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September 7, 2018 1:48 PM Iran, Russia and Turkey presidents meet for summit to discuss Syria’s future

“The fires of war and bloodshed in Syria are reaching their end,” Rouhani said, while adding that terrorism must “be uprooted in Syria, particularly in Idlib.” Each of the three nations has its own interests in the years-long war in Syria. Iran wants to keep its foothold in the Mediterranean nation neighbouring Israel and Lebanon. Turkey, which backed 8

September 5, 2018 4:59 PM Alleged Fredericton shooter makes false statements about Muslims in video

Raymond, 48, is alleged to have fired down upon four people from his apartment window with a long gun, killing two civilians as they loaded a car for a trip and two police officers who responded to the scene on Aug. 10. In the video, Raymond falsely states that Muslim immigrants in St. John’s, N.L., had successfully demanded the removal of a cross from a church 16

September 3, 2018 7:27 PM Police ID victim of Coronation Park shooting

Police have identified the man shot point blank in Coronation Park Sunday, a father who had been attending a memorial with his family. While crowds were enjoying the CNE Sunday evening, across the street in the park, tragedy was unfolding. Police were called to the park, south of Lake Shore Blvd. W. and across from the Princes’ Gates, for the report 17

August 27, 2018 1:42 PM John McCain’s former Vietnamese jailer says he was ‘very fond of him’

Speaking to reporters after writing in a book of condolences, U.S. Ambassador Daniel Kritenbrink said McCain was “a great leader and real hero” who helped normalize relations between the former enemies. “He was a warrior, he was also a peacemaker and of course he fought and suffered during the Vietnam War, but then later as a senator, he was one of the leaders 22

August 23, 2018 10:29 AM Man who killed mother, sister in knife attack west of Paris identified

A long-time friend of the attacker named him as Kamel Salhi, 36. The friend, Said Segreg, said Salhi had no obvious problems, didn’t abuse drugs or alcohol and wasn’t fervently religious. A government official confirmed Salhi’s name and age. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he wasn’t authorized to discuss such details publicly 11

August 18, 2018 12:17 PM Pakistan’s cricket star turned politician Imran Khan sworn in as prime minister

ISLAMABAD— Pakistan’s cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month’s elections. Khan’ s Tehreek-e-Insaf party won the most seats in the July 25 national elections but fell short of an outright majority 11

May 29, 2018 2:12 PM Parkland parents decry game that simulates school shootings

Active Shooter lets players choose between being the shooter at a school or a responding SWAT team member An upcoming computer video game that would allow players to recreate school shootings by stalking school hallways and racking up kills has been condemned as insensitive and inappropriate by the parents of students who were shot to death during the massacre 34

May 16, 2018 2:22 AM Ontario doctor shot while aiding Palestinians in Gaza

A paramedic friend, Musa Abuhassanin, came to Loubani’s aid in the minutes after he was shot. An hour later, Abuhassanin was shot and killed while assisting another victim under fire. “We are very concerned that Canadian doctor and humanitarian worker Tarek Loubani was shot yesterday in Gaza,” Adam Austen, a spokesperson for Foreign Affairs Minister 27

May 14, 2018 3:52 AM Indonesia police say Surabaya headquarters attacked

Attack comes day after 3 churches attacked by family of suicide bombers The police headquarters in Indonesia's second largest city was attacked Monday by suspected militants who detonated explosives from a motorcycle, a day after suicide bombings at three churches in the city by members of one family killed at least eight people. CCTV footage shows a car and two motorcycles 43

May 8, 2018 9:43 PM Syrian media report Israeli attack near capital Damascus

No comment from Israel, which almost never confirms or denies airstrikes in Syria Syrian state-run media said Israel struck a military outpost near the capital Damascus on Tuesday, saying its air defences intercepted and destroyed two of the incoming missiles. The reported attack came shortly after U.S. President Donald Trump announced he was withdrawing 38