Highlights / lebanon

International, Politics

Canada urges ‘timely and peaceful transition’ amid Lebanon protests

Canada called for a “peaceful transition” of power in Lebanon as protesters continued to block roads in Beirut and across of the country, amid nationwide protests demanding an end to widespread corruption and mismanagement by the political class that has »

International, Politics

Canada provides $19.5M humanitarian assistance in Syria and Lebanon

The federal government announced Wednesday $19.5 million in funding to UN agencies and NGOs working to address humanitarian needs in Syria and Lebanon. Canada’s contribution will help meet the basic needs of crisis-affected people in Syria and Lebanon, including through »

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

Canada won’t cooperate with Hezbollah: defence minister

Canadian authorities will not deal with Hezbollah in Lebanon as they prepare to deploy military advisers to the country as part of Ottawa’s new strategy of fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Canada’s Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan »

Immigration & Refugees

Canada to miss target of 10,000 Syrian refugees for 2015

The federal government is likely to miss its target to resettle 10,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2015 by a wide margin. An analysis of the government’s own statistics shows that as of Dec 29 only 4,295 Syrian refugees »

Immigration & Refugees

Canada could welcome 50,000 Syrian refugees in 2016

Canada is yet to welcome the majority of 25,000 Syrian refugees it promised to resettle by the end of this year, but Immigration Minister John McCallum is already hinting the federal government could bring twice as many by the end of »

Immigration & Refugees, International, Politics, Society

Massive Syrian refugee airlift would strain Canada’s diplomatic and military resources

The massive operation required to bring in 25,000 Syrian refugees to Canada until the end of the year, as promised by Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, will require the mobilization of the country’s full diplomatic and military resources, experts warn. “It’s »

International, Politics, Society

History: July 25th 2006 ”My God they’ve killed Wolf!

“Wolf” was Canadian Forces Major Paeta Hess-von Kruedener. On July 25th, 2006 the 44-year-old Canadian soldier and three other peacekeepers from Austria, China, and Finland, were in an underground bunker as bombs and shells rained down on their UN observer »