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The Huntsman without Snow White, celebrities at a fashion gala and the latest from two stars we like

  It’s not too early to think about DOXA, the documentary festival that starts on May 5. You’ll need time because there’s lots to read in the catalogue that’s now out and available at JJ Bean...

What does the Iran nuclear deal mean for Iran, the Middle East and the world?

We can’t protect life in a vacuum. The Iran nuclear deal offers Iran the hope of normalizing its economy and opening relations with the world.
Harper at Whitehorse Airport with Canadian Rangers

Stephen Harper versus Avaaz: a tale of two worlds

Stephen Harper talks about war against jihadists. Avaaz's approach works better.

Stephen Harper position on global Arms Trade Treaty reads like a page out of NRA handbook

The global Arms Trade Treaty, brokered through the United Nations in a lengthy process, came into effect this Christmas Eve, 2014, 90 days after the 50th nation had ratified it. Canada has refused to...

Reviews of The Fifth Estate, Muscle Shoals, Escape Plan, Wadjda and more

Benedict Cumberbatch intrigues in The Fifth Estate as the founder of WikiLeaks

Canada imposes sanctions on five Iranian nationals

On Tuesday, Canada followed suit with Britain and the U.S. in imposing sanctions on five Iranian nationals accused of planning to kill U.S. - Saudi ambassador, Adel al-Jubeir. Iranian President,...

Saudi in the city

In the corner of Kayan Mediterranean Cuisine, Mohammad plays oud, a Middle-Eastern guitar-like instrument. He sings, his tender but masculine bravado filling the room. My friends and I can’t...

Bin Laden death won't keep America safe, warns Middle East expert

Terrorism will remain as long as Western foreign policy toward the Middle East is unchanged, says UBC's Hani Faris.

Why we must fight tooth and nail for our right to connect with others

The UAE's coming ban on interacting via Blackberry is a sobering reminder of why we cannot lose sight of the global society that technology has helped us to build.