Business Insider | France’s military conducted its first airstrike in Iraq.
NY Times | When you get past the details of the Scottish independence referendum Thursday, there is a broader story underway, one that is also playing out in other advanced nations.
RIA Novosti | West Seems to Forget That Russia Has Own National Interests.
Zero Hedge | Moments ago, the Senate passed a $1 trillion government-funding bill that according to the Hill also gave the president new authority to battle the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
RT | US President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry continue to insist that American ground troops will not be involved.
Zero Hedge | Seems they have a different definition of truce.
The Daily Sheeple | Some 800 of police officers took part in the raids, arresting 15 men.
RIA Novosti | Yatsenyuk ordered the defense minister to keep the country’s armed forces in the highest state of combat readiness.
Sky News | Military experts believe a mystery object spotted streaking across the sky over the US was a Russian spy satellite.
CNS News | Russia on Tuesday accused the West of ignoring its warnings about the growing terrorist threat in Syria.
London Guardian | Islamic State video threatens to target White House and US troops.
RT | Al-Qaeda has urged militant groups in Iraq and Syria to put their differences aside and unite against a US coalition.
London Telegraph | World Health Organisation programme is suspended after reports that up to 36 children have died after receiving the vaccination.
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.