Saturday, February 24, 2007

My Way News - Report: Thousands Plotting U.K. Attacks
AP reports: "More than 2,000 British-based Islamic terrorists are believed to be plotting attacks, according to a government threat assessment prepared this month that The Sunday Telegraph said it had seen."
My Way News - Iran: U.S. Is in No Position to Attack
AP reports: "Iran's foreign minister said Saturday the United States was in no position for another war, and maintained that negotiations - not threats - were the only way to resolve the standoff over its nuclear activities."

Friday, February 23, 2007

My Way News - Egyptian Forces Find TNT Near Gaza
AP reports: "Security forces on Friday discovered about 1 ton of explosives hidden underground near Egypt's border with Gaza, a security official said."
My Way News - Jordan's King Says Peace Hopes Dimming
AP reports: "Jordan's King Abdullah II said in remarks broadcast Friday that prospects for Mideast peace were dwindling, and the latest window of opportunity might be the last."
My Way News - Rivals in Iran Defiant Toward West
AP reports, "Iran's divided leadership closed ranks against foreign critics of the its nuclear program Friday, with both its current president and former president accusing the West of 'bullying' Tehran through ultimatums and threats of new sanctions."

Thursday, February 22, 2007

My Way News - Hitachi Shows Off Powder-Sized Smart Tag
AP reports: "Tiny computer chips used for tracking food, tickets and other items are getting even smaller. Hitachi Ltd. (HIT), a Japanese electronics maker, recently showed off radio frequency identification, or RFID, chips that are just 0.002 inches by 0.002 inches and look like bits of powder. They're thin enough to be embedded in a piece of paper, company spokesman Masayuki Takeuchi said Thursday."
My Way News - Syria Said Boosting Arsenal Since War
AP reports: "Syria has embarked on an 'unprecedented' effort to bolster its armed forces with Iranian and Russian help, the Israeli daily Haaretz reported Thursday. Damascus has large numbers of surface-based missiles and long-range rockets, including the Scud-D, capable of reaching nearly any target in Israel, the report said, and the Syrian navy has received new Iranian anti-ship missiles."
My Way News - Pakistan Test-Fires Long-Range Missile
AP reports: "Pakistan successfully test-fired a new version of its long-range nuclear-capable missile on Friday, the military said."
My Way News - Cheney Criticizes China's Arms Buildup
AP reports: "Vice President Dick Cheney said Friday that China's recent anti-satellite weapons test and a rapid military buildup were 'not consistent' with its stated aim of a peaceful rise as a global power."
My Way News - Report Says Iran Continuing Nuclear Work
AP reports: "Iran has ignored a U.N. Security Council ultimatum to freeze uranium enrichment - a possible pathway to nuclear arms - and has instead expanded its program by setting up hundreds of centrifuges, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said Thursday. The finding paves the way for new U.N. sanctions."

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

My Way News - Germany Urges Tamer Mideast Expectations
AP reports: "Diplomats from the United States, Europe, Russia and the United Nations were conferring Wednesday on the changed circumstances since Abbas announced the agreement two weeks ago. The group, known collectively as the Quartet, are stewards of a mothballed 2003 peace plan that would eventually establish an independent Palestinian state."
My Way News - Lebanese Army Fire at Israeli Planes
AP reports: "Lebanese anti-aircraft guns fired at Israeli warplanes over southern Lebanon on Wednesday, a military spokesman said, indicating that Lebanon's army is taking a new assertiveness toward Israel."

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

My Way News - Blair to Announce Iraq Withdrawal Plan
AP reports: "Prime Minister Tony Blair will announce on Wednesday a new timetable for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq, with 1,500 to return home in several weeks, British media reported."
My Way News - Canada Joins Gates in AIDS Vaccine Fight
AP reports: "The Canadian government and Bill Gates announced an initiative Tuesday to establish a research institute to develop an AIDS vaccine, committing a total of $119 million to the project."
My Way News - Israeli Police Thwart Bombing Attack
AP reports: "Israeli security forces on Tuesday thwarted a Palestinian bombing attack set for Tel Aviv, police and Israeli media reported."
My Way News - U.S. Navy Buildup Came After Iran Moves
AP reports: "Iran has brought its war games maneuvers over the past year into busy shipping lanes in the Straits of Hormuz, the narrow mouth of the Persian Gulf through which two-fifths of the world's oil supplies pass, the top U.S. Navy commander in the Mideast said. The moves have alarmed U.S. officials about possible accidental confrontations that could boil over into war, and led to a recent build-up of Navy forces in the Gulf, Vice Adm. Patrick Walsh said in an interview with The Associated Press and other reporters."
My Way News - Indonesia Quake Trigger Tsunami Warning
AP reports: "A powerful earthquake in northeastern Indonesia on Tuesday caused panicked residents to flee shaking buildings on islands in the Maluku Sea and briefly triggered a tsunami warning, officials said."

