SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Friday, 31 October 2014 - Updated at 2030 hrs EDT

Canadian News

The Canadian Press
First CF-18 missions over Iraq, no bombs dropped

The Canadian Press
Warrant Officer Patrice Vincent remembered by colleagues

The Canadian Press
Harper Government underspends on military

CBC News
Heroism during Ottawa shooting leads to free beer for Alain Gervais

Postmedia News
Iraqi army must be deciding factor in defeating Islamic State, says general

The Globe and Mail
Arrest shows police using new strategy to charge suspected extremists

The Globe and Mail
Terror fight turns to Internet, sparking new free-speech debate

CBC News
CSEC oversight bill garners support

The Canadian Press
Prince Charles makes substantial donation to families of Canadian soldiers

The Ottawa Citizen
The day the war came to Britannia Beach

Agence France-Presse
BlackBerry going back to basics to woo former fans

The Ottawa Citizen
Defence Watch

Ottawa Researchers
On This Day: October 31

Canadian Commentary

Terry Glavin | The Ottawa Citizen
Terrorism Vs. Mental Illness: A Totally Bogus Debate

Olivier Guitta | National Post
Stopping the lone jihadi

Kelly McParland | National Post
Terrorism is an act, not a label

Editorial |The Globe and Mail
Was it ‘terrorism’? We need answers, not labels

Konrad Yakabuski | The Globe and Mail
The return of ‘blame Canada’

Editorial | The Ottawa Citizen
Leave the bullet holes there

International Commentary

Anna Fifield | The Washington Post
North Korea’s reaction to Ebola makes fears of a zombie apocalypse look rational

Editorial | The Washington Post
Looking at you, Mr. Kim

David Ignatius | The Washington Post
A rising star in Iran?

Fareed Zakara | The Washington Post
Tunisia’s success, Egypt’s failure

International News

The Washington Post
Crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo kills pilot

Thomson Reuters News
New U.S. rockets include crew launch-escape systems

The New York Times
Former Navy SEAL investigated for bin Laden book

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election

Thomson Reuters News
White House cyberattack confirmed by National Security Council

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. National Guard deployed to help Hawaiian town in path of oozing lava

The Washington Post
DHS employees put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit card

Thomson Reuters News
U.S. quarantines ‘chilling’ Ebola fight in West Africa - MSF

The Associated Press
Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

The Virginian-Pilot
Ebola response: Air Force gets germ-zapping robot

The Associated Press
Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

Standard Examiner
Air Force wants to expand desert test range for F-35s

The Associated Press
Pilot identified in fatal Hawker Hunter crash in California - More

Standard Examiner
Berlin Airlift ‘candy bomber’ urges small acts of service - More - More

The Seattle Times
FBI created fake Seattle Times Web page to nab bomb-threat suspect

The Associated Press
Afghan war amputees find new life, pride in sports

The Associated Press
Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect - More

BBC News
Smart television watches you

The Guardian
Abdel Hakim Belhaj wins right to sue UK government over his kidnap

BBC News
British government to ‘retire’ some of its WW1 debt

The Associated Press
Montpellier bans clown disguises

CBC News
Hitler’s personal Mein Kampf copy hits the auction block

The Washington Post
The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago

BBC News
Russian air force planes test NATO defences

Thomson Reuters News
Russia may resume Ukraine gas supply next week

The Guardian
Libya’s Sheikh Sadik Al-Ghariani banned from UK over support of Islamists

CBC News
In Tunisia, democracy triumphs but troubles remain

Thomson Reuters News
China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia

The Guardian
Fighting Ebola in Sierra Leone: ‘The world is not safe’

Thomson Reuters News
Niger says insurgents kill nine members of security forces

The Associated Press
Burkina Faso’s president moves to extend his 27-year reign - More

The Washington Post
Burkina Faso attempts to topple a long-serving leader

Thomson Reuters News
Burkina Faso declares state of emergency

Thomson Reuters News
South Sudan fighting likely to surge as rainy season ends

Thomson Reuters News
Kurds’ battle for Kobani unites a people divided by borders

Thomson Reuters News
Assad may benefit from U.S. attacks on Islamic State, says Hagel

The Washington Post
Islamic militants still flow to Syria despite airstrikes

Thomson Reuters News
Kerry urges restraint, expresses worry over tensions in Jerusalem

The Associated Press
Malala Yousafzai donates money to rebuild Gaza school

Thomson Reuters News
Iraq divided and in crisis

Thomson Reuters News
US military says advisers needed in embattled Iraq province

The Guardian
Foreign jihadists flocking to Iraq and Syria on ‘unprecedented scale’ – UN

The Associated Press
Dempsey: U.S. considering empowering Sunni tribes in Iraq

The Guardian
When the time comes, who will succeed Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei?

Thomson Reuters News
US-led forces rebuked for making Afghan troop evaluations secret

The Associated Press
Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing

The Associated Press
Malaysia Airlines sued by two boys over MH370 - More - More

Agence France-Presse
China upholds death penalty for three who led mass stabbing in Kunming

Thomson Reuters News
Australia lifts Fiji sanctions as foreign minister visits

BBC News
Ebola outbreak: Abbott urged to send Australian health workers

National Post
Debris found on Pacific island came from lost Lockheed Electra, group says

The New York Times
On This Day: October 31