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Baird Meets Lebanese PM, Has 'Deep Concern' For Syria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.10.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - The instability posed by the ongoing unrest in Syria was a major topic of discussion when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird met with Lebano...

Canada Has No Place in Syria's Not-So-Civil War

Peter Worthington | Posted 08.15.2012 | Canada Politics
Peter Worthington

Now that the UN has finally acknowledged that Syria is in a "full blown civil war," it's even more reason why we of the Western alliance should stay out of it. Harsh as it may seem, intervention would be a mistake. If we (meaning Western democracies) entered the fray, it'll be war by proxy and wouldn't curb bloodshed, but spread it.

The Arab League: A Dictator's Paradise

Qais Ghanem, MD | Posted 04.26.2012 | Canada
Qais Ghanem, MD

This is a grouping of dictatorial regimes, the majority of which are ruled either by monarchies, or worse by military regimes that came to power by killing or removing the previous rulers of those countries. We are talking here about a rulers' club which has nothing to do with the Arab people, and that is why it should be called "The Arab Rulers' League."

Canada Slams UN 'Paralysis' On Syria

CBC | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Politics

Canada is "disappointed in the extreme" by the UN Security Council's "paralysis" after Russia and China vetoed a resolution calling for S...

Syrian Embassy In Ottawa Splashed With Red Paint

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.05.2012 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada had some strong words for members of the U.N. Security Council Saturday, saying it was "disappointed in the extreme" after Russia and ...

Are Syrians Worth Less Than Libyans?

Josh D. Scheinert | Posted 03.23.2012 | Canada
Josh D. Scheinert

Is this really all we've got? In 10 months no one has come up with a better plan than evadable sanctions, toothless Arab League monitors and a Barbara Walters special? How much longer will we wait before moved to action by the humanitarian ideals that brought liberation to Libya?

15 Civilians, 6 Troops Dead in Syria Clashes

CP | Zeina Karam, The Associated Press | Posted 02.17.2012 | Canada

BEIRUT - Clashes erupted in Syria on Sunday, killing at least 15 civilians and six government troops, activists said. Isolated and faced with a possib...

A Regime's Websites Hosted By Canadian Servers

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.16.2012 | Canada Business

TORONTO - A report by a University of Toronto think tank says a number of Syrian government websites are being hosted by servers based in Canada.The r...

New Canadian Sanctions On Syria

CBC | Posted 12.04.2011 | Canada Politics

Canada is expanding its sanctions against Syria's Bashar al- Assad regime, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird announced Tuesday. ...

Visa Cuts Off Syria

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.25.2011 | Canada Business

BEIRUT - Syria's state-run bank says Visa cards issued in the country are no longer valid.The Commercial Bank of Syria said in a statement faxed to Th...

Harper Says Syria's Assad Must Go

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.18.2011 | Canada

OTTAWA - Stephen Harper has joined other world leaders in calling on Syria's president to resign amid a violent crackdown.The prime minister says Bash...

Canada Extends Sanctions Against Syria

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2011 | Canada Politics

OTTAWA - Canada's foreign minister acknowledges that diplomatic measures have failed to end the brutal crackdown on reform protesters in Syria, but he...

Syria Touts Hama Slaughter As Progress

CP | Posted 10.05.2011 | Canada

BEIRUT - Syria's government showed off TV and still images of burned buildings and rubble-strewn streets empty of people in Hama, the epicenter of ant...

Syrian Army Cracks Down On Restive Border Town

The Canadian Press | Posted 08.12.2011 | Canada

CBC -- Syrian security forces have moved into Jisr al-Shughour after spending more than a day bombing the city to quell an uprising against President ...

Syria Warns More Marches To Israeli Border

Posted 08.07.2011 | Canada Politics

THE CANADIAN PRESS -- DAMASCUS, Syria - A Syrian government newspaper said Tuesday that more Syrians and Palestinians plan to march to the Israeli bor...