Prophecy in the News

Militants try to tighten their grip in Iraq, Syria

Fresh from success in Iraq, a Sunni extremist group tried to tighten its hold Wednesday on territory in Syria and crush pockets of resistance on land straddling the border where it has declared the foundation of an Islamic state. Embattled Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki warned that the entire region is endangered by the Islamic […]

IDF initiates limited deployment of forces toward Gaza amid increased rocket fire

An IDF spokesman stated that, “Our policy regarding Gaza is one of deescalation and preparedness. The IDF is operating to safeguard the southern communities of Israel.” Following a night of rocket attacks on Israel and IAF strikes on Gaza in response, rockets continued to be lobbed at Israeli towns Thursday morning. A total of 18 […]

Israel bolsters forces along volatile Gaza border

The Israeli military bolstered forces along the volatile border with the Gaza Strip on Thursday in response to intensifying rocket fire as tensions remained high over the deaths of three Israeli teenagers and an Arab youth who Palestinians allege was killed in a revenge attack. Buses carrying Israeli forces could be seen heading to the […]

US and UN condemn killing of Palestinian boy in Israel

The US and UN have condemned the abduction and murder of a Palestinian teenager in Israel, which sparked fierce clashes in East Jerusalem. US Secretary of State John Kerry called it “sickening” while the UN demanded justice over the “despicable act”. Mohammed Abu Khdair, 17, was seen being forced into a car early on Wednesday. […]

Albania on the rocky road to EU membership

Albania is now an EU candidate country despite the fact that there are still many problems. Corruption, nepotism and organized crime are a burden on the democratization process.   Albanians are cheering the news. Albania is now officially an EU accession country. The wish to “belong to Europe” has been strong for a while now […]

Technology in LED smart lights raises privacy concerns

While more people and places are switching to energy-saving LED light bulbs, a California company has found a way to turn them into smart networks that can collect and feed data. However, the new technological opportunities are also raising privacy concerns, reports CBS News’ Bill Whitaker.   For example, should you find yourself in terminal […]

Russia asks UN to stop Syrian terrorist oil sales

Russia is asking the U.N. Security Council to condemn the illegal sale of Syrian oil by terrorist groups and encourage all countries to take “necessary measures” to prevent it.   A draft presidential statement circulated to council members and obtained Monday by The Associated Press expresses “grave concern” at the seizure of oilfields in Syria […]

Pope Francis says communists are really ‘closet Christians’

Pope Francis has claimed that Communists are closet Christians, who have appropriated the Gospel’s central message of poverty. The leader of the Catholic Church, whose uninhibited criticisms of capitalism have seen him labelled a Marxist, said in an interview published on Sunday that communists had “stolen” the flag of Christianity.   The 77-year-old pontiff spoke […]