SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Monday, 28 July 2014 - Updated at 1015 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

Rex Murphy | National Post
The mighty combustion of small events, and other lessons

George Jonas | National Post
The moral illiteracy of Israel’s critics

George Jonas | National Post
Our bloody history of shot-down airliners

Haroon Siddiqui | The Toronto Star
Trudeau falls in line with Harper

International Commentary

Adam Entous and Dion Nissenbaum | The Wall Street Journal
10,000 Bodies: Inside Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Crackdown

David Grossman | The New York Times
An Israel Without Illusions

Serge Schmemann | The New York Times
The U.S. Keeps Trying in Gaza; Russia Says, Who Me?

Anne Applebaum | National Post
Russia’s message — money talks

Cathy Young | The Age
Vladimir Putin’s circle of fear

Warren Bass | The Wall Street Journal
How the U.S. Stumbled Into the Drone Era

Scott Shackford | Reason Magazine
How Much Longer Until the Government Thinks Everybody Is a Terrorist?

Somini Sengupta | The New York Times
Why the U.N. Can’t Solve the World’s Problems

International News

CBC News
Aviation safety: Recent years have been the safest but not 2014

The Associated Press
Obama, European leaders hold joint call on Ukraine

The Associated Press
MH17 suffered massive decompression after shrapnel hit

The Sydney Morning Herald
MH17 bodies fell ‘like bullets’ into field

The Wall Street Journal
After MH17 Crash, Agony, Debris and Heartbreak in Ukraine Villages

The New York Times
Pentagon Plan Would Help Ukraine Target Rebel Missiles

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine troops advance as experts renew attempt to reach crash site

Thomson Reuters News
Ukraine claims more territory

Thomson Reuters News
Boko Haram kidnaps wife of Cameroon’s vice-PM

The Associated Press
Ebola outbreak: Nigeria begins screening for deadly virus - More

The Associated Press
Nigeria death shows Ebola can spread by air travel

Thomson Reuters News
Ebola outbreak: Liberia closes most border crossings

The Associated Press
Video shows smiling American bomber in Syria

The Associated Press
Gaza conflict: Fighting lulls as UN backs ceasefire calls

Thomson Reuters News
Gaza fighting abates as diplomatic tension flares

Thomson Reuters News
Gaza residents see no joy in Eid

The Associated Press
Israeli Arabs caught in the middle of Gaza war

The Wall Street Journal
Palestinian Death Toll Reaches 1,053 - More

Thomson Reuters News
After Iraqi army crumbles, Maliki turns to state TV for help

The New York Times
Bound by Bridge, Two Baghdad Enclaves Drift Far Apart

Thomson Reuters News
15 dead in bloody start to Eid al-Fitr

The New York Times
With Taliban’s Revival, Dread Returns to Swat Valley

The New York Times
Taliban Making Military Gains in Afghanistan

Thomson Reuters News
Abu Sayyaf militants kill 18 civilians in Philippines

Fairfax Media News
China’s military muscle-flexing ensnarls air traffic

The Associated Press
North Korea marks war anniversary

The Associated Press
North Korea fires short-range missile into sea

The Sydney Morning Herald
Fliers unfazed by annus horribilis in the skies

The Sydney Morning Herald
MH17: Tony Abbott says all Australia wants to do is recover the dead - More

The Associated Press
US officials fume as Venezuelan general slips grasp

The New York Times
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