Syria pleads with Russia for help as fighting resumes in Damascus (Second Coming Watch Update #186)

Syria pleads with Russia for help as fighting resumes in Damascus. According to The Associated Press, Syria reached out to its powerful ally Russia, as senior officials pleaded with Moscow for financial loans and supplies of oil products -- an indication that international sanctions are squeezing President Bashar Assad's regime.

North Korea says floods have killed 169 people and left 400 people missing. According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), floods and torrential rains which hit parts of North Korea in recent weeks killed 169 people and left 400 missing.

Wildfires spread across Oklahoma. According to Reuters, fire crews toiled in triple-digit heat around drought-stricken Oklahoma to contain at least 15 blazes that have destroyed more than 120 structures and left a small town smoldering.

Luke 21:26 // SecondComingHerald.com

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