The weekly news roundup is late because I’m traveling, and much has happened between my intended publication date and today. There is much to lift in prayer, namely our persecuted brothers in Messiah and that war will befall us only when it is time.
- In Nigeria, hardline-Islamists Boko Haram continues it’s frontal assault on believers in Jesus the Christ. The Christians, sadly, are stooping to violence. More than 50 dead over all.
- Egypt has voted for president. The Muslim Brotherhood is claiming victory. Official results are expected Thursday, though the current ruling military leaders have made constitutional changes stripping power from the newly elected head of state.
- In France, socialists control the Parliament as well as the presidency.
- In Greece, the pro-Euro-zone New Democracy party won the most parliament seats but not enough to govern alone. It is working to create a coalition government.
- In Israel, both militant Jewish settlers and Muslim Hamas are seemingly trying to provoke conflict. Settlers torched a mosque in the Palestinian controlled city of Ramallah. The ruling party in Gaza claimed responsibility for the most recent rocket attacks in south Israel.