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Middle East

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,...

After Palestine's U.N. statehood bid, a garden of peace struggles to bloom in Jericho

As Mahmoud Abbas returns to a hero’s welcome in Ramallah, after his impassioned speech at the UN calling for its recognition of the Palestinian state, hopes are high for a “Palestinian spring.”...

Peace in the holy land

Tapping into the power of federalism to bring peace to the holy land

Qaddafi loyalists get ultimatum

The National Transition Council of Libya has given loyalists to Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi until Saturday to surrender to rebel forces and transfer control of Qaddafi's...

Future of Canada's mission in Libya up in the air

PM to consult allies, but for now, no clear answer on country's role in any post-liberation scheme for troubled nation.

Libyan leader Muammar Gadaffi: weird, weirder, weirdest

The Libyan dictator loves the international spotlight and has done some weird things to claim it.

Harper salutes departing troops; calls Kandahar Canada's 'great enterprise'

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Stephen Harper took one last tour of the wartorn Kandahar region today as Canada prepares leave its five-year war to begin training Afghan army and police. Harper told...

No Harper Netanyahu G8 talks: spokesman says amid glowing Israeli reports

Prime Minister Stephen Harper did not discuss the G8 summit with his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu, a Harper spokesman says. The statement by Dimitri Soudas, Harper's communications director...

Aid watchdog warns of 'escalating stalemate' in Afghanistan as attacks increase

KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- An organization that keeps track of threats to aid workers in Afghanistan warns of an "escalating stalemate,'' adding the Karzai government is losing its grip on northern...

Netanyahu appeals for Harper to go to bat for Israel at G8: reports say

JERUSALEM -- Israel's prime minister asked Prime Minister Stephen Harper to prevent G8 leaders from expressing support for a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders, an Israeli newspaper reported...