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To understand the Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures introduced Tuesday, go back two years to when the party supported the then Conservative government's hard-line anti-terrorism bill with a promise to amend the most controversial measures just as soon as they got the chance.

The Trudeau government is allowing Chinese investors to buy a Vancouver high-tech firm without a formal national security review even though Canada and many of its allies use the company’s patented satellite communications technology for security, public safety and defence.

The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

The Canadian military conducted almost a dozen formal internal investigations into the "loss or compromise" of classified information during a six year period, and over half of them involved the navy, internal defence department data shows.

It was the terrorist attack that police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come. A man, dressed all in black, drove a car at 50 mph the full length of Westminster Bridge, aiming deliberately at pedestrians and cyclists.

The Canadian military conducted almost a dozen formal internal investigations into the "loss or compromise" of classified information during a six year period, and over half of them involved the navy, internal defence department data shows.

About 4,500 people made their way to the Halifax Shipyard on Saturday for a first glimpse at the future Canadian naval ship HMCS Harry DeWolf. Irving Shipbuilding's open house coincided with crews moving outside two large sections of what will eventually form the Arctic offshore patrol ship.

As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

Finland has rolled out significant legislative and intelligence facility funding proposals meant to strengthen national security and cyber-defense infrastructure. One major initiative includes the establishment in Helsinki of the NATO-supported European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, or ECE-CHT.

The threat of political blackmail could figure in a wide-ranging review of risks to Canada's electoral system, says a senior official from the national cyberspy agency.

New satellite technology will beef up Australia’s border protection patrols and security operations in the Asia Pacific as well as help the nation handle disasters in the region. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne is set to announce a $223 million contract to build a new satellite ground station to deliver Australia’s forces a major communications boost.

In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over."

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the RCMP and CSIS have launched investigations in response to a CBC News/Radio-Canada report, which revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill.

North Korea ploughs a huge proportion of its meagre economy into its military, and its ambitious missile, nuclear and cyber programs are causing widespread international alarm. Pyongyang spent nearly a quarter of its GDP on the military over the past decade, according to U.S. government estimates.

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

The House of Commons has passed a Liberal bill that will establish a committee of parliamentarians to oversee national security and intelligence operations. Bill C-22 will create a committee of seven MPs and two senators with the power to look at intelligence and security operations in any department or agency.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Wednesday's apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a "cowardly attack" on democracy around the world. And he says Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it can after the attack, which left at least four dead in London

HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

The Canadian news industry has been facing a massive decline in revenues for a long time, much of which can be attributed to digital media sites. A Public Policy Forum report lists some bold suggestions on how to save the future of journalism.

The Liberal government chose in its recent defence policy to remain outside of the U.S. anti-ballistic missile program, upholding a decision made over a decade ago by Prime Minister Paul Martin. But North Korea's increasing capability means countries like Canada face a new world.

The union representing Irving’s Halifax shipyard workers is concerned about the ongoing hiring of foreign workers for jobs that could be filled by locals.

Pew Research Center conducted a survey about security threats among 41,953 respondents in 38 countries from Feb. 16 to May 8, 2017. People around the globe identify ISIS and climate change as the leading threats to national security.

Ottawa Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying a female responsible for stealing approximately $4,000 in donations from the Autism Speaks Canada walk that took place in Ottawa on Sunday, June 4th.

The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

Russia has raised the prospect of war with the West while mocking British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson for cancelling a trip to Moscow in the wake of the Syrian nerve-gas attack.

Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government’s two key shipbuilders. Both Irving Shipyard in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver have recommended Ottawa take a page from other seafaring nations and hire someone to act as a single point of accountability and decision-making in shipbuilding.

The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

National-security agencies counselled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned.

The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

The federal government is advising Canadians to be vigilant in the wake of Saturday night's deadly terrorist attack in London. The government and diplomats on the ground in London advised travellers to avoid the affected areas, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media.

As the flood waters have started to subside, officials at all levels of government have begun to face questions about the response. Could the army have been called in earlier? Did officials underestimate the effects of recent rains? Did the dams along the river system hold back enough floodwaters? Who will pay for all of this?

Belgian soldiers shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station.

The realization that cyber weapons will buy time, but will not create a permanent, effective solution is becoming more apparent as the cyberattacks against the Islamic State repeatedly disappoint, according to the New York Times.

​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office.

The threat of political blackmail could figure in a wide-ranging review of risks to Canada's electoral system, says a senior official from the national cyberspy agency.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Wednesday's apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a "cowardly attack" on democracy around the world. And he says Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it can after the attack, which left at least four dead in London

The threat of political blackmail could figure in a wide-ranging review of risks to Canada's electoral system, says a senior official from the national cyberspy agency.

The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

The Canadian news industry has been facing a massive decline in revenues for a long time, much of which can be attributed to digital media sites. A Public Policy Forum report lists some bold suggestions on how to save the future of journalism.

Canada is on track to spend millions over the next three years in its bid to win a rotating two-year seat on the United Nations' Security Council – even as some inside and outside the UN say the election process needs an overhaul.

The federal government is facing “serious” cyber attacks on a daily basis, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said in its annual report released Tuesday. Increasingly numerous, capable and aggressive state-sponsored hackers and terrorist groups are making regular attempts to penetrate government computer networks.

The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

New satellite technology will beef up Australia’s border protection patrols and security operations in the Asia Pacific as well as help the nation handle disasters in the region. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne is set to announce a $223 million contract to build a new satellite ground station to deliver Australia’s forces a major communications boost.

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A fifth suspect has now been arrested and is in custody. The police have said that at the time of his arrest, the person “was carrying a package, which we are currently assessing.”

Two bombs exploded at churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100.

Every hour of every day, cyber warriors silently fight an unrelenting war with millions of daily attacks to battle invading adversaries thousands of miles from America's shores. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, hundreds of cyber warriors learn offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.

USS Fitzgerald sailors faced a tough decision to close ship’s flooded section after colliding into a massive Philippine cargo ship. Seven sailors were found dead in the Fitzgerald’s sleeping quarters.

This recent terror attack in Britain marks the third incident in less than three months. All have been linked to Islamic State (Daesh).

Declines in revenues in the newspaper industry over the past two decades has lead to massive layoffs. The Public Policy Forum report offers suggestions for how government policies and other laws can reduce the rise of "fake news" and "clickbait".

Pew Research Center conducted a survey about security threats among 41,953 respondents in 38 countries from Feb. 16 to May 8, 2017. People around the globe identify ISIS and climate change as the leading threats to national security.

The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

The Trudeau government is allowing Chinese investors to buy a Vancouver high-tech firm without a formal national security review even though Canada and many of its allies use the company’s patented satellite communications technology for security, public safety and defence.

The federal government is advising Canadians to be vigilant in the wake of Saturday night's deadly terrorist attack in London. The government and diplomats on the ground in London advised travellers to avoid the affected areas, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media.

The Stockholm truck attack suspect was a rejected asylum seeker from Uzbekistan who eluded authorities' attempts to deport him by giving police a wrong address, Swedish police said Sunday, while announcing the arrest of a second suspect.

Hamas has named a shadowy militant commander as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, placing one of the Islamic group’s most hardline figures in charge of its core power base.

Belgian soldiers shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station.

The realization that cyber weapons will buy time, but will not create a permanent, effective solution is becoming more apparent as the cyberattacks against the Islamic State repeatedly disappoint, according to the New York Times.

As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.

Bill C-51—the Conservatives’ 2015 antiterrorism law—did at least one good thing: it ignited the controversy that prompted a massive 139-page bill introduced today in the House of Commons.

Defence Research and Development Canada hosts Exercise Precise Response at Canadian Forces Base Suffield. The 14th annual NATO exercise is part of ongoing Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defence training.

The Canadian military conducted almost a dozen formal internal investigations into the "loss or compromise" of classified information during a six year period, and over half of them involved the navy, internal defence department data shows.

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending approximately 225 additional members to British Columbia to assist in the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires. This follows an additional Request for Federal Assistance from the RCMP.

USS Fitzgerald sailors faced a tough decision to close ship’s flooded section after colliding into a massive Philippine cargo ship. Seven sailors were found dead in the Fitzgerald’s sleeping quarters.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Thursday that he's considering "some pretty severe things" in response to the isolated nation's unprecedented launch of a missile capable of reaching the U.S. In a public speech in Poland, Trump called on all nations to confront North Korea's "very, very bad behavior."

HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

Government documents obtained by the National Post reveal why Canada rejected dozens of Syrians as refugees, and provide a “high-level overview” of the backgrounds of those who were selected.

At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke.

The federal government is facing “serious” cyber attacks on a daily basis, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said in its annual report released Tuesday. Increasingly numerous, capable and aggressive state-sponsored hackers and terrorist groups are making regular attempts to penetrate government computer networks.

A British hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of online accounts from a US military communications system and then boasting online of how he controlled US satellites.

Hamas closed its only civilian border crossing with Israel on Sunday, and Israeli troops were on high alert as tensions between the two enemies continued to rise, two days after a senior Hamas operative was mysteriously shot dead at point-blank range in the parking garage of his home.

Declines in revenues in the newspaper industry over the past two decades has lead to massive layoffs. The Public Policy Forum report offers suggestions for how government policies and other laws can reduce the rise of "fake news" and "clickbait".

Teams of technicians worked around the clock Saturday to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in other nations after a global cyberattack.

Montenegro has asked Britain for technical help to defend against cyber attacks after suffering a barrage of online assaults in the wake of an alleged Russian-backed coup plot

The NAFTA deal, was originally signed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, allows free trade between the three countries in North America. Donald Trump's team is reportedly preparing an executive order to take the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement – it could be signed very soon.

Defence Research and Development Canada hosts Exercise Precise Response at Canadian Forces Base Suffield. The 14th annual NATO exercise is part of ongoing Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defence training.

The Canadian Coast Guard's only team of emergency rescue divers is being shut down while the government reprioritizes resources "to enhance search and rescue capacity and response." The team is responsible for rescues and recoveries of people trapped in submerged boats, vehicles and aircraft.

GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned new National Security Cutter Munro.

To understand the Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures introduced Tuesday, go back two years to when the party supported the then Conservative government's hard-line anti-terrorism bill with a promise to amend the most controversial measures just as soon as they got the chance.

Canada's terrorism threat level remains at medium in the wake of attacks that killed one Canadian visiting the U.K., but police and security agencies will be on high alert to protect revellers during 150th anniversary celebrations across the country.

A former top national security adviser says that during his career leaks of classified information at National Defence prompted him to call in the RCMP "a couple of times" in recent years.

GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned new National Security Cutter Munro.

The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

Canada's terrorism threat level remains at medium in the wake of attacks that killed one Canadian visiting the U.K., but police and security agencies will be on high alert to protect revellers during 150th anniversary celebrations across the country.

Two bombs exploded at churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100.

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

USS Fitzgerald sailors faced a tough decision to close ship’s flooded section after colliding into a massive Philippine cargo ship. Seven sailors were found dead in the Fitzgerald’s sleeping quarters.

A British hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of online accounts from a US military communications system and then boasting online of how he controlled US satellites.

Global Affairs Canada has established a dedicated team to work on the government’s goal of winning a two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council beginning in 2021.

At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke.

HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

Democracy Watch has announced its court challenge of decisions made by federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, including her refusal to recuse herself from investigating and ruling on complaints about Prime Minister Trudeau’s actions.

North Korea ploughs a huge proportion of its meagre economy into its military, and its ambitious missile, nuclear and cyber programs are causing widespread international alarm. Pyongyang spent nearly a quarter of its GDP on the military over the past decade, according to U.S. government estimates.

The NAFTA deal, was originally signed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, allows free trade between the three countries in North America. Donald Trump's team is reportedly preparing an executive order to take the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement – it could be signed very soon.

A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

The federal government is facing “serious” cyber attacks on a daily basis, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service said in its annual report released Tuesday. Increasingly numerous, capable and aggressive state-sponsored hackers and terrorist groups are making regular attempts to penetrate government computer networks.

Two bombs exploded at churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100.

Members of the police force in New Glasgow, N.S., were all smiles in 2014 when Peter MacKay, the local MP and then defence minister, arranged for the Canadian military to give them a decommissioned light-armoured vehicle, free of charge. Four years later, the town's police chief confirmed that town officials have decided to give it away.

The Liberal government is set to reject proposals that would have given broader powers to its new national-oversight committee of parliamentarians. The legislation to create the committee, Bill C-22, will return to the House of Commons this week for debate after it was heavily modified late last year by the Public Safety Committee of the House.

