BBC | At least nine dead.
Kit Daniels | Island nation considering arms transfers to its Asian allies.
Paul Joseph Watson | Tokyo begins arms build-up in response to East China Sea tension.
DNA India | Navy says its futuristic new weapon will be able to shoot planes out of the sky.
Euro News | Warned tourists to leave Egypt “before it’s too late.”
jpost.com | Syrian civil war may very turn out to be mirror-image of the 15-year civil war in Lebanon between 1975 and 1990.
AFP | Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei says nuclear talks will ‘lead nowhere.’
RT | Japan open to making exceptions to its nuclear ban.
RT | Saudis push further for regime change in Syria.
AP | Dozens wounded in attack.
AP | Death toll estimated from 29 to 43.
reuters.com | Litany of complaints against Maduro from crime to shortages.
SBS.co.au | Two policemen and two gunmen delivered.
Reuters | Car bomb follow gunfire.
The Verge | Open data and the quest for the perfect conflict prediction machine.
The Washington Times | China’s state-run media says country’s military impact cannot be ignored.
washingtontimes.com | Says the United States better watch it.
The Verge | “TALOS will hopefully be field-ready by August 2018.”
reuters.com | Call for a transitional governing body to oversee a U.N.-monitored ceasefire across Syria.
Infowars.com | The accusation makes absolutely no sense whatsoever.
Fox News | White House moved security away from compound.
Fox News | “Some people ran away as soon as they saw the plane, while others stayed out of curiosity…”
Infowars.com | Militants belonged to Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, which is fighting the Shiite-dominated army of the Iraqi government.
RT | UK military used drones over 250 times.
The Guardian | MoD discloses for first time how British crews using unmanned US aircraft have launched missiles in conflict zones.
Reuters | Six hundred people left the besieged ruins of rebel-held central Homs on Sunday.
Press TV | US military commanders in Japan increasingly are resolving sexual assault cases through nonjudicial punishment rather than courts-martial.
AFP | Iran and the UN agree on new “practical” steps to increase transparency over Tehran’s nuclear work.
Fars News Agency | “Like the arrogant powers that are present near our maritime borders, we will also have a powerful presence close to the American marine borders.”
Infowars.com | You won’t see these photos on CNN or Fox News.
The Guardian | Six people – including four police officers – wounded in latest violence to hit Egypt since ousting of Mohamed Morsi.
RT | Women “confess” by signing a blank sheet of paper, with charges added later.
voiceofrussia.com | White House and CIA concerned al-Qaeda linked militants train Americans and Europeans at camps in Syria and Iraq.
Barbara Boland | Restrictions, harassment, and intimidation towards people who practice their religion increased.
Kurt Nimmo | Group backed by NATO against Syria takes to Facebook, states it has no intention of targeting Britain.
ap.org | Deadliest attacks took place across the street from the high-rise building housing the Foreign Ministry.
AFP | Falling cost of acquiring drones will see them increasingly used in warfare and surveillance, a leading think tank said.
Salam Faraj and Ammar Karim | Latest bloodshed comes amid a surge in violence that left more than 1,000 people dead in January.
Infowars.com | Russia’s pledge came after international criticism of the Syrian government.
Juan Cole | “Al-Qaeda al-Jihad announces that it has no link to the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.”
Mark Hackard | It is a sovereign Russia that prevents bankster-run America from fully realizing the inhuman dream of a planetary panopticon.
Al Jazeera | At least five dead and over 30 wounded in attack that some fear is related to renewed talks with the Pakistani Taliban.
RT | Iraqi government forces have killed 50 militants in artillery and airstrikes.
Military Times | Units likely would be a hybrid between the crisis response force and a second Marine unit that operates in the region.
Sheldon Richman | Barack Obama and John Kerry should make up their minds: Do they want war or peace with Iran?
Alt Thai News | Regime sends “red shirt” enforcers to threaten farmers and their families for protesting 6 months of unpaid subsidies.
BBC | Human Rights Watch says Syrian government has “deliberately and unlawfully” demolished thousands of homes.
RIA Novosti | Russia plans to create special cyber-defense units to protect their interests.
news.yahoo.com | Car bombs in mainly Shi’ite districts of the Iraqi capital and a shooting killed at least 19 people.
Llewellyn H. Rockwell, Jr. | Obama uses a brain-wounded US army ranger as a prop.