Dec 8, 2014

Canadian, British embassies in Cairo closed due to security concerns

Canada’s Embassy in Cairo was closed Monday until further notice because of security concerns, an official answering its emergency telephone line said, the second diplomatic mission to shut its doors this week. A message on the embassy’s website read: “The ability to provide consular ...

Dec 8, 2014

Canada urges vigilance after online video calls for attacks

Canada’s public safety minister on Sunday urged the country be vigilant after the release of an online video in which a man believed to be a Canadian fighting for the Islamic State called on Canadian Muslims to carry out lone wolf attacks. The SITE ...

Dec 6, 2014

Second batch of children leaves Japan under Hague pact

Two children brought to Japan by their Japanese mother returned to their home in Canada last month under a treaty settling cross-border custody disputes, Foreign Ministry officials said. It was the second departure of children from Japan under the 1980 Hague Convention on the ...

Dec 2, 2014

Kurds deny Canadian-Israeli woman captured by Islamic State militants

A Kurdish official in Syria denied Monday previous reports that Canadian-Israeli Gill Rosenberg was captured by militants from the Islamic State group and a Facebook message on her page read “I’m totally safe and secure.” Rosenberg, 31, a civil aviation pilot who enlisted in ...

Dec 1, 2014

Canada 'aware' of reports that citizen was kidnapped in Syria

Canada said Sunday it was “aware of reports” that one of its nationals may have been kidnapped in Syria, amid suggestions it could have been a woman fighting alongside Kurdish forces in Kobani. The U.S.-based monitoring group SITE said Islamic State jihadists claimed a ...

Jian Ghomeshi, former Canadian radio host,  arrested in sex case

Nov 27, 2014

Jian Ghomeshi, former Canadian radio host, arrested in sex case

A prominent former radio host with the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. has been arrested on sexual assault charges and ordered to live with his mother while the case that has rocked the country’s vaunted public broadcaster is heard in court. Jian Ghomeshi was charged with ...

Canadians plan to fight Islamic State

Nov 22, 2014

Canadians plan to fight Islamic State

Several former Canadian soldiers plan to join Kurdish forces fighting Islamic State militants in the coming weeks, with at least one already in Iraq, Canadian media reported Friday, bolstering the ranks of foreigners fighting alongside the Kurds. The Canadian Broadcasting Corp. said a half-dozen ...

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

Nov 15, 2014

Keystone pipeline passes one U.S. legislative hurdle

The U.S. House of Representatives on Friday approved construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline to bring oil from Canada, but the measure could still find itself blocked in the Senate. The project, which would bring oil from tar sands in Alberta province to ...