SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Sunday, 25 January 2015 - Updated at 0915 hrs EST

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

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International News

The Associated Press
Canadian pleads not guilty to aiding suicide attack that killed US soldiers

BBC News
Two US airliners searched at Atlanta after bomb threats - More

The Telegraph
Labour backs proposals to slash the Army’s top brass

The Telegraph
Warriors suffered from post-traumatic stress 3,000 years ago

The Telegraph
Is this Alexander Litvinenko’s beyond the grave attack on Putin?

The Guardian
Revealed: how Blair colluded with Gaddafi regime in secret - More

CBC News
The quotable Winston Churchill - More

The Guardian
Moroccan-born man jailed on terror charges to lose French nationality

Thomson Reuters News
Obama vows to ratchet up pressure on Moscow over Ukraine

The Associated Press
Pope’s plea to Ukraine fighters: Stop warfare, start talking

The Telegraph
Libya’s Ansar al-Sharia Islamist group confirms chief’s death

Thomson Reuters News
Protester killed on anniversary of Egypt uprising amid rising tensions

The Associated Press
WHO’s Ebola response forcing agency to reflect, reform

Thomson Reuters News
Boko Haram releases about 190 people in Nigeria’s Yobe state

Thomson Reuters News
Boko Haram militants attack major Nigeria northern city - More

Thomson Reuters News
Central African Republic minister kidnapped in Bangui

Agence France-Presse
Defence Minister Lungu wins Zambia’s disputed presidential race

The Associated Press
Turkish president in Somalia to launch development projects

Der Spiegel
Did German Companies Aid Syrian Chemical Weapons Program?

Thomson Reuters News
Hezbollah says Israel wants to set new rules with Syria raid

Thomson Reuters News
Bombs kill 11 at central Baghdad restaurants

The Guardian
Saudi Arabia is exception to West’s human rights stance

The Washington Post
Middle East unrest brings U.S. closer to Saudi Arabia

Agence France-Presse
Germany halts arms exports to Saudi Arabia

Agence France-Presse
Riyadh turns quiet for Saudi day of mourning

The Guardian
Raif Badawi’s flogging is halted, but the protest goes on

Thomson Reuters News
Yemen risks disintegration as south rejects Shi’ite group’s takeover

Thomson Reuters News
Obama defends U.S. counter-terrorism strategy in Yemen

The Associated Press
Iran foreign minister: Outreach to Saudi Arabia necessary

Thomson Reuters News
Obama irons out deals with Modi in India

The Associated Press
Indonesian rescuers fail again to lift fuselage of AirAsia jet

The Associated Press
Japanese PM says video report of hostage’s death likely authentic - More - More

The Associated Press
Balloon crew aiming to break records finally launches

The Associated Press
Thousands March Against Socialist President in Venezuela

The New York Times
On This Day: January 25 - More