SOMNIA - Spotlight on Military News and International Affairs

Sunday, 24 May 2015 - Updated at 1020 hrs EDT

Canadian News

Canadian Commentary

International Commentary

Colbert I. King | The Washington Post
Memorial Day’s purpose

George F. Will | The Washington Post
Tim Kaine’s quest for war legitimacy

Farhad Peikar | The Guardian
Why did the Taliban go to Tehran?

Deborah Orr | The Guardian
Isis's murderous rampage continues

Ruth Marcus | The Washington Post
Hillary Clinton’s unseemly speechifying

International News

Defense News
Successful First Flight for Sikorsky S-97 Raider - More

The Associated Press
Veterans frustrated by presidential debate on Iraq war

The Associated Press
NSA winds down once-secret phone-records collection program - More

The Telegraph
‘Dad’s Army’ of pensioners accused of $19-million jewellery heist

The Scotsman
Quintinshill rail disaster centenary remembered - More - More

Thomson Reuters News
Greece does not have the money to make June IMF repayment: interior minister

The Associated Press
Sweden scrambles fighters to intercept Russian bombers - More - Photo

The Associated Press
Putin signs Russian law to shut ‘undesirable’ organizations

Thomson Reuters News
Unable to halt Europe-bound migrants, Tripoli demands help

The Associated Press
Nigerian Muslims set court ablaze

The Associated Press
Nigerian troops kill extremists as militants slay villagers

The Associated Press
Joyful Burundi refugees leave disease-stricken camp

The Associated Press
Burundi opposition figures go into hiding following killing

The Associated Press
Ethiopians vote in 1st election without former strongman

The Associated Press
18 killed in extremist attack in rural Somalia

The Associated Press
Syrian helicopter crashes; activists say militants downed it

The Associated Press
Saudi Arabia says suicide bomber was Islamic State operative

The Associated Press
Saudi king vows to punish those behind IS-claimed attack - More

The Associated Press
Israeli police say Palestinian stabs teens on Shavuot holiday

The Associated Press
Israel thanked US for blocking nuclear document

USA Today
ISIL takes Iraq town, kills Syrian forces

Thomson Reuters News
ISIS battles Iraqi army in Anbar province

Thomson Reuters News
Shi’ite militias advance on Islamic State insurgents near Ramadi

Thomson Reuters News
Iraqi forces regain ground from Islamic State east of Ramadi

National Post
How the U.S. decision to disband Saddam’s army helped fuel the rise of ISIL

Thomson Reuters News
Saudi forces and Yemeni Houthis trade heavy fire, border crossing hit

The Associated Press
Yemeni official: President will not attend peace talks

The Associated Press
Iran agrees to ‘managed access’ to nuclear sites

The Associated Press
Top US commander says IS actively recruiting in Afghanistan

The Associated Press
At least 10 Afghan police officers killed in Taliban assault

The Associated Press
Video purports to show kidnapped Chinese tourist in Pakistan

The Associated Press
Nepal landslide blocks river, thousands evacuated from nearby areas - More

The Associated Press
Susan Sarandon urges tourists to visit earthquake-hit Nepal

The Associated Press
Malaysia finds mass graves in camps abandoned by human traffickers - More

The Globe and Mail
Indonesian fishermen at front lines of migrant crisis

The Associated Press
Women activists denied bid to walk across DMZ dividing Koreas - More

The Associated Press
Jailed Venezuelan leader starts hunger strike, urges protest

The Associated Press
Pope says Archbishop Oscar Romero of El Salvador was killed out of hatred for his faith

The New York Times
On This Day: May 24

Books

Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff | The Globe and Mail
Losing the Signal: How BlackBerry’s bid to one-up the iPhone failed

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