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International, Politics, Society

Canada extends military training mission in Ukraine, Iraq

In  February 2014, Russia made incursions into Ukraine, eventually annexing Crimea in March. In April at about the same time as conflict erupted between Ukrainian forces and Russian-backed armed separatists, Canada announced it would send Canadian military personnel to the» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

ISIS terrorist claims he’s Canadian

A man who is now believed to be the masked man featured in several threatening and horrific ISIS propaganda videos, says he comes from Canada. Mohammed Abdullah Mohammed was captured by Kurdish forces during a gun battle in Syria against» 

International, Politics, Religion, Society

Proposal to deny services to returning Canadian Daesh fighters

(pubic comments open on all RCI stories. Comments will be published after moderating) They were Canadians who, for whatever reason, joined ISIS-Daesh terrorists in the Middle East or other terrorist groups elsewhere and some of whom who have since returned» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Judge rules man not a terrorist, police insist he’s a threat

In 2017, a British Columbia resident, Othman Ayed Hamdan, was acquitted by a judge on charges of terrorism.  However, the police still insist he’s a threat radicalized by Daesh (ISIS) and who was advocating for “lone wolf” style attacks in» 

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Terrorist threats to Canada report

The federal department of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada has just released a report called “The 2017 Public Report on the Terrorist Threat to Canada”. The report notes that the terrorist groups like Daesh and al-Qaida (Ministerial spelling) continue» 

The LINK Online Sunday Dec. 3, 2017

Your hosts Lynn, Marie-Claude, Levon, Marc (Video of show at bottom) (all items are excerpts of longer interviews available in the highlights section: Comments open on all stories at bottom of page) Daesh is crumbling and there are concerns about» 

International, Politics, Religion, Society

Returning jihadis: to kill or re-integrate?

Daesh, or the “Islamic State” is crumbling. (comments open-to post or read comments, scroll to bottom of page) Several countries involved in the fight against Daesh have said it would be better if their citizens who had joined the terrorist» 

International, Politics, Society

Foreigners with Daesh: best to kill or reintegrate?

(posting comments open : to post or read comments-scroll to very bottom of page) As Daesh (ISIS) collapses, the risk- and fear- is that hundreds of radicalized foreign fighters will return to their home countries. Several Coalition countries have announced» 

International, Politics, Society

Conversation with the Canadian General fighting Daesh

Canada has been with the Coalition forces to defeat Daesh in Iraq since 2014. This year Brigadier-General Daniel MacIsaac took over command of the Canadian contingent. I spoke to him from a Canadian base in Kuwait about the mission and» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadian advisors in Iraq pause, hospital stays on

It’ll be slightly smaller, but the Liberal government announced that the Canadian combat hospital in Iraq will stay on. On the other hand, the approximately 200 Canadian Forces Special Operations personnel who have been advising and assisting both Iraqi and»