Monday, February 19, 2007

My Way News - U.N. Anti-Racism Panel Questions Israel
AP reports: "A United Nations anti-racism panel has questioned Israel's policy on preserving holy sites, asking the country to explain whether it protects places considered sacred to religions other than Judaism."
My Way News - Mideast Summit Ends With Little Progress
AP reports: "A Mideast peace summit designed to open a new chapter for Israelis and Palestinians fed up with violence concluded Monday with no new agreements and a pledge to keep talking."
WorldNetDaily: Muslims solidifying Temple Mount takeover
WND reports: "Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's reported decision to allow Muslims to construct a massive minaret on the Temple Mount will 'serve to solidify Islam's take over of Judaism's holiest site,' a leading Israeli archaeologist charged in a WND interview."
Iran launches large-scale war games - Yahoo! News
AP reports: "Iran began its largest war games in almost a year Monday, just two days ahead of a U.N. Security Council deadline for Iran to halt uranium enrichment or face further economic sanctions."

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Jerusalem archaeologist points to new location of Second Temple
Daily India reports: "A Hebrew University of Jerusalem professor has opined that archaeological remains that have so far been ignored, point to the exact location of the Second Temple in the Holy City."
My Way News - Reports: Russia May Exit '87 Arms Treaty
AP reports: "A top Russian general said Thursday that Moscow may unilaterally drop out of a key Soviet-era arms reduction treaty with the United States that banned medium-range nuclear missiles, Russian news agencies reported."
Blog Team Update
Hello blog team, I've been busy updating the blog. I recently moved the blog to the new and improved and I've been adding tags to post to make it easier to search posts by the prophecy topic the post relates to. I've noticed that the new Blogger is much faster than the old version and they offer some other customization features that I've not even started to explore. Unfortunately, there have been some complications. Apparently, when I moved the blog to the new Blogger it removed team members who have not moved their parent blogs yet. You are all still part of the team and will show up on the roster once you move your own blogs to the new Google based system. It's an odd situation, for example, I'm on another blog team and have posted to the Signs in the Sun blog, but the owner of that blog is still on the old system and now I can't makes posts there any more from the new blogger system. Still, I like the new features and once we get it all worked out I think it will be a much better blog experience.

And as ever, we are looking for Christian bloggers who would like to join us in blogging news of prophetic importance. There is so much going on now that we really do need a large team to keep up with it all. If you are a frequent reader of this blog and think you might know someone who is interested, please let us know. Thanks.
My Way News - Experts Fear Bird Flu's Spread in Asia
AP reports: "Bird flu outbreaks have surged recently, hitting several countries in Asia, Africa and Europe. The virus has affected both rich and poor nations, infecting turkeys this month at a farm outside London, while continuing to kill people in Indonesia."
Israel Runs Live Holy Site Internet Feed - CBS News
AP reports: " Israel on Thursday began broadcasting live images of a contentious construction project on the Internet in an effort to allay Muslim fears that the work would damage nearby Islamic shrines. [...] Three cameras at the site began broadcasting live images on Thursday and will work around the clock..." [Temple Mount/Holy Place, Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15 & 2 Thessalonians 2:4]
CNN Breaking News -- The leader of al Qaeda in Iraq has been wounded and his top aide killed in a clash with police, the Iraqi Interior Ministry says.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Israeli Arrow Hits Missile At Night - Space War Express
UPI reports: "Israel carried out another successful test of its Arrow anti-ballistic missile, or ABM, interceptor Sunday. The Arrow is widely regarded as the best high altitude ABM interceptor in the world. The latest test marked the second successful interception and destruction by the Arrow of a target missile configured to perform like an Iranian Shihab-3 intermediate range ballistic missile."
Facing Western Supremacy - Space War Express
UPI reports: "The foreign ministers of the three giants of the Asian landmass -- Russia, China and India -- will meet Feb. 14 in New Delhi to advance an old proposal for a Trilateral Global Alliance that would effectively exclude the West from a position of superiority in Asia, before achieving the same purpose in Africa and South America."
Biometrics to ease CIOs' cell phone concerns - Yahoo! News
InfoWorld reports: "A biometric systems vendor has a pitch for CIOs nervous about company executives losing their mobile phones and risking the loss of confidential information. [...] Germano sees opportunities for biometric fingerprint sensors in phones equipped with NFC technology to provide mobile payment and security services, for enterprise users and consumers alike."
My Way News - Saudi Terrorists Call for Oil Cutoff
AP reports: "A Saudi Arabian terrorist faction affiliated with al-Qaida has urged Muslim militants to attack oil facilities all over the world, including Canada, Mexico and Venezuela, to stop the flow of oil to the United States, according to an article by the group posted on the Internet."
My Way News - French Judge Warns of Terror Threat
AP reports: "The risk of terror attacks in Europe is high and is increasing, France's leading anti-terrorism judge said, warning that a recent alliance between al-Qaida and a North African terrorist group poses a grave threat."
My Way News - Bush: Iran Is Source of Deadly Weapons
AP reports: "Challenged on the accuracy of U.S. intelligence, President Bush said Wednesday there is no doubt the Iranian government is providing armor-piercing weapons to kill American soldiers in Iraq. But he backed away from claims the top echelon of Iran's government was responsible."
Internet users transformed into news reporters - Yahoo! News
AFP reports: "As picture-taking mobile telephones and digital movie cameras grow ubiquitous, Internet users worldwide are being recruited as citizen news reporters. [...] news website taps into legions of people that post pictures, videos, or commentary online." [Interactive Global Community, Rev 11:9]

