Reuters | North Korea said on Saturday it was entering a “state of war” with South Korea.
Sky News | A photo of China’s first lady singing to troops in Tiananmen Square appears on the net – and is swiftly removed by the Chinese.
Washington’s Blog | And the Taboo Against Grabbing Depositors’ Money Has Now Been Broken
BBC News | Mortar fire has hit the University of Damascus, killing 15 students, Syrian state media say.
London Telegraph | North Korea has revealed its plans to strike targets in Hawaii and the continental United States in photos taken in Kim Jong-un’s military command centre.
Sky News | Kim Jong-Un reportedly tells generals to prepare for an attack on US bases after a show of force by American bombers.
RT | Guantanamo inmates complain of not being given drinking water and having to cope with extremely low temperatures, their lawyers have said.
RIA Novosti | Russian President Vladimir Putin unexpectedly ordered a snap large-scale military exercise on Thursday as concerns persist over armed forces combat readiness.
AFP & London Telegraph | North Korea claimed its people were “burning with hatred” for the US after Washington confirmed it had flown B-2 stealth bomber “deterrence” missions over South Korea.
NY Post | Researchers might have found the Holy Grail in the war against cancer, a miracle drug that has killed every kind of cancer tumor it has come in contact with.
Prison Planet.com | The White House continues to struggle to get its fairytale straight.
FoxNews.com | Islamic hard-liners stormed a mosque in suburban Cairo, turning it into torture chamber for Christians.
London Telegraph | North Korea has been accused of “photoshopping” an amphibious landing by its forces as part of its all-out propaganda campaign threatening war on the divided penninsula.
Xinhua | South Korea confirmed the notification by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) of cutting off military communications hotline.
New American | America’s involvement in covert warfare in Syria is becoming more well known.
Xinhua | Premier Li Keqiang on Monday met with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, calling for more people to become involved in China-U.S. relations.
London Telegraph | British Muslims fighting in Syria’s civil war could return home to carry out terrorist attacks, intelligence chiefs have warned.
Reuters | Opposition ask American forces to help defend rebel-controlled areas in northern Syria with Patriot missiles.
Bloomberg News | The biggest emerging markets are uniting to tackle under-development and currency volatility with plans to set up institutions that encroach on the roles of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund.
Sky News | North Korea has ordered its military to be ready to strike US bases in Guam, Hawaii and mainland America, according to state TV.
DEBKAfile | The highly strategic intersection of the Syrian, Israeli and Jordan borders, just east of the Golan, was captured by the Al Musanna Brigade of al Qaeda’s Syrian arm, Jabhat al-Nusra.
Ron Paul | Much of the current escalation came after the US drew up yet another set of sanctions for the UN Security Council to impose on North Korea.
Weekly Standard | On Friday, President Barack Obama left Israel, after spending a couple days with the leaders of America’s closest ally in the region.
London Guardian | Friends express scepticism about apparent suicide as reports emerge that Russian was found with scarf next to his body.
Tony Cartalucci | Absurd demands were put forth by US Secretary of State John Kerry, regarding Iraqi airspace and alleged aircraft passing through it with arms and cash supposedly destined for the Syrian government.
NY Times | With help from the C.I.A., Arab governments and Turkey have sharply increased their military aid to Syria’s opposition fighters.
RT | China’s newly elected leader says relations between Moscow and Beijing serve as a ‘guarantee of the balance in the world’.
RT | China’s tightening its energy security – with the help of Russia.
CNS News | President Barack Obama repeated his call for regime change in Syria, but stressed he does not want to see Syrian President Bashar Assad replaced by another despot.
Haaretz | The aid signals a expanded U.S. role in Syria’s two-year conflict but doesn’t change the Obama administration’s decision not to launch direct military action, the Wall Street Journal reports.
London Independent | Russian premier gives unprecedented welcome to new Chinese leader as relations thaw.
NY Times |Four people have been killed in northwestern Pakistan in an American drone attack on a vehicle, government officials said on Friday.
USA Today | U.S is now less popular in the region than at the end of the George W. Bush administration.
RT | The US Southern Command (Southcom) has requested $49 million to build a new prison building at Guantanamo Bay.
CNN | The United Nations will investigate claims by the government and rebels that either side used chemical weapons against each other in the Syrian conflict.
AFP | The latest propaganda video to emerge from North Korea depicts paratroopers descending on Seoul in an invasion scenario that it said would see thousands of US citizens living in South Korea taken hostage.
Sky News | The Syrian health ministry said 42 people died in the bombing and 84 were injured.
RT | Iran’s most powerful authority, Ayatollah Ali Khemenei, said the Islamic Republic would raze the cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa “to the ground” if Israel launched a military strike against it.
DEBKAfile | The two leaders finally put to rest their long dispute over a unilateral Israeli strike against Iran’s nuclear sites.
Agence France Presse | The North Korean army on Thursday threatened a possible strike against US military bases in Japan, in response to the use of nuclear-armed US B-52 bombers in joint military drills with South Korea.
Xinhua | The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) will counter enemy nuclear threats with even more powerful nuclear attacks and mean it, a spokesman of DPRK Supreme Military Command said Thursday.
New American | Advocates of more aggressive U.S. government intervention in the bloody conflict, however, are seizing the opportunity.
London Guardian | Obama says his first visit to Israel as US president is chance to ‘reaffirm the unbreakable bond between our nations’.
Reuters | North Korean leader Kim Jong-un supervised a drone attack on a simulated South Korean target on Wednesday.
Business Insider | If you want to know why the EU is nervous about Cyprus negotiating with Russia for a bailout, look no further than this Ekathimerini report on the status of negotiations between the two countries.
DEBKAfile | Western military sources have told DEBKA file that three chemicals were believed present in the Scud B rocket which exploded in the Aleppo neighborhood of Khan al-Assal Tuesday.
Tony Cartalucci | The Western media eagerly announced that long time US resident Ghassan Hitto was chosen as the new “interim prime minister” of NATO’s proxy forces fighting in Syria.
Washington’s Blog | Cheney Caught In Another Major Lie.
Full Disclosure | Ben Swann of Full Disclosure talks with Emilio Ibrahim, a Syrian man living in Damascus about the U.S. and Saudi funding of Al Qaeda fighters who are leading the so called Syrian revolution.
New American | MI6 and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency had been informed by sources coming from Iraq’s foreign minister and head of intelligence that there were no active weapons of mass destruction in Iraq.