Canada Iraq

Edmonton Helicopter Squadron Deployed To Iraq

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada Alberta

They're taking over from their counterparts from Quebec.

Our Leaders Need To Shed The Corrupting Influence Of Weapons

Harith Chaudhary | Posted 04.11.2017 | Canada Politics
Harith Chaudhary

We have a problem, rather, a preoccupation with power. It is human nature to want and crave it, but the ways we get it and keep it are usually inhumane. The simplest, most base feeling of power is that of physical might. The ability to defeat one's foes in combat.

Liberals Extend Iraq Mission

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.31.2017 | Canada Politics

Canadian special forces have taken a more active role in the battle for Mosul.

America's Shameful Treatment Of Syrian Refugees

David Martin | Posted 03.10.2017 | Canada Politics
David Martin

Last year, Canada took in some 39,000 Syrian refugees and Canadian cities from coast to coast have made great efforts to help them adapt and assimilate. The U.S., on the other hand, let in a grand total of roughly 13,000 refugees, an embarrassing number given our population is only a tenth of theirs.

ISIS Stole This Family's Home, Don't Let It Take Their Baby's Life

Drowster | Posted 02.22.2017 | Canada Impact
Drowster

In March 2014, Mustafa heard three bombs near his home in Sheran located in the province of Aleppo, Syria. At that precise moment, he knew his biggest fear was real: ISIS was at their door. This was his tipping point; his family packed a few belongings and tried fleeing to Turkey.

Airport Shooter Was Mentally Ill After Service In Iraq: Family

CP | Danica Coto, The Associated Press | Posted 01.07.2017 | Canada

"It was like he lost his mind."

Dear Pakistan, When Will You Stop The Persecution Of Ahmadis?

Jari Qudrat | Posted 12.13.2016 | Canada Politics
Jari Qudrat

This persecution has personally affected me and continues to cause me great pain, grief and sorrow. I'd like to fall in love with Pakistan again, but something holds me back. It seems to be fear of continuing to lose those that I love most. And so, I have to ask, O Pakistan, when will you stop?

Canadian Troops Destroyed Explosives-Laden Vehicles In Iraq

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 11.16.2016 | Canada Politics

"The Kurds do not possess weapons like we have."

Let's Remember The Child Survivors Of War

Debbie Wolfe | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Impact
Debbie Wolfe

The children of war will never forget what they've been through. When that minute of silence has ended this Remembrance Day, please keep the world's child survivors in front of you. Then reach out to help them.

Iraqi, Kurdish Forces Launch Offensive To Retake Mosul From ISIS

CP | Susannah George And Adam Schreck, The Associated Press | Posted 10.17.2016 | Canada

A senior UN official warned that families are at "extreme risk'' of being caught in crossfire.

Canada To Pledge Up To $200M In Aid To Iraq

CP | Lee Berthiaume, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Politics

The money is meant to help the Iraqi government with economic reforms.

Halifax Honours The Victims Of Baghdad's Karrada Bombing

Aya Al-Hakim | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Living
Aya Al-Hakim

Candles were lit in downtown Halifax for the souls lost in Baghdad's Karrada bombing. Around 100 people gathered in silence at the corner of Spring Garden Road and South Park Street to take a stand against violence and fear.

Social Media Has Made Public Opinion A Meaner, Dumber Place

David Martin | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
David Martin

They say that Twitter has created a powerful new way for everyone to engage in political dialogue. I'm not so sure it's a good thing. One has only to look at the dysfunctional American political environment, the rise of Donald Trump and the decline of the European Union to see that the inmates take over the asylum.

Je Suis Humanity

Jari Qudrat | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
Jari Qudrat

If our social media profiles can tint in support of Paris, Belgium, and Orlando, then why not change for Turkey, Bangladesh, and Iraq? Innocent lives taken in Turkey airport, and no vigils, or landmarks, but when an attack of similar degree took place in Brussels we did all of the above. I'm often asked why Muslims don't speak out enough, but perhaps this is something we all need to work on.

Without Urgent Action, Millions Of Iraqi Children In Line Of Fire

David Morley | Posted 07.04.2016 | Canada Impact
David Morley

If you're a child in Iraq today, the odds of growing up in a safe and secure environment are not in your favour. According to a new UNICEF report, 3.6 million children in Iraq -- or one in five -- are at serious risk of death, injury, sexual violence, abduction or recruitment into armed groups.

Love In A Time Of Terror

Hadani Ditmars | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Hadani Ditmars

The Western world was not a safe place recently. At least not on most major news channels. The familiar became menacing: dancing at a nightclub with ...

I Think I Am Muslim, Therefore I Am

Jari Qudrat | Posted 06.24.2016 | Canada Living
Jari Qudrat

Is it too much to ask in the 21st century to self-identify based on the beliefs you hold so dearly? After all, who has the right to tell me who I am and who I'm not? Apparently the Pakistani government does, who have declared the Ahmadiyya community "infidel" and non-Muslim since the infamous ruling in 1974.

Education Should Be Considered A 'Life-Saving Intervention'

Brett Tarver | Posted 05.24.2017 | Canada Impact
Brett Tarver

At the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul this week, global leaders, humanitarian agencies and the private sector are coming together in search of sustainable solutions to address urgent humanitarian crises. The fate of millions of children, like those I met, literally hangs in the balance.

How Canada Provides Life-Giving Water To Iraqi Families Forced From Their Homes

Brett Tarver | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Impact
Brett Tarver

Like many Canadians, I have struggled to understand the importance of something as seemingly mundane as water. With our Great Lakes and mighty rivers, we're used to seeing water everywhere. I began appreciating how critical water is to survival when visiting the Kurdish region of northern Iraq with World Vision last month.

Justice Is The Foundation For Everlasting Peace

Jari Qudrat | Posted 03.29.2017 | Canada Politics
Jari Qudrat

"Injustice anywhere, is a threat to justice everywhere." These words of Martin Luther King Jr. accurately describe the world crisis we live in today. To avoid war and attacks as such, all nations must come together for the greater good and unite in their efforts to stop all forms of cruelty, persecution and injustice perpetrated in the name of religion or else wise.

Defence, Development Ministers Talk ISIS Mission With Aid Agencies

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 03.13.2016 | Canada Politics

The Liberals' recently refocused the ISIS mission to place greater emphasis on humanitarian and development support.

Most Canadians Disagree With Trudeau's Plan To Pull CF-18s: Poll

CBC | CBC News | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Politics

Only 27 per cent told the Angus Reid Institute that they were on the same page as Trudeau.

Sajjan Vows Mistakes Of Afghan War Won't Be Repeated

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA — Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan argued Friday in favour of a calm, considered recasting of Canada's combat mission in Iraq. He pointed to...

Canadian Volunteers Fighting With Kurds Might Violate Anti-Terror Law

CP | Murray Brewster, The Canadian Press | Posted 01.28.2017 | Canada Politics

A secret analysis of the Kurdish peshmerga warns there are some factions of the militia group that are designated as terrorist entities under federal law.

Embracing 'Radical' Christianity Can Defeat The Islamic State

Robert D. Onley | Posted 01.25.2017 | Canada Politics
Robert D. Onley

"Do good to those who hate you. Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you." This verse, objectively radical given its relevance today, is particularly applicable in the context of terrorist violence, where strangers are willing to viciously stab, shoot and murder total strangers. One need only think back to the Paris attacks and ask: how can such hatred be justified?