SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Saturday, 31 January 2015 - Updated at 0930 hrs EST

Canadian News

The Province
Courtenay veteran honoured by U.S. for wartime service in Devil’s Brigade

CBC News
Glen Gieschen’s sentencing hearing for explosives, firearms offences delayed - More - More

The Ottawa Citizen
Few details on Erin O’Toole’s response to veterans charter recommendations

CBC News
FCC’s new broadband internet target leaves Canada behind

The Ottawa Citizen
Before the Avro Arrow came the Canadian Jetliner — and Howard Hughes - Photos

CBC News
Bill C-51 aims to ‘remove terrorist propaganda’ from Internet

CBC News
CSIS given new powers as security officials grapple with new threats

The Ottawa Citizen
CSIS about to become a ‘disruptive’ influence

The Ottawa Citizen
CSIS: A short history of Canadian spy agency - More

Torstar News Service
How would have new terror legislation affected recent Canadian cases? - More

The Canadian Press
How other countries have countered terror

The Canadian Press
Ian Holloway named as a member of the Security Intelligence Review Committee - More

The Hill Times
Harper Government intends to extend Iraq mission

CBC News
Stephen Harper makes his case for new powers to combat terror

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: January 31

Canadian Commentary

Kent Roach and Craig Forcese | The Globe and Mail
Red, yellow lights for security measures

Elizabeth Renzetti | The Globe and Mail
With the target blurry in our sights, we fight terror with politics

Editorial | The Ottawa Citizen
Anti-terrorism provisions potentially harmful

Tyler Dawson | The Ottawa Citizen
Criminalizing speech is a mistake

Gwynne Dyer | Pique Newsmagazine
With allies like these...

Susan Ormiston | CBC News
Could Putin lose his leverage over Moscow elite?

Paul Meyer | Open Canada
The bumpy road to nuclear disarmament

Ramesh Thakur | Open Canada
India’s growing international clout

Kirsty Duncan | Embassy News
Kids in Central African Republic need protection

International Commentary

Gen. David H. Petraeus and Michael E. O’Hanlon | The Washington Post
The new American century

Robert Kagan | The Washington Post
Why Netanyahu should cancel

Charles Krauthammer | The Washington Post
Do we really mean ‘never again’?

Charlotte Lytton | The Washington Post
Why don’t we care about Boko Haram?

Fareed Zakaria | The Washington Post
Obama’s positive foreign policy in India

Editorial | The Guardian
Afghanistan’s war quickens as politicians falter

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
What the Ebola fight taught us

Editorial Board | The Washington Post
Reasonable reforms to military retiree health benefits are needed

Ally Fogg | The Guardian
Seriously Boris, calling terrorists ‘wankers’ is really not helpful - More

Marina Hyde | The Guardian
Wake up, people: Without Prince Andrew the UK economy would collapse

International News

The Associated Press
Michelle Obama defends ‘American Sniper’ at veterans event

The Washington Post
Army deletes tweet referring to ‘chinks’ in armor

The Washington Post
Secret Service’s deputy chief viewed as obstacle to reform

The Washington Post
The case for not banning drone flights in the Washington, DC, area

Thomson Reuters News
Oil rockets up more than 8% in biggest one-day gain since 2012

The Guardian
British army creates team of Facebook warriors

Sky News
Boris Johnson Slams Jihadi ‘Losers’ in Scathing Attack - More

Sky News
Ebola Evacuation For British Worker After Needle Jab

The Guardian
French dissenters jailed after crackdown on speech that glorifies terrorism

Agence France-Presse
Qaeda in Yemen says France top enemy

The Guardian
Angela Merkel rules out cancelling any more Greek debt

The Associated Press
Dozens detained during demonstration outside palace ball in Vienna

Thomson Reuters News
Police say thwart plot to overthrow Macedonian government

Agence France-Presse
Pro-Putin maestro Valery Gergiev draws fire in US

Thomson Reuters News
Ukrainian soldiers, pro-Russian rebels in intense fighting overnight

Thomson Reuters News
15 Ukrainian soldiers killed in fighting in past 24 hours - More

Jane’s Defence Weekly
Russia selects new assault rifles

The Associated Press
Abdel Fattah el-Sissi blames Muslim Brotherhood for role in Sinai attack

