SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Wednesday, 1 October 2014 - Updated at 1305 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Bob Rae | The Globe and Mail
Canada’s role against the Islamic State must be more than just military

Lysiane Gagnon | The Globe and Mail
Canada needs a war debate

Neil Macdonald | CBC News
ISIS’s acolytes are mere apprentices at atrocity

Michael Bell | The Globe and Mail
The battle against Islamic State will be long, costly and likely fruitless

Andrew MacDougall | CBC News
Chilly media relations are a fact of life in politics

J.L. Granatstein | The Globe and Mail
The Harper government has lost its way

Ferry de Kerckhove and George Petrolekas | Embassy Magazine
Parliament should debate defence policy, not deployments

Manon Cornellier | Le Devoir
Répondre « présent » autrement

Jean-Frédéric Légaré-Tremblay | Le Devoir
La victoire de la désinformation?

International Commentary

International News

CBC News
White House intruder case another Secret Service lapse

The Globe and Mail
What went wrong during White House security breach

BBC News
Armed man with assault conviction shared lift with Obama

CBC News
Ebola case diagnosed in U.S. confirmed by CDC - More

The Associated Press
Global warming linked to several extreme weather events

BBC News
US to play role in NI talks says Irish minister Charlie Flanagan

BBC News
Perth memorial to be held for aid worker David Haines

BBC News
Skirts and dresses banned from offshore helicopter flights

BBC News
Ministry of Defence contract ‘secures’ 1,500 Faslane jobs

BBC News
Ministry of Defence naval base deals secure 7,500 UK jobs

BBC News
‘Brutal attack’ broke soldier’s neck

BBC News
Support scheme for veterans with post traumatic stress expands

BBC News
Moazzam Begg to be released as terror charges dropped

Thomson Reuters News
Eurocontrol seeks more info sharing for airspace safety

Der Spiegel
Germany’s Disarmed Forces: A Ramshackle Military

BBC News
Karadzic takes ‘moral responsibility’ for Bosnia crimes

BBC News
Bosnia is helping identify Cypriots murdered 50 years ago

Thomson Reuters News
Shell kills four at Donetsk school - More

Thomson Reuters News
Algerian militants who killed Hervé Gourdel display fighters in video

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. warns South Sudan: Strike a peace deal or face U.N. sanctions

The Canadian Press
DART ill-suited to help Ebola crisis, Harper says

CBC News
Ebola virus in Liberia creates body recovery dangers

CBC News
Ebola in Nigeria contained by rapid response

BBC News
ICC: Kenya President Uhuru Kenyatta must appear at Hague

Der Spiegel
Turkey Faces Up to its Islamic State Problem

Thomson Reuters News
Turkey may let foreign troops use its bases

Thomson Reuters News
Coalition jets strike Islamic State near Turkish border

BBC News
Islamic State vehicles targeted by RAF Tornados

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. says wants Bashar al-Assad out despite focus on Islamic State

Thomson Reuters News
Syria-linked militants release Lebanese soldier

The Associated Press
Obama, Netanyahu to meet - More

BBC News
Heavy fighting on Iraq-Syria border

Thomson Reuters News
Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State

Thomson Reuters News
Wave of attacks in Shi’ite parts of Baghdad kill 35

BBC Trending
The Iraqis who laugh at Islamic State

Der Spiegel
The Road to Bamiyan: A Public Works Debacle that Defines Afghanistan

Thomson Reuters News
Afghan troops killed in Kabul attack - More

Thomson Reuters News
Lines blur between Pakistan’s military, militants

Thomson Reuters News
Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties

The Globe and Mail
Protest of Politeness dares Beijing to respond

CBC News
Leung Chun-ying refuses to meet with protesters

Thomson Reuters News
Lightning, rain fail to dampen determination of Hong Kong protesters - More

Thomson Reuters News
Hong Kong democracy protesters and officials mark uneasy National Day

The Associated Press
China body-searched 10,000 pigeons before Tiananmen Square release

The Age
Fattest finger? $711 billion scrapped in epic Japanese share trading error

Thomson Reuters News
Australia passes security law, raising fears for press freedom - More

Thomson Reuters News
Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq: PM

Agence France-Presse
Australian among people charged with hacking US Army, XBox software

Australian Associated Press
MH370 search to resume this week

The New York Times
On This Day: October 1