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July 14, 2018 2:38 PM ‘This is a historic day for all of us’: Eritrea’s president visits Ethiopia amid thaw between former rivals

In a speech Saturday evening, Abiy said the countries had agreed to develop together and that Isaias had offered to help “lead this great nation.” He added that “we have finally found our sister nation after many years of hiding,” and he warned those trying to instigate violence inside Ethiopia to stop or “you may lead us to take a path that we don’t 6

July 10, 2018 11:45 PM Canadian lacrosse team was unified by labour standoff

NETANYA, Israel — Canada will begin its defence of its world lacrosse title with precious little preparation time on the field. But players say team unity is already ironclad after joining together in a labour standoff with the Canadian Lacrosse Association. The Canadians didn’t have a full roster playing together until last week’s training camp, but just a couple 8

June 20, 2018 3:38 PM Interpol carries out giant crackdown against wildlife crime in 92 countries

PARIS—Nearly 100 countries took part in a globe-spanning crackdown on the illegal wildlife trade, seizing tons of meat, ivory, pangolin scales and timber in a month-long bust that exposed the international reach of traffickers, Interpol said Wednesday. Officials also confiscated thousands of live animals, including turtles in Malaysia and parrots in Mexico 10

May 29, 2018 12:23 PM Israeli jets bomb Gaza after more than 25 mortar shells fired from strip

JERUSALEM — Israeli jets bombed Gaza hours after militants from the territory on Tuesday fired more than 25 mortar shells toward communities in southern Israel in what appeared to be the largest single barrage since the 2014 Israel-Hamas war. The Israeli military said no one was hurt and that most of the mortar shells were intercepted by the Iron Dome defence 13

May 16, 2018 10:11 PM Talks stall between Canadian Lacrosse Association, players` association

The NLTPA also informed the CLA that until their conditions were met, they would not play for Canada in any tournament. The men’s field world championships is the first tournament on the calendar since the strike began. Although the CLA has made an offer to the NLTPA, it is only for the 34 players in the top tier of the senior men’s field team pool. Those 17

May 14, 2018 6:30 PM U.S. military dispatches Marines to guard embassies due to heightened security threats

The move took place after the Trump administration formalized Monday its controversial decision to move the Israeli embassy to Jerusalem. WASHNIGTON—The U.S. military has dispatched additional Marines to guard U.S. embassies abroad after the Trump administration formalized Monday its controversial decision to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem 15

May 13, 2018 12:02 AM Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision Song Contest for Israel

There was a strong field of contestants at Eurovision 2018, which largely shed its traditional hallmarks of glitz and glitter in favour of a more restrained tone. LISBON, Portugal - Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song "Toy." Barzilai, who was the favourite to win ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, saw off competition 20

May 12, 2018 9:30 PM Israel's Netta Barzilai wins Eurovision 2018

Popularity of contest led to inclusion of Israel and Australia among the performers Netta Barzilai has won the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest for Israel with her song Toy. Barzilai, who was the favourite to win ahead of Saturday's Grand Final, fended off competition from 42 other countries' performers to claim the music extravaganza's annual crown at a show in Lisbon 40

May 12, 2018 2:23 PM Where does Syria go from here?

The CBC's Margaret Evans reports from Damascus, accompanied by Syrian government representatives She took questions Saturday about the ongoing conflict and the country's future. The conflict playing out in Syria between Iran and Israel left 42 people dead this week, including 19 Iranians, according to a Syria war monitor. The U.K.-based Syrian Observatory 30

May 10, 2018 7:26 PM Israel bombards Iranian military positions in Syria

Israel and Iran have long fought each other through proxies, but U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Iran nuclear deal earlier this week has emboldened Israel to make a direct attack. In a statement, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said “the Iranian regime’s deployment into Syria of offensive rocket and missile systems 17