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January 14, 2018 9:03 PM Turkey vows imminent strike on Kurdish enclave in Syria

President Erdogan says he expects U.S. 'to support Turkey in its legitimate efforts' to combat terror Turkey's president said Sunday the country will launch a military assault on a Kurdish enclave in northern Syria "in the coming days" and urged the U.S. to support its efforts. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the operation against the Afrin enclave 8

January 9, 2018 2:52 PM Syria accuses Israel of airstrikes aimed at area near Damascus, Golan Heights

Israeli doesn't confirm actions, but Netanyahu says country is trying to deter Hezbollah Israeli jets and ground-to-ground missiles struck Syria early on Tuesday, Syria's army said, as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated he would do what was needed to stop Hezbollah gaining "game-changing" Iranian weapons. The Syrian army said in a statement 14

December 10, 2017 2:49 PM UNICEF: 137 sick Syrian children in urgent need of evacuation

BEIRUT - The United Nations children's agency says 137 children stranded in a rebel-held suburb near the Syrian capital require immediate medical evacuation amid a crippling siege in which five have died from a lack of medical care. UNICEF says in a statement Sunday that during a rare international aid convoy to a neighbourhood in the besieged eastern 25

December 3, 2017 3:03 AM 9-year-old Syrian refugee dies after being hit by bus in B.C

A nine-year-old girl who died after being hit by a transit bus in Abbotsford, B.C. has been identified as a Syrian refugee who moved to Canada just over a year ago. The little girl, who has been referred to as “Hala,” was on her way to school Friday morning. She was standing near a crosswalk when a bus hit her. She later died in hospital. “I met the father 16

November 21, 2017 4:28 PM Trump and Putin spoke about Syria, North Korea in phone call: White House

WASHINGTON—The White House says U.S. President Donald Trump has spoken on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The White House says Syria, Iran, North Korea and Ukraine were on the agenda. Trump and Putin spoke informally several times last week when they attended a summit in Vietnam. They agreed on a number of principles for the future of war-torn 26

November 8, 2017 11:21 AM Environment minister blames 'mistake' after tweet praising Syria

Tweet from Catherine McKenna's departmental account praises Syria for joining Paris climate accord Environment Minister Catherine McKenna said "clearly a mistake was made" Tuesday after a tweet from her official departmental account praised Syria for joining the Paris climate agreement. "Canada Salutes Nicaragua and Syria for joining on to the Paris 38

November 2, 2017 1:48 AM Canada aims for immigration boost to buttress economy as population ages

Canada will open its doors to a steadily increasing number of immigrants in the next three years in hopes of attracting 1 per cent of its population by 2020, an attempt to buoy the economy as the country faces a growing population of retirees. The government says the plan will position Canada as a country that welcomes the world, particularly at a time when U.S. President 35

November 1, 2017 2:00 PM Syria takes centre stage as Putin meets Iran's leaders

With Iran's expanding regional influence, talks between Moscow and Tehran are likely to shape future of the Middle East. Tehran, Iran - Russian President Vladimir Putin has arrived in Iran on Wednesday for a trilateral summit, which also includes Azerbaijan. Economic cooperation was at the top of Putin's agenda, specifically the completion of a rail link along 24

November 1, 2017 12:17 PM Russia's Putin arrives in Iran to discuss Syria, nuclear deal

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin began a visit to Iran on Wednesday designed to underpin closer ties between two countries at loggerheads with the United States as President Donald Trump threatens to pull out of a 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran. Putin and his Iranian hosts are expected to discuss the nuclear deal and regional crises 22

October 26, 2017 3:53 PM $31.3M settlement to men unjustly imprisoned in Syria consistent with inquiry findings: Goodale's office

OTTAWA – As CTV News first reported, the federal government has paid a total of $31.3 million in settlements to three men wrongfully accused of links to terrorism and tortured in a Syrian prison. Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale's office said in a statement on Thursday that this settlement is "consistent" with the findings of the 2008 federal inquiry 17