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

My Way News - Iran President Tones Down Israel Attack
AP reports: "Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, toning down verbal attacks on Israel, said in an interview that aired Tuesday that Palestinians should be allowed to determine a resolution to the conflict with the Jewish state."
My Way News - Jordan, Russia Discuss Mideast Peace
AP reports: "Jordan's King Abdullah II and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday called for a stronger international push for lasting Mideast peace and urged for a diplomatic solution to Iran's nuclear standoff. Putin told reporters during a joint news conference with Abdullah that 'support is growing' for a Russian proposal for a wide-scale Middle East peace conference that also would tackle ways to 'conquer international terrorism.'" [Covenant With Many, Daniel 9:27]

Monday, February 12, 2007

My Way News - Putin Pushing Agenda on Mideast Tour
AP reports: "Russian President Vladimir Putin appeared to find quick success on a historic Mideast tour that saw the leader of energy-rich Russia forging oil diplomacy in Saudi Arabia and backing a natural gas cartel Monday with neighboring Qatar.[...] Putin also said he planned to host a Mideast peace conference but gave no details."
My Way News - Gunman Kills 5 in Utah Shopping Mall
AP reports: "A man with a shotgun entered a shopping mall and began randomly shooting customers Monday night, killing five people and injuring at least four others before being killed, police said." [Wickedness Increases, Matthew 24:12]
My Way News - HIV Spreading Rapidly in Malaysia
AP reports: "The number of HIV infections in Malaysia could surge by more than fourfold to 300,000 by 2015 as the virus spreads rapidly from high-risk groups to the general public, a senior health official warned Sunday." [Pestilence, Luke 21:11]

Sunday, February 11, 2007

My Way News - Iran Marks Anniversary With Uranium Vow
AP reports: "President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad vowed Sunday that Iran would not give up uranium enrichment but he otherwise refrained from making fiery statements during celebrations on the 28th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution."
My Way News - Putin 1st Russian Leader to Visit Saudis
AP reports: "President Vladimir Putin, making the first visit by a Russian leader to Saudi Arabia, met King Abdullah and other senior officials Sunday for talks that touched on regional tensions including Iraq and the Palestinian territories. [...] Saudi Arabia may be looking to Russia to diversify its military suppliers."
My Way News - Israel Tests Anti-Missile System
AP reports: "Israel successfully conducted its first nighttime test of the Arrow anti-missile system after sundown Sunday, the Defense Ministry said. The system is being developed jointly by Israel and the United States to intercept medium and long-range ballistic missiles."
My Way News - Israel Orders Work to Continue Near Site
AP reports: "Israel's Cabinet voted to push ahead with construction work on a ramp leading to a disputed holy site in Jerusalem, despite objections from the Muslim world and violent Palestinian protests."

