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Syrian Opposition Leader: Canada Can End Violence With More Action

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Politics

MONTREAL - The head of Syria’s main Western-backed opposition group is pressing the Canadian government to do more to end the conflict in his home c...

Harper, French And British Leaders Share Concerns Over Syria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.24.2013 | Canada Politics

TORONTO - Reports of chemical weapons being used in Syria have been a major topic of discussion between Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the leaders ...

5 New Issues In Syrian Conflict

CBC | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada

Syrian rebels have long accused the government they are fighting of using chemical weapons, and this week the claims intensified, as pictures of lifel...

The Truth About Poison Gas In Syria

John E.C. Thompson | Posted 10.21.2013 | Canada
John E.C. Thompson

The footage of purported victims of recent chemical weapons attacks in Syria shows a distressing number of children's corpses... but then both Saddam Hussein and Hezbollah have been accused of stockpiling such corpses in the past to reserve for media events. The Syrian National Front might be no different.

Ripeness and the Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks: A Reality Check

Adam Moscoe | Posted 09.29.2013 | Canada
Adam Moscoe

They're back at it. On Monday, Israel and the Palestinian Authority sent high-level representatives to Washington to lay the groundwork for official p...

For Some Children, War Is No Video Game

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

"But all my friends have them!" implored by 11-year-old son Derrick, arguing once again for the purchase of M-rated video games (for "Mature"). How do I explain that there are children all around the world who don't play games like these -- their actual lives read like an ESRB warning?

How Could the International Community Let This Happen?

Irwin Cotler | Posted 09.21.2013 | Canada Politics
Irwin Cotler

In February 2012, amidst the then unfolding horror in Syria, British journalist Marie Colvin summed it up in one final poignant and painful dispatch before she herself was murdered in the assault on Homs: "In Baba Amr. Sickening. Cannot understand how the world can stand by... Feeling helpless... No one here can understand how the international community can let this happen."

Will the Summer Shine on or Sour the Economy?

Peter Hall | Posted 09.10.2013 | Canada Business
Peter Hall

There's a sour seasonality that has become entrenched in recent global economics. In the past few years, summer has become a disarmingly punctual momentum-killer of global production. Perhaps the most critical question in EDC's Summer 2013 Global Export Forecast is whether we are in for yet another summer drubbing, or whether this is the year we break with that sorry tradition.

Meet the Syrian Activists Recieving Human Rights Training in Canada

Craig and Marc Kielburger | Posted 09.08.2013 | Canada Impact
Craig and Marc Kielburger

When Ariya slips into the car, she must carry two sets of clothes: a hijab, and western garb. Without both, she risks arrest, beating, and rape. Ariya believes the trip is worth the risk -- she counsels some of the estimated 1,500 Syrian women who have been victims of sexual assault in Syria's bloody civil war.

Syrian Refugee Children Need More Than Just Food and Water

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 08.26.2013 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

The number of Syrian refugees who have fled to neighbouring countries is expected to reach two million in the coming weeks. Approximately half of these human beings are children. In some ways, helping the Syrian refugee children is remarkably simple. But what do you offer a child who wakes screaming in the middle of the night, reliving a rocket attack on his house?

Islam At War -- With Itself

Murtaza Haider | Posted 08.25.2013 | Canada
Murtaza Haider

Muslim societies have evolved into places where revenge is confused with justice, forgiveness with weakness, and peace with cowardice. These are the places where unholy men wage holy wars against unarmed civilians, pitting Muslims against other Muslims.

DEEP DIVISIONS

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada Politics

ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland - The Group of Eight stopped short of calling for the ouster of Syrian President Bashar Assad in its final statement on ...

Harper Announces $90 Million In New Syria Aid

CBC | Posted 08.17.2013 | Canada

Trade, taxes and transparency are on the agenda at the G8 summit in Northern Ireland, but a major development came Monday when the U.S. and the Europe...

WATCH: Harper: 'It's G7 Plus One'

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.15.2013 | Canada Politics

DUBLIN - When leaders of the world's eight wealthiest countries meet in Northern Ireland on Monday, it's pretty clear how Prime Minister Stephen Harpe...

The Great Conservative Contradiction

Alex Vronces | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada
Alex Vronces

The White House stated on Thursday that Syria crossed a "red line" with its use of chemical weapons, compelling the U.S. government to intensify the "...

Now He's Convinced Syria's Assad Used Chemical Weapons

CP | Steve Rennie, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.14.2013 | Canada Politics

PARIS - Prime Minister Stephen Harper said Friday he is convinced the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons, a day after the U...

UN Wants More Evidence Of Chemical Weapons

CP | Zeina Karam, The Associated Press | Posted 08.03.2013 | Canada

BEIRUT - A U.N. report on Syria said Tuesday there are "reasonable grounds" to believe that limited quantities of toxic chemicals have been used as we...

Baird's Syria Solution

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Reports of a Russian arms shipment to the Syrian regime and the rejection of peace talks by opposition groups raised fears Thursday that inte...

Hagia Sofia: Witness to Triumphs and Terrors

Akaash Maharaj | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada
Akaash Maharaj

One afternoon, I decided to clear my mind and pay a brief visit to the Hagia Sophia, the monumental edifice in the ancient heart of the city. The "Holy Wisdom" is almost 1500 years old, and is -- at least in my amateur opinion -- the single greatest masterpiece of Byzantine architecture.

Israel's Enemies Are Harming the Palestinians More Than Israel

Conrad Black | Posted 07.15.2013 | Canada
Conrad Black

The overwhelming majority of people in the West are not anti-Semitic and the majority believe Israel has a right to exist, but a distressingly large number has been sold a bigoted and false misconception of the correlation of moral force in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Israel is not without fault, and the Palestinians deserve sympathy and support toward statehood, but they will be retarded and not helped by continuing Israelophobic misinformation on a scale that caused the otherwise inexplicable boycott of an annual Jerusalem conference by scientist Stephen Hawking.

Emergency Syria Debate

CBC | Posted 07.07.2013 | Canada Politics

MPs held an emergency debate in the House of Commons on Canada's role in Syria amid renewed concerns about chemical weapons and Israel's involvement i...

"Syria Today Is Afghanistan Circa 1998"

Bessma Momani | Posted 07.08.2013 | Canada
Bessma Momani

Syria today is Afghanistan circa 1998. We don't need a crystal ball to see how it will end up if left to its own fate. If, or rather when this war explodes and threatens the regional balance of power, the West will recalculate its current standing of staying on the sidelines.

Syrian Rebels Down Helicopter: Activists

CP | Barbara Surk, The Associated Press | Posted 07.05.2013 | Canada

BEIRUT - Syrian rebels shot down a military helicopter in the country's east, killing eight government troops on board a day after opposition forces e...

It's Showtime in Syria -- Will Obama Finally Intervene?

Conrad Black | Posted 07.01.2013 | Canada Politics
Conrad Black

Syria is now a failed state. The fact that Assad used Sarin against a small number of people may indicate panic by local officials, or more likely a considered policy of the gradual introduction of this new escalation. That is why all eyes are again on Washington. This is show-time; the world is watching and many habitual trouble-makers, including perhaps even the mischievous and treacherous gangster thugdom of Putin's Russia, are more amenable than they have been to support an effective intervention by the United States in Syria. If not now, when?

Israel Claims Syria Used Chemical Weapons

AP | Ariel David, The Associated Press | Posted 04.23.2013 | Canada

TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — A senior Israeli military intelligence official said on Tuesday that Syrian President Bashar Assad used chemical weapons las...