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|Worthy News Brief - January 23, 2014|
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Lebanon: Historic Christian-owned library torched
A blasphemy allegation may have led to an arson attack on an historic library owned by a church leader in Lebanon this month, according to Barnabas Aid.
Church construction halted in Indonesia
Church closures in Indonesia that peaked during the Christmas holidays have spilled over into January as Islamist groups continue to target Christian congregations, according to International Christian Concern.
Today's Breaking News
Around the World
Iran's military nuclear bid 'will be stopped': Israel - AFP
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Iran's atomic drive "will be stopped", a day after an interim agreement bringing sanctions relief for Tehran took effect.
Iran's nuclear stockpile may rise for now despite deal with powers - Reuters
An apparent delay in Iran's building of a nuclear conversion plant suggests its stockpile of low-enriched uranium (LEU) gas will grow for a while longer, despite Tehran's deal with world powers to curb its disputed atomic activity.
Iranian official on nuke deal: 'We did not agree to dismantle anything' - CNN
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif insisted Wednesday that the Obama administration mischaracterizes concessions by his side in the six-month nuclear deal with Iran, telling CNN in an exclusive interview that "we did not agree to dismantle anything."
Islamic Waqf Revises History: 'Temple Mount, Kotel are Muslim' - Arutz Sheva
The Islamic Waqf, which supervises the Temple Mount, Judaism's holiest site, has issued a pamphlet that makes new claims regarding the Mount -- arguing, among other things, that King Solomon was a Muslim and that there is no Jewish connection to either the Temple Mount or the Western Wall (Kotel).
After IAF terrorist assassination, Islamic Jihad says 'blood of martyrs not in vain' - Jerusalem Post
The Islamic Jihad's military wing said it would avenge the Israel Air Force strike Wednesday that killed a terrorist responsible for a series of rocket attacks on southern Israel.
Shin Bet thwarts al-Qaeda attack on Israel's US embassy - Ynet News
The Shin Bet says they have captured an al-Qadea terror cell which was planning numerous terror attacks on a number of central sites in Israel.
IAF airstrike kills Gaza terror chief - Times of Israel
The Israeli Air Force launched an airstrike in the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun early Wednesday morning, killing at least one man, said by Israel to be a terrorist.
Inside the United States
Dueling party chairs signal fight on women, abortion at March for Life - Washington Times
Thousands of pro-life activists donned scarves, gloves and knit hats Wednesday to brave the blowing snow and arctic temperatures on the Mall as the 41st March for Life was punctuated by an unusually blunt exchange between the Republican and Democratic Party leaders that signaled a shifting fight for female voters.
Obama Executive Order to 'Cut Red Tape' Has Added $10.2 Billion in Costs to Economy - Washington Free Beacon
An executive order issued by President Barack Obama that was designed to 'cut red tape' has added $10.2 billion in regulatory costs to the economy, according to a new report.
Oregon: Christian bakery guilty of violating civil rights of lesbian couple - Fox News
The owners of a Christian bakery who refused to make a wedding cake for a lesbian couple are facing hundreds of thousands of dollars in fines after they were found guilty of violating the couple's civil rights.
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