New satellite technology will beef up Australia’s border protection patrols and security operations in the Asia Pacific as well as help the nation handle disasters in the region. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne is set to announce a $223 million contract to build a new satellite ground station to deliver Australia’s forces a major communications boost.

Swiss and Turkish authorities have opened separate probes into protesters in Bern who called for the assassination of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Ottawa Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying a female responsible for stealing approximately $4,000 in donations from the Autism Speaks Canada walk that took place in Ottawa on Sunday, June 4th.

Heavy artillery and rockets hit residential areas in eastern Ukraine on Tuesday amid a new outburst of fighting between government troops and Russia-backed separatist rebels

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

Finland has rolled out significant legislative and intelligence facility funding proposals meant to strengthen national security and cyber-defense infrastructure. One major initiative includes the establishment in Helsinki of the NATO-supported European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, or ECE-CHT.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has 'confirmed information' that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350. The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area, as are the British and the Canadian embassies, and the Chinese, Turkish and Iranian embassies.

​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

Confronted by one of his first foreign crises, President Donald Trump on Tuesday split the blame for Syria’s worst chemical weapons attack in years between President Bashar Assad, its Russian-backed leader, and former President Barack Obama, as the new American administration struggled to explain what it might do in response.

Democracy Watch has announced its court challenge of decisions made by federal Ethics Commissioner Mary Dawson, including her refusal to recuse herself from investigating and ruling on complaints about Prime Minister Trudeau’s actions.

Bill C-51—the Conservatives’ 2015 antiterrorism law—did at least one good thing: it ignited the controversy that prompted a massive 139-page bill introduced today in the House of Commons.

Global Affairs Canada has established a dedicated team to work on the government’s goal of winning a two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council beginning in 2021.

The NAFTA deal, was originally signed in 1994 by President Bill Clinton, allows free trade between the three countries in North America. Donald Trump's team is reportedly preparing an executive order to take the U.S. out of the North American Free Trade Agreement – it could be signed very soon.

The realization that cyber weapons will buy time, but will not create a permanent, effective solution is becoming more apparent as the cyberattacks against the Islamic State repeatedly disappoint, according to the New York Times.

The Trudeau government is allowing Chinese investors to buy a Vancouver high-tech firm without a formal national security review even though Canada and many of its allies use the company’s patented satellite communications technology for security, public safety and defence.

On Sunday a helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg allegedly flew low over a busy tourist beach on the Pacific island of Guam. While the aircraft would have been in approved airspace authorities do ask aviators to be mindful of people on the ground.

The Trump administration outlined a sweeping crackdown on undocumented immigrants Tuesday, proclaiming that it would seek to swiftly deport many more people without court hearings and target migrants charged with crimes or thought to be dangerous

A new U.S.-Israeli working group – its formation announced this week at a major international cyber event in Israel – aims to devise and employ new methods of identifying cyber enemies and “holding nations accountable” for bad cyber behavior.

A new U.S.-Israeli working group – its formation announced this week at a major international cyber event in Israel – aims to devise and employ new methods of identifying cyber enemies and “holding nations accountable” for bad cyber behavior.

Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

USS Fitzgerald sailors faced a tough decision to close ship’s flooded section after colliding into a massive Philippine cargo ship. Seven sailors were found dead in the Fitzgerald’s sleeping quarters.

A new U.S.-Israeli working group – its formation announced this week at a major international cyber event in Israel – aims to devise and employ new methods of identifying cyber enemies and “holding nations accountable” for bad cyber behavior.

A highly-classified intelligence assessment warned that threats against Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan posed a “unique challenge” for his security detail. The 2016 document lists a host of possible sources for those threats, from the Islamic State to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Sikh extremists, and gangs.

Two Canada Border Services Agency officers are among five people arrested by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police for breach of trust and drug importation offences. The RCMP alleges they were importing cocaine through Toronto's Pearson International Airport.

The Canadian military conducted almost a dozen formal internal investigations into the "loss or compromise" of classified information during a six year period, and over half of them involved the navy, internal defence department data shows.

Montenegro has asked Britain for technical help to defend against cyber attacks after suffering a barrage of online assaults in the wake of an alleged Russian-backed coup plot

On Sunday a helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg allegedly flew low over a busy tourist beach on the Pacific island of Guam. While the aircraft would have been in approved airspace authorities do ask aviators to be mindful of people on the ground.

Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

Members of the police force in New Glasgow, N.S., were all smiles in 2014 when Peter MacKay, the local MP and then defence minister, arranged for the Canadian military to give them a decommissioned light-armoured vehicle, free of charge. Four years later, the town's police chief confirmed that town officials have decided to give it away.

HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

Developing story: at least 50 people have been injured and 12 confirmed dead, so far, after what may be a terrorist attack in Russia today. Reports of additional unexploded bombs found.

A former top national security adviser says that during his career leaks of classified information at National Defence prompted him to call in the RCMP "a couple of times" in recent years.

A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350. The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area, as are the British and the Canadian embassies, and the Chinese, Turkish and Iranian embassies.

Every hour of every day, cyber warriors silently fight an unrelenting war with millions of daily attacks to battle invading adversaries thousands of miles from America's shores. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, hundreds of cyber warriors learn offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.

Canada is on track to spend millions over the next three years in its bid to win a rotating two-year seat on the United Nations' Security Council – even as some inside and outside the UN say the election process needs an overhaul.

It was the terrorist attack that police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come. A man, dressed all in black, drove a car at 50 mph the full length of Westminster Bridge, aiming deliberately at pedestrians and cyclists.

The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its investigation report into a fatal collision with terrain involving a privately operated Cessna 182 near Parry Sound, Ontario. This investigation emphasizes the risks of flying at night in areas with limited cultural and ambient lighting, as well as without adequate instrument flying proficiency.

The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

The widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan and another former U.S. soldier partially blinded by a hand grenade plan to file an emergency injunction to stop Ottawa from paying $10.5-million to former child soldier Omar Khadr.

Belgian soldiers shot a man suspected of being a would-be suicide bomber at Brussels Central Station.

Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

The Government of Canada has repealed the coming into force of the private right of action for violations of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin is stepping down from the Supreme Court of Canada in December after 28 years on the court, including almost 18 years as chief.

The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

A former top national security adviser says that during his career leaks of classified information at National Defence prompted him to call in the RCMP "a couple of times" in recent years.

The United States has made a preliminary conclusion that Russia knew in advance of Syria's chemical weapons attack last week due to the fact that a drone operated by Russians was flying over a hospital as victims of the attack were rushing to get treatment.

The Trudeau government announced Tuesday that some 1,200 people considered to be among the most vulnerable refugees in the world are to be housed in Canada by the end of this year,

U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Thursday that he's considering "some pretty severe things" in response to the isolated nation's unprecedented launch of a missile capable of reaching the U.S. In a public speech in Poland, Trump called on all nations to confront North Korea's "very, very bad behavior."

About 4,500 people made their way to the Halifax Shipyard on Saturday for a first glimpse at the future Canadian naval ship HMCS Harry DeWolf. Irving Shipbuilding's open house coincided with crews moving outside two large sections of what will eventually form the Arctic offshore patrol ship.

Civilians trapped by Isil-affliated groups in the besieged Filipino city of Marawi are being forced to join the fighting, loot and become sex slaves to militants

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending approximately 225 additional members to British Columbia to assist in the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires. This follows an additional Request for Federal Assistance from the RCMP.

Finland has rolled out significant legislative and intelligence facility funding proposals meant to strengthen national security and cyber-defense infrastructure. One major initiative includes the establishment in Helsinki of the NATO-supported European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, or ECE-CHT.

The Liberal government is set to reject proposals that would have given broader powers to its new national-oversight committee of parliamentarians. The legislation to create the committee, Bill C-22, will return to the House of Commons this week for debate after it was heavily modified late last year by the Public Safety Committee of the House.

The Liberal government is set to reject proposals that would have given broader powers to its new national-oversight committee of parliamentarians. The legislation to create the committee, Bill C-22, will return to the House of Commons this week for debate after it was heavily modified late last year by the Public Safety Committee of the House.

North Korean monitoring service 38 North said Wednesday the country's Punggye-ri nuclear site is "primed and ready" for a sixth nuclear test. "The activity during the past six weeks is suggestive of the final preparations for a test," 38 North analyst Joseph Bermudez told CNN.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Wednesday's apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a "cowardly attack" on democracy around the world. And he says Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it can after the attack, which left at least four dead in London

Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

NATO plans to bolster its ability to respond to cyberattacks and cybercrime by developing tools that can deter attacks on critical military and civilian network infrastructure. The development of NATO defensive and offensive cyber weaponry is tasked to the Western alliance’s dedicated cyber unit, which forms part of NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking - then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press investigation has found.

A months-long CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill. The devices are known as IMSI catchers and have been used by Canadian police and security authorities, foreign intelligence and even organized crime.

About 60 suspects, the vast majority of them foreigners, were arrested early Sunday in the capital, Ankara.

NATO plans to bolster its ability to respond to cyberattacks and cybercrime by developing tools that can deter attacks on critical military and civilian network infrastructure. The development of NATO defensive and offensive cyber weaponry is tasked to the Western alliance’s dedicated cyber unit, which forms part of NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

A months-long CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill. The devices are known as IMSI catchers and have been used by Canadian police and security authorities, foreign intelligence and even organized crime.

The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

As the flood waters have started to subside, officials at all levels of government have begun to face questions about the response. Could the army have been called in earlier? Did officials underestimate the effects of recent rains? Did the dams along the river system hold back enough floodwaters? Who will pay for all of this?

National-security agencies counselled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says Wednesday's apparent terrorist incident outside the British Parliament is a "cowardly attack" on democracy around the world. And he says Canada stands ready to help Britain in any way it can after the attack, which left at least four dead in London

On Sunday a helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg allegedly flew low over a busy tourist beach on the Pacific island of Guam. While the aircraft would have been in approved airspace authorities do ask aviators to be mindful of people on the ground.

Transport Canada's plan to patrol the Arctic with a drone has been delayed by at least two years, partly because the unmanned aircraft is so large it's considered a kind of missile and falls under complex arms-control rules.

President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office.

The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Thursday that he's considering "some pretty severe things" in response to the isolated nation's unprecedented launch of a missile capable of reaching the U.S. In a public speech in Poland, Trump called on all nations to confront North Korea's "very, very bad behavior."

The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

The widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan and another former U.S. soldier partially blinded by a hand grenade plan to file an emergency injunction to stop Ottawa from paying $10.5-million to former child soldier Omar Khadr.

The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

About 4,500 people made their way to the Halifax Shipyard on Saturday for a first glimpse at the future Canadian naval ship HMCS Harry DeWolf. Irving Shipbuilding's open house coincided with crews moving outside two large sections of what will eventually form the Arctic offshore patrol ship.

The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

A British hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of online accounts from a US military communications system and then boasting online of how he controlled US satellites.

The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

Egypt imposed a three-month nationwide state of emergency Monday as President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi sought to ease public anger and take a tougher stand against Islamic extremists after suicide bombings at two Coptic Christian churches killed 45 people.

The union representing Irving’s Halifax shipyard workers is concerned about the ongoing hiring of foreign workers for jobs that could be filled by locals.

New satellite technology will beef up Australia’s border protection patrols and security operations in the Asia Pacific as well as help the nation handle disasters in the region. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne is set to announce a $223 million contract to build a new satellite ground station to deliver Australia’s forces a major communications boost.

A man who pled guilty to plotting to shoot hundreds of people on behalf of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) received a life sentence Tuesday in a case that prosecutors say illustrates the dangers of Americans radicalized through social media.

The Liberal government chose in its recent defence policy to remain outside of the U.S. anti-ballistic missile program, upholding a decision made over a decade ago by Prime Minister Paul Martin. But North Korea's increasing capability means countries like Canada face a new world.

An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking - then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

Malaysia has accused North Korea of holding 11 of its citizens hostage, marking a new low point in the diplomatic row that followed last month's killing of Kim Jong Nam, the estranged half brother of the North Korean dictator.

Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government’s two key shipbuilders. Both Irving Shipyard in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver have recommended Ottawa take a page from other seafaring nations and hire someone to act as a single point of accountability and decision-making in shipbuilding.

