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UN Human Rights Council approves inquiry into 'war crimes' in Gaza

Watch above:Almost 700 Palestinians have died in the Israeli assault on the Gaza Strip, 167 of them children. Now, the UN’s top human rights official said she’s wondering if what Israel is doing amounts to war crimes. 442 more words


Canada's ambassador to Israel draws fire over tweets

Canada’s recently appointed ambassador to Israel has wasted no time becoming an active and opinionated tweeter – and drawing fierce social media fire as a result. 308 more words


Canada mourns civilian deaths in Gaza, Baird says

The Canadian government “mourns” the death of every innocent civilian in Gaza but believes the Israeli government has the right to defend itself against terrorists through its military operation and that only Hamas can end the conflict, says Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird. 393 more words


Russia bears some responsibility for downing of Malaysian jet: John Baird

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird ramped up his criticism Monday of Russia — saying it  “loaded the gun” used by those who last week shot down a Malaysian civilian jetliner carrying nearly 300 people. 663 more words


Canada to slap more sanctions against Russia over downed plane

WATCH: John Baird slammed Russia for its handling of the downed airliner and Putin’s reponse.

LONDON – Likening sanctions against Russia with the West’s past efforts to stamp out apartheid and bring democracy to Myanmar, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced further punishments Monday aimed at ending the crisis in Ukraine. 518 more words


Canadian teacher detained in Jakarta on accusations of child sexual assault

The family of a Canadian teacher detained in an Indonesian jail on allegations of child sexual assault has been trying to enlist Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird to help win his release. 579 more words


War crimes in the name of self-defence; unsustainable Israeli position

TML Weekly Information Project* (July 19) –  The Zionist state of Israel has started a ground invasion of occupied Palestinian territory with as many as 60,000 troops amassed at the Gaza border. 683 more words