Thomson Reuters News
Nigeria’s Muhammadu Buhari vows to end graft, insecurity, inequality

Agence France-Presse
Nigerian oil rebels warn of unrest unless Goodluck Jonathan re-elected

Agence France-Presse
Three Chad soldiers, 123 Boko Haram militants killed in Cameroon

The Associated Press
AU threatens South Sudan warring factions with sanctions

The Washington Post
Erdogan says history will be the judge of the ‘Armenian genocide’

Agence France-Presse
Syrian ‘adultress’ survives jihadist stoning: monitor

The Guardian
The women who died defending Kobani against ISIS

Agence France-Presse
CIA, Israel plotted senior Hezbollah commander’s killing: report - More

Agence France-Presse
Netanyahu denies wife Sara pocketed from returned bottles

The Associated Press
IS hostage drama shows change in propaganda technique

Thomson Reuters News
Islamic State seizes oil facility in northern Iraq, 15 workers missing

The Associated Press
Iraqi libraries ransacked by Islamic State group in Mosul

The Guardian
ISIS weapons engineer killed in airstrike in Iraq, claims US military

The Washington Post
Taliban claims responsibility for attack on Americans at Kabul airport base

Thomson Reuters News
Two die as Muslim protesters clash with police in Kabul

The Associated Press
Bomb blast at Shia mosque in Shikarpur kills 56

Thomson Reuters News
AirAsia captain reportedly left seat before jet lost control

The Associated Press
Thai junta tries to curb dissent and keep good terms with US

Thomson Reuters News
Deadly clash in Philippines a setback to peace with Muslim rebels

The Associated Press
Is he dead? Philippines awaits answer of costly terror raid

The Associated Press
Philippine air force plane crashes at sea, killing two pilots - More

The Christian Science Monitor
China builds ever-higher walls against West and its ‘values’

The Associated Press
China offers up to $50K in cash for terror tips in Tibet

Jane’s Defence Weekly
PLAN to deploy range of warships in Indian Ocean, says China’s defence ministry

The Guardian
North Korea introduces mandatory military service for women

Thomson Reuters News
Japan says hostage negotiations with militants ‘deadlocked’ - More

The Guardian
Argentinian prosecutor feared pro-government fanatics, says employee

The New York Times
On This Day: January 31 - More

The Associated Press
France : cinq hommes accusés pour avoir recruté des djihadistes

Agence France-Presse
Pour un chef d’al-Qaida, la France est devenue l’ennemi numéro un de l’islam

Agence France-Presse
Merkel exclut une réduction de la dette grecque

The Associated Press
L’OTAN déploie des soldats en Europe de l’Est

Agence France-Presse
L’hôpital d’Artemivsk débordé par les blessés du front dans l’Est

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : 15 soldats tués en 24 heures dans l’Est

Agence France-Presse
La situation en Ukraine s’envenime

Agence France-Presse
Kiev et l’OSCE espèrent signer un cessez-le-feu avec les séparatistes de l’Est

La Presse
Nigeria: une ville cruciale assiégée par Boko Haram

Agence France-Presse
Ban Ki-moon en faveur d’une force africaine contre Boko Haram

Agence France-Presse
Cameroun : trois soldats tchadiens et 123 islamistes tués lors d’attaques de Boko Haram

Agence France-Presse
Kobané reconstituée dans le plus grand camps de réfugiés kurdes en Turquie

Agence France-Presse
Cerné de cadavres dans Kobané, un « sniper » kurde expose ses exploits

Agence France-Presse
Irak : un « expert en armes chimiques » de l’EI tué dans un bombardement

Agence France-Presse
25 morts dans des violences, les Kurdes repoussent un assaut de l’EI

Agence France-Presse
Incidents lors d’une manifestation anti-Charlie Hebdo à Kaboul

Agence France-Presse
Birmanie : l’ancien portail de la demeure d’Aung San Suu Kyi vendu aux enchères

Agence France-Presse
Kim Jong-Un parle de « chiens enragés » après des commentaires d’Obama

Agence France-Presse
Otages de l’EI : le Japon juge les négociations « dans une impasse »

Journal Sud Ouest
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