Transport Canada's plan to patrol the Arctic with a drone has been delayed by at least two years, partly because the unmanned aircraft is so large it's considered a kind of missile and falls under complex arms-control rules.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the RCMP and CSIS have launched investigations in response to a CBC News/Radio-Canada report, which revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill.

About 4,500 people made their way to the Halifax Shipyard on Saturday for a first glimpse at the future Canadian naval ship HMCS Harry DeWolf. Irving Shipbuilding's open house coincided with crews moving outside two large sections of what will eventually form the Arctic offshore patrol ship.

The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

Canada is on track to spend millions over the next three years in its bid to win a rotating two-year seat on the United Nations' Security Council – even as some inside and outside the UN say the election process needs an overhaul.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the RCMP and CSIS have launched investigations in response to a CBC News/Radio-Canada report, which revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill.

Global Affairs Canada has established a dedicated team to work on the government’s goal of winning a two-year seat on the United Nations Security Council beginning in 2021.

The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the RCMP and CSIS have launched investigations in response to a CBC News/Radio-Canada report, which revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill.

The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

Developing story: at least 50 people have been injured and 12 confirmed dead, so far, after what may be a terrorist attack in Russia today. Reports of additional unexploded bombs found.

An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking - then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press investigation has found.

The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

Defence Research and Development Canada hosts Exercise Precise Response at Canadian Forces Base Suffield. The 14th annual NATO exercise is part of ongoing Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defence training.

Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

Defence Research and Development Canada hosts Exercise Precise Response at Canadian Forces Base Suffield. The 14th annual NATO exercise is part of ongoing Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defence training.

North Korea ploughs a huge proportion of its meagre economy into its military, and its ambitious missile, nuclear and cyber programs are causing widespread international alarm. Pyongyang spent nearly a quarter of its GDP on the military over the past decade, according to U.S. government estimates.

The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has 'confirmed information' that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office.

Every hour of every day, cyber warriors silently fight an unrelenting war with millions of daily attacks to battle invading adversaries thousands of miles from America's shores. At Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, hundreds of cyber warriors learn offensive and defensive cyber capabilities.

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says he had concerns about police militarization, and the adoption of carbine rifles represented a "significant change" in the use of force for frontline officers.

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

North Korean monitoring service 38 North said Wednesday the country's Punggye-ri nuclear site is "primed and ready" for a sixth nuclear test. "The activity during the past six weeks is suggestive of the final preparations for a test," 38 North analyst Joseph Bermudez told CNN.

Confronted by one of his first foreign crises, President Donald Trump on Tuesday split the blame for Syria’s worst chemical weapons attack in years between President Bashar Assad, its Russian-backed leader, and former President Barack Obama, as the new American administration struggled to explain what it might do in response.

The Government of Canada has repealed the coming into force of the private right of action for violations of Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL).

Canada is on track to spend millions over the next three years in its bid to win a rotating two-year seat on the United Nations' Security Council – even as some inside and outside the UN say the election process needs an overhaul.

It was the terrorist attack that police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come. A man, dressed all in black, drove a car at 50 mph the full length of Westminster Bridge, aiming deliberately at pedestrians and cyclists.

The antiquities museum in the Iraqi city of Mosul is in ruins. Piles of rubble fill exhibition halls and a massive fire in the building’s basement has reduced hundreds of rare books and manuscripts to ankle-deep drifts of ash.

In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over."

The government’s decision to award Airbus Defence & Space the contract for 16 new C295W fixed-wing search and rescue aircraft for the RCAF is being challenged in Federal Court by Team Spartan.

About 4,500 people made their way to the Halifax Shipyard on Saturday for a first glimpse at the future Canadian naval ship HMCS Harry DeWolf. Irving Shipbuilding's open house coincided with crews moving outside two large sections of what will eventually form the Arctic offshore patrol ship.

A highly-classified intelligence assessment warned that threats against Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan posed a “unique challenge” for his security detail. The 2016 document lists a host of possible sources for those threats, from the Islamic State to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Sikh extremists, and gangs.

The governor of Puerto Rico has issued a strongly worded statement warning that Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement will negatively affect American citizens.

As the flood waters have started to subside, officials at all levels of government have begun to face questions about the response. Could the army have been called in earlier? Did officials underestimate the effects of recent rains? Did the dams along the river system hold back enough floodwaters? Who will pay for all of this?

At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke.

Canada will never be a “party” to torture, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said a day after meeting his counterpart in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration. U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis vowed during Trump's campaign to bring back not only waterboarding but “a hell of a lot worse.”

The governor of Puerto Rico has issued a strongly worded statement warning that Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement will negatively affect American citizens.

Finland has rolled out significant legislative and intelligence facility funding proposals meant to strengthen national security and cyber-defense infrastructure. One major initiative includes the establishment in Helsinki of the NATO-supported European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats, or ECE-CHT.

The Canadian Coast Guard's only team of emergency rescue divers is being shut down while the government reprioritizes resources "to enhance search and rescue capacity and response." The team is responsible for rescues and recoveries of people trapped in submerged boats, vehicles and aircraft.

The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

Members of the police force in New Glasgow, N.S., were all smiles in 2014 when Peter MacKay, the local MP and then defence minister, arranged for the Canadian military to give them a decommissioned light-armoured vehicle, free of charge. Four years later, the town's police chief confirmed that town officials have decided to give it away.

The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

Two bombs exploded at churches in different cities in northern Egypt as worshippers were celebrating Palm Sunday, killing at least 43 people and wounding about 100.

Bill C-51—the Conservatives’ 2015 antiterrorism law—did at least one good thing: it ignited the controversy that prompted a massive 139-page bill introduced today in the House of Commons.

Transportation Safety Board of Canada released its investigation report into a fatal collision with terrain involving a privately operated Cessna 182 near Parry Sound, Ontario. This investigation emphasizes the risks of flying at night in areas with limited cultural and ambient lighting, as well as without adequate instrument flying proficiency.

A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says it has 'confirmed information' that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been killed.

The governor of Puerto Rico has issued a strongly worded statement warning that Trump's withdrawal from the Paris Climate Change Agreement will negatively affect American citizens.

VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.

New satellite technology will beef up Australia’s border protection patrols and security operations in the Asia Pacific as well as help the nation handle disasters in the region. Defence Industry Minister Christopher Pyne is set to announce a $223 million contract to build a new satellite ground station to deliver Australia’s forces a major communications boost.

Transport Canada's plan to patrol the Arctic with a drone has been delayed by at least two years, partly because the unmanned aircraft is so large it's considered a kind of missile and falls under complex arms-control rules.

A highly-classified intelligence assessment warned that threats against Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan posed a “unique challenge” for his security detail. The 2016 document lists a host of possible sources for those threats, from the Islamic State to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Sikh extremists, and gangs.

Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government’s two key shipbuilders. Both Irving Shipyard in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver have recommended Ottawa take a page from other seafaring nations and hire someone to act as a single point of accountability and decision-making in shipbuilding.

An American company that was paid nearly $700 million to secure an Iraqi base for F-16 fighter jets turned a blind eye to alcohol smuggling, theft, security violations, and allegations of sex trafficking - then terminated investigators who uncovered wrongdoing, an Associated Press investigation has found.

A British hacker has admitted stealing hundreds of online accounts from a US military communications system and then boasting online of how he controlled US satellites.

In a new twist to the unsolved mystery of the assassination that triggered the Rwandan genocide, United Nations peacekeepers have found a missile launcher with remarkable similarities to the weapon that killed Rwanda’s president in 1994.

Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

National-security agencies counselled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned.

The House of Commons has passed a Liberal bill that will establish a committee of parliamentarians to oversee national security and intelligence operations. Bill C-22 will create a committee of seven MPs and two senators with the power to look at intelligence and security operations in any department or agency.

Iraq’s prime minister on Thursday declared an end to the Islamic State’s so-called caliphate in the Middle East as forces pushed deeper into the Iraqi city of Mosul and the Syrian city of Raqqa.

As the flood waters have started to subside, officials at all levels of government have begun to face questions about the response. Could the army have been called in earlier? Did officials underestimate the effects of recent rains? Did the dams along the river system hold back enough floodwaters? Who will pay for all of this?

A months-long CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill. The devices are known as IMSI catchers and have been used by Canadian police and security authorities, foreign intelligence and even organized crime.

Islamic State has claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kabul military hospital by gunmen disguised as doctors who entered the facility and battled security forces for hours.

Developing story: at least 50 people have been injured and 12 confirmed dead, so far, after what may be a terrorist attack in Russia today. Reports of additional unexploded bombs found.

The Trump administration has notified Congress that Iran is complying with the terms of the 2015 nuclear deal negotiated by former President Barack Obama, and says the U.S. has extended the sanctions relief given to the Islamic republic in exchange for curbs on its atomic program.

A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

The Liberal government chose in its recent defence policy to remain outside of the U.S. anti-ballistic missile program, upholding a decision made over a decade ago by Prime Minister Paul Martin. But North Korea's increasing capability means countries like Canada face a new world.

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending approximately 225 additional members to British Columbia to assist in the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires. This follows an additional Request for Federal Assistance from the RCMP.

The federal government is advising Canadians to be vigilant in the wake of Saturday night's deadly terrorist attack in London. The government and diplomats on the ground in London advised travellers to avoid the affected areas, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media.

President Donald Trump revealed highly classified information about Islamic State militants to Russian officials during a meeting last week, The Washington Post reported Monday, prompting strong condemnation from both Democrats and Republicans.

Confronted by one of his first foreign crises, President Donald Trump on Tuesday split the blame for Syria’s worst chemical weapons attack in years between President Bashar Assad, its Russian-backed leader, and former President Barack Obama, as the new American administration struggled to explain what it might do in response.

The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

This recent terror attack in Britain marks the third incident in less than three months. All have been linked to Islamic State (Daesh).

Teams of technicians worked around the clock Saturday to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in other nations after a global cyberattack.

RCMP Commissioner Bob Paulson says he had concerns about police militarization, and the adoption of carbine rifles represented a "significant change" in the use of force for frontline officers.

The Trudeau government is allowing Chinese investors to buy a Vancouver high-tech firm without a formal national security review even though Canada and many of its allies use the company’s patented satellite communications technology for security, public safety and defence.

​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

To understand the Liberals' new anti-terrorism measures introduced Tuesday, go back two years to when the party supported the then Conservative government's hard-line anti-terrorism bill with a promise to amend the most controversial measures just as soon as they got the chance.

In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over."

As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

VX nerve agent, a chemical on a U.N. list of weapons of mass destruction, was used to kill the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in last week’s bizarre murder in a busy Kuala Lumpur airport, Malaysian police said on Friday.

Pew Research Center conducted a survey about security threats among 41,953 respondents in 38 countries from Feb. 16 to May 8, 2017. People around the globe identify ISIS and climate change as the leading threats to national security.

The federal government is advising Canadians to be vigilant in the wake of Saturday night's deadly terrorist attack in London. The government and diplomats on the ground in London advised travellers to avoid the affected areas, follow the instructions of local authorities and monitor local media.

In a new twist to the unsolved mystery of the assassination that triggered the Rwandan genocide, United Nations peacekeepers have found a missile launcher with remarkable similarities to the weapon that killed Rwanda’s president in 1994.

A highly-classified intelligence assessment warned that threats against Defence Minister Harjit Singh Sajjan posed a “unique challenge” for his security detail. The 2016 document lists a host of possible sources for those threats, from the Islamic State to al-Qaeda, the Taliban, Sikh extremists, and gangs.

President Donald Trump has tapped Army Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster as his new national security adviser, replacing the ousted Michael Flynn. Trump says retired Army Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg who had been his acting adviser, will now serve as the National Security Council chief of staff.

Having someone make swift decisions would save time and money on the National Shipbuilding Strategy, according to the government’s two key shipbuilders. Both Irving Shipyard in Halifax and Seaspan in Vancouver have recommended Ottawa take a page from other seafaring nations and hire someone to act as a single point of accountability and decision-making in shipbuilding.

Otto F. Warmbier, the University of Virginia honors student who was released from a North Korean prison last week after spending 17 months in captivity and more than a year in a coma, died on Monday at the Cincinnati hospital where he had been receiving treatment.

In a trip full of Cold War symbolism, U.S. Vice-President Mike Pence travelled to the tense zone dividing North and South Korea and warned Pyongyang that after years of testing the U.S. and South Korea with its nuclear ambitions, "the era of strategic patience is over."

The Liberal government’s plan to buy armed drones could face major delays because obtaining such technology needs approval from the U.S.

