SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Friday, 22 August 2014 - Updated at 1735 hrs EDT

Canadian News

International Commentary

Alex Andreou | The Guardian
How many holidays does David Cameron need?

Ruth Sherlock | The Telegraph
Jim Foley chose to stay in warzones, among those who had no chance to leave

Shashank Joshi | The Telegraph
It’s natural to want pay terrorists ransom fees. Here’s why we shouldn’t

Adjoa Anyimadu | The Guardian
Why don’t the US and UK pay ransoms for hostages?

Colin Freeman | The Telegraph
When the sword is mightier than the pen

Ali Khedery | The Guardian
How ISIS came to be

The Guardian
Britain’s focus in Iraq should be humanitarian, not military

Oliver Miles | The Guardian
The Palestine problem will remain unsolved while the killing continues

Michael Graydon and Andrew Roberts | The Telegraph
NATO has to wake up to the crises threatening us

Maeve Shearlaw | The Guardian
When North Korea attacks: can you match the insult to the person?

International News

The Ottawa Citizen
No apologies for use of heavily armed SWAT officers and tear gas - More

Thomson Reuters News
Lockheed, suppliers brainstorm how to lower F-35 operating costs

Thomson Reuters News
GAO finds Pentagon broke law in Bergdahl transfer

The Telegraph
ISIS now poses greater risk to West than does al-Qaeda

The Guardian
General John Allen calls on Obama to wipe out ISIS

Stars and Stripes
U.S. Navy is cutting benefits for tuition assistance program

Thomson Reuters News
U.N. rights chief rebukes Security Council for failing to act

The Guardian
Global warming slowdown answer lies in depths of Atlantic, study finds

Thomson Reuters News
British Muslims blame jihadi subculture after beheading video

The Guardian
Botched Nazi spy mission was act of sabotage, says historian

The Economist
Ukraine and Russia: Battering on

The Associated Press
Russian aid convoy drives into Ukraine

The Guardian
Ukraine condemns ‘direct invasion’ by Russian aid convoy

Thomson Reuters News
Poroshenko talks tough before meetings with Merkel, Putin

The Canadian Press
Jailed Canadian journalist files appeal in Cairo

The Guardian
UN bolsters Central African Republic peacekeeping troops

The Associated Press
Price of water skyrocketing in West Point

Thomson Reuters News
WHO drafts nine-month strategy to fight Ebola

CBC News
Ebola treatment of Kent Brantly, Nancy Writebol holds lessons for others

Thomson Reuters News
Turkish foreign minister set to be Erdogan’s new PM

The Guardian
Syrian reinforcements rush to defend Tabqa

The Associated Press
Syrian civil war: Death toll more than 190,000

The Guardian
UK rules out alliance with Bashar al-Assad in fight against ISIS

The Associated Press
US concerned by Israeli arrests of killed teenager’s family members

Thomson Reuters News
Gunmen execute 18 alleged collaborators in Gaza

CBC News
Hamas kills 11 suspected informers for Israel

Thomson Reuters News
Militants, weapons transit Gaza tunnels despite Egyptian crackdown

Thomson Reuters News
Forces advance on recapturing ISIS-held towns

Thomson Reuters News
Shi’ite militia kill dozens of Iraqi Sunnis in mosque shooting

The Economist
A war that crosses national boundaries

The Guardian
Yemeni officials fail to produce ‘disappeared’ American for fourth time

The Economist
Pakistan's political path: Two steps back

The Associated Press
Chinese fighter jet made ‘dangerous intercept’ of USN P-8A Poseidon

The Economist
Japan and South Korea: Wars of words

Stars and Stripes
Flight deck of USS Bonhomme Richard fails Navy safety standards

The New York Times
On This Day: August 22

Agence France-Presse
L’État islamique, une « entreprise terroriste » qui fait trembler le monde

Agence France-Presse
Pour Washington, l’État islamique « va au-delà » de toute autre menace

Agence France-Presse
L’État islamique cherche des réseaux sociaux non-censurables pour sa propagande

Agence France-Presse
Accalmie à Ferguson, la Garde nationale quitte la ville

Agence France-Presse
Défi du seau d’eau glacée interdit aux diplomates américains

Agence France-Presse
Porochenko promet de « parler de paix » avec Poutine

Agence France-Presse
Nigeria : Boko Haram s’empare d’une nouvelle ville dans le Nord-Est

Agence France-Presse
Nigeria : flambée de violences depuis le debut de l’année

Agence France-Presse
Ébola : deux Américains guéris sont sortis de l’hôpital

Agence France-Presse
Turquie : Ahmet Davutoglu choisi pour être Premier ministre

Agence France-Presse
Guerre à Gaza : baisse de confiance des Israéliens envers Netanyahu

Agence France-Presse
Les ravisseurs de James Foley réclamaient une rançon de 100 millions d’euros

Agence France-Presse
Départ pour l’Indonésie d’un avion transportant des corps de victimes du MH17

Agence France-Presse
Colombie : de nouveaux progrès en faveur de la paix accomplis à Cuba

Journal Sud Ouest
L’éphéméride du 22 août