Canada PM to talk to NATO head about expanding IS mission

Canada's prime minister will talk about his plan to extend and expand Canada's military mission against the Islamic State group at a meeting with NATO's secretary general.

Canadian PM's comments on Muslim veil set off Twitter flurry

Twitter users turned to Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for tongue-in-cheek fashion advice on Wednesday, the day after he said the niqab, a face covering veil worn by some Muslims, was rooted in an "anti-women" culture.

Canada hits Moscow with more sanctions over Ukraine

Canada announced Tuesday new sanctions against Moscow and its sympathizers, including the state oil giant Rosneft, as pro-Russian separatists defied a ceasefire and stormed a flashpoint town in eastern Ukraine.

Canada gives spy agency new anti-terror powers

Canada`s spy agency will be granted new powers in legislation unveiled Friday to thwart terror plots in a national security overhaul precipitated by twin jihadist attacks three months ago.

Saudi blogger`s health worsening, wife says

The health of a Saudi blogger sentenced to 1,000 lashes for insulting Islam and whose case attracted international concern is worsening, his wife said Thursday.

Police subdue knife-wielding man near Australia's Parliament

Police used a Taser to subdue a man who brandished a knife today near the prime minister's entrance to Australia's Parliament House.

Canada launches new ''Express Entry'' immigration system

Canada started the year 2015 with the launch of a new immigration system that will ease the entry of young migrants with high professional qualifications, a substitute for the highly criticised immigration system that was in effect throughout 2014.

Good relations with Canada a priority: Modi to Harper

Prime Minister Narendra Modi met his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper on the margins of the G20 summit here Saturday and emphasised on strong ties between the two countries.

Top Canada officials to face Parliament questioning after attacks

Top Canadian security officials are due to testify on Monday before a parliamentary committee about threats facing the nation in the same building where a man described as an homegrown militant opened fire last week as Prime Minister Stephen Harper met with lawmakers.

Canada PM hid in a closet during attack: Reports

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper was shoved into a closet when a gunmen stormed parliament, local newspapers said today.

Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria: Police
Canada Parliament gunman had planned to travel to Syria: Police

The gunman in Wednesday`s attack on Canada`s capital had a criminal record and recently applied for a passport, planning to travel to Syria after undergoing a "radicalization process," police said on Thursday.

Canada will never be intimidated: PM  Stephen Harper
Canada will never be intimidated: PM Stephen Harper

Prime Minister Stephen Harper has said that Canada will not be intimidated by the attack on the Parliament and the brazen assault strengthened their resolve to redouble the efforts in fighting terrorism.

Canada's Parliament attacked: Firing outside room where PM Stephen Harper was speaking
Canada's Parliament attacked: Firing outside room where PM Stephen Harper was speaking

Canada's capital was jolted on Wednesday by the fatal shooting of a soldier and an attack on Parliament building in which gunshots were fired outside a room where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking.

US, Canada air defenses on alert after Canada shooting

US and Canadian air defenses were put on heightened alert Wednesday following a shooting in Canada`s parliament, and the American embassy in Ottawa was placed on lockdown, officials said.

Man, who struck soldiers with car, was radicalised: Canada PM

Prime Minister Stephen Harper on Tuesday revealed that the man who struck down two soldiers in Canada with his car before being shot, was radicalised.

Sushma Swaraj meets Canada's foreign minister

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj met her Canadian counterpart John Baird here on Tuesday for a discussion on Canada-India relations to strengthen bilateral economic ties between the two countries.

Canada votes to join air strikes against Islamic State

Canadian lawmakers voted Tuesday to join the international coalition launching air strikes on the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Nearly 170-years-old Franklin Expedition mystery solved
Nearly 170-years-old Franklin Expedition mystery solved

A nearly 170-years-old mystery surrounding the disappearance of the Franklin Expedition and its 128 crew, after leaving Greenhithe in Kent in 1845 has been solved.

Canada locates British explorer ship lost in 1846

Canada has located the remains of one of two British explorer ships lost in the Arctic in 1846, Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced Tuesday, hailing the find as historic.

Canada to deploy armed forces to Iraq

 Canada Friday announced deployment of several dozen members of the Canadian Armed Forces to Iraq to protect Iraqi citizens against Islamic State (IS) and help prevent any further escalation of the humanitarian crisis being caused by those fleeing the group.