SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Saturday, 6 February 2016 - Updated at 0815 hrs EST

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

International News

Army Times
F-35 Makes First Transatlantic Crossing

The Associated Press
Report: CO drank with his Navy crew, harassed women

Army Times
Navy corpsman receives Silver Star

Air Force Times
AWOL female combat engineer recruit has turned herself in

The Associated Press
Pentagon releases photos of alleged detainee abuse - More

The Associated Press
Twitter moves to actively seek out terrorist supporters - More

CBS News
Donald Trump rolls out the expletives at Portsmouth rally

The Associated Press
Twitter uses spam-fighting technology to target accounts promoting terrorism

The Guardian
Ban Ki-moon adds to pressure on UK to stop arms sales to Saudis

The Guardian
Julian Assange: ‘sweet’ victory soured by British and Swedish rejection

The Guardian
US government jet lay in wait for Snowden in Copenhagen

The Guardian
Not the oignon: fury as France changes 2,000 spellings and drops some accents

The New York Times
Homesick Iraqi refugees leaving Europe and heading home to the warzone

The Associated Press
Widow of slain American missionary headed back to Africa

Thomson Reuters News
Al-Qaeda group claims kidnapping of Australians in Burkina Faso

The Sydney Morning Herald
Australian woman Jocelyn Elliott to be released by al-Qaeda in Burkina Faso

Thomson Reuters News
On Turkish side of border, Syrian refugees wait and worry

The Associated Press
Thousands more Syrians rush toward Turkey to flee fighting

Thomson Reuters News
Syrians flee to Turkish border as Aleppo assault intensifies

The Associated Press
A look at the Syrian city of Aleppo

The Guardian
Aid agencies scramble as 20,000 Syrians reach Turkish border crossing

Thomson Reuters News
Syrian government not serious about political solution - rebel leader

Thomson Reuters News
Kerry says in talks on Syria ceasefire, will know in days if possible

Thomson Reuters News
Syria signals no ceasefire before borders with Turkey, Jordan shut

The New York Times
US preparing for possible air drops of humanitarian supplies over Syria

Thomson Reuters News
Three British troops injured in covert operation in Iraq

The Washington Post
Inside the Peshmerga: the Kurdish fighting forces battling Islamic State

Thomson Reuters News
Al-Qaeda mourns death of top commander in Yemen

Thomson Reuters News
Afghan interior minister close to quitting as crisis deepens

The Guardian
30,000 North Korean children living in limbo in China

Thomson Reuters News
China committed to Korean denuclearisation, says Xi Jinping

Thomson Reuters News
China calls for calm as US deploys missile defence system for North Korean rocket

The Sydney Morning Herald
Julie Bishop seeks legal advice on UN's finding on Julian Assange

The Associated Press
Ecuador president fires military chiefs via Twitter

The Associated Press
Top Colombian far-right warlord freed

The Associated Press
Former soldiers clash with protesters in Haiti; one dead

Thomson Reuters News
Haiti protesters stone to death ex-fighter as political crisis deepens

The New York Times
On This Day: February 6

Agence France-Presse
Le Pentagone publie des photos de sévices sur des détenus en Irak et Afghanistan

La Libre
Ce que Wikileaks a révélé au monde

La Libre
France : début, aigre, du débat sur la révision de la Constitution

Le Parisien
Réforme de l’orthographe : inapplicable !

La Libre
L’eurodéputée Hilde Vautmans dénonce la passivité de l’UE face aux enfants migrants disparus

Belga News
Le niveau 3 d’alerte maintenu au moins un mois supplémentaire

La Libre
Ankara demande une stèle à Bruxelles en mémoire d’un diplomate tué par des Arméniens

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : des milliers de familles attendent dans le froid de passer en Turquie

Agence France-Presse
Kerry exhorte la Russie à cesser ses frappes qui « tuent femmes et enfants »

Agence France-Presse
Syrie : la rébellion menacée d’effondrement face au régime et son allié russe

L’Express
« À Alep, l’armée syrienne pratique la stratégie de la terre brûlée »

Agence France-Presse
La Corée du Nord pourrait lancer sa fusée dès dimanche

Agence France-Presse
Zika peut tuer : la Colombie annonce trois décès attribués au virus

Agence France-Presse
Colombie : trop tôt pour rayer les Farc d’une liste terroriste américaine

Agence France-Presse
Haïti : un mort dans des affrontements entre opposants et anciens militaires

Agence France-Presse
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