SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Monday, 1 September 2014 - Updated at 0805 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Dean Jobb | The Chronicle Herald
How the Civil War made Canada

Editorial | The Toronto Star
Vladimir Putin’s rusty Iron Curtain

Henry Srebrnik | The Chronicle Herald
Qatar makes mischief in Middle East

Doug Saunders | The Globe and Mail
Work? Leisure? It’s all a blur

International Commentary

International News

The Christian Science Monitor
Obama ponders action against Islamic State extremists

RDAF News
RDAF F-16 flies over Greenland

Thomson Reuters News
Britain to pass new laws to counter homegrown Islamist fighters

The Associated Press
Germany to send rifles and tanks to aid Kurds in Iraq

The Christian Science Monitor
In Bosnia’s schools, three different people learn three different histories

Thomson Reuters News
Bosnia police detain 13 Serb ex-soldiers, police suspected of war crimes

The Telegraph
Separatists claim first attack on Ukrainian ship

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine accuses Russia of ‘open aggression’ as rebels advance

Thomson Reuters News
Russia will defend economy from sanctions, Sergei Lavrov says

Thomson Reuters News
Libyan armed faction takes over U.S. Embassy annex in Tripoli

Thomson Reuters News
Libyan government says has lost control of most Tripoli ministries

Thomson Reuters News
Rebels in Central African Republic expel government ministers

The Associated Press
To stop the spread of Ebola, Liberia extends stay-home order

The Associated Press
Military action leaves Lesotho power vacuum

Agence France-Presse
Kenyan commandos on frontline of poaching war

The Associated Press
Turkey issues warrants for police in alleged plot

The Associated Press
Filipino troops pull ‘greatest escape’ in Golan

The Telegraph
Israel shoots down drone over its border with Syria

Thomson Reuters News
Fighting erupts between Syrian army, rebels on Golan Heights - More

The Associated Press
Israel calls on region to rebuild, disarm Gaza

The Telegraph
RAF drops 14 tons of aid on Iraqi town

Thomson Reuters News
Jubilant Iraqi forces break two-month siege of Amerli

Agence France-Presse
Iraq presses fightback after breaking months-long jihadist siege

The Associated Press
UN diplomats examine Islamic State alleged crimes

Thomson Reuters News
Both sides guilty of atrocities in Iraq fight: U.N. debate

Thomson Reuters News
Iraq violence killed over 1,420 in August

Thomson Reuters News
As Islamic State fighters begin to blend in, defeating them no easy matter

Thomson Reuters News
Several Yemeni soldiers killed in al-Qaeda attacks in south Yemen

The Associated Press
Hassan Rouhani urges Iranian clerics to tolerate Internet

Thomson Reuters News
Pakistani PM still surrounded by protesters after deadly clashes

Thomson Reuters News
Pakistani protesters clash with police; soldiers secure state TV

Thomson Reuters News
NBI foils car-bomb plot at Ninoy Aquino International Airport, shopping mall

The Associated Press
China anti-dissent playbook may fail in Hong Kong

Thomson Reuters News
Disruptive Hong Kong protests loom after China rules out democracy

Thomson Reuters News
Japan and India agree to boost strategic ties

Thomson Reuters News
Australia leans toward buying Japanese submarines to upgrade fleet - More

The Associated Press
Australia ratchets up sanctions against Russia

The New York Times
On This Day: September 1

Agence France-Presse
Cameron monte au front face aux jihadistes britanniques

Agence France-Presse
Les troupes ukrainiennes reculent devant les chars russes à Lougansk

Agence France-Presse
Ukraine : jusqu'à 15.000 soldats envoyés par la Russie

Agence France-Presse
Moscou exige un cessez-le-feu

Agence France-Presse
Menace de nouvelles sanctions : Poutine appelle les Européens au « bon sens »

Agence France-Presse
Au Kenya, des techniques commando contre les braconniers

Agence France-Presse
Intenses combats au plateau du Golan, sous le guet israélien

Agence France-Presse
Irak : l’armée intensifie ses opérations antijihadistes

Agence France-Presse
Irak : 1.420 morts dans les violences en août

Agence France-Presse
Après Amerli, une nouvelle ville reprise aux insurgés

L’Express
Haïti : derrière les « tôles rouges », l’immobilisme

Journal Sud Ouest
L’éphéméride du 1 septembre