Highlights/terrorism

International

Canada condemns ‘cowardly’ attack in Burkina Faso

The Canadian government has strongly condemned an apparent terrorist attack in Burkina Faso’s capital on Friday that has killed at least seven people and wounded some fifty others in a coordinated assault on the army headquarters and French embassy. “Our» 

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,» 

International

Security Council urges states to beef up measures against returning foreign fighters

The United Nations Security Council is calling on member states to counter the threat posed by thousands of foreign terrorist fighters returning home after the defeat of so-called Islamic State in Syria and Iraq by beefing up border controls, criminal» 

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» 

Economy, Society

There it was, gone! Stolen cars in Canada

Top ten stolen vehicles in Canada If you own a late model Ford pickup in Canada, you might not own it for long. A prime target for theft across Canada, a recent model F350. A popular target across Canada, various» 

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» 

Immigration & Refugees

Edmonton terror attack: severe injuries, fortunately no deaths

A man has been arrested and charged after a violent weekend attack in Edmonton, the capital city of the western Canadian province of Alberta. The man, a Somali refugee claimant, is facing several charges in connection with an attack on» 

International

This terror tactic will fade, says expert

Last week’s terrorist attack in Barcelona had the intended effect of striking fear into people, but a former intelligence operative says it is important to resist that response. Mubin Shaikh also thinks the tactic of ramming vehicles into people on» 

International, Politics

Terror attacks using vehicles to become ‘fact of life’ in Western democracies: expert

The increasing use of vehicles to conduct low-tech terrorist attacks such as Thursday’s attack in Barcelona that killed at least 13 people, including one Canadian, and injured over 120 people, presents an enormous challenge for security services and policy makers» 

International, Politics

Canada condemns Barcelona attack

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned the terrorist attack in the northern Spanish city of Barcelona that killed least 13 people and injured 80 others Thursday afternoon after a van ploughed into crowds in the city’s famous Las Ramblas tourist area.»