SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Sunday, 1 February 2015 - Updated at 0920 hrs EST

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Jeffrey Simpson | The Globe and Mail
Another round of low-dollar dreams

Brent Bambury with Thomas Juneau | CBC Radio’s Day 6
Why Canada stays friends with Saudi Arabia

Anthony Feinstein | The Globe and Mail
Syria: The world’s most dangerous place for journalists

International Commentary

Timothy Garton Ash | The New York Review of Books
Defying the Assassin’s Veto

The Editorial Board | The New York Times
Retroactively Authorizing War

Nicholas Kristof | The New York Times
Heroes and Bystanders

International News

The Associated Press
US prosecutors: New spy case shows Russia up to old tricks

The Guardian
CIA interrogated suspects on Diego Garcia, says Colin Powell aide

BBC News
WW2 torpedo boat takes to the water in Somerset

BBC News Magazine
The Swedish Schindler who disappeared

The Associated Press
The Hague: Srebrenica Massacre Verdicts Are Upheld

The Associated Press
Pope to visit Sarajevo

Thomson Reuters News
Greece’s new leftist PM sticks to tough line, for now

The Associated Press
Debaltseve emptying as artillery duels intensify, services fail

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine peace talks end in mutual accusations

Thomson Reuters News
East Ukraine death toll mounts after peace talks fail

The Associated Press
Ukraine: 13 troops killed in fight with Russia-backed rebels

The Associated Press
Rights group claims Egypt covering up protester deaths

The Associated Press
Boko Haram in Nigeria targeted with African Union troops

Thomson Reuters News
Boko Haram attacks northeast city of Maiduguri - More

The New York Times
As Ebola Ebbs in Africa, Focus Turns From Death to Life

Thomson Reuters News
Sudan rebels free Bulgarian aid workers: ministry

Thomson Reuters News
Syrian town of Kobani taken from Islamic State

Thomson Reuters News
Explosion in Damascus kills four - More

Thomson Reuters News
Syria aims to ‘flush out all terrorists’ in 2015: PM

BBC News
Jordan vows to do all it can to secure the release of hostage pilot - More

The New York Times
Obama-Netanyahu Rift Grew Over Years

The Associated Press
Serbia grants citizenship to main rival of Palestine leader

The Associated Press
Online video seems to show ISIS militants beheading hostage

Thomson Reuters News
Islamic State says it has beheaded second Japanese hostage Goto

Thomson Reuters News
At least 1,375 Iraqis killed in January, most of them civilians

The Associated Press
US defense contractor says staff targeted in Saudi shooting

BBC News Magazine
The great Kuwaiti cat-meat scandal

Thomson Reuters News
Drone strike kills al-Qaeda militants in Yemen

Thomson Reuters News
FBI says it had no prior knowledge of deadly Philippine raid targeting militants

Thomson Reuters News
Pro-democracy protesters back in Hong Kong, no violence - More

Thomson Reuters News
Tibet to reward tips on ‘terror attacks’

Thomson Reuters News
North Korea says U.S. rejects invitation to Pyongyang

The Associated Press
Japan mourns reported death of ISIS hostage Kenji Goto

BBC News
Colombian ex-spy chief Maria Hurtado appears in court

The New York Times
Venezuelan military Says It Downed Plane Near Aruba

The Canadian Press
John Baird applauds U.S. move to restore relations with Cuba

The New York Times
On This Day: February 1 - More

Books

Jackson Lears | London Review of Books
Clinton’s Creed