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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 »

Society

Woman accused of assault pledges allegiance to ISIS in Toronto courtroom

A 32-year-old woman accused of assault and threatening people with a knife in a Canadian Tire store in the Toronto suburb of Scarborough on the weekend swore allegiance to the leader of the so-called Islamic State during her court appearance today. »

International, Society

Investigation continues into Aaron Driver’s life and death

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is praising and expressing gratitude to the RCMP for its handling of the potential terror attack in the small Ontario town of Strathroy that ended in the death of 24-year-old Aaron Driver. Acting on a tip »

International, Politics, Society

Canada to withdraw fighter jets bombing IS targets

Canada’s newly-elected prime minister has renewed his pledge to withdraw Canadian CF-18s from the coalition bombing mission in Iraq and Syria. Justin Trudeau said he would instead focus on providing troops to train Iraqi soldiers. The United States has publicly »