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Debate over war with ISIL morphs into duelling definitions

Canada’s fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant has devolved into a war of words, with the Conservative government, Canadian military and opposition parties all sparring over definitions Thursday. 931 more words


Wife of Saudi blogger asks for Harper's help, says husband can't take flogging


The wife of the imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi says her husband can’t endure another flogging.

Ensaf Haidar, now a refugee living in Quebec, joined an all-party coalition of MPs on Parliament Hill on Thursday urging Prime Minister Stephen Harper to intervene personally with the Saudis. 395 more words

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Questions, accusations swirl as ministers prepare for Iraq update

A lot has changed in the five months since Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and Defence Minister Rob Nicholson last appeared before a parliamentary committee to talk about Canada’s mission in Iraq. 615 more words


John Baird meets John Kerry at world economic forum

DAVOS, Switzerland – Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird and his American counterpart discussed a number of issues Saturday at the World Economic Forum.

Baird met with U.S. 150 more words


Saudi King Abdullah: ‘Proponent of peace’? Human rights abuser? Both?

WATCH ABOVE: The Canadian government sells the Saudi’s billions of dollars worth of military equipment. But, some critics are asking whether it’s a relationship we should continue. 991 more words


Guarded optimism over possible pardon for Mohamed Fahmy

Mohamed Fahmy and his family are cautiously optimistic that the imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian journalist could be among prisoners expected to be pardoned by Egypt’s president this weekend. 587 more words


Couillard seems to be 'imbued' with Saudi values, PQ leader says


Premier Philippe Couillard seems to have been “imbued” with Saudi Arabian values and should not be spreading them in Quebec, the Parti Québécois leader says. 818 more words

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