1. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday urged Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to meet Quartet representatives “within days” in the hope of kick-starting stalled peace talks.
2. When Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced on Tuesday that the U.S. would begin “direct action” against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq, it sounded like a new mission for U.S. forces in a country where the president has repeatedly insisted Americans would not be engaged in combat operations. But America’s special operations forces have been engaging in these kinds of missions for several months, particularly in the Kurdish-controlled provinces in northern Iraq.
3. The World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday that, for the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases.
4. In the latest effort to revive direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, New Zealand has drafted a UN resolution that reportedly calls for a freeze on Israeli settlement building in the West Bank and for Palestinians to abandon their bid to take legal action against Israel at the International Criminal Court.
5. Two Australian warships will hold exercises with the Chinese navy in the South China Sea next week, just days after a U.S. navy patrol near a man-made Chinese island in the disputed waters angered Beijing.
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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 110:1-7 which reads: “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool…”
Our second coming quote for today is from Charles Spurgeon. He said, “You will bear me witness, my friends, that it is exceedingly seldom I ever intrude into the mysteries of the future with regard either to the second advent, the millennial reign, or the first and second resurrection. As often as we come about it in our expositions, we do not turn aside from the point, but if guilty at all on this point, it is rather in being too silent than saying too much.”