Daily Beast | As the anonymous tweeter @natsecwonk, Jofi Joseph insulted a lot of people—but perhaps none more so than Obama’s close adviser Ben Rhodes, whom he accused of leaking.
RIA Novosti | Russia’s Strategic Missile Forces (RVSN) will be fully equipped with fifth-generation missile systems by 2021.
Jerusalem Post | Kuwaiti paper quotes senior Israeli official; unclear if attack took place on Lebanese or Syrian soil; paper also previously reported that Israel mulling strike on Hezbollah’s long-range missiles.
RT | A new video released by the Investigative Committee shows the moment of the deadly blast in the Volgograd bus on Monday recorded by a dashcam in a car following the vehicle.
Reuters | Saudi diplomats now promise a ‘major shift’ in relations with the U.S. over inaction in the conflict in Syria.
Hurriyet Daily News | The United States has cut off northern Syrian moderate rebel groups from non-lethal aid.
Zero Hedge | Prince Bandar told European diplomats this weekend that he plans to scale back cooperating with the U.S. to arm and train Syrian rebels.
Washington’s Blog | Charts Show that U.S. Policy Has Increased Terror Attacks.
RT | US officials responsible for carrying out drone strikes may have to stand trial for war crimes.
New American | A growing coalition of political parties across the EU is coming together in an effort to preserve national sovereignty and self-government.
DEBKAfile | The mainstream Syrian rebel movement is under assault from three directions: the Syrian army, the Al-Qaeda Nusra Front and Al Qaeda in Iraq.
Ron Paul Institute | The Times of London yesterday published a sensational Syria story.
London Telegraph | China’s media watchdog tells satellite channels they can only import one foreign program each year in bid to improve nation’s “morality”.
RT | Water has overflowed at Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant.
RIA Novosti | Russia’s space agency has a new mission on its plate: fighting asteroids, the organization’s head said Sunday.
Zero Hedge | Japan’s under-40s appear to be losing interest in conventional relationships.
London Guardian | Fighting rages in Benghazi as Tripoli braces for fallout from the kidnapping of prime minister Ali Zaidan.
Ynet | As US slams Assad’s forces attack on humanitarian aid, thus leaving children in malnutrition, UK report claims snipers in Syria involved in death game targeting pregnant women, unborn fetuses in return for cigarettes.
The Independent | Ukrainian astronomers have discovered a large asteroid heading for Earth which could strike our planet on 26 August 2032.
RT | The Pentagon plans to sell $10.8 billion worth of advanced weaponry to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
RT | An anti-fracking protest descended into violence when an estimated 100 police officers sought to control hundreds more Canadian protesters.
London Telegraph | Investigation says at least 400 non-combatants killed in Pakistan by drone strikes and demands US comes clean over casualty figures.
Washington’s Blog | Did Connected Insiders Cynically Trade On Impending Attacks?
RT | Radioactivity levels in a well near a storage tank at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in Japan have risen immensely on Thursday, the plant’s operator has reported.
The Washington Times | Russia will test launch a controversial missile over the next several weeks that U.S. officials say is raising new concerns about Moscow’s growing strategic nuclear arsenal.
RIA Novosti | US scientists are “itching” to work with their Russian counterparts in putting nuclear weapons technology to use in new systems to defend Earth from threatening asteroids.
Jerusalem Post | Erdogan okayed move by Ankara early last year, which disclosed to Iran identity of 10 Iranians spying for Israel, Washington Post columnist writes; sources say Turkish action was “significant” intel loss for Israel.
Business Insider | China on Thursday welcomed the resolution of the US debt ceiling deadlock, saying it will contribute to global economic stability.
The Independent | New study suggests 461,000 Iraqis died between March 2003 and June 2011 as a direct or indirect result of the conflict in Iraq.
CNS News | Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) said the mainstream media try to ignore it but there is a “worldwide war on Christianity” being waged by a “fanatical element of Islam.”
Times Of Israel | In Yom Kippur War anniversary speech, prime minister suggests that inaction on Iran is costlier than international opprobrium.
Zero Hedge | Expected to make landfall during the morning rush hour on Wednesday.
London Independent | Welfare cuts and the economic downturn send soaring numbers of people to soup kitchens and food banks across Europe.
AFP | Thousands were evacuated from their homes.
Natural News | Germany’s largest telecom provider, Deutsche Telekom, is looking to introduce a “national routing” service which would keep German internet traffic out of the hands of foreign spies.
Arutz Sheva | Brain implants? Mind-control?
RIA Novosti | “This laboratory has the potential to become a regional center for disease surveillance, research, as well as biosafety and security,” US Sen. Richard Lugar said.
London Telegraph | The president of Syria has said that he deserved to win the Nobel Peace Prize – a comment likely to raise eyebrows around the world.
AFP | Swiss radiation experts have confirmed they found traces of polonium on clothing used by Yasser Arafat which “support the possibility” the veteran Palestinian leader was poisoned.
The Washington Times | The United States has had limited success cutting off funding to the al Qaeda-linked fighters and foreign jihadists flowing into Syria.
RIA Novosti | Iranian scientists are planning to send a second monkey into space, state-funded Press TV cited the deputy head of the country’s space agency as saying.
RT | Multiple bomb blasts have rocked the Syrian capital of Damascus, a mortar attack on Syrian TV among them, reports RT’s correspondent at the scene.
BBC | The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says gunmen have abducted six of its workers and one Red Crescent volunteer in north-west Syria.
The China Post | A map of Taiwan appeared in a video feed of Guangzhou Military Area Headquarters during China Network Television’s broadcast of a drill.
Xinhua | The Syrian Arab Red Crescent ( SARC) on Saturday evacuated as many as 1,500 civilians from a conflict zone in the countryside of Syria’s capital of Damascus.
Reuters | Deputy FM says Tehran will not ship uranium stockpiles out of Iran, one of key demands of world powers, ahead of Geneva talks.
Xinhua | A UN spokesman said here Friday that the international chemical weapons watchdog and the world body have made “good progress”.
Deutsche Welle | Leaders of the International Monetary Fund and World Bank call on US policymakers to put their fiscal house in order by ending the federal shutdown and, more importantly, raising the debt ceiling.
CNS News | A Syrian rebel group affiliated with Al Qaeda desecrated two Christian churches in Northern Syria late last month.
RT | Joining six continents, 52 countries and over 500 cities, ‘March against Monsanto’ is planning its second mass rally Saturday.