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Western embassies close in Egypt amid ISIL terror threats

British embassy in Cairo.

Special to CAIRO — Western embassies, amid threat of an Al Qaida-aligned attack, have been suspending operations in Egypt. At least two Western embassies have closed while others were restricting operations in Cairo. In a 24-hour period, Britain and […]

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It could even happen in Canada, and now it has


Special to By John J. Metzler UNITED NATIONS — Canada has been given a reality jolt. Twice within three days, “lone wolf” terrorists have killed Canadian soldiers on Canadian soil; one outside Montreal and another at the symbolic National […]

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Canada’s military joins U.S. in expanded NATO force against ISIL


Special to   WASHINGTON — Kuwait has agreed to host Canada’s military in the war against Islamic State of Iraq and Levant. On Oct. 9, Kuwait issued final approval to a Canadian request to deploy an unspecified number of troops […]

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Arctic war of words heats up as Russia, Canada press their claims

The expedition to plant a Russian flag on the seabed at the North Pole, 2007.  /Reuters

Special to By Miles Yu, Canada is the most enthusiastic pusher for harsh sanctions against Russia’s aggressions in Ukraine and there is a particular reason for that: Canada and Russia are engaged in a tense territorial dispute of their own, […]

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The Presidential Pipeline seal of disapproval sacrifices nation, party and the environment


UNITED NATIONS — There’s an old Washington adage that, if there’s bad news or no news, announce it late on a Friday afternoon. And if that afternoon happens to be Good Friday, you are assured virtually no one will notice. […]

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Canada’s Christmas card to world stakes its claim to the North Pole

Canada has begun making moves to claim the North Pole and its surrounding Arctic waters.  /

Special to By Miles Yu, On Dec. 6, Canada officially filed a territorial claim over a large area including the North Pole to the United Nations Commission on the Limits of the Continental Shelf, to the great chagrin […]

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Forgettable fathers: Tribute to a wise teacher of life lessons


Special to By Grace Vuoto Fathers are like the pillars of a bridge — no one notices them unless they are not there. They are indispensable, mostly in so far as they selflessly serve others. The role of a […]

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Energy firms mapping Kurdistan’s topography by satellite


Special to WASHINGTON — Iraq’s autonomous region of Kurdistan has undergone satellite topography mapping in the search for energy. Canada’s WesternZagros Resources has overseen the completion of satellite topography mapping of an energy block in Kurdistan. The target was […]

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Turkey sees huge potential in fracking

An exploratory rig near the southeastern city of Diyarbakır, where Shell and Turkey’s state oil firm are looking for deposits of shale oil.  /İha/İhsan Yılmaz

Special to ANKARA — Turkey has determined a shale gas potential that could put a dent in its foreign energy dependency. The government of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan has awarded a license of a potential shale reserve to Canada’s […]

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Morocco hosting launch of Canadian aerospace firm facility

The transitional manufacturing facility in Morocco is currently producing simple structures including flight controls for the CRJ Series aircraft.

Special to CAIRO — Morocco has overseen the launch of aerospace production. The North African kingdom has been graduating cadets to work at the latest aerospace production facility. On Feb. 1, Canada’s Bombardier Aerospace began production at its transitional […]

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