Oct 8, 2014

Canadian parliament authorizes airstrikes in Iraq

Canada’s parliament voted Tuesday to authorize airstrikes against the Islamic State militant group in Iraq following a U.S. request. Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s Conservative Party introduced the motion last week. Harper has a majority of seats in parliament, so the vote was all but ...

Oct 7, 2014

Abbott hopes Australia troops will soon enter Iraq

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott said Tuesday he hopes that legal hurdles can be cleared quickly so that Australian special forces troops can begin their assistance role in Iraq. Australian F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighters have flown their first missions over Iraq since Cabinet ...

Canadians set to join air war against Islamic State group in Iraq

Oct 4, 2014

Canadians set to join air war against Islamic State group in Iraq

Canada is poised to join the international coalition launching airstrikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq after Prime Minister Stephen Harper sought parliament’s support Friday. If lawmakers greenlight the action on Monday — as expected — it will be Canada’s first military expedition ...

U.S. aid worker threatened in Syria is an army veteran

Oct 4, 2014

U.S. aid worker threatened in Syria is an army veteran

Peter Kassig first visited Beirut on a trip during spring break in college. What the former Army Ranger saw there prompted him to return, the next time as a medical assistant and humanitarian worker hoping to offer blankets, food and medical care to victims ...