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Orphaned Canadian girl held in Syrian camp is on her way home, says minister

A five-year-old orphaned Canadian girl is on her way to Canada to be reunited with her extended family after spending nearly two years in a crowded refugee camp in northeastern Syria, Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne announced Monday. “I am »

International, Politics

Repatriate Canadian former ISIS fighters and family members, rights group urges

An international human rights group is urging the federal government to “immediately” repatriate dozens of Canadians, including 26 children, held in detention facilities for ISIS suspects in northeastern Syria for “rehabilitation, reintegration, and, as appropriate, prosecution.” Human Rights Watch says »


RCMP lays terrorism charges against Canadian man arrested in Turkey this summer

Investigators with Canada’s national police force have arrested and charged an Ontario man who was arrested in Turkey earlier this summer with terrorism-related offences, officials with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) said Friday. Ikar Mao, 22, faces one count »

International, Society

Canada’s threat level doesn’t change despite death of ISIS leader

The Canadian federal government showed no intention of changing the national threat level of its current ” medium ” classification despite concerns from some countries that the Islamic State group may retaliate following the killing of its leader during a »

International, Politics

‘Jihadi Jack’ says he now wants to come to Canada

A suspected British-Canadian ISIS militant languishing in a Kurdish prison in northern Syria now says he would like to return to Canada, after learning that authorities in the U.K. have stripped him of his British citizenship. Jack Letts, dubbed “Jihadi »

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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 »

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Canadian jihadists are distinct from other Islamist radicals, study finds

Canadians jihadists who left the country to fight for ISIS or Al-Qaeda and its offshoots in the Middle East are distinct from other radical Islamists and may be more amenable to rehabilitation and reintegration back into the Canadian society, according »


Canadian Tire attacker sentenced to 7 years in prison

A woman found guilty of terror charges for attacking workers at a Toronto-area Canadian Tire store has been sentenced to seven years in prison. Rehab Dughmosh was found guilty last month of four terrorism-related charges for using a golf club and butcher’s knife »

International, Politics, Society

Canadians surrender to Kurdish forces in Syria

Global Affairs Canada says it is aware of two Canadian women being detained in Syria. The confirmation follows CNN interviews with the two Canadians after they fled one of ISIS’s last remaining strongholds in eastern Syria and surrendered to U.S.-backed »

International, Politics, Society

Ottawa won’t heed U.S. call to return ISIS fighters

Canada will not answer a call by Washington that U.S. allies bring ISIS volunteers home to face prosecution. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the proposition is too risky. Instead, Goodale says, Ottawa will continue to work with its allies »