On Sunday a helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg allegedly flew low over a busy tourist beach on the Pacific island of Guam. While the aircraft would have been in approved airspace authorities do ask aviators to be mindful of people on the ground.

The widow of an American soldier killed in Afghanistan and another former U.S. soldier partially blinded by a hand grenade plan to file an emergency injunction to stop Ottawa from paying $10.5-million to former child soldier Omar Khadr.

Teams of technicians worked around the clock Saturday to restore Britain’s crippled hospital network and secure the computers that run factories, banks, government agencies and transport systems in other nations after a global cyberattack.

Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale says the RCMP and CSIS have launched investigations in response to a CBC News/Radio-Canada report, which revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill.

Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

On Sunday a helicopter from HMCS Winnipeg allegedly flew low over a busy tourist beach on the Pacific island of Guam. While the aircraft would have been in approved airspace authorities do ask aviators to be mindful of people on the ground.

National-security agencies counselled Ottawa against allowing a Chinese firm to take over a Montreal high-tech company, warning it would undermine a technological edge that Western militaries have over China, The Globe and Mail has learned.

​France began picking itself up Friday from another deadly shooting claimed by ISIS, with President Francois Hollande convening the government's security council and his would-be successors in the presidential election campaign treading carefully before voting this weekend.

As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

The Canadian news industry has been facing a massive decline in revenues for a long time, much of which can be attributed to digital media sites. A Public Policy Forum report lists some bold suggestions on how to save the future of journalism.

YouTube unveiled its latest weapon in its effort to combat terrorist propaganda on its site by using redirection.

This recent terror attack in Britain marks the third incident in less than three months. All have been linked to Islamic State (Daesh).

A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350. The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area, as are the British and the Canadian embassies, and the Chinese, Turkish and Iranian embassies.

The House of Commons has passed a Liberal bill that will establish a committee of parliamentarians to oversee national security and intelligence operations. Bill C-22 will create a committee of seven MPs and two senators with the power to look at intelligence and security operations in any department or agency.

President Donald Trump’s embattled national security adviser Michael Flynn resigned late Monday night, following reports that he had misled Vice President Mike Pence and other officials about his contacts with Russia. His departure upends Trump’s senior team after less than one month in office.

The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

Atty Mashatan, a professor at Ryerson University’s School of Information Technology Management, said it was nothing more than a fluke that Canada appears to have been largely spared from Friday’s ransomware attack that disrupted services in Russia, the U.K., Ukraine, Spain and India.

The Liberal government chose in its recent defence policy to remain outside of the U.S. anti-ballistic missile program, upholding a decision made over a decade ago by Prime Minister Paul Martin. But North Korea's increasing capability means countries like Canada face a new world.

The Trudeau government’s decision to greenlight a Chinese takeover of a Canadian high-tech firm that sells satellite-communication systems to the American military jeopardizes U.S. national security, a congressional commission warned Monday and urged the Pentagon to “immediately review” its dealings with Vancouver-based Norsat International.

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A fifth suspect has now been arrested and is in custody. The police have said that at the time of his arrest, the person “was carrying a package, which we are currently assessing.”

Defence Research and Development Canada hosts Exercise Precise Response at Canadian Forces Base Suffield. The 14th annual NATO exercise is part of ongoing Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) defence training.

GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned new National Security Cutter Munro.

A former top national security adviser says that during his career leaks of classified information at National Defence prompted him to call in the RCMP "a couple of times" in recent years.

In a new twist to the unsolved mystery of the assassination that triggered the Rwandan genocide, United Nations peacekeepers have found a missile launcher with remarkable similarities to the weapon that killed Rwanda’s president in 1994.

Ottawa Police and Crime Stoppers are seeking the public’s help in identifying a female responsible for stealing approximately $4,000 in donations from the Autism Speaks Canada walk that took place in Ottawa on Sunday, June 4th.

Britain and Germany are poised to sign a new defence pact as Theresa May signals her intention to play a significant role in European security after Brexit. The Prime Minister is seeking to reassure European Union leaders that Britain will continue to cooperate on training, cyber security and maritime patrols.

The Liberal government chose in its recent defence policy to remain outside of the U.S. anti-ballistic missile program, upholding a decision made over a decade ago by Prime Minister Paul Martin. But North Korea's increasing capability means countries like Canada face a new world.

A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

The union representing Irving’s Halifax shipyard workers is concerned about the ongoing hiring of foreign workers for jobs that could be filled by locals.

Bill C-51—the Conservatives’ 2015 antiterrorism law—did at least one good thing: it ignited the controversy that prompted a massive 139-page bill introduced today in the House of Commons.

The U.S. Department of Defense has tasked a cyber protection team to the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, battery deployed to the Korean Peninsula. The department considers the threat emanating form North Korea as one of if not the greatest near term threat.

A group of MPs is trying to get to the bottom of how and why the government invokes national security exceptions on so many of its federal contracts.

Only at a North Korean press conference at the United Nations, can you hear a diplomat say he hoped journalists had a good holiday weekend and then warn of possible thermonuclear war.

A months-long CBC News/Radio-Canada investigation has revealed that someone is using devices that track and spy on cellphones in the area around Parliament Hill. The devices are known as IMSI catchers and have been used by Canadian police and security authorities, foreign intelligence and even organized crime.

U.S. President Donald Trump warned North Korea on Thursday that he's considering "some pretty severe things" in response to the isolated nation's unprecedented launch of a missile capable of reaching the U.S. In a public speech in Poland, Trump called on all nations to confront North Korea's "very, very bad behavior."

Atty Mashatan, a professor at Ryerson University’s School of Information Technology Management, said it was nothing more than a fluke that Canada appears to have been largely spared from Friday’s ransomware attack that disrupted services in Russia, the U.K., Ukraine, Spain and India.

At least 58 people have been killed and dozens wounded in a suspected chemical attack on a rebel-held town in north-western Syria, a monitoring group says. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported that strikes on Khan Sheikhoun by Syrian government or Russian jets had caused many people to choke.

It was the terrorist attack that police and security services always feared, but hoped would never come. A man, dressed all in black, drove a car at 50 mph the full length of Westminster Bridge, aiming deliberately at pedestrians and cyclists.

GE’s Marine Solutions announced that the United States Coast Guard commissioned new National Security Cutter Munro.

President Trump signed executive actions Wednesday ordering the construction of a U.S.-Mexico border wall and targeting sanctuary cities.

HMCS Saskatoon seizes 464 kg and assists in disruption of an estimated 1,500 kg of cocaine in cooperation with the United States Coast Guard during Operation Caribbe.

Declines in revenues in the newspaper industry over the past two decades has lead to massive layoffs. The Public Policy Forum report offers suggestions for how government policies and other laws can reduce the rise of "fake news" and "clickbait".

The Liberal government chose in its recent defence policy to remain outside of the U.S. anti-ballistic missile program, upholding a decision made over a decade ago by Prime Minister Paul Martin. But North Korea's increasing capability means countries like Canada face a new world.

Canada's terrorism threat level remains at medium in the wake of attacks that killed one Canadian visiting the U.K., but police and security agencies will be on high alert to protect revellers during 150th anniversary celebrations across the country.

Members of the police force in New Glasgow, N.S., were all smiles in 2014 when Peter MacKay, the local MP and then defence minister, arranged for the Canadian military to give them a decommissioned light-armoured vehicle, free of charge. Four years later, the town's police chief confirmed that town officials have decided to give it away.

A man steered a stolen beer truck into a crowd of people and then rammed it into a department store, killing at least three people in what officials were calling a terrorist attack in the heart of Stockholm on Friday afternoon.

Rights group accuses Syria of eight chemical attacks, killing at least nine people during offensive to retake key town.

The realization that cyber weapons will buy time, but will not create a permanent, effective solution is becoming more apparent as the cyberattacks against the Islamic State repeatedly disappoint, according to the New York Times.

NATO plans to bolster its ability to respond to cyberattacks and cybercrime by developing tools that can deter attacks on critical military and civilian network infrastructure. The development of NATO defensive and offensive cyber weaponry is tasked to the Western alliance’s dedicated cyber unit, which forms part of NATO’s Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe.

Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin is stepping down from the Supreme Court of Canada in December after 28 years on the court, including almost 18 years as chief.

A massive explosion rocked a highly secure diplomatic area of the Afghan capital on Wednesday morning, killing 80 people and wounding as many as 350. The German Embassy, the Foreign Ministry and the Presidential Palace are all in the area, as are the British and the Canadian embassies, and the Chinese, Turkish and Iranian embassies.

As Ottawa ponders a new approach to defending the country’s vital cyber systems and networks, a 2016 briefing note prepared for Justin Trudeau noted the U.S., U.K., Australia and New Zealand have all updated their cyber security strategies, with the U.S. planning to spend $24 billion to bolster the country’s defences.

The Canadian Armed Forces are sending approximately 225 additional members to British Columbia to assist in the ongoing emergency response to the wildfires. This follows an additional Request for Federal Assistance from the RCMP.

Canada quietly left the door open Wednesday to participating in a United Nations cease fire observer mission, should the Colombian government make a request.

Gunfire erupted outside a nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, leaving two people dead and at least 14 people injured. Fort Myers police responded to Club Blu, where they found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot.

The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

Canada has not been invited to an anti-ISIS coalition meeting this week in Paris, CBC News has learned. Defence ministers from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands will join U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter on Wednesday to discuss the future of the fight against the extremist group.

Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

The Canadian Armed Forces’ Judge Advocate General (JAG) is launching consultations with Canadians as part of the ongoing comprehensive review of the court martial system.

Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Kelly, the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accepted the offer, CBS said, citing unidentified sources.

A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

The Canadian government will spend $133 million over the next five years for new technologies to improve surveillance of the Arctic. Defence Research and Development Canada, the military’s science organization, is coordinating the surveillance research.

A Chinese citizen living in Vancouver, who admitted helping Chinese military officers hack into the computer networks of U.S. defence contractors to steal classified information, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was convicted of participating in a years-long conspiracy to steal military technical data, including schematics related to Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft and Lockheed F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada "strongly condemns tonight's deadly attack in Turkey," adding that his thoughts are with the victims as "we stand with our allies against terrorism."

Containing the spread of terrorism across Africa is a consideration for Canada as it mulls where best to contribute to a UN peacekeeping mission, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.

Mohamed Abrini, wanted over November's Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster VRT said on Friday, adding that he was probably involved in last month's Brussels bombings.

Canada wants to work with the United States to face the "challenge" posed by Russia, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Thursday. The minister said Canada and the U.S. have a shared interest in dealing with Russia's incursion into Ukraine.

The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is now the official state rifle of Tennessee. Originally designed for military use, its rounds can “penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars,” according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group.

A year before the election, Trudeau gained national attention when he mocked Canada's participation in airstrikes against ISIS. Once elected, the challenge became how to achieve a "pull out" without causing serious damage to international relationships, and to maintain some semblance of credibility domestically.

"The time of waving the refugees through is over,” said a source close to Germany's Interior Minister. Leaked information indicates Germany is drawing up plans to reinstate its national controls in an attempt to persuade other EU leaders to do more to solve the migrant crisis. 

Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada "strongly condemns tonight's deadly attack in Turkey," adding that his thoughts are with the victims as "we stand with our allies against terrorism."

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

The murderous rampage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso demonstrates the ease with which terror can be spread in disparate parts of the world and Canada’s Foreign Minister says the international community must unite in its determination to stop it.

The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

Canada wants to work with the United States to face the "challenge" posed by Russia, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Thursday. The minister said Canada and the U.S. have a shared interest in dealing with Russia's incursion into Ukraine.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said: “Let it be an arms race,” when asked for clarification of his Thursday Twitter post calling for an expansion of U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," he said in his tweet.

Canadian-made tactical equipment that helps authorities blast their way into buildings has surfaced in Saudi Arabia at the scene of a violent house raid by government security forces in late June that left one man dead in a region home to the country’s oppressed Shia minority.

North Korea’s triumphal declaration that it detonated its first hydrogen bomb drew global condemnation and threats of new sanctions against the isolated nuclear power Wednesday. But it also raised skepticism from the White House and defence experts, who questioned Pyongyang’s claim to a new and vastly more destructive weapon.

The White House on Tuesday issued the U.S. government's first emergency response manual for a major cyber attack, though some officials acknowledged it lacked clear guidance on possible retaliation against hacker adversaries.

A backgrounder on the reasons for declaring a State of Emergency have been provided by official Turkish sources. Also, video links, taken on the night of the attempted coup in Turkey, have been compiled here for your convenience. 

The suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack was shot dead near Milan, according to Italian officials, bringing an end to an international manhunt for the 24-year old Tunisian that had kept the continent on edge as the holidays fast approached.

Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there’s no need for international assistance

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government had signed a number of documents including a ceasefire deal that would take effect at midnight on the night of Dec. 29-30. He also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.

Alexey Pushkov, a hawkish member of parliament who heads the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee, eschewed condolences after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, instead chiding Brussels-based NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for focusing on the "imaginary Russian threat" while ignoring terrorists "right under his nose."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, as his cabinet said they see no imminent threats to Canadians on their soil. But Conservatives took the opportunity to reignite criticisms of the Liberal government for promising to repeal sections of the Tory anti-terrorism law giving security forces more power to disrupt and prevent terrorist networks.

Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead.

The minister of National Defence can carry on being the boss of the military justice system, says Canada’s top court. The Supreme Court of Canada has found defence ministers, even though they are political players, are the only ones who can appeal the decisions of a court martial, or the court martial appeals court.

Defence scientists have developed a smartphone app that could be used to prevent dazzling mid-air laser attacks on pilots. The danger from people shining hand-held laser pointers into cockpits is so high that earlier this year a pilots’ union called for the devices to be classed as offensive weapons.

Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

Judging from recent critiques of Justin Trudeau’s still-acclimating new government, you might guess that the fresh crop of Liberals running the show might be a bit rattled. But you’d be incorrect in that assumption – Michael Den Tandt

A Chinese citizen living in Vancouver, who admitted helping Chinese military officers hack into the computer networks of U.S. defence contractors to steal classified information, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was convicted of participating in a years-long conspiracy to steal military technical data, including schematics related to Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft and Lockheed F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

Canada quietly left the door open Wednesday to participating in a United Nations cease fire observer mission, should the Colombian government make a request.

The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Europol has warned that militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) will aim to step up attacks on European targets, as they face defeat in the Middle East.

Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada "strongly condemns tonight's deadly attack in Turkey," adding that his thoughts are with the victims as "we stand with our allies against terrorism."

President Barack Obama is set to meet with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the threat of a nuclear terror attack on Canada is lower than it was five or six years ago, and that he sees it as a “modest success” that groups like ISIS haven’t gotten their hands on more dangerous weapons.

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Brussels-style attacks will continue unless strategy changes and local allies fighting ISIL should be offered "active, on-the-ground, military support".

An incident involving hundreds of blank Canadian Forces identification cards that went missing just days after the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill has been meet with a shrug from the military. The case involving the identity cards, which disappeared while being shipped from Ottawa to Toronto through Canada Post, resulted in a brief police investigation and no changes to the military’s security policy.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO - the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.

A year before the election, Trudeau gained national attention when he mocked Canada's participation in airstrikes against ISIS. Once elected, the challenge became how to achieve a "pull out" without causing serious damage to international relationships, and to maintain some semblance of credibility domestically.

President Barack Obama is set to meet with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said is likely to have been inspired by Islamic State.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said: “Let it be an arms race,” when asked for clarification of his Thursday Twitter post calling for an expansion of U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," he said in his tweet.

The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is now the official state rifle of Tennessee. Originally designed for military use, its rounds can “penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars,” according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group.

Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there’s no need for international assistance

Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline; a court has ruled he can remain in power until new elections, now postponed indefinitely, are held.

The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

A coalition of 25 military and national security experts, including former advisers to Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, has warned that climate change poses a “significant risk to US national security and international security” that requires more attention from the US federal government.

The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an air show accident.

Canada again finds itself on the outside looking in when it comes to a gathering of countries fighting militants in the Middle East, something the new defence minister is trying to shrug off in the face of opposition criticism.

A strong majority of Canadians object to this country’s sale of military goods to Saudi Arabia, China and Algeria, three countries with poor human-rights records that currently rank among the top 10 buyers of defence and security gear from Canada.

The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

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Brushing aside Donald Trump’s dismissiveness, the nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. agencies are more confident than ever that Russia interfered in America’s recent presidential election. And he called the former Cold War foe an “existential threat” to the nation.

Canada again finds itself on the outside looking in when it comes to a gathering of countries fighting militants in the Middle East, something the new defence minister is trying to shrug off in the face of opposition criticism.

A federal project to build a flagship data centre at a Canadian Forces base has been dealt a blow after civilian planners suddenly realized there was a top-secret military communications post getting in the way.

A joint rescue operation was conducted on Monday involving the RCAF’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron and various civilian agencies after a plane crashed north of Anahim Lake, BC.

An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, which has already come into force. The doctrine says that one main aim in ensuring information security is the strategic prevention of military conflicts which could arise from the use of information technologies.

The Streit Group, heavily promoted last year by the Global Affairs Department as a rising star in the export market, has on at least two occasions sold - or modified - sport utility and luxury vehicles to people with alleged gang connections.

Canada's largest icebreaker is preparing for a critical expedition to the North Pole, marking the country's final mission in the High Arctic before making an official claim to the barren, but strategically important area at the top of the world.

In Turkey today, a military faction attacked government buildings and civilians in a failed coup attempt. At least 1,000 people are reported hospitalized and the death toll was at 161 at last verification. As part of its plan, the military took Turkish TV stations off the air. The government was able to regain control and has arrested or detained 1,500 military personnel, according to news reports. The PM has vowed that coup plotters will be tried for treason.

During what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president of the United States, Barack Obama gave a glowingly-received speech Wednesday urging North American unity amid growing protectionist sentiment and global uncertainty.

In what is being described in local French media reports as a terrorist attack, a truck driver sped along the promenade in Nice, plowing through and over people in the crowd. Initial reports estimated more than 30 dead, but that has been recently updated to more than 60 killed. The large crowd was celebrating Bastille Day along the waterfront, and the calamity took place as the fireworks were ending, which added to the confusion when gunfire was heard. 

The Canadian government will spend $133 million over the next five years for new technologies to improve surveillance of the Arctic. Defence Research and Development Canada, the military’s science organization, is coordinating the surveillance research.

President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Kelly, the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accepted the offer, CBS said, citing unidentified sources.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

Britain could become increasingly vulnerable to attack from an array of novel threats including “swarm attacks”, genetic weapons, cyber-attacks and new pathogens as hostile powers and extremist groups obtain more lethal weapons, a study by a UK Ministry of Defence think tank warns.

During what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president of the United States, Barack Obama gave a glowingly-received speech Wednesday urging North American unity amid growing protectionist sentiment and global uncertainty.

The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

Mohamed Abrini, wanted over November's Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster VRT said on Friday, adding that he was probably involved in last month's Brussels bombings.

Europol has warned that militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) will aim to step up attacks on European targets, as they face defeat in the Middle East.

Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

All 84 passengers and eight crew on the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria.

Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

Donald Trump has expressed some radical thoughts about foreign policy — including that the U.S., as a NATO member, can choose whether or not to come to the aid of an ally under attack. Perhaps Trump’s statement about NATO was just a “rookie mistake.” But there is a more frightening possibility, writes Mark Buchanan in Bloomberg View.

At least one shooter is still on the loose after a shooting inside a McDonald's at Munich's Olympia shopping mall Friday, police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. "There could be several dead and one or even several shooters are on the loose." The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET).

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Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced Wednesday that the Canadian government has listed two groups, Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM), as terrorist entities under the Criminal Code.

The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and extend a country-wide truce.

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced Wednesday that the Canadian government has listed two groups, Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM), as terrorist entities under the Criminal Code.

The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

The horrifying images from Belgium on Tuesday, with travellers covered in blood while smoke billowed around them, have become so familiar to us that we risk becoming jaded by them. We must not be.

Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium, in this video posted on the FrontLine web site in October 2015. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and can force unbelievers out of office and implement worldwide domination.

Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

Canada has not been invited to an anti-ISIS coalition meeting this week in Paris, CBC News has learned. Defence ministers from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands will join U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter on Wednesday to discuss the future of the fight against the extremist group.

The Canadian Armed Forces is keeping a lid on spending plans for counter-terrorism in a report to Parliament, and has withheld not just the amount but also details on human resources involved in the program.

Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

Containing the spread of terrorism across Africa is a consideration for Canada as it mulls where best to contribute to a UN peacekeeping mission, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.

As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.

Defence scientists have developed a smartphone app that could be used to prevent dazzling mid-air laser attacks on pilots. The danger from people shining hand-held laser pointers into cockpits is so high that earlier this year a pilots’ union called for the devices to be classed as offensive weapons.

During what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president of the United States, Barack Obama gave a glowingly-received speech Wednesday urging North American unity amid growing protectionist sentiment and global uncertainty.

A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

Mohamed Abrini, wanted over November's Islamic State attacks in Paris, has been arrested in Brussels, Belgian public broadcaster VRT said on Friday, adding that he was probably involved in last month's Brussels bombings.

In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the United States in condemning Russia over the escalating fighting in Syria and failed efforts to end the war in that country.

The notion that Canadian volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria could face prosecution under the former Conservative government's tough anti-terror laws has one human rights group calling for stricter supervision of the country's military training mission in the war-torn region.

Two Toronto-based human rights organizations have are alleging pro-Iraqi government Shia militias were responsible for a massacre of at least 55 Yazidi slaves kidnapped by ISIS and possibly hundreds more Sunni civilians during the liberation of Ramadi in early January.

The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school. The new centre would be located in Kingston, Ont., near the Canadian Forces base and military college, but would be a civilian-led operation.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO - the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, yesterday issued a statement about the truck attack that killed four Israeli solders in Jerusalem. 

All 84 passengers and eight crew on the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

More than 100 military officials and security experts from all over the world have gathered in Kingston for a conference on international security. Yesterday’s keynote speaker from the Canadian Armed Forces discussed the changing face of security — within the military.

Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

A man who stabbed at least eight people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency. The accuracy of this claim has not been verified. Police and witnesses said the man, wearing a security uniform, entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah, and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he attacked.

As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.

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Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Sunday the federal government is close to deciding how Canada will play a role in the mission in the Middle East against the Islamic State Iraq and the Levant.

Containing the spread of terrorism across Africa is a consideration for Canada as it mulls where best to contribute to a UN peacekeeping mission, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.

An incident involving hundreds of blank Canadian Forces identification cards that went missing just days after the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill has been meet with a shrug from the military. The case involving the identity cards, which disappeared while being shipped from Ottawa to Toronto through Canada Post, resulted in a brief police investigation and no changes to the military’s security policy.

Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Sunday the federal government is close to deciding how Canada will play a role in the mission in the Middle East against the Islamic State Iraq and the Levant.

Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.

In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

The Syrian army captured Aleppo from rebel fighters on Tuesday, a culmination of years of fighting and a devastating siege in what was one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war. But before crippled opposition forces agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire, there were reports of widespread massacres by Syrian troops taking full control of what was once the country’s largest city.

Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

A Liberal MP says Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine.

Canada’s impending peacemaking mission to Africa took on a more urgent tone Thursday night when a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds enjoying Bastille Day fireworks on Nice’s palm-lined waterfront, says Matthew Fisher. France needs Canada’s help — and Canada will answer the call.

Canada quietly left the door open Wednesday to participating in a United Nations cease fire observer mission, should the Colombian government make a request.

A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

British police are investigating after a drone crashed into a British Airways jet over Heathrow airport in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. The pilot of the BA727 flight from Geneva, carrying 132 passengers and five crew members, reported to police that the front of the aircraft had been struck by the unmanned object shortly before it landed at lunchtime on Sunday.

The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

"The time of waving the refugees through is over,” said a source close to Germany's Interior Minister. Leaked information indicates Germany is drawing up plans to reinstate its national controls in an attempt to persuade other EU leaders to do more to solve the migrant crisis. 

An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

Canada quietly left the door open Wednesday to participating in a United Nations cease fire observer mission, should the Colombian government make a request.

President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Kelly, the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accepted the offer, CBS said, citing unidentified sources.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, today hosted an informative gender-focused discussion with experts in various related fields as part of public consultations taking place across the country to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

The Canadian government will spend $133 million over the next five years for new technologies to improve surveillance of the Arctic. Defence Research and Development Canada, the military’s science organization, is coordinating the surveillance research.

Defence scientists have developed a smartphone app that could be used to prevent dazzling mid-air laser attacks on pilots. The danger from people shining hand-held laser pointers into cockpits is so high that earlier this year a pilots’ union called for the devices to be classed as offensive weapons.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government had signed a number of documents including a ceasefire deal that would take effect at midnight on the night of Dec. 29-30. He also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.

Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

Britain could become increasingly vulnerable to attack from an array of novel threats including “swarm attacks”, genetic weapons, cyber-attacks and new pathogens as hostile powers and extremist groups obtain more lethal weapons, a study by a UK Ministry of Defence think tank warns.

A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter had been shot down hours earlier.

Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said is likely to have been inspired by Islamic State.

In an effort to convince the Afghan government to change the plans for a new Hydro transmission corridor thousands protested in Kabul, the route change would bring access to Hydro that is lacking for millions of Afghans and shorten the proposed route.

The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press.

Alexey Pushkov, a hawkish member of parliament who heads the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee, eschewed condolences after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, instead chiding Brussels-based NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for focusing on the "imaginary Russian threat" while ignoring terrorists "right under his nose."

From Cuba today, President Obama asserted "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can, and will, defeat those who threaten the security of people all around the world."

The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The contract will also include in service support, provided through a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace.

Canada again finds itself on the outside looking in when it comes to a gathering of countries fighting militants in the Middle East, something the new defence minister is trying to shrug off in the face of opposition criticism.

National Defence launched a full-scale review of security at its installations, including recruiting centres, following the terror attacks of October 2014 — an assessment that officials said Tuesday is still ongoing.

The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

Canada’s impending peacemaking mission to Africa took on a more urgent tone Thursday night when a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds enjoying Bastille Day fireworks on Nice’s palm-lined waterfront, says Matthew Fisher. France needs Canada’s help — and Canada will answer the call.

A year after a stunning majority win, Maclean’s adds up the stumbles and successes of Justin Trudeau’s government in our Trudeau Report Card. The hard work of delivering on more than 200 campaign promises—and breaking some along the way—has only just begun.

What should have been a straightforward purchase of binoculars for the RCMP has gone off the rails after it emerged the deal was rigged to favour one particular company. A government watchdog has recommended the entire process be restarted, but this time in an open, fair and transparent manner — which amounts to yet another blow for the troubled federal government procurement system.

The Pentagon’s Joint Staff has warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks. An internal report suggests Lenovo computers and handheld devices could compromise hardware into the Defense Department supply chain.

Canada quietly left the door open Wednesday to participating in a United Nations cease fire observer mission, should the Colombian government make a request.

Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation touching both sides of the border.

Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

President Barack Obama is set to meet with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used strong language in condemning the Islamic State in a television interview Tuesday. "The so-called Islamic State are terrorists, criminals, thugs, murderers of innocents and children and there's a lot of labels for them," Trudeau told Global Television in Calgary.

A senior Ukrainian envoy is warning a thaw in diplomatic relations between Canada and Russia will primarily benefit Vladimir Putin – a caution that came as relations abruptly deteriorated between Moscow and Washington on Monday over Syria and nuclear arsenals.

Zaynab Khadr, the famously outspoken eldest child of Canada’s most notorious family, who has publicly praised Osama bin Laden and yearned for her own martyrdom, has been detained in Turkey. It is not clear whether she has been arrested or charged, and Turkish diplomats in Ottawa could offer no details on Monday.

The federal cabinet will soon be asked to pump more money into one of the key civilian projects under the national shipbuilding strategy in what's expected to be the first real test of the Trudeau government's commitment to stick with the Conservative-era program.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked an experienced deputy minister in foreign affairs rather than a senior security bureaucrat as his new national security adviser.

Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said.

President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as the process of filling top jobs in his administration presses on, marked by some infighting among advisers.

The White House has released a fact sheet outlining the relationship between Canada and the United States, including details about shared defence and national security. Here is the full text of that fact sheet.

Cyberspace is likely be declared a domain of warfare at NATO’s Warsaw Summit. The cyber domain is an integral part of modern wars, conflicts and crises, and therefore also a key part of NATO´s current and future operative security environment.

North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

Turkish Embassy spokesperson responds to questions on the Open Skies Treaty Observation Flight over Turkey that could not be conducted by the Russian Federation and on Statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concerning the violation of Turkish airspace by the Russian aircraft.

Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

Canada’s impending peacemaking mission to Africa took on a more urgent tone Thursday night when a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds enjoying Bastille Day fireworks on Nice’s palm-lined waterfront, says Matthew Fisher. France needs Canada’s help — and Canada will answer the call.

A group of Canadians who advise the federal government on national security issues are in the dark about the future of a 16-member roundtable they were appointed to. Members of the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security are supposed to meet in-camera at least twice a year, yet the group hasn't met since October 2014.

An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said is likely to have been inspired by Islamic State.

Two former employees of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence are facing charges in Halifax following a drug investigation with ties to Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

Britain could become increasingly vulnerable to attack from an array of novel threats including “swarm attacks”, genetic weapons, cyber-attacks and new pathogens as hostile powers and extremist groups obtain more lethal weapons, a study by a UK Ministry of Defence think tank warns.

The Streit Group, heavily promoted last year by the Global Affairs Department as a rising star in the export market, has on at least two occasions sold - or modified - sport utility and luxury vehicles to people with alleged gang connections.

What should have been a straightforward purchase of binoculars for the RCMP has gone off the rails after it emerged the deal was rigged to favour one particular company. A government watchdog has recommended the entire process be restarted, but this time in an open, fair and transparent manner — which amounts to yet another blow for the troubled federal government procurement system.

Michael Fallon: "Today, in London, I am hosting the Iraqi Defence Minister and 13 other nations from the Counter-Daesh coalition who are providing military hardware and training. We’ve made major progress but in 2017 we must deal a decisive blow to these terrorists."

A senior Ukrainian envoy is warning a thaw in diplomatic relations between Canada and Russia will primarily benefit Vladimir Putin – a caution that came as relations abruptly deteriorated between Moscow and Washington on Monday over Syria and nuclear arsenals.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, today hosted an informative gender-focused discussion with experts in various related fields as part of public consultations taking place across the country to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed an estimated 121 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said.

In Turkey today, a military faction attacked government buildings and civilians in a failed coup attempt. At least 1,000 people are reported hospitalized and the death toll was at 161 at last verification. As part of its plan, the military took Turkish TV stations off the air. The government was able to regain control and has arrested or detained 1,500 military personnel, according to news reports. The PM has vowed that coup plotters will be tried for treason.

President Barack Obama is set to meet with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, which has already come into force. The doctrine says that one main aim in ensuring information security is the strategic prevention of military conflicts which could arise from the use of information technologies.

The White House has released a fact sheet outlining the relationship between Canada and the United States, including details about shared defence and national security. Here is the full text of that fact sheet.

Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

One day after U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump insisted he’s too “smart” for traditional daily intelligence briefings, the national security advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he and the PM meet several times a week to discuss issues at the top of the security agenda.

British police are investigating after a drone crashed into a British Airways jet over Heathrow airport in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. The pilot of the BA727 flight from Geneva, carrying 132 passengers and five crew members, reported to police that the front of the aircraft had been struck by the unmanned object shortly before it landed at lunchtime on Sunday.

President-elect Donald Trump plans to nominate retired Marine General John Kelly to lead the Department of Homeland Security, CBS News reported on Wednesday. Kelly, the former head of the U.S. Southern Command, has accepted the offer, CBS said, citing unidentified sources.

A joint rescue operation was conducted on Monday involving the RCAF’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron and various civilian agencies after a plane crashed north of Anahim Lake, BC.

The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

The fearsome prospect of a showdown between the world’s biggest military power and its most unpredictable nuclear-capable nation threatened to overshadow the conciliatory language in the New Year’s speech where Mr. Kim raised his country’s missile capacity – although not as a threat, a subtlety that went largely unrecognized.

Justin Trudeau will be among the world leaders gathering in Washington to contemplate the spine-tingling scenario of terrorists getting hold of nuclear weapons.

The U.S. military has confirmed that Hafiz Saeed Khan died along with senior commanders and fighters in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Mullah Akhtar Mansour, another prominent ISIS militant, was killed in Pakistan in May.

Donald Trump has expressed some radical thoughts about foreign policy — including that the U.S., as a NATO member, can choose whether or not to come to the aid of an ally under attack. Perhaps Trump’s statement about NATO was just a “rookie mistake.” But there is a more frightening possibility, writes Mark Buchanan in Bloomberg View.

Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, yesterday issued a statement about the truck attack that killed four Israeli solders in Jerusalem. 

The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and 8-inch floppy disks, a government report has revealed.

Brushing aside Donald Trump’s dismissiveness, the nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. agencies are more confident than ever that Russia interfered in America’s recent presidential election. And he called the former Cold War foe an “existential threat” to the nation.

U.S. forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

The Brussels attack was, above all else, an attack on the institutions of Europe, conducted almost certainly by European citizens who hate those institutions, whose loyalties are with a terrorist army that sees itself at war with Europe.

The White House on Tuesday issued the U.S. government's first emergency response manual for a major cyber attack, though some officials acknowledged it lacked clear guidance on possible retaliation against hacker adversaries.

North Korea’s triumphal declaration that it detonated its first hydrogen bomb drew global condemnation and threats of new sanctions against the isolated nuclear power Wednesday. But it also raised skepticism from the White House and defence experts, who questioned Pyongyang’s claim to a new and vastly more destructive weapon.

All 84 passengers and eight crew on the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria.

Family members of the Quebekers killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack are ashamed of Trudeau's pledge to remove Canada's air power from the allied effort against the so-called Islamic State. The victims had been doing humanitarian work in the region at the time.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, as his cabinet said they see no imminent threats to Canadians on their soil. But Conservatives took the opportunity to reignite criticisms of the Liberal government for promising to repeal sections of the Tory anti-terrorism law giving security forces more power to disrupt and prevent terrorist networks.

A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

The federal government is sending a "reconnaissance mission" to take a closer look at the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Mali. Officials insist the fact-finding mission, a small group of diplomats, military personnel and RCMP officers, does not mean the government has decided to send Canadian peacekeepers to the west African country.

The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

A Liberal MP says Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine.

Three militants stormed the dormitory of a police training college in southwestern Pakistan at about 11pm Monday night, killing at least 61 and injuring more than 100. Two of the attackers detonated their explosive vests and the thirs was shot dead in the attack that lasted almost four hours.

A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed an estimated 121 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said.

The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and extend a country-wide truce.

The federal cabinet will soon be asked to pump more money into one of the key civilian projects under the national shipbuilding strategy in what's expected to be the first real test of the Trudeau government's commitment to stick with the Conservative-era program.

A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

Justin Trudeau will be among the world leaders gathering in Washington to contemplate the spine-tingling scenario of terrorists getting hold of nuclear weapons.

A group of Canadians who advise the federal government on national security issues are in the dark about the future of a 16-member roundtable they were appointed to. Members of the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security are supposed to meet in-camera at least twice a year, yet the group hasn't met since October 2014.

Turkish Embassy spokesperson responds to questions on the Open Skies Treaty Observation Flight over Turkey that could not be conducted by the Russian Federation and on Statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concerning the violation of Turkish airspace by the Russian aircraft.

The U.S. Coast Guard has often been characterized as perennially underfunded, but thanks to Congress, the service received a major boost to its acquisition accounts for fiscal year 2016.

Rookie Conservative MP David Yurdiga, who represents Fort McMurray, has opened a new riding office in Lac La Biche and is trying to help out, after 88,000 people were evacuated from the city last week.

A joint rescue operation was conducted on Monday involving the RCAF’s 442 Transport and Rescue Squadron and various civilian agencies after a plane crashed north of Anahim Lake, BC.

Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

Brushing aside Donald Trump’s dismissiveness, the nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. agencies are more confident than ever that Russia interfered in America’s recent presidential election. And he called the former Cold War foe an “existential threat” to the nation.

The Canadian Armed Forces is keeping a lid on spending plans for counter-terrorism in a report to Parliament, and has withheld not just the amount but also details on human resources involved in the program.

Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

Germany has launched a Europe-wide manhunt for an “armed and dangerous” Tunisian with ties to Islamic extremists in connection with the Berlin Christmas market attack, according to a European arrest warrant and German lawmakers.

The RCMP spent more than $900,000 in overtime pay over the course of a five-month undercover operation that led to the arrests of two terrorism suspects in British Columbia.

