RIA Novosti | Iraq has praised Monday’s US airstrikes against Islamic State (IS) militants near Baghdad as important, Iraqi military spokesman Lt. Gen. Qassim Atta said Tuesday.
Daniel McAdams | Just over ten days ago, as the pro-independence forces in east Ukraine were on the march with significant gains on the battlefield, a ceasefire was signed in Minsk, Belarus.
RT | The United States launched at least one airstrike against Islamic State militants near Baghdad on Monday.
RT | US ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey Pyatt has been caught posting unverified images on his Twitter feed Monday.
Michael Krieger | The real culprit is the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, one of the America’s closest global allies.
Reuters | France sent fighter jets on a reconnaissance mission over Iraq.
Washington Post | Iran has rejected a U.S. appeal to join a global fight against Islamic State militants.
RIA Novosti | The ships of the Russian Pacific Fleet are starting naval battle practice as part of an unannounced combat readiness check.
RT | Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, ex-NSA contractor Edward Snowden and journalist Glenn Greenwald joined internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom.
RT | Failure by the US to investigate Saudi Arabia’s connection to the 9/11 attacks is among the factors that led to the rise of ISIS, Bob Graham said.
Zero Hedge | So what is next on the strategic timeline for the Islamic State?
Paul Craig Roberts | The new sanctions against Russia announced by Washington and Europe do not make sense as merely economic measures.
Washington Times | Obama junks earlier doubts about rebels’ abilities.
RT | It was reported that all 200 trucks had crossed the border.
Washington Times | While decrying the death and violence the Islamic State has brought across Syria and Iraq, President Obama said Friday that there is actually a “silver lining” to the militant group’s rise.
Mikael Thalen | Administration’s incompetence on full display.
Business Insider | New U.S. sanctions handed down on Friday are designed to effectively “shut off” Russian oil conglomerates from oil exploration projects.
National Review | From the Washington Post the other day.
RT | The Central Intelligence Agency believes the Islamic State militant group “can muster between 20,000 and 31,500 fighters”.
Zero Hedge | Blowback coming soon.
CNN | “Embarrassed and appalled” by how the U.S. government dealt with her son’s case.
BBC News | Russia has warned that US air strikes against militants in Syria would be a “gross violation” of international law.
RT | European Commission head Herman Van Rompuy confirmed the EU will unleash a new round of sanctions against Russia on September 12.
NY Times | A federal air marshal was stabbed with a syringe at the airport in Lagos.
RIA Novosti | Decisions on airstrikes against the Islamic State (IS) targets in Syria will be made “at a prudent time,” Pentagon said.
News.com.au | IT sounds like a scene from a Police Academy movie.
Zero Hedge | So all is well on the surface. Just don’t look underneath.
Zero Hedge | It is in that direction that the battle for control of the world’s largest oil fields is currently heading.
RIA Novosti | The Obama administration refuses to declassify the information about the involvement of certain foreign governments.
LBC | Nigel Farage has told Scottish voters that a Yes vote will result in Scotland becoming a province in the United States of Europe.
Kurt Nimmo | Libya designed by IMF and World Bank to be a failed state.
BBC | Dutch experts say Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 broke up in mid-air after being hit by “numerous objects” that “pierced the plane at high velocity”.
London Guardian | Obama considers focusing on Isis bases in Syria as study finds jihadis have anti-tank rockets seized from rival rebels there.
Zero Hedge | Europe’s leaders, we assume under pressure from Washington, appear to be making a big weather-related bet with their taxpayers’ lives this winter.
Business Insider | You shouldn’t let the possible breakup of the Sterling-zone distract you from the mess elsewhere.
London Independent | US Senate’s forthcoming ‘Torture Report’ will ‘deeply shock’ people.
RT | Switzerland will most likely guarantee safety to National Security Agency whistleblower Edward Snowden.
Zero Hedge | Europe’s latest sanctions round will boldly go where Europe has never dared to go before.
RIA Novosti | Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev commented on the possible new round of the EU sanctions against Russia.
The Australian | The prospect of a “yes” vote “horrifies” her household.
AFP | Russia on Saturday sent six ships carrying personnel and equipment to a Soviet-era military base in the Arctic.
Itar-Tass | The high-ranking source said: “Kiev’s statements about a ceasefire were only statements. These are statements only on paper and in the air. In reality, it does not seem to be truth”.
Robert Barsocchini | The USA started carrying out coups, assassinating leaders, and sponsoring terrorism and extremists in Syria in 1948.
The Hill | Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) says President Obama does not need authorization from Congress.
RT | UK PM David Cameron said new sanctions against Russia could be lifted if the warring sides in Ukraine’s conflict agree to honor a ceasefire.
London Evening Standard | Details have begun to emerge about the man arrested for the murder of a great grandmother beheaded in her back garden.
Kurt Nimmo | Both sides in conflict agree to ceasefire.
RT | Some of Russia’s diplomats have joined a digital diplomacy row.
Business Insider | The station chief issued the ‘stand down’ orders on his own authority.”
New American | Signs of strain in the bipartisan consensus against putting “boots on the ground” again in Iraq.