 15 years in prison and ordered to pay $880 million. Several sources said they have also been barred from contacting their families and lawyers.

Pakistan: Young Christian Father Shot Dead in His Home by Enraged Islamic Neighbors, “Our Lives Do Not Matter”
Pakistan: Young Christian Father Shot Dead in His Home by Enraged Islamic Neighbors, “Our Lives Do Not Matter”

A young Catholic father of four was murdered by his Islamist neighbors in Lahore, Pakistan last week after he objected to their harassment of Christians in the area, Morning Star News (MSN) reports.

Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians by Islamic Terrorists Continues, “The Government’s Failure to Punish Perpetrators Has Strengthened the Militants”
Nigeria: Slaughter of Christians by Islamic Terrorists Continues, “The Government’s Failure to Punish Perpetrators Has Strengthened the Militants”

The slaughter of Nigerian Christians by Islamic terrorists continues unabated and, on July 7, three more Christians were murdered in Nigeria’s Plateau state, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports. More Christians are killed in Nigeria each year than everywhere else in the world combined.

Nigeria: Teenage Christian Girl Held Captive by Islamic Terrorists
Nigeria: Teenage Christian Girl Held Captive by Islamic Terrorists

A teenage Christian girl who was active in her church remains in captivity after Islamic terrorists kidnapped her from her grandmother’s home in Nigeria five months ago, International Christian Concern (ICC) reports.