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International, Politics

Canada pledges $12M for rebuilding newly liberated areas of Iraq

Canada is contributing $12 million to help rebuild areas of northern and western Iraq recently liberated from Islamic State militants, the federal government announced Tuesday. The funding will support the rehabilitation of critical infrastructure in Iraq, as well as help» 

International, Politics

Alleged ISIS operative wants to return to Canada

A British-Canadian man who allegedly joined ISIS in Syria four years ago and is now being held in a jail run by a Kurdish militia is pleading with Ottawa to secure his release and allow him to come to Canada,» 

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, 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» 

Immigration & Refugees, International

ISIS supporter acquitted, but still detained as a threat

A man living in Fort St John, British Columbia was acquitted in September of charges of counselling acts of violence on behalf of a terrorist organisation, encouraging murder, assault and mischief for terrorist purposes. Othman Hamdan  had been posting pro-Daesh» 

International, Politics, Society

Canadian military helps fight Daesh in remaining stronghold

It is believed there are up to 2,000 Daesh (ISIS)  holed up in the northern Iraqi city Hawija,one of their last strongholds which they have held since 2014. A battle for the city of about 150,000 in northern Iraq has»