Algerian Christians request prayer for a church in the city of Oran after a court ordered its closure on 12th January. Twelve churches affiliated with the EPA (Église Protestante d'Algérie), the umbrella organisation for Protestant churches, have been ordered closed since November 2017. In January 2018 the church had been ordered to "regularise" its situation within three months. Restrictions placed on the Church at that time included limiting activities to weekly worship only and prohibiting foreigners to serve in the church. In February 2018, the Governor of Oran issued a closure order and the church was sealed. On 10th  June, 2018 the church was allowed to reopen. However, in September 2019 the Governor filed a court case against the church asking for its closure becuase it does not have a license according to "Ordinance 03-06 to Regulate the Worship of non-Muslim Creeds."

The first man to be legally recognised as non-binary – neither male nor female – has had his legal records restored now that he has returned to his birth sex. James Shupe initially began living as a woman in 2013, but changed his gender from female to non-binary in 2016, before detransitioning last year. He is now speaking out in order to prevent others making the same mistakes he did. Jones David Hollister, a woman in Oregon, is currently trying to gain legal non-binary status and Shupe’s case is being cited in the legal briefs. He hopes this will no longer be possible now he has put an end to his “legal fiction”. Shupe said: “The legal record has now been corrected and LGBT advocates are no longer able to use my historic non-binary court order to advance their toxic agenda. “I am and have always been male. That is my biological truth, the only thing capable of grounding me to reality.”

WASHINGTON — US President Donald Trump’s special adviser and son-in-law Jared Kushner will travel to Israel Wednesday to attend the World Holocaust Forum and likely meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White leader Benny Gantz. Kushner’s trip, first reported by Axios, comes as Trump’s Senate impeachment trial is about to ramp up, with the Democratic House managers and White House lawyers making oral arguments before senators throughout the week. It also comes as Israel heads into its third election in less than a year.