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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

NGOs sound alarm over forced return of Syrian refugees

A group of international humanitarian NGOs is sounding the alarm over the forced return of Syrian refugees to their war-torn homeland where conflict still rages in many parts of the country, while others have sustained so much damage to basic» 

International, Society

Ontario mother among 2 Canadians freed in Syria

Two Canadians, including a mother of two young boys, held by an al-Qaeda affiliate have been freed from Syria, Canadian officials confirmed Monday. Jolly Bimbachi and Sean Moore, both from Chatham, Ontario, were being held by al-Qaeda offshoot Hay’at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) in Syria and were released» 

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» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada to extend anti-ISIS mission by 2 years

Canada is extending its military mission against ISIS by another two years, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan and Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland said in a joint statement today. The mission will now go to March 31, 2019. The extension includes providing» 

International, Politics

Canada targets Syrian leadership with links to chemical weapons

A week after Ottawa announced sanctions against 27 high-ranking officials in the Assad regime, Canada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Chrystia Freeland expanded the sanctions today by listing additional individuals and entities. The amended list under Canada’s Special Economic Measures (Syria) Regulations» 

International, Politics, Society

Syria: a week of sorrow and outrage

The conflict in Syria was presented from many angles by our journalists following the chemical attack in the north of the country that killed more than 80 people, many of them children, on April 4. Canada condemns ‘absolutely reprehensible’ chemical» 

International, Politics

‘Assad must go,’ says Canada’s foreign affairs minister

As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson begins talks with the Russian government in Moscow over its support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, Ottawa is calling on the Kremlin to decide whether it wants to align itself with a “murderous» 

International, Politics, Society

What’s next for Syria?

The U.S., Canada and other western countries are now saying the war in Syria cannot be resolved with Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as leader. Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said al-Assad cannot remain and that he must be held to» 

International, Politics, Society

Gas attacks in Syria called ‘the new normal’

There has been an increasing number of gas attacks in Syria and the world must stop what has become ‘a new normal,’ according to a coalition of humanitarian groups. The founder of the American Relief Coalition for Syria says medical»