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Baird says Palestinians made mistake pursuing Israel at international court

Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird reaffirmed Canada’s opposition Monday to a Palestinian attempt to pursue war crimes charges against Israel at the International Criminal Court. READ

Canadian soldiers forced to defend themselves in firefight in Iraq: general

Canadian soldiers opened fire on enemy positions in Iraq over the last week in what a senior officer called an act of self-defence. READ

FBI arrests 20-year-old Ohio man who wanted to ’wage jihad’ on US, plotted attack on Capitol

A 20-year-old Ohio man’s Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man’s arrest on charges that he plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials. READ

France: 19,000 cyberattacks since terror rampage, presidents seeks to calm religious tensions

Hackers have targeted about 19,000 French websites since a rampage by Islamic extremists left 20 dead last week, France’s READ

Belgium authorities: 2 dead, 1 arrest in shootout during anti-terrorist raid in eastern city

Belgian security forces killed two terror suspects in a fierce shootout in the eastern city of Verviers on Thursday and arrested another, foiling a major attack against police buildings, authorities said. READ

Resolution for Fahmy case expected 'sooner rather than later’: Baird

Canada hopes for a resolution “sooner rather than later” in the case of imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, but the matter is a complex one, Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird said during a visit to Cairo on Thursday. READ

France cracks down on 'defending terror,’ sends aircraft carrier to help US fight IS militants

France ordered prosecutors around the country to crack down on hate speech, anti-Semitism and glorifying terrorism and announced Wednesday it was sending an aircraft carrier to the Mideast to work more closely with the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State militants. READ

Yemen’s al-Qaida claims responsibility for assault on Paris magazine, warns of more attacks

Yemen’s al-Qaida branch on Wednesday confirmed it carried out last week’s deadly assault on a French satirical newspaper to avenge cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad, as it called for unity among jihadi ranks and vowed more attacks on the West. READ

Pope urges forgiveness in Sri Lanka

Pope Francis travelled to the jungles of war-torn northern Sri Lanka on Wednesday for a deeply symbolic show of solidarity with the victims of the country’s 25-year civil war and to urge forgiveness and reconciliation “for all the evil which this land has known.” READ

Fahmy family pinning hopes on Baird, official urges tempered expectations

The family of an Egyptian-Canadian journalist imprisoned in Cairo is hoping that Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird’s visit to the city on Thursday will mark “the finale” to Mohamed Fahmy’s quest for freedom. READ

Ukraine bus attack kills 11, could herald grim future as truce staggers

An attack on a passenger bus in eastern Ukraine killed 11 people Tuesday, likely dealing the final blow to hopes that a short-lived and shaky cease-fire could take hold. READ

Defiant Charlie Hebdo puts weeping Muhammad on cover, drawing both praise and threats

Charlie Hebdo released a new version of its irreverent and often offensive newspaper Tuesday, defiantly putting a caricature of the Prophet Muhammad on the cover that drew immediate criticism and threats of more violence. READ

Canada is sending a third mobile lab to West Africa to help with the Ebola fight

Canada is sending a third mobile laboratory team to West Africa to help with the fight against Ebola. READ

Wife of imprisoned Saudi blogger speaks out at vigil outside federal offices

The wife of a Saudi blogger who was flogged 50 times last week after being convicted of insulting Islam has defended the actions of her husband. READ

Baird in Egypt to push for Canadian journalist’s release on Thursday

The fate of imprisoned Egyptian-Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy could be decided on Thursday when Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird arrives in Cairo. READ

French premier urges for tighter surveillance in ’war’ against radical Islam

French Prime Minister Manuel Valls is urging tighter surveillance and other anti-terrorism measures as part of a “war” against radical Islam, after France’s worst terrorist attacks in decades. READ

Officials say suicide car bomb kills 12 Shiite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers north of Baghdad

A suicide car bomb killed 12 Shiite militiamen and Iraqi soldiers Monday in a town north of Baghdad, authorities said, sparking a battle between security forces and fighters with the extremist Islamic State group. READ

U.S. military’s Central Command’s Twitter, YouTube sites hacked, no classified material breached

Hackers claiming to work on behalf of Islamic State militants seized control of the Twitter and YouTube sites of the military’s U.S. Central Command on Monday. The Pentagon swiftly suspended the sites and said it appears that no classified material was breached. READ

International rights group endorses inquiry into missing, killed native women

An international body has joined Canadian domestic calls for a national inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls. READ

French police say up to 6 terror cell members may still be at large after Paris attacks

Police believe as many as six terror-cell members may still be at large after the Paris attacks, one of whom has been spotted driving a car registered to the widow of one of the slain attackers. READ

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