SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Monday, 25 May 2015 - Updated at 0640 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Scott taylor | The Chronicle Herald
Ramadi is indeed a setback

Wesley K. Wark | The Globe and Mail
Counterterrorism: Is it working?

International Commentary

Christopher Clark and Kristina Spohr | The Guardian
Moscow’s account of NATO expansion is a case of false memory syndrome

Robert Fisk | The Independent
Who’s left if we want to negotiate with ISIS?

International News

The Associated Press
Arrest made after suspicious car, pressure cooker found near U.S. Capitol

The Guardian
John McCain mocks Obama for calling climate change a threat

The Associated Press
Army chiefs plan for proposed joint Arab force in Middle East

The Associated Press
Navy divers to help raise ironclad CSS Georgia artifacts

The Associated Press
Navy says submarine being built to be named USS New Jersey

The Associated Press
Fallen NY soldier finally honored

The Guardian
Sir Richard Dannatt urges PM to consider sending troops to fight Isis - More

The Telegraph
‘Dad’s Army’ of pensioners accused of $19-million jewellery heist

BBC News
Can social media cause PTSD?

The Guardian
Jihadi threat requires move into ‘private space’ of UK Muslims, says police chief

The Globe and Mail
In France, post-Charlie debate hits a new level of vitriol

The Associated Press
Dutch prime minister thanks American liberators

The Guardian
Poland’s president concedes defeat

The Independent
The last days of Aleksey Mozgovoi, rebel hero of the ‘Ghost’ battalion

The Associated Press
Soldier killed after firing on fellow troops in Tunis

The Associated Press
Thousands attend funeral for murdered Burundi opposition leader Zedi Feruzi

The Associated Press
Ethiopians vote, ruling party expected to keep grip on power

The Independent
How piracy has changed and grown in recent years

The Associated Press
Turkish minister defends spending on posh cars as ‘peanuts’

The Associated Press
Syrian army preparing for counterattack on IS

The Guardian
Assad regime accused of 35 chlorine attacks since mid-March

The Associated Press
Ex-Israeli Premier Olmert sentenced to eight months in prison

The Associated Press
Ash Carter says Iraqis showed no will to fight at Ramadi

CBC News
U.S. has no will to fight ISIS, Iran adviser says

National Post
How the U.S. decision to disband Saddam’s army helped fuel the rise of ISIL

Global News
Iraq coalition must shift to 24/7 air coverage to beat ISIS: former colonel

The Independent
ISIS claims it could buy its first nuclear weapon from Pakistan within a year

The Associated Press
United Arab Emirates launches national space agency strategy

The Associated Press
Yemeni politicians say UN peace talks indefinitely postponed

The Associated Press
Iran raises gas prices by 40 percent in subsidy cut

The Associated Press
Turkmenistan unveils massive gold-leaf statue of president

The Associated Press
Afghan official says suicide bombing kills at least five

The Associated Press
Ex-Pakistani PM: Son’s kidnappers want militants released

The Associated Press
Son of Pakistan's president escapes bomb attack

The Associated Press
Malaysia: Human traffickers' camps had 139 suspected graves

The Associated Press
Sydney siege inquest: Gunman secretive, defiant narcissist

The Associated Press
Australia appoints two new counterterrorism coordinators

The New York Times
On This Day: May 25

La Presse Canadienne
Engin explosif près du Capitole, arrestation à Washington

Agence France-Presse
Qui est Andrzej Duda, le nouveau président polonais? - Plus

The Associated Press
Syrie : l’armée préparerait une contre-offensive pour reprendre Palmyre

Agence France-Presse
Le Hezbollah affirme combattre partout en Syrie

Agence France-Presse
Un jihadiste français, kamikaze en Irak, raconté par son frère

Agence France-Presse
Washington doute de « la volonté de se battre » des Irakiens contre l’EI - Plus

Agence France-Presse
Yémen : l’aide continue d’arriver, nouveaux raids

The Associated Press
Pakistan : les ravisseurs du fils de l’sancien PM veulent la libération de talibans

Agence France-Presse
Des pacifistes traversent la frontière entre les deux Corées

Agence France-Presse
L’éphéméride du 25 mai

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