RT | An Al-Qaeda-linked group has issued new decrees restricting the personal freedoms of the Syrians in the areas under its control in Raqqa province.
Reuters | Former spy agency contractor tells magazine that attempt to link him to FSB are ‘absurd’.
RT | “It will keep people from forgetting he is a war criminal,” the bartender said.
RT | The UN has withdrawn an invitation for Iran to the January 22 Geneva 2 peace conference.
Zero Hedge | Time for yet another update of the complete “military and security developments involving the people’s republic of China”.
Press TV | Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) has spent £4 billion ($6.5 billion) to amass a force of 657 military drones.
Prison Planet.com | Followed by Pakistan and China.
ABC News | A new threat to the Sochi Olympics.
London Independent | Rock like a ‘jelly doughnut’ has left scientists ‘completely confused’.
RT | Iran has fully suspended its 20-percent enrichment of uranium, according to the country’s state TV.
NY Times | A prosecutor on Sunday charged one of Egypt’s most prominent liberal intellectuals with insulting the judiciary.
Reuters | A Taliban suicide bomber and gunmen attacked a restaurant popular with foreigners in the heart of the Afghan capital.
London Guardian | Ukip leader claims he received deluge of support after giving Antonis Samaras a dressing down in European parliament.
BuzzFeed | “I would love to put a bullet in his head,” one Pentagon official told BuzzFeed.
Reuters | South Korea on Friday rejected a call from the reclusive North to halt “provocative” military drills with the United States.
Want China Times | There remain five major reasons for the United States to go to war with China.
RT | Included in the latest government spending bill.
Daily Express | A FORMER female MP was involved in a paedophile network at the heart of government, police have been told.
Time | U.S. Approval of an Israeli Strike On Iran were discussed.
RT | A new MIT report is challenging the US claim that Assad forces used chemical weapons.
Agence France-Presse | Pentagon confirms test of aircraft, dubbed the WU-14 and intended to hit targets at speeds of Mach 10.
New American | Obama administration-backed Mexican troops opened fire this week on a group of civilians.
RT | Those images were published Wednesday morning by website TMZ.
London Independent | Scientists around the globe are bracing themselves for what could be the best view yet of the black hole ahead of its collision with a gas cloud.
RT | At least 52 people have been killed in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and a village to the north of the town of Baquba on Wednesday.
Lew Rockwell Blog | There are 58 Senators who are now co-sponsors of the bill S. 1881: Nuclear Weapon Free Act of 2013.
AFP | Statement also lashes out at Lebanon for ‘arbitrarily detaining’ Islamists.
CNN | A wave of outrage has swept across the country.
UPI | According to Fars News, Edward Snowden provided “incontrovertible proof” that an “alien/extraterrestrial intelligence agenda is driving U.S. domestic and international policy.”
London Independent | The Pope described abortion as part of modern ‘throwaway culture’ which has grown to encompass human beings themselves.
Prison Planet.com | War is the lifeblood of the state — and of the Military Industrial Complex.
Bill Gertz | China’s military last week conducted the first flight test of a new ultra-high speed missile vehicle.
RT | Japanese paratroopers recaptured an island from an enemy in a wargame as its Defense Minister vowed to defend a disputed East China Sea territory.
RT | The Islamist State of Iraq and the Levant has killed dozens of rival Islamist rebels in Syria over the last couple of days.
CNN | Save the date.
Washington’s Blog | Can We Avoid the “Thucydides Trap” with China?
Reuters | Syria has become a major amphetamines exporter and consumer.
Reuters | Sharon’s son Gilad announced the death at the hospital where his father had been treated.
Washington Free Beacon | President Obama and his administration have been forced on the defensive.
RT | US forces stationed in Afghanistan accidentally gunned down a four-year-old boy.
Asahi Shimbun | A level of 8 millisieverts per year was estimated as of December.
RIA Novosti | The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is sending dozens of its personnel to Russia.
CNS News | 1,593 of the 2,162 U.S. casualties—or 73.7 percent—have occurred since Feb. 17, 2009.
London Telegraph | Bizarre killings, for which no motive has yet been determined, heighten security concerns over Sochi Winter Olympics.
Reuters | Japan is set to clarify the ownership of 280 remote islands in its territorial waters and register them as national assets.
Zero Hedge | Armed groups, demanding autonomy for eastern Libya, have invited foreign companies to buy oil from ports they have seized.
RT | A labor appeals court in north-central Argentina ruled that the construction of a Monsanto plant is unconstitutional, halting work on the site.
RT | As top US lawmakers consider whether to provide Iraq with helicopters and other arms.
RT | The Obama administration has begun an internal investigation into a drone strike in Yemen.
Land Destroyer Report | A strategy of tension created by divisions among foreign-funded fighters may give West an opportunity to increasingly “back good terrorists” versus “bad terrorists.”