Prompting outrage from Israel and the United States, Iran was last week elected to two leadership roles in the United Nations, including as rapporteur to the committee responsible for disarmament and international security, Algemeiner reports. The second position to which Iran was elected on Thursday last week is that of a Vice President of the UN General Assembly.
The United Nations on Friday issued an urgent call to member states to step up out of their inertia and take immediate action against outbreaks of cholera that are putting 1 billion poor people in over 40 countries at risk of being killed by the deadly disease, i24News reports.
The United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly approved a resolution condemning Russia’s invasion and calling for the withdrawal of troops from Ukraine and a halt to the fighting.
US officials have stated Russia carried out a failed test of its intercontinental “Satan II” ballistic missiles ahead of President Joe Biden’s surprise visit to Ukraine this week, the London Standard reports.
Wycliffe Associates, an international organization that empowers mother-tongue Bible translators and partners with local churches in the advancement of Bible translation, will participate in a New Testament dedication in a South Asian nation (undisclosed for security reasons) this month, which is the first completed Bible translation project in a minority language.
The United Nations Security Council issued a non-binding presidential statement on Monday condemning Israeli housing plans in Judea and Samaria.
Immunity acquired from a Covid infection provides strong, lasting protection against the most severe outcomes of the illness, according to research published Thursday in The Lancet — protection, experts say, that’s on par with what’s provided through two doses of an mRNA vaccine.
A U.S. Pastor known for religious rights rallies was nearly detained by U.S. Secret Service personnel after Chinese embassy staff objected to his protest, Worthy News learned Thursday.
On Jan. 26, the historic five-day joint Israeli-American military exercise called “Juniper Oak” came to an end. The exercise saw unprecedented levels of cooperation between the U.S. military’s Central Command (CENTCOM), which is responsible for the Middle East, and the Israel Defense Forces.
A U.N. Security Council report has identified an Iran-based senior al-Qaeda fugitive from U.S. justice as the “de facto and uncontested” new leader of the terrorist group.
Moldova’s president says Russia is plotting to overthrow the country’s pro-European Union government after a Russian missile violated the country’s airspace.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has announced he will be seeking full membership in the United Nations for the State of Palestine this week, UPI reports. Although recognized by many countries as a state, Palestine is not recognized by Israel and has only non-member Observer status in the United Nations.
The revival fires are continuing to burn brightly at Asbury University, even after 133 hours, and now this outpouring of the Holy Spirit is spreading to more college campuses.
The first part of the coalition’s highly controversial judicial overhaul package, which would give the government control over the selection of judges, will be brought for a first reading in the Knesset plenum either this Wednesday or, more likely, next Monday.
Pakistani police on Monday had detained dozens of suspects in the weekend lynching of a man accused of blasphemy against Islam, but a Christian rights activist warned of more violence.
Syrian Christians of all denominations have opened their monasteries and churches to help house the vast numbers of people rendered homeless in Syria by Monday’s devastating earthquake, Christian Today (CT) reports.
The death toll of last Monday’s massive earthquakes in southeastern Turkey and northern Syria approached at least 35,000 with tens of thousands unaccounted for, but rescue work was hampered by unrest in Turkey’s southern region, officials and relief groups said.
The Church of England has confirmed it is examining the possibility of changing its liturgy to reference God in gender-neutral terms instead of as “Father,” “Him,” and “He,” the New York Post (NYP) reports. However, the denomination has said there are no plans to make changes to the current liturgy at present, and any future change would require “extensive legislation.”
As Turkey’s president defended his government’s perceived slow response to massive earthquakes, Israel was rushing to provide aid to Turkey and neighboring Syria.
The suspected Chinese spy balloon that attracted national attention as it traversed the United States was part of a larger surveillance program, the U.S. intelligence officials have concluded.