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Foreign nationals to have harder time getting pardoned in wake of Via terror plot




Iraq breaks up al Qaeda chemical weapons cell

Iraq-AQ-chemical-agents.jpgThe al Qaeda cell is said to have been plotting to use sarin and mustard gas against a religious procession in Iraq, and was planning to move the chemical weapons to the US, Canada, and Europe.


Pakistan - Christian representatives seek 'mass asylum' in US, EU, Canada and Australia




Canadian foreign minister warns of possible civil war in Iraq




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.




Tunisian indicted in New York linked to Canada terror plot

Ahmed Abassi, a Tunisian national, has been indicted for fraudulently applying "for a work visa in order to remain in the United States to facilitate an act of international terrorism." Abassi, who previously lived in Canada, is tied to a terror plot linked to al Qaeda elements in Iran to blow up a commuter train between Canada and the US.


Mozilla furious as disguised spyware used against pro-democracy activists




Young German Jihadists Fight on Side of Rebels in Syrian War




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.




From Toronto to Dagestan; Canadian jihadi draws parallels with Tsarnaev




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.




Iranians with 'sinister motives' could slip into Canada, border agency warns




Details emerge on suspects in Canadian terror plot

Canadian authorities attempted to deport Raed Jaser in 2004, and Chiheb Esseghaier is said to have visited Iran sometime in the past two years.


Canada tried, failed to deport VIA rail terror suspect nine years ago




Terror suspect Chiheb Esseghaier met with Al Qaeda operative abroad, sources say




Man charged in VIA derailment plot fled Germany after family 'terrorized' by anti-immigrant groups: documents




Canada terror suspect grew more radical




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.




Toronto terrorism suspect Raed Jaser had 2001 death threat conviction pardoned




NYPD's Ray Kelly: Boston Bombers Represent New Jihadist Threat