SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Saturday, 1 November 2014

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Patrick Cockburn | London Review of Books
Whose side is Turkey on?

Robert Kagan | The Washington Post
Another look at some U.S. foreign policy ‘failures’

Anna Fifield | The Washington Post
North Korea’s reaction to Ebola makes fears of a zombie apocalypse look rational

Editorial | The Washington Post
Looking at you, Mr. Kim

Paul Fischer | Los Angeles Times
What’s really going on in North Korea

Doyle McManus | Los Angeles Times
Beware of epidemics in election years

David Ignatius | The Washington Post
A rising star in Iran?

Ray Takeyh | The Washington Post
Iran poised to choose poverty over nuclear disarmament

Fareed Zakara | The Washington Post
Tunisia’s success, Egypt’s failure

George Soros | The New York Review of Books
Wake Up, Europe

Hope M. Harrison | The Washington Post
Five myths about the Berlin Wall

Launa Hall | The Washington Post
Rehearsing for death

International News

The Washington Post
Crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo kills pilot - More - More

Los Angeles Times
Tough day for space travel - More

Thomson Reuters News
New U.S. rockets include crew launch-escape systems

The New York Times
Former Navy SEAL investigated for bin Laden book

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

The Washington Post
DHS employees put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit card

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. quarantines ‘chilling’ Ebola fight in West Africa - MSF

The Associated Press
Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

The Virginian-Pilot
Ebola response: Air Force gets germ-zapping robot

The Associated Press
Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Standard Examiner
Air Force wants to expand desert test range for F-35s

The Associated Press
Pilot identified in fatal Hawker Hunter crash in California - More

Standard Examiner
Berlin Airlift ‘candy bomber’ urges small acts of service - More - More

The Seattle Times
FBI created fake Seattle Times Web page to nab bomb-threat suspect

The Associated Press
Afghan war amputees find new life, pride in sports

The Associated Press
Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect - More

BBC News
Smart television watches you

The Guardian
Abdel Hakim Belhaj wins right to sue UK government over his kidnap

BBC News
British government to ‘retire’ some of its WW1 debt

The Associated Press
Montpellier bans clown disguises

The Washington Post
The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago

BBC News
Russian air force planes test NATO defences

Thomson Reuters News
Russia may resume Ukraine gas supply next week

The Guardian
Libya’s Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani banned from UK over support of Islamists

Thomson Reuters News
China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

The Guardian
Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘The world is not safe’

The Economist
The toll of a tragedy: Ebola in graphics

Thomson Reuters News
Niger says insurgents kill nine members of security forces

The Washington Post
Burkina Faso’s long-serving leader resigns – and why it matters

Los Angeles Times
General in power after Burkina Faso’s president gives in, steps down

Los Angeles Times
Why did one of Africa’s longest-serving rulers step down?

Thomson Reuters News
South Sudan fighting likely to surge as rainy season ends

Thomson Reuters News
Kurds’ battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders

The Economist
The Kurdish Stalingrad

Thomson Reuters News
Assad may benefit from U.S. attacks on Islamic State, says Hagel

The Washington Post
Islamic militants still flow to Syria despite airstrikes

Thomson Reuters News
Kerry urges restraint, expresses worry over tensions in Jerusalem

Thomson Reuters News
Iraq divided and in crisis

Thomson Reuters News
US military says advisers needed in embattled Iraq province

The Guardian
Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on ‘unprecedented scale’ – UN

The Associated Press
Dempsey: U.S. considering empowering Sunni tribes in Iraq

The Guardian
When the time comes, who will succeed Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?

Thomson Reuters News
US-led forces rebuked for making Afghan troop evaluations secret

The Associated Press
Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing

The Associated Press
Malaysia Airlines sued by two boys over MH370 - More - More

Agence France-Presse
China upholds death penalty for three who led mass stabbing in Kunming

Thomson Reuters News
Australia lifts Fiji sanctions as foreign minister visits

BBC News
Ebola outbreak: Abbott urged to send Australian health workers

The Associated Press
Mexico judge orders immediate release of jailed U.S. Marine veteran

The New York Times
On This Day: November 1

Books

James Salter | London Review of Books
The Most Wonderful Sport

Gerard De Groot | The Washington Post
What makes Berlin Berlin?