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Middle East

After Iran, Ottawa to cut ties with North Vancouver

After expelling diplomats from Iran, Baird's leaving nothing to chance.

Syria's Assad regime issues orders to kill foreign journalists

Syrian Revolution Daily Roundup: Commander-in-chief of al-Tawheed Brigade said that the Assad regime issued orders to kidnap and kill foreign journalists.

On Eid al-Fitr, carnage in Syria continues

As Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Fitr, Syria continues to be rocked by clashes between government and rebel forces.

Chris and Hedvig Alexander on Canada's role in Afghanistan's future

Canada has made a huge contribution to Afghanistan and can continue to do more, says Conservative MP Chris Alexander.

Master Mariner responds to Comox Captain’s Enbridge pipeline critique

A West Vancouver mariner shares his response to Captain Mal Walsh’s letter, which previously described Enbridge’s tanker plans as a “train wreck waiting to happen”.

#FreeKhazali: twitter activists celebrate Iranian dissident Mehdi Khazali's release after hunger strike

Iranian blogger and activist Mehdi Khazali is still weak from his 71-day hunger strike against state repression in Iran, but has been freed thanks to international pressure on social media.

Tahrir Square: the making of an Egyptian revolutionist

Nadeem Abdel-Gawad hopes to attend his college graduation in Cairo next month. But that depends on what happens in Tahrir Square this week.

Fear and anticipation in Canada over the Egyptian elections

Egyptian-Canadians in Vancouver rally to voice discontent.

Palestine accepted by UNESCO

Canadian foreign minister "not happy"