Judging from recent critiques of Justin Trudeau’s still-acclimating new government, you might guess that the fresh crop of Liberals running the show might be a bit rattled. But you’d be incorrect in that assumption – Michael Den Tandt

Canadian-made tactical equipment that helps authorities blast their way into buildings has surfaced in Saudi Arabia at the scene of a violent house raid by government security forces in late June that left one man dead in a region home to the country’s oppressed Shia minority.

North Korea’s triumphal declaration that it detonated its first hydrogen bomb drew global condemnation and threats of new sanctions against the isolated nuclear power Wednesday. But it also raised skepticism from the White House and defence experts, who questioned Pyongyang’s claim to a new and vastly more destructive weapon.

A year before the election, Trudeau gained national attention when he mocked Canada's participation in airstrikes against ISIS. Once elected, the challenge became how to achieve a "pull out" without causing serious damage to international relationships, and to maintain some semblance of credibility domestically.

Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

The minister of National Defence can carry on being the boss of the military justice system, says Canada’s top court. The Supreme Court of Canada has found defence ministers, even though they are political players, are the only ones who can appeal the decisions of a court martial, or the court martial appeals court.

As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, yesterday issued a statement about the truck attack that killed four Israeli solders in Jerusalem. 

A federal project to build a flagship data centre at a Canadian Forces base has been dealt a blow after civilian planners suddenly realized there was a top-secret military communications post getting in the way.

Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

A year after a stunning majority win, Maclean’s adds up the stumbles and successes of Justin Trudeau’s government in our Trudeau Report Card. The hard work of delivering on more than 200 campaign promises—and breaking some along the way—has only just begun.

The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia with 39 people on board as it tried to make an emergency landing near a Soviet-era military base. Russian news agencies reported that nobody had been killed in the incident, but said 32 people had been airlifted to hospital, 16 of whom were in serious condition.

A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

A Russian politician who laments the decline of his country’s relations with Canada suggested Thursday that his homeland might be willing to play nice in its long-standing dispute over who controls the North Pole.

A backgrounder on the reasons for declaring a State of Emergency have been provided by official Turkish sources. Also, video links, taken on the night of the attempted coup in Turkey, have been compiled here for your convenience. 

Cyberspace is likely be declared a domain of warfare at NATO’s Warsaw Summit. The cyber domain is an integral part of modern wars, conflicts and crises, and therefore also a key part of NATO´s current and future operative security environment.

The White House on Tuesday issued the U.S. government's first emergency response manual for a major cyber attack, though some officials acknowledged it lacked clear guidance on possible retaliation against hacker adversaries.

At least one shooter is still on the loose after a shooting inside a McDonald's at Munich's Olympia shopping mall Friday, police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. "There could be several dead and one or even several shooters are on the loose." The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET).

The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school. The new centre would be located in Kingston, Ont., near the Canadian Forces base and military college, but would be a civilian-led operation.

One day after U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump insisted he’s too “smart” for traditional daily intelligence briefings, the national security advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he and the PM meet several times a week to discuss issues at the top of the security agenda.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday where he will announce the date Canada plans to run for a seat on the Security Council, sources tell CBC News.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, which has already come into force. The doctrine says that one main aim in ensuring information security is the strategic prevention of military conflicts which could arise from the use of information technologies.

The Syrian army captured Aleppo from rebel fighters on Tuesday, a culmination of years of fighting and a devastating siege in what was one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war. But before crippled opposition forces agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire, there were reports of widespread massacres by Syrian troops taking full control of what was once the country’s largest city.

President Barack Obama is set to meet with top officials from six Arab nations to discuss regional security issues in the Persian Gulf including the fight against the Islamic State militant group.

The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

Brushing aside Donald Trump’s dismissiveness, the nation’s intelligence chief insisted Thursday that U.S. agencies are more confident than ever that Russia interfered in America’s recent presidential election. And he called the former Cold War foe an “existential threat” to the nation.

The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

Police are asking for the public’s help to find a soldier missing from the 4th Canadian Training Centre Meaford who was last seen early Saturday morning in Owen Sound.

A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter had been shot down hours earlier.

Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in US history and says the gunman who slaughtered at least 50 innocent party-goers in an Orlando gay club was one of its fighters.

As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to those affected by a bombing in a Pakistan park that killed dozens of people Sunday. Police officials in Lahore, an eastern Pakistani city bordering India, said that Christian families were celebrating Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park when an explosion was set off near a children's play area.

The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau condemned Tuesday’s attacks in Brussels, as his cabinet said they see no imminent threats to Canadians on their soil. But Conservatives took the opportunity to reignite criticisms of the Liberal government for promising to repeal sections of the Tory anti-terrorism law giving security forces more power to disrupt and prevent terrorist networks.

Donald Trump has expressed some radical thoughts about foreign policy — including that the U.S., as a NATO member, can choose whether or not to come to the aid of an ally under attack. Perhaps Trump’s statement about NATO was just a “rookie mistake.” But there is a more frightening possibility, writes Mark Buchanan in Bloomberg View.

Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Sunday the federal government is close to deciding how Canada will play a role in the mission in the Middle East against the Islamic State Iraq and the Levant.

Alexey Pushkov, a hawkish member of parliament who heads the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee, eschewed condolences after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, instead chiding Brussels-based NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for focusing on the "imaginary Russian threat" while ignoring terrorists "right under his nose."

What should have been a straightforward purchase of binoculars for the RCMP has gone off the rails after it emerged the deal was rigged to favour one particular company. A government watchdog has recommended the entire process be restarted, but this time in an open, fair and transparent manner — which amounts to yet another blow for the troubled federal government procurement system.

Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC reports. Some officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with Columbia's national police force.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, today hosted an informative gender-focused discussion with experts in various related fields as part of public consultations taking place across the country to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

The suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack was shot dead near Milan, according to Italian officials, bringing an end to an international manhunt for the 24-year old Tunisian that had kept the continent on edge as the holidays fast approached.

There is "horrific evidence" that Sudan's military has repeatedly used chemical weapons (CW) in the country's eastern region of Darfur, Amnesty International has reported. The claim was made on the basis of interviews with 52 residents in the Jebel Marra area in Darfur, where military and allied forces have been attempting to suppress a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel group.

Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

British police are investigating after a drone crashed into a British Airways jet over Heathrow airport in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. The pilot of the BA727 flight from Geneva, carrying 132 passengers and five crew members, reported to police that the front of the aircraft had been struck by the unmanned object shortly before it landed at lunchtime on Sunday.

Cyberspace is likely be declared a domain of warfare at NATO’s Warsaw Summit. The cyber domain is an integral part of modern wars, conflicts and crises, and therefore also a key part of NATO´s current and future operative security environment.

In an effort to convince the Afghan government to change the plans for a new Hydro transmission corridor thousands protested in Kabul, the route change would bring access to Hydro that is lacking for millions of Afghans and shorten the proposed route.

The U.S. Coast Guard has often been characterized as perennially underfunded, but thanks to Congress, the service received a major boost to its acquisition accounts for fiscal year 2016.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the deadliest mass shooting in US history and says the gunman who slaughtered at least 50 innocent party-goers in an Orlando gay club was one of its fighters.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Two former employees of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence are facing charges in Halifax following a drug investigation with ties to Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

Global geopolitical uncertainty has pushed defense to the top of national agendas, helping prop up sales at major defense products suppliers, CNBC has been told.

Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there’s no need for international assistance

The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC reports. Some officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with Columbia's national police force.

National Defence launched a full-scale review of security at its installations, including recruiting centres, following the terror attacks of October 2014 — an assessment that officials said Tuesday is still ongoing.

Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport. The government said Islamic State extremists were believed responsible.

A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

Michael Fallon: "Today, in London, I am hosting the Iraqi Defence Minister and 13 other nations from the Counter-Daesh coalition who are providing military hardware and training. We’ve made major progress but in 2017 we must deal a decisive blow to these terrorists."

Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted suspect for the Paris attacks, has been arrested in a shootout with heavily-armed police in the Belgian capital after eluding capture for months. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed the arrest on Friday at a press conference in Brussels. "Though this arrest was an important step, it is not the final result," said French President Hollande at a joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister. "There will be further arrests. We know the network is extensive in Belgium, France and other countries," he said.

The Canadian Armed Forces is keeping a lid on spending plans for counter-terrorism in a report to Parliament, and has withheld not just the amount but also details on human resources involved in the program.

Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

A strong majority of Canadians object to this country’s sale of military goods to Saudi Arabia, China and Algeria, three countries with poor human-rights records that currently rank among the top 10 buyers of defence and security gear from Canada.

The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

The federal cabinet will soon be asked to pump more money into one of the key civilian projects under the national shipbuilding strategy in what's expected to be the first real test of the Trudeau government's commitment to stick with the Conservative-era program.

The federal cabinet will soon be asked to pump more money into one of the key civilian projects under the national shipbuilding strategy in what's expected to be the first real test of the Trudeau government's commitment to stick with the Conservative-era program.

Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

The Streit Group, heavily promoted last year by the Global Affairs Department as a rising star in the export market, has on at least two occasions sold - or modified - sport utility and luxury vehicles to people with alleged gang connections.

The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC reports. Some officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with Columbia's national police force.

Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

Cyberspace is likely be declared a domain of warfare at NATO’s Warsaw Summit. The cyber domain is an integral part of modern wars, conflicts and crises, and therefore also a key part of NATO´s current and future operative security environment.

The Pentagon’s Joint Staff has warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks. An internal report suggests Lenovo computers and handheld devices could compromise hardware into the Defense Department supply chain.

The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The contract will also include in service support, provided through a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace.

Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline; a court has ruled he can remain in power until new elections, now postponed indefinitely, are held.

North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

Canada's largest icebreaker is preparing for a critical expedition to the North Pole, marking the country's final mission in the High Arctic before making an official claim to the barren, but strategically important area at the top of the world.

Canadian-made tactical equipment that helps authorities blast their way into buildings has surfaced in Saudi Arabia at the scene of a violent house raid by government security forces in late June that left one man dead in a region home to the country’s oppressed Shia minority.

The U.S. military has confirmed that Hafiz Saeed Khan died along with senior commanders and fighters in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Mullah Akhtar Mansour, another prominent ISIS militant, was killed in Pakistan in May.

The Syrian army captured Aleppo from rebel fighters on Tuesday, a culmination of years of fighting and a devastating siege in what was one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war. But before crippled opposition forces agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire, there were reports of widespread massacres by Syrian troops taking full control of what was once the country’s largest city.

Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline; a court has ruled he can remain in power until new elections, now postponed indefinitely, are held.

A terrorist group in the Philippines has killed John Ridsdel, the 68-year-old Canadian kidnapped last September – an execution Prime Minister Justin Trudeau called “cold-blooded murder” and the man’s family said was “senseless.”

Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, which has already come into force. The doctrine says that one main aim in ensuring information security is the strategic prevention of military conflicts which could arise from the use of information technologies.

The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The contract will also include in service support, provided through a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace.

As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and 8-inch floppy disks, a government report has revealed.

As expected, ISIL has ramped up its propaganda campaign against Canada following last week’s police killing of Aaron Driver, an ISIL supporter in Strathroy, Ont. who was allegedly in the final stages of planning a bomb attack.

A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida an act of domestic terror. Trudeau says he was "shocked and saddened" to learn so many people were killed and injured following the mass shooting in Orlando.

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, yesterday issued a statement about the truck attack that killed four Israeli solders in Jerusalem. 

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Brussels-style attacks will continue unless strategy changes and local allies fighting ISIL should be offered "active, on-the-ground, military support".

U.S. forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

The horrifying images from Belgium on Tuesday, with travellers covered in blood while smoke billowed around them, have become so familiar to us that we risk becoming jaded by them. We must not be.

A new analysis says an NDP proposal to boost pension benefits for families of deceased Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans could cost more than $6 billion.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says he doesn't want to risk the safety of sources who give the government sensitive information on human rights conditions in their countries.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO - the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.

The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

The Streit Group, heavily promoted last year by the Global Affairs Department as a rising star in the export market, has on at least two occasions sold - or modified - sport utility and luxury vehicles to people with alleged gang connections.

Police are asking for the public’s help to find a soldier missing from the 4th Canadian Training Centre Meaford who was last seen early Saturday morning in Owen Sound.

Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said bolstering nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. "We can say with certainty – we are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he said.

North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

An incident involving hundreds of blank Canadian Forces identification cards that went missing just days after the 2014 attack on Parliament Hill has been meet with a shrug from the military. The case involving the identity cards, which disappeared while being shipped from Ottawa to Toronto through Canada Post, resulted in a brief police investigation and no changes to the military’s security policy.

