SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Sunday, 29 March 2015 - Updated at 1340 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Dana Milbank | The Washington Post
Is this the end of the White House’s insufferable insularity?

Editorial | The New York Times
Afghanistan’s Next Chapter

Ross Douthat | The New York Times
The Method to Obama’s Middle East Mess

Yochi Dreazen | The Washington Post
In Yemen, the Middle East’s cold war could get hot

Nussaibah Younis | The Guardian
The Saudi-Iran powerplay behind the Yemen conflict

Raed al Saleh | The Washington Post
Stop the ‘barrel bombs’ in Syria

Jimmy Carter | The Washington Post
Rebuild Gaza, and avert the next war

Yvonne Roberts and Charlie Beckett | The Guardian
Should the media rethink how they cover disasters?

Bella Bathurst | The Guardian
Understanding this pilot’s fatal act might always elude us

Simon Moores | The Guardian
Alps tragedy exposes relentless pressures faced by commercial pilots

Natalie Nougayrède | The Guardian
The west is trying to understand China, but don’t expect trust

Seth Shostak | The New York Times
Should We Keep a Low Profile in Space?

International News

The Guardian
Carly Fiorina says chance of presidential run ‘higher than 90%’ - More

The Guardian
Boehner: Iran has ‘no intention’ of keeping its word on nuclear deal

Thomson Reuters News
Kerry cancels trip to Boston in honour of Ted Kennedy

The Washington Post
NASA launches two astronauts for its first year-long mission in space - More

The Washington Post
Grandmother’s trove of Civil War photos goes to Library of Congress

Miami Herald
Pentagon envisions up to seven more Guantánamo trials

BBC News Magazine
Mark Doyle: The man admired by presidents and warlords

The Guardian
The warning signs medical student was on road to Syrian ISIS stronghold

BBC News
Europol chief warns on computer encryption

BBC News
Germanwings crash: 78 DNA strands isolated

The Observer
Andreas Lubitz’s hometown condemns rush to judge Germanwings first officer

Chicago Tribune
Pilot Sought Treatment for His Vision, Officials Say - More - More

The New York Times
Too Ill to Fly? Shifting Ideas of Pilot Fitness

The Observer
Don’t stigmatise depression after Germanwings crash, says top doctor

The Observer
Flight 9525: a locked door, a silent pilot and a secret history of illness

Thomson Reuters News
Greek PM Tsipras says he seeks no rift with Europe

The Washington Post
A year into Russian conflict, playing the blame game on Western sanctions

The New York Times
Fragile Ukraine Cease-Fire Inspires Little Faith in West

The Associated Press
For African migrants, trek to Europe brings risk, heartbreak

Thomson Reuters News
Libya tells Arab summit arms embargo must be lifted to fight IS

The Associated Press
Nine killed in Tunisian anti-terrorism operations - More

Thomson Reuters News
Fourth French citizen dies of Tunisia attack wounds

The Associated Press
Arab summit leaders support idea of joint military force

The Associated Press
Egyptian militant group claims Cairo University bombing

The Associated Press
Nigerians continue voting after violence, technical hitches - More

The Associated Press
Guinea president reinforces emergency Ebola measures

Thomson Reuters News
Police fire tear gas on crowd during Sierra Leone Ebola lockdown

The Associated Press
12-hour siege at Mogadishu hotel ends with 24 dead

The Observer
Islamist militants take strategically important city of Idlib - More - More

Thomson Reuters News
Four Iraqi soldiers killed fighting with Islamic State in Tikrit

Thomson Reuters News
Saudi blogger Badawi views survival of 50 lashes as miracle

Thomson Reuters News
Diplomats and U.N. staff flee Yemen

The Washington Post
Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East

The Washington Post
Arab summit vows support for Yemen’s leader

The Associated Press
Arab leaders: Yemen airstrikes to go on until rebels withdraw

The New York Times
Stress and Hope in Tehran

The Associated Press
Iran nuclear talks solving some issues, not others

Thomson Reuters News
Pakistan militants deny 30 killed in renewed Khyber fighting

The Guardian
Super Savari Express: An armed tour bus for crime-ridden Karachi

The Associated Press
Sri Lankan president’s youngest brother dies after axe attack

Thomson Reuters News
Portable media players give North Koreans an illicit window on the world

The New York Times
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