CAIRO – Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy confirms that a verdict in his re-trial in Cairo has been postponed until Aug. 8. Fahmy, who faced widely denounced terror charges and had spent more than a year in prison before a successful appeal of an earlier conviction, says no [continue reading].
Accused of supporting outlawed Muslim Brotherhood, Fahmy fears return to prison Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy, who is on bail in Cairo, fears he and two other journalists will be ordered back in jail when a court in Cairo hands down its verdict on Thursday.Fahmy, the former [continue reading].
One of Canada’s most famous expats is railing against the Harper government over a federal law that takes the right to vote away from citizens living abroad for more than five years. Donald Sutherland attacks the policy in an opinion piece published Tuesday in the Globe [continue reading].
A news website in British Columbia opted not to include Stephen Harper’s name in its report on the prime minister’s visit to wildfire-ravaged West Kelowna Thursday, and referred to him in the headline only as a “man in blue suit.” Infonews.ca reporter [continue reading].
UN Human Rights Committee criticizes Canada’s record on asylum-seekers, missing and murdered Aboriginal women, mining companies and anti-terrorism legislation. Opposition parties vow they’ll do a better job of prioritizing human rights obligations if they come to power [continue reading].
Okay, being Mexican is bad; you shouldn't be Mexican. And being a war hero is bad; you shouldn't go to war. And as for Veterans, well, Veterans are bad; you shouldn't be Mexican or Veteran. Okay. That is all. [continue reading].
The World Health Organization (WHO) has been delivering water to internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Al-Dhalea governorate, Yemen, are suffering from a shortage. Welcoming the announcement by the Saudi-led Coalition of a unilateral five-day humanitarian pause in Yemen, United [continue reading].
Richards said he had neither pledged his support to Trump in the primary – as Trump’s campaign had claimed – nor would he be “advocating” for the presidential hopeful. Veterans for Trump’ group formed after comments on John McCain. Spokeswoman cites ‘written [continue reading].
No place for children: makeshift site in Lesvos with an estimated 5,000 refugees. Despite their own economic woes, the inhabitants of the Greek holiday island are generously caring for the boatloads of people fleeing Syria. On the Greek island of Lesvos, two worlds are [continue reading].
What is the UN human rights committee? The UN Human Rights Committee is composed of 18 human rights and legal experts from across the globe, including the U.S., the U.K., Germany, Japan and Canada. All signatories to the UN’s human rights covenant are required to submit to [continue reading].