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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.
The two suspects in an al Qaeda plot to bomb a passenger train, Chiheb Esseghaier and Raed Jaser, appeared in court in Montreal and Toronto, respectively. They face charges for acts in 2012 involving conspiracy and terrorism linked to a terrorist group. Iran's Foreign Minister called Canadian officials' claims linking the plotters to al Qaeda operatives in Iran "ridiculous" and "hilarious." A tip from a Toronto imam over a year ago led to the investigation. Canadian authorities sped up the arrests after the Boston Marathon bombings.
Canadian authorities disrupted a major terror plot, arresting Raed Jaser, 35, in Toronto, and Chiheb Esseghaier, 30, in Montreal. The al Qaeda-linked terrorists planned to bomb a passenger train in the Toronto area and possibly other targets. The plot was said to be in the planning stage and not imminent. The US is helping in the extensive ongoing investigation. The suspects were receiving support and guidance from al Qaeda elements in Iran.