SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Friday, 22 August 2014 - Updated at 1450 hrs EDT

Canadian News

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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 Associated Press
Russian aid convoy drives into Ukraine

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

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

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

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

The New York Times
On This Day: August 22