Associated Press | At least 30 journalists have been kidnapped or have disappeared in Syria.
theguardian.com | Iran’s foreign minister says he believes ‘ingredients are there’ for historic breakthrough after decade of diplomatic sparring.
YNet | Iranian state television broadcast simulated missile attack on Israel.
Reuters | “I want to emphasize there is not an agreement at this point,” Kerry said.
Daily Caller | Analysis comes as the second round of talks between Iran and the world 5+1 powers is to take place on Nov. 7-8.
BBC | Saudi Arabia has invested in Pakistani nuclear weapons projects, and believes it could obtain atomic bombs at will.
BBC | Intelligence branch chief was among those killed.
RT | Eyewitness describes seeing smoke and flames emerging from a minivan while social media reports said small steel ball bearings scattered the scene of the blast.
AP | Fighting continues in Syria.
timesofisrael.com | Under Secretary of State Wendy Sherman says latest round of talks ‘serious and substantive’ for first time
WND | Warns Jewish state running out of time as Tehran goes nuclear.
Washington Times | Muslim Brotherhood members were caught near Tahrir pouring gasoline over more than 20 puppies.
VOA News | Lebanon’s army trying to quell deadly clashes between Lebanese supporters and opponents of Syrian President al-Assad
Reuters | Militant had been released for jail for part in assassination.
The Daily Star Lebanon | Thousands still trapped in siege with little food and water.
The Jerusalem Post | Adelson wants war, not negotiation.
Christian Science Monitor | Militias in eastern Libya have seized control of key oil infrastructure, launched their own government, and created their own army.
USA Today | Map uses constantly updated “image skin.”
Washington Free Beacon | Working with Russia to boost nuclear program.
Defense One | For the past five years, the average troop cost had held steady at roughly $1.3. million.
Reuters | Artillery aimed at the town of Ghasula,
RIA Novosti | Missiles could penetrate NATO defenses.
BBC News | 18 people died in two rounds of strikes.
AFP | In response to reported plan to develop shells to carry anti-Pyongyang leaflets across the border.
The Washington Times | Seals loaded into JFK-era helicopter 150 yards away from Taliban turret.
BBC | State media blamed “terrorists” for the explosion but did not give details.
Democracy Now | Research shows many so-called experts who appeared on television making the case for U.S. strikes on Syria had undisclosed ties to military contractors.
AFP | $10.8 billion worth of missiles and munitions, including “bunker-buster” bombs.
The Washington Times | Moscow’s response to U.S. missile defenses placed in Europe.
Breitbart | Israel is the Middle East’s sole if undeclared nuclear-armed power.
Times of Israel | In off-the-cuff Knesset comments, Netanyahu says Islamic Republic’s ‘offshoots’ take over any territory Israel withdraws from.
The Guardian | Moscow police launch ‘pre-emptive raid’ on warehouse after nationalists searching for killer clash with security forces.
Michael Tennant | Conflicts of interest were seldom mentioned by media outlets.
blog.acton.org | Across the globe, Christians are under attack, almost as if we lived in the Middle Ages or if we lived under early Pagan Roman rule.
RT | The suspected training happened in Afghan territories not under control of the government in Kabul, Lavrov said.
Press TV | Warning came day after US started two-day joint military exercise with South Korea and Japan off southern coast of peninsula.
AFP | Tries to advance negotiations with Afghanistan on some US troops staying in the country after 2014.
Ria Novosti | Russia moves forward with deal struck in September.
Washington Post | The U.S. is expected to announce it will suspend hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to Egypt.
Time | “We are closely watching the movement of the North Korean military,” a South Korean military official told the Korean Herald.
Reuters | Reclusive North Korea has often issued threats to attack the South and the United States but has rarely turned them into action.
AFP | …Could help boost its nuclear weapons program.
The Australian | Australians involved in Syrian war brought it home.
BBC News | Protests turned into running street battles.
The Washington Post | al-Qaeda pushes to impose an Islamic state over Syria.
RT | Russia calls the chemical attack a “provocation.”
Washington’s Blog | Warmongering Continuing Full Speed Ahead.
Washington Post | Iran does not recognize Israel and in the past has said the Jewish state must be destroyed.
London Telegraph | Officials say simulation was tailored “for the 21st century.”
AP | South Korea has displayed its longest-range missile capable of striking all of North Korea and other sophisticated weapons at a massive military ceremony.