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Israel, Canada has Accepted your Friend Request

Mike Fegelman | Posted 07.04.2012 | Canada
Mike Fegelman

One of the great myths perpetuated by the media is that Israel stands alone, isolated in the international arena. On the domestic front here in Canada, members of our municipal, provincial, and federal political parties have proudly declared that they are Israel's BFFs. Indeed, much of the same is expected next week when Israeli President Shimon Peres arrives here in Canada.

America, Syria Desperately Needs Your Muscle

Conrad Black | Posted 07.02.2012 | Canada
Conrad Black

The reluctance of the United States to be involved even peripherally in an almost open-ended series of concurrent Middle Eastern conflicts is understandable. But Syria is aflame. Its regime has been a notorious terrorist exporter for decades, and is the chief conduit for Iran into the Arab world, the principal supporter of Hezbollah and Hamas.

UN Takes Big Step Towards Ending Violence In Syria

CBC | Posted 06.21.2012 | Canada

The United Nations Security Council has voted to expand its ceasefire observer mission to Syria and is also demanding an immediate halt t...

UN Deal with Syria Only Brokers More Death

Peter Worthington | Posted 06.06.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

After a year or so of killing people in areas that protest his dictatorship, Assad apparently has agreed to withdraw troops from killing zones -- starting some 10 days after making his promise to former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan. What the hiatus does is give Syrian forces breathing space to further crush anti-government elements and destroy towns that harbour rebels.

Syria Troops To Remain Until 'Security' Prevails

CP | Bassem Mroue, The Associated Press | Posted 05.31.2012 | Canada

BEIRUT - The Syrian government will not pull troops from cities and towns engulfed in the country's unrest before life returns to normal in these area...

Beware Syria, Here's Why Ceasefires Fail

Robert Barrett, PhD | Posted 03.26.2012 | Canada
Robert Barrett, PhD

The recent six-point multilateral agreement on Syria is a breakthrough for those seeking to end the country's horrific yearlong bloodbath. But despite overwhelming agreement that the killing must stop, a lack of shared opinion on whom or what to support now threatens to dash any hope of a ceasefire taking effect.

Canadians Protest Syrian Regime

CBC | Posted 05.17.2012 | Canada

More than 300 people gathered in Toronto Saturday to protest the Syrian regime and ask the Canadian government to help the Syrian people....

Twin Car Bombs Rip Through Syrian Capital

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 03.17.2012 | Canada

BEIRUT -- Twin car bombs struck intelligence and security buildings in the Syrian capital on Saturday, killing at least 27 people and wounding nearly ...

World Ends With a Bang Because of a Whimper

Peter Worthington | Posted 05.09.2012 | Canada
Peter Worthington

The trouble is, the Iranian leadership is not Pakistani, nor Indian, nor like any other nuclear regime. If Iran has nuclear weapons, one can be assured that some terrorist organization will also get access to them. What if Hamas had an Iranian-made nuclear device?

Canadian Embassy Closes In Syria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 05.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada is closing its embassy in Damascus.Foreign Affairs says all Canadian diplomats have now left Syria.The department says any Canadians r...

Canada Blasts Syria For Blocking Red Cross Aid

CBC | Posted 05.04.2012 | Canada

Canada's foreign affairs minister has condemned what he calls the "depravity" of the continuing offensive by security forces in Syria and...

Springtime for Assad and Syria...

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 04.29.2012 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

Now that a new constitution has been passed, is it even remotely conceivable that Syria's president is planning to resume his ophthalmological practice at the end of his current term? Or is he saying he would step aside in 2026, by which time who knows what the Middle East will look like?

'What Constitution? What Referendum?'

Posted 02.25.2012 | Canada

AP -- Syria defied international calls to halt attacks on rebel enclaves as at least 89 people were killed nationwide Saturday on the eve of a constit...

Red Cross Trying To Get Back Into Homs

CBC | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada

The Red Cross says it has failed to gain access to the beseiged rebel stronghold of Baba Amr in the Syrian city of Homs but was able to c...

More than 100 killed in Syria

CBC | Posted 04.25.2012 | Canada
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Syrian forces have killed more than 100 people in the central area of the country, including the city of Homs, where the Red Cross has be...

Syrian Threat:"Your Beautiful Face Will be Burned by Acid"

Ahed Al Hendi | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada
Ahed Al Hendi

Syrian activist Hadeel Kouki is wanted by the country's intelligence. Yesterday she received a message: "We are going to displine you like dogs, you traitor, even if you hide on Mars, Assad's Shabiha will get you. We know all of your activities and we got the green light from your relatives. Your beautiful face will be burned by acid."

Should Journalists Risk Their Lives for a Story?

Michael Bociurkiw | Posted 04.24.2012 | Canada
Michael Bociurkiw

It's a question worth asking given the news that journalist Marie Colvin and French photojournalist Remi Ochlik were both just killed in Syria. Atrocities are almost certainly being committed by the Assad regime -- video, audio, photographic, and written documentation can all be used to support charges of war crimes.

2 foreign journalists killed in Syria

CBC | Posted 04.23.2012 | Canada
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Two foreign journalists have been killed by Syrian government troops shelling the southern city of Homs. In Paris, the govern...

A Sham Referendum for a Sham Future

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 04.22.2012 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

My own opinion is that Hadi's role will be a lot longer than a two year term, and that is exactly what Saudi Arabia, and possibly the United States, wants to see happen, because the conservative devil you know is better than the progressive devil you don't know.

Syria ceasefire sought by Red Cross

CBC | Posted 04.21.2012 | Canada
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The Red Cross is negotiating with Syrian authorities and opposition groups in a bid to open up channels to allow humanitarian aid to tric...

Syrian state prosecutor, judge killed by gunmen

CBC | Posted 04.20.2012 | Canada
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An attack by armed gunmen in a restive province of northwest Syria has killed a top prosecutor and a judge, according to the state news a...

China Vocalizes Support For Arab League In Syria Crisis

Posted 02.18.2012 | Canada

AP -- China said Saturday that it supports the Arab League's proposals for ending the violence in Syria, a striking show of support just two weeks aft...

A Third Way for De-Nuking Iran

Yoni Goldstein | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada
Yoni Goldstein

What if Israel acknowledged its own collection of nuclear weapons and announced a willingness to get rid of the entire arsenal in exchange for an Iranian promise to stop pursuing the bomb? Worst case, Iran refuses the offer, continues building its nukes, and we're back to square one. Either way, Israel has offered peace to its most dangerous enemy.

Syrian envoy calls Arar a terrorist and liar despite Canadian apology and award

CP | Mike Blanchfield, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the RCMP apologized to him. A judicial inquiry concluded he was not a terrorist. The government awarded him...

Open Letter to Syrian Opposition Leaders

Omar Alghabra | Posted 04.17.2012 | Canada
Omar Alghabra

The opposition has history and justice on its side but needs to be aware that that alone is not enough. Courageous Syrians who are risking their lives on a daily basis seeking dignity deserve leaders who will rise up to the occasion and honour their sacrifices.