SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Thursday, 29 September 2016 - Updated at 0900 hrs EDT

Canadian News

National Post
‘The Kumbaya thing will not work, especially in Africa,’ former soldier warns Canadians

The Ottawa Citizen
500 blank Canadian Forces ID cards still missing since 2014

CBC News
Training problems have been pegged as a key cause of Phoenix fiasco

CBC News
Roald Amundsen’s former ship raised to surface, awaits trip home to Norway

La Presse
Canadian suspect in terror probe took selfie with Justin Trudeau

Financial Post
Last call: A nostalgic list of BlackBerry devices through the decades - More

The Canadian Press
Canada’s population now more than 36 million after refugee influx last year

CBC News
Homa Hoodfar returns to Montreal

The Canadian Press
Prince William and Kate get a lesson on WWII technology in Whitehorse

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Directorate of History and Heritage
Significant Dates in Canadian Military History

Ottawa Researchers
Today in Canadian History: September 29

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Tzipi Livni | The New York Times
Shimon Peres, the Realist Dreamer

The Editorial Board | The New York Times
Vladimir Putin’s Outlaw State

International News

Reuters News Agency
U.S. weighs tougher response to Russia over Syria crisis: officials

The Associated Press
Congress rejects Obama veto, Saudi September 11 bill becomes law - More

The Associated Press
Remains of US troops killed in Battle of Monterrey returned from Mexico

The Associated Press
The military’s ritual of saluting for the national anthem

The Associated Press
Investigators identify two men who took bag that held dud Manhattan bomb

The Associated Press
As a species, humans inherit murderous tendencies, says study

Reuters News Agency
Cyber firm challenges Yahoo claim hack was state-sponsored

The Associated Press
Staring at mobile phones strains necks, chiropractors warn

Reuters News Agency
Oil prices slip as focus shifts to details of OPEC deal

Reuters News Agency
Britain must explain Brexit strategy to limit uncertainty: think tank

Reuters News Agency
From robots to websites, British firms curb spending due to Brexit

The Associated Press
Printing plant where Charlie Hebdo killers died reopens - Photos

Reuters News Agency
Swiss air force grounds Super Puma copters after fatal crash

The Associated Press
Amnesty alleges Sudan army used chemical weapons in Darfur

The Associated Press
75,000 could starve to death in Nigeria after Boko Haram: UN

Reuters News Agency
Nigerian militant group claims attack on oil pipeline in Niger Delta

Reuters News Agency
U.S. slaps sanctions on Congo general, former senior police official

The Associated Press
U.S. military says it has killed four al-Shabab extremists in Somalia

CBC News
Turkey makes bid to make Twitter block reporter

Reuters News Agency
German ministry says mother, baby escape from Syria to Turkey

Reuters News Agency
Warplanes knock out Aleppo hospitals as Russian-backed assault intensifies

The Associated Press
Russia says it would support 48-hour truce in Aleppo

Reuters News Agency
Russia says U.S. Syria statement shows Washington supports terrorism

The Associated Press
Almost 100 children killed in Aleppo since Friday, UNICEF says

Reuters News Agency
Lebanon extends term of General Jean Kahwaji - Photo

Reuters News Agency
Thousands of Israelis file past coffin of former president Shimon Peres

Reuters News Agency
U.S. approves Boeing, Lockheed fighter jet sales to Gulf States

The Associated Press
Afghan president, insurgent warlord sign peace agreement - More

The Associated Press
Indian fire kills two Pakistani soldiers in Kashmir - More

Reuters News Agency
In escalation, India says it launches strikes on militants in Pakistan

Reuters News Agency
Pakistani rebel chief says would welcome help from arch-rival India

Reuters News Agency
India, Pakistan markets fall as tensions flare

Reuters News Agency
Duterte declares upcoming Philippines-U.S. exercise ‘the last one’ - More

Reuters News Agency
Philippine Maoists say won’t give up arms as part of peace deal

Reuters News Agency
Chinese Defence Ministry warns Japan against South China sea patrols

The Associated Press
Seoul says North Korean soldier crosses the border to defect

Reuters News Agency
Samsung says over 1 mln people globally using Note 7 phones with safe battery

Reuters News Agency
China again warns against THAAD system in South Korea

The New York Times
On This Day: September 29

Books

Mary Beard | National Post
The glory of Rome

Lives Lived

Peter Mansbridge | CBC News
Shimon Peres has died aged 93 - More

Daphne Rousseau et Laurent Lozano | Agence France-Presse
Shimon Peres est mort à l’âge de 93 ans

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