Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: TORONTO

Online post suggests Toronto rampage suspect may have resented women

:: The suspect in the deadly van attack in Toronto posted a chilling Facebook message just minutes before plowing into a crowded city sidewalk, authorities said Tuesday, raising the possibility that he may have nursed grudges against women – a

Nanotech-based device can charge your phone in seconds

:: Finding it painful to wait for your smartphone to be fully charged? Relax, as researchers have designed novel energy-storage devices using nanotechnology that can charge your phone in seconds. Supercapacitors — energy-storage devices — are a promising, green alternative

Facebook hires AI expert, launches lab in Canada’s Montreal

:: Facebook Inc has hired artificial intelligence academic Joelle Pineau to head its new research lab in Montreal, the Silicon Valley social media company said on Friday. Once the exclusive domain of academic researchers, artificial intelligence has grabbed the attention

Jolie on her Cambodian epic, power of family

Angelina Jolie

:: Angelina Jolie arrives for an interview with the familiar harried air of a parent who has just barely managed to withdraw from her children, all six of whom she is left having breakfast upstairs in their Toronto hotel suite.

Damon, Clooney defend black family’s portrayal in ‘Suburbicon’

:: The African-American family struggling to fit in to an all-white suburb in 1950s America in the George Clooney-directed dark satire “Suburbicon” was intentionally portrayed in a one-dimensional way, actor Matt Damon said on Sunday. The film, based on a

Ex-Gitmo prisoner, Omar Khadr, receives $8m payment from Canada

:: A former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a US soldier in Afghanistan has received a multimillion-dollar payment from Canada’s government after a court ruling said his rights were abused, a Canadian official said Thursday night. The

Malala Yousafzai becomes youngest ever to get honorary Canadian citizenship

Nobel Peace laureate Malala Yousafzai returned to Canada on Wednesday to receive her honorary citizenship and address the country’s lawmakers after her first visit to Parliament in 2014 was put off because of a terror attack. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau

Canada eyes Asia for oil exports

Canada’s natural resource minister said Saturday despite the approval of Keystone XL pipeline, his government remains determined to diversify its oil exports beyond the US. The minister, Jim Carr, told The Associated Press that President Donald Trump’s approval of the

Canada confirms citizen kidnapped in Libya, seeks more information

Canada confirmed on Sunday it has become aware of a citizen taken hostage in Libya and is “diligently pursuing all appropriate channels to obtain more information.” Libyan authorities said last week a Canadian and two Italians had been kidnapped in

Trudeau to Americans: Pay more attention

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Canadians would appreciate it if Americans paid more attention to what’s going on around the globe. Trudeau said in a “60 Minutes” interview to be aired Sunday that “it might be nice if they paid

Canada to end air strikes against ISIS

Canada’s prime minister on Monday announced that the country will end air strikes against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq (ISIS) by Feb. 22, saying that “the people terrorized by ISIL every day don’t need our vengeance, they

Kerry confident about Canada’s efforts to fight ISIS

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday he is confident that Canada’s contribution to the mission against the ISIS militant group will be “significant” despite Canada’s previously announced decision to remove its fighter jets. Kerry, Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister

Canada excluded from coalition meeting

Canada has been excluded from a meeting of defense ministers in Paris this week to discuss the fight against Daesh militants. US Defense Secretary Ash Carter didn’t mention Canada last week in a speech in Fort Campbell, Kentucky when he

Aylan Kurdi’s relatives go to Canada to rebuild

Relatives of Aylan Kurdi — the toddler whose limp body was photographed on a Turkish beach, becoming a heartbreaking symbol of the Syrian refugee crisis — arrived Monday in Canada where they hope to rebuild their lives. Canadian media showed

Canada to give U.N. $750,000 for Syrian refugees

Canada’s Liberal government announced on Thursday a U.S.$75 million (CA$100 million) contribution to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to help fleeing Syrians, fulfilling a campaign promise from its recent federal election. The contribution includes U.S.$7.5 million (CA$10 million)

Ex-Guantanamo inmate detained in Toronto

Mourad Benchellali, a French national and former Guantanamo Bay inmate, was detained by Canadian police at a Toronto airport on Monday on his way to a conference, his lawyer said on Wednesday. Benchellali, who is now an anti-extremism activist, was

Canada’s Liberal Party win historic election

Canadians voted for a sharp change in their government on Monday, returning a legendary name for liberals, Trudeau, to the prime minister’s office and resoundingly ending Conservative Stephen Harper’s near-decade in office. Justin Trudeau, the son of late Prime Minister

Canada PM appeals for support as rival leads before vote

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and his team on Sunday urged Conservative supporters to get out the vote as polls showed Liberal rival Justin Trudeau holding a firm lead one day before the country’s fiercely fought election. Fighting for a

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