RIA Novosti | The Russian Defense Ministry announced on Wednesday that it will hold large-scale strategic missile exercises.
Zero Hedge | Preparations are under way near Ukraine’s western border for a joint military exercise.
Prison Planet.com | As a second video surfaces purportedly showing the beheading of journalist Steven Sotloff, reports emerge that Islamist militias in Libya have taken control of nearly a dozen jetliners.
Michael Krieger | The question as to whether or not he was more than just a journalist is a reasonable one to ask.
Reuters | Unclear whether any insurgent commanders were killed.
Zero Hedge | As if the fearmongery and vitriol of UK, Europe and the US were not enough, the Middle-East’s ‘allied’ leaders are now opining on the threat of ISIS.
RIA Novosti | The Kremlin responded that Putin’s words were misinterpreted and had completely different meaning.
RIA Novosti | Military aggression against Crimea will constitute an attack against Russia, Mikhail Popov, deputy chairman of the Russian Security Council, told RIA Novosti in an interview Tuesday.
RT | Moscow is to review its military doctrine.
Zero Hedge | The rhetoric this morning from Ukraine’s defense minister is the strongest and most actionable yet.
The Intercept | One side described it as a massacre; the other called it an accident.
London Independent | Computer contained plans to develop weaponised bubonic plague and religious justification for chemical attacks.
BBC | Ukrainian forces have withdrawn from the airport of the eastern city of Luhansk following clashes with pro-Russian rebels, military officials say.
RT | Russia’s foreign minister believes that the peace plan offered by the Ukrainian president is “unrealistic”.
London Guardian | The European Union has warned that the apparent incursion of Russian troops on Ukrainian soil pushes the conflict closer to a point of no return.
Zero Hedge | The Islamic State is nothing if not ambitious.
RIA Novosti | US fighter aircraft and unmanned drones have struck the Islamic State (IS) militants near Iraq’s Mosul Dam.
RT | All Russian paratroopers who were detained earlier in the week in eastern Ukraine have been handed over to the Russian side.
Reuters | Up to 6.5 million Syrians are internally displaced.
Prison Planet.com | Russian president warns of nuclear war if Russia is threatened.
Kurt Nimmo | Threat level increase follows supposed beheading of photojournalist Foley.
UK Daily Mirror | Dutch pilot JPC van Heijst came across the gigantic red and orange light when flying from Hong Kong to Alaska and believes a volcano is to blame.
UK Daily Mail | Hours after execution of 300 Syrian soldiers.
Reuters | It was not clear how the government in Kiev would react to the offer.
Agence France-Presse | Rebels have surrounded peacekeepers and demanded they give up their weapons, hours after taking 43 Fijian soldiers hostage.
RT | President Putin has called on self-defense militias in Ukraine to provide Kiev’s military units blocked in the east of the country with a safe humanitarian corridor.
RT | The General also criticized western media outlets for accepting such images and anti-Russian stance at face value.
Reuters | China on Thursday urged the United States to cut back on, or even stop, its close surveillance of the Asian giant using patrol aircraft.
BBC | The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is going to get worse before it gets better, according to the top US public health official.
RT | “Configuration and activity” of NATO forces will impact how Russia proceeds.
Zero Hedge | First Russia and China, then UAE, Egypt, and Turkey… and now Germany.
Tony Cartalucci | The US has claimed it will begin reconnaissance flights over Syria – a tentative first step toward direct military intervention.
Reuters | Islamic State militants have executed Syrian army soldiers and are holding a group hostage after capturing an air base.
RT | Islamic State militants are holding a third American hostage, a 26-year-old humanitarian worker kidnapped last year in Syria.
RT | “There are no plans to coordinate with the Assad regime as we consider this terror threat.”
Breaking News.ie | Around 1,400 children were sexually exploited in one town in England over a 16-year period, a report said today.
Bill Gertz | New intelligence raises fears of future underwater nuclear missile threat from Pyongyang.
London Independent | A leading biologist has called for a radical conservation strategy in an attempt to prevent the ‘mass extinction’ of species.
RT | The border between Iraq and Syria is “essentially non-existent” at this point.
RT | Traveling from Shanghai to San Francisco in under two hours may sound like a fantasy, but China believes it’s figured out how…
Reuters | Islamic State militants stormed an air base in northeast Syria on Sunday, capturing it from government forces after days of fighting that cost more than 500 lives, a monitoring group said.
Associated Press | Foreign minister Sergei Lavrov tells Kiev Moscow is preparing to repeat deliveries to rebel-held areas in next few days.
CNS News | Stand by for a new acronym for the ISIS/ISIL terrorist group causing havoc across Syria and Iraq.
RT | German foreign intelligence agency has been tapping Turkey for almost four decades.
Zero Hedge | Yesterday it was China slamming America, now it is Russia’s turn.
Reuters | Israel took the Gaza war to a new level by flattening a 13-storey apartment tower.
Washinton’s Blog | Many Americans Want to Know Why Muslims Aren’t Condemning ISIS.
Prison Planet.com | The war machine’s gears begin to grind as the administration and its European counterparts exploit public support for attacking ISIS, using lies and propaganda to set the stage for the invasion of Syria.
London Independent | Covert co-operation may signal the beginning of a once unthinkable alliance.
Reuters | NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said on Friday the alliance had observed an alarming build-up of Russian ground and air forces in the vicinity of Ukraine.