Sputnik | Air defense missile units taking part in Russian snap combat readiness exercises have been relocated to the Astrakhan Region to take part in the ongoing massive drills.
Sputnik | A senior commander of Iran’s Armed Forces accused the United States of creating the Islamic State as part of a strategic goal to redraw the map of the Middle East.
Zero Hedge | … at least China was mercifully allowed to stay out of the fray between the Cold War enemies.
RT | Finland, Norway and Sweden are readying for one of Europe’s largest fighter jet drills this year.
BBC News | The Iraqi city of Ramadi could be taken back from Islamic State (IS) militants “in days”, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has told the BBC.
RT | US Defense Secretary Ash Carter has lashed out at the Iraqi army.
RT | A leading Sunni Muslim body is appealing one last time for people to unite “in a battle of humanity”.
Tony Cartalucci | This latest attempt to overwhelm the Syrian people, its government, and its armed forces comes with several shocking revelations.
RT | The US Director of National Intelligence James Clapper has ordered a review of cooperation between the National Security Agency (NSA) and the German intelligence agency BND.
Eric Draitser | While Washington waxes poetic about the need to more forcefully confront ISIS and destroy its military and terrorist infrastructure, the actual policies it has pursued are designed to achieve just the opposite.
Zero Hedge | The first rule of “Project Bookend” is that you don’t talk about “Project Bookend.”
Paul Craig Roberts | During the Cold War Washington was concerned about communists fomenting street protests that they could turn into revolutions.
Breitbart | The Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) claims it has access to nuclear weapons through the nation of Pakistan.
Steve Watson | Radicals complain recruits are turning away as they discover Western intelligence controls extremist groups.
The Hill | “The situation is very critical.”
Washington Free Beacon | Bill Clinton hinted at post-presidency money obsession from Brunei palace.
Sputnik | The village, where the explosion took place, is in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province, which is home to the country’s Shiite minority.
RT | “We are not only failing, we are losing this war.”
Daniel McAdams | The US is now shipping anti-tank missiles to Iraq to destroy the US-provided tanks abandoned to ISIS by the Iraqi military.
Zero Hedge | On Wednesday we showed what happens when US spy planes carrying CNN reporters get too close to China’s land reclamation project in the South China Sea.
UK Daily Mail | First images emerge from Syrian city over-run by ISIS… and show rows of people beheaded.
UK Daily Mail | Shocking video emerged today showing the captive exploding into a ball of flames.
CNS News | President Barack Obama linked climate change to the emergence of the Islamic terrorist group Boko Haram and “the early unrest in Syria.”
RT | Over 1400 individuals are under investigation by British police.
Zero Hedge | Indonesian authorities blew up and sank the 41 vessels.
Michael Krieger | The fact that Saudi Arabia is on the U.N. Human Rights Council at all is more than sufficient to make a mockery out of the entire body.
RT | Islamic State militants have entered Syria’s historic city of Palmyra.
Sputnik News | The United States has been trying to instill confidence in Pacific allies as tensions over the South China Sea continue to rise.
RT | The Russian embassy in the Syrian capital of Damascus was shelled on Tuesday.
Sputnik | Russia will need to respond in order to ensure its own security, Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov said Wednesday.
CNN | North Korea said Wednesday that it has the ability to miniaturize nuclear weapons, a key step toward building nuclear missiles.
Politico Magazine | We should be very concerned about what’s hidden in this trade deal.
Gateway Pundit | ISIS held a massive parade in West Anbar province celebrating victory in Ramadi.
RT | Saudi Arabia, which executes more criminals than any nation except China and Iran, wants to hire eight new executioners.
RT | The EU nationals traveling to Syria cause authorities’ concern, as the European governments fear they may return and carry out attacks on home soil.
Daniel McAdams | Ramadi, the capital of Iraq’s Anbar province, was captured by ISIS over the weekend.
RT | Saudi Arabia has reportedly taken a decision to call in an old favor from Pakistan and get some of its nuclear weapons.
RT | “Ramadi has fallen.”
Ars Technica | Changes to the Computer Misuse Act were secretly introduced over a year ago.
UK Daily Mail | Made it fly sideways – by hacking into the entertainment system.
New American | The UN and the Obama administration have, in recent years especially, stepped up their “indigenous peoples” campaign to attack liberty.
Michael Krieger | The Saudi highlight reel is a long one.
Tony Cartalucci | Can a new surveillance law help stop terrorists the government is already tracking and simply choosing not to stop?
AFP | Out of US government control by year’s end.
AFP | The leader of the Islamic State group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi on Thursday urged Muslims to emigrate to his self-proclaimed “caliphate.”
New American | Bulgarian Communist Party operative and current UNESCO boss Irina Bokova is reportedly the “frontrunner” to become the next secretary-general of the United Nations.
Mac Slavo | Theoretically, space and the orbit around Earth is a peaceful place, and the world wants to keep it that way.
Bill Gertz | Stronger regional presence aimed at countering illegal Chinese maritime claims, coercion.
Sputnik | According to NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg, NATO plans to boost its reinforcements in eastern and southern Europe to levels of the Cold War.
RT | The list of members included in the advisory group mostly includes current and former European politicians.