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Authorities disrupted an al Qaeda-inspired terror plot that targeted the British Columbia Legislature in Victoria during Canada Day celebrations yesterday. Canadian citizens John Stewart Nuttall and his wife Amanda Marie Korody, of Surrey, B.C., were arrested after a five-month investigation and face terror charges for planning to detonate three pressure cooker bombs outside the Legislature building. Last week, Canadian authorities filed terror charges against al Qaeda-linked jihadist commander Mokhar Belmokhtar and codefendant Oumar Hamaha, a Malian, for the 2008 kidnapping of Canadian diplomats Robert Fowler and Louis Guay.
Convicted Palestinian terrorist Mahmoud Mohammed Issa Mohammad was finally deported to Lebanon after exhausting legal avenues to remain in Canada, where he has lived since 1987. A Greek court had convicted him of killing an Israeli in a terror attack on an El Al jet in Athens in 1968; he was released after serving less than two years of a 17-year sentence.
The Foreign Affairs Minister plans to fight "tooth and nail" to keep the UN's International Civil Aviation Organization, which since 1947 has set international rules for airplane transportation from its Montreal base, in Canada. The ICAO is also a designated emergency headquarters for the UN in the event of attack or disaster. Qatar is trying to muster votes from Arab states to move the ICAO to the Middle East, partly in retaliation for Canada's support of Israel.
Lawyers for convicted terrorist Omar Khadr said they plan to appeal his conviction. He was transferred to a Canadian prison from Guantanamo in 2012, and is eligible for a parole hearing this summer. Canadian authorities say his fate rests with the Parole Board of Canada.