Friday, February 09, 2007

My Way News - Violence Erupts at Jerusalem Holy Site
AP reports: "Israeli police stormed the grounds of Islam's third-holiest shrine Friday, firing stun grenades and tear gas to disperse thousands of Muslim worshippers who hurled stones, bottles and trash in an eruption of outrage over Israeli renovation nearby."
Breaking News -- Clashes break out as Israeli forces try to disperse angry worshippers at disputed holy site in Jerusalem's Old City.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

My Way News - Muslim Leaders Protest Work at Holy Site
AP reports: "A fiery Islamic leader called on his fellow Israeli Arabs and Muslims around the world Thursday to rise up in protest of Israeli construction work near a holy site in Jerusalem."
My Way News - Palestinians Reach Deal on Power-Sharing
AP reports, "Rival Palestinian factions signed a power-sharing accord aimed at ending months of bloodshed Thursday, agreeing that the Islamic militant group Hamas would head a new coalition government that would 'respect' past peace agreements with Israel."

I wonder if this means that Hamas will accept Israel's right to exist?
My Way News - Iran Warns U.S. It Will Retaliate if Hit
AP reports, "Iran stepped up its warnings to the United States Thursday, with the nation's supreme leader saying Tehran will strike U.S. interests around the world if his country is attacked." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; Persia/Iran, Ezekiel 38:5]

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

My Way News - Iranian Urges Action Vs. Holy Site Work
AP reports, "Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, on Wednesday called on Islamic nations to retaliate against Israel for its construction work at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, state TV reported."
My Way News - Shooting Erupts on Israel-Lebanon Border
AP reports, "Lebanese troops deployed along the border with Israel opened fire late Wednesday as Israeli troops searched for Hezbollah bombs, drawing retaliatory fire, officials from both sides said."
My Way News - Russia Plans New ICBMs, Nuclear Subs
AP reports, "Russia's defense minister on Wednesday laid out an ambitious plan for building new intercontinental ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines and possibly aircraft carriers, and set the goal of exceeding the Soviet army in combat readiness." [Rumors of War, Matthew 24:6; King of the North, Ezekiel 38:3, Daniel 11:40]

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

My Way News - Israel Begins Renovation Near Holy Site
AP reports, "Police took up positions throughout Jerusalem's Old City on Tuesday as Israeli archaeologists began digging near a site holy to both Jews and Muslims amid protests and threats from Palestinians."
My Way News - Doctors Say Superbug Can Be Controlled
AP reports, "Hospitals can successfully tackle the alarming spread of a dangerous and drug-resistant staph infection with an aggressive program to immediately identify and quarantine patients carrying the superbug, infectious disease doctors said at a conference Tuesday."
My Way News - Hackers Attack Key Net Traffic Computers
AP reports, "Hackers briefly overwhelmed at least three of the 13 computers that help manage global computer traffic Tuesday in one of the most significant attacks against the Internet since 2002."

Monday, February 05, 2007

My Way News - 53 Die From Cholera in Republic of Congo
AP reports, "At least 53 people have died of cholera since mid-November in the Republic of Congo, according to official figures released Sunday. Local officials said they believed the real toll was much higher." [Luke 21:11]
Yahoo News - Small Jerusalem dig unites Palestinians
AP reports, "In the space of one day, a small archaeological dig in Jerusalem's Old City became a rallying call aimed at uniting Palestinians against Israel. The dig — a few waterlogged sandbags and black buckets of earth behind aluminum walls — is meant to prepare the way for a new pedestrian walkway up to one of the world's most explosive holy sites, the compound known to Jews as the Temple Mount and to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary." [Daniel 9:27, Matthew 24:15 & 2 Thessalonians 2:4]

Friday, February 02, 2007

Washington Post - Russia Clashes With U.S. on Mideast Policy: Russia urged ending the isolation of the anti-Israeli militant group Hamas and including Syria in Middle East peace talks, exposing fissures in a high-level diplomatic group that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice gathered yesterday in Washington to validate her new effort to end the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.[Covenant With Many, Daniel 9:27]
Breaking News -- At least 14 people were killed in the storms that smashed through central Florida this morning, emergency officials tell The Associated Press.

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Yahoo News - Seas rising faster than U.N. predicts: study
Reuters reports, "Sea levels are rising faster than predicted amid global warming, a group of scientists said on Thursday in a challenge to the U.N.'s climate panel which is set to issue a report toning down the threat of rising oceans." [Roaring Waves and Tides, Luke 21:25]