According to the Associated Press, ahead of a round of major nuclear talks, five major powers labeled North Korea and Iran as "serious challenges" to the world's nuclear security, citing their repeated defiance of international obligations.
According to Reuters, North Korea reiterated on Saturday that it would not give up its nuclear weapons, rejecting a U.S. condition for talks although it said it was willing to discuss disarmament.
According to the Jerusalem Post, the U.S. Department of Defense is nearing the finalization of a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.
According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, Israel has threatened to intervene in the Syrian conflict, saying it could act to prevent chemical and other weapons from getting into the hands of militant Islamist groups.
According to The Associated Press, Iran's state TV says a moderate, magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled a small town in the country's northwest region.
Matthew 24:36-39: "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."