The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

Canadian-made tactical equipment that helps authorities blast their way into buildings has surfaced in Saudi Arabia at the scene of a violent house raid by government security forces in late June that left one man dead in a region home to the country’s oppressed Shia minority.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida an act of domestic terror. Trudeau says he was "shocked and saddened" to learn so many people were killed and injured following the mass shooting in Orlando.

An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida an act of domestic terror. Trudeau says he was "shocked and saddened" to learn so many people were killed and injured following the mass shooting in Orlando.

The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

The Canadian Armed Forces’ Judge Advocate General (JAG) is launching consultations with Canadians as part of the ongoing comprehensive review of the court martial system.

A year before the election, Trudeau gained national attention when he mocked Canada's participation in airstrikes against ISIS. Once elected, the challenge became how to achieve a "pull out" without causing serious damage to international relationships, and to maintain some semblance of credibility domestically.

A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

China has installed surface-to-air missiles on an island in the South China Sea, an escalation that further militarizes a region where significant tensions have already emerged between China and its neighbours.

The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and extend a country-wide truce.

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia with 39 people on board as it tried to make an emergency landing near a Soviet-era military base. Russian news agencies reported that nobody had been killed in the incident, but said 32 people had been airlifted to hospital, 16 of whom were in serious condition.

The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

During what was almost certainly his last visit to Canada as president of the United States, Barack Obama gave a glowingly-received speech Wednesday urging North American unity amid growing protectionist sentiment and global uncertainty.

As expected, ISIL has ramped up its propaganda campaign against Canada following last week’s police killing of Aaron Driver, an ISIL supporter in Strathroy, Ont. who was allegedly in the final stages of planning a bomb attack.

Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an air show accident.

Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline; a court has ruled he can remain in power until new elections, now postponed indefinitely, are held.

Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead.

National Defence launched a full-scale review of security at its installations, including recruiting centres, following the terror attacks of October 2014 — an assessment that officials said Tuesday is still ongoing.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday where he will announce the date Canada plans to run for a seat on the Security Council, sources tell CBC News.

Containing the spread of terrorism across Africa is a consideration for Canada as it mulls where best to contribute to a UN peacekeeping mission, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.

Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is now the official state rifle of Tennessee. Originally designed for military use, its rounds can “penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars,” according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group.

Global geopolitical uncertainty has pushed defense to the top of national agendas, helping prop up sales at major defense products suppliers, CNBC has been told.

Donald Trump has expressed some radical thoughts about foreign policy — including that the U.S., as a NATO member, can choose whether or not to come to the aid of an ally under attack. Perhaps Trump’s statement about NATO was just a “rookie mistake.” But there is a more frightening possibility, writes Mark Buchanan in Bloomberg View.

A year after a stunning majority win, Maclean’s adds up the stumbles and successes of Justin Trudeau’s government in our Trudeau Report Card. The hard work of delivering on more than 200 campaign promises—and breaking some along the way—has only just begun.

The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

Family members of the Quebekers killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack are ashamed of Trudeau's pledge to remove Canada's air power from the allied effort against the so-called Islamic State. The victims had been doing humanitarian work in the region at the time.

As International Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland closed the Canada-EU free trade deal. She now replaces Liberal veteran Stéphane Dion as the Minister of Global Affairs Canada. Ahmed Hussen, the first Somali-Canadian elected to the House of Commons, will replace John McCallum as minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

The White House has released a fact sheet outlining the relationship between Canada and the United States, including details about shared defence and national security. Here is the full text of that fact sheet.

A Chinese citizen living in Vancouver, who admitted helping Chinese military officers hack into the computer networks of U.S. defence contractors to steal classified information, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was convicted of participating in a years-long conspiracy to steal military technical data, including schematics related to Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft and Lockheed F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

Three militants stormed the dormitory of a police training college in southwestern Pakistan at about 11pm Monday night, killing at least 61 and injuring more than 100. Two of the attackers detonated their explosive vests and the thirs was shot dead in the attack that lasted almost four hours.

Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

The minister of National Defence can carry on being the boss of the military justice system, says Canada’s top court. The Supreme Court of Canada has found defence ministers, even though they are political players, are the only ones who can appeal the decisions of a court martial, or the court martial appeals court.

A strong majority of Canadians object to this country’s sale of military goods to Saudi Arabia, China and Algeria, three countries with poor human-rights records that currently rank among the top 10 buyers of defence and security gear from Canada.

Michael Fallon: "Today, in London, I am hosting the Iraqi Defence Minister and 13 other nations from the Counter-Daesh coalition who are providing military hardware and training. We’ve made major progress but in 2017 we must deal a decisive blow to these terrorists."

Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an air show accident.

The Government of Canada has selected the Airbus C295W aircraft for its Fixed-Wing Search and Rescue Program. The Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) will receive 16 C295Ws modified for Search and Rescue (SAR). The contract will also include in service support, provided through a joint venture between Airbus Defence and Space and PAL Aerospace.

A Palestinian rammed his truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on a popular promenade in Jerusalem on Sunday, killing four of them in an attack that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said is likely to have been inspired by Islamic State.

A Syrian rescue service operating in rebel-held territory said on Tuesday a helicopter dropped containers of toxic gas overnight on a town close to where a Russian military helicopter had been shot down hours earlier.

A new analysis says an NDP proposal to boost pension benefits for families of deceased Canadian Forces and RCMP veterans could cost more than $6 billion.

Hundreds of first responders, politicians and citizens from Canada and the United States gathered at the Peace Arch border crossing Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

After a mass shooting on Sunday that killed at least 50 people and injured dozens more at a gay nightclub in Florida, many Canadians were reflecting on what the violence means for the LGBTQ community.

Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC reports. Some officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with Columbia's national police force.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used strong language in condemning the Islamic State in a television interview Tuesday. "The so-called Islamic State are terrorists, criminals, thugs, murderers of innocents and children and there's a lot of labels for them," Trudeau told Global Television in Calgary.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to those affected by a bombing in a Pakistan park that killed dozens of people Sunday. Police officials in Lahore, an eastern Pakistani city bordering India, said that Christian families were celebrating Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park when an explosion was set off near a children's play area.

Alexey Pushkov, a hawkish member of parliament who heads the Russian Foreign Affairs Committee, eschewed condolences after the terrorist attacks in Belgium, instead chiding Brussels-based NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg for focusing on the "imaginary Russian threat" while ignoring terrorists "right under his nose."

A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

Authorities and analysts believe the violence that left Jakarta, a city of 10 million people, on edge for hours was a loud announcement of the Islamic State group’s presence in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

The notion that Canadian volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria could face prosecution under the former Conservative government's tough anti-terror laws has one human rights group calling for stricter supervision of the country's military training mission in the war-torn region.

In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

Defence scientists have developed a smartphone app that could be used to prevent dazzling mid-air laser attacks on pilots. The danger from people shining hand-held laser pointers into cockpits is so high that earlier this year a pilots’ union called for the devices to be classed as offensive weapons.

A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed an estimated 121 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said: “Let it be an arms race,” when asked for clarification of his Thursday Twitter post calling for an expansion of U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," he said in his tweet.

The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the United States in condemning Russia over the escalating fighting in Syria and failed efforts to end the war in that country.

The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

A strong majority of Canadians object to this country’s sale of military goods to Saudi Arabia, China and Algeria, three countries with poor human-rights records that currently rank among the top 10 buyers of defence and security gear from Canada.

After a mass shooting on Sunday that killed at least 50 people and injured dozens more at a gay nightclub in Florida, many Canadians were reflecting on what the violence means for the LGBTQ community.

In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

After a mass shooting on Sunday that killed at least 50 people and injured dozens more at a gay nightclub in Florida, many Canadians were reflecting on what the violence means for the LGBTQ community.

Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

As the war in Syria rages on and Russia vetoes yet another resolution aimed at ending the bloodshed, Canada is spearheading a new diplomatic effort to try to end the brutal civil war.

Two Toronto-based human rights organizations have are alleging pro-Iraqi government Shia militias were responsible for a massacre of at least 55 Yazidi slaves kidnapped by ISIS and possibly hundreds more Sunni civilians during the liberation of Ramadi in early January.

Authorities and analysts believe the violence that left Jakarta, a city of 10 million people, on edge for hours was a loud announcement of the Islamic State group’s presence in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is now the official state rifle of Tennessee. Originally designed for military use, its rounds can “penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars,” according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group.

In an effort to convince the Afghan government to change the plans for a new Hydro transmission corridor thousands protested in Kabul, the route change would bring access to Hydro that is lacking for millions of Afghans and shorten the proposed route.

The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

Civilian and military first responders from Simcoe County will converge on Canadian Forces Base Borden on Sunday, May 1, 2016, to participate in a joint mass casualty exercise as part of Exercise STOP, DROP AND ROLL, a simulated response to an air show accident.

At least one shooter is still on the loose after a shooting inside a McDonald's at Munich's Olympia shopping mall Friday, police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. "There could be several dead and one or even several shooters are on the loose." The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET).

In what is being described in local French media reports as a terrorist attack, a truck driver sped along the promenade in Nice, plowing through and over people in the crowd. Initial reports estimated more than 30 dead, but that has been recently updated to more than 60 killed. The large crowd was celebrating Bastille Day along the waterfront, and the calamity took place as the fireworks were ending, which added to the confusion when gunfire was heard. 

Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

Hundreds of first responders, politicians and citizens from Canada and the United States gathered at the Peace Arch border crossing Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation touching both sides of the border.

Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium, in this video posted on the FrontLine web site in October 2015. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and can force unbelievers out of office and implement worldwide domination.

Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted suspect for the Paris attacks, has been arrested in a shootout with heavily-armed police in the Belgian capital after eluding capture for months. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed the arrest on Friday at a press conference in Brussels. "Though this arrest was an important step, it is not the final result," said French President Hollande at a joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister. "There will be further arrests. We know the network is extensive in Belgium, France and other countries," he said.

The RCMP spent more than $900,000 in overtime pay over the course of a five-month undercover operation that led to the arrests of two terrorism suspects in British Columbia.

Canada’s impending peacemaking mission to Africa took on a more urgent tone Thursday night when a Tunisian man drove a truck through crowds enjoying Bastille Day fireworks on Nice’s palm-lined waterfront, says Matthew Fisher. France needs Canada’s help — and Canada will answer the call.

A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

A federal project to build a flagship data centre at a Canadian Forces base has been dealt a blow after civilian planners suddenly realized there was a top-secret military communications post getting in the way.

An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

The U.S. military has confirmed that Hafiz Saeed Khan died along with senior commanders and fighters in Nangarhar province, Afghanistan. Mullah Akhtar Mansour, another prominent ISIS militant, was killed in Pakistan in May.

Three militants stormed the dormitory of a police training college in southwestern Pakistan at about 11pm Monday night, killing at least 61 and injuring more than 100. Two of the attackers detonated their explosive vests and the thirs was shot dead in the attack that lasted almost four hours.

The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

Russia, the U.S., Mexico, Australia, Taiwan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority have all offered help in fighting the northern Alberta wildfire, but Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says there’s no need for international assistance

The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Toronto police are weighing a possible link to terrorism after a knife-wielding attacker injured two Canadian Forces members at an uptown recruitment centre.

The White House on Tuesday issued the U.S. government's first emergency response manual for a major cyber attack, though some officials acknowledged it lacked clear guidance on possible retaliation against hacker adversaries.

Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as the process of filling top jobs in his administration presses on, marked by some infighting among advisers.

The Barrett .50 caliber rifle is now the official state rifle of Tennessee. Originally designed for military use, its rounds can “penetrate light armor, down helicopters, destroy commercial aircraft, and blast through rail cars,” according to a report from the Violence Policy Center, a gun safety group.

Irving Shipbuilding has fired back at the CBC about its news report detailing problems with the Canadian Coast Guard’s mid-shore patrol ships.

The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

The Liberal government will announce the winner of a multi-billion dollar program for new search and rescue aircraft on Thursday, even as industry sources say aerospace giant Airbus has won the deal. The Airbus C-295 was selected over the C-27J built by the Italian firm, Leonardo.

Military and police deployed across Congo's capital on Monday amid fears of unrest on the last official day of President Joseph Kabila's mandate. He intends to stay on after the midnight deadline; a court has ruled he can remain in power until new elections, now postponed indefinitely, are held.

President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as the process of filling top jobs in his administration presses on, marked by some infighting among advisers.

Canada and the United States came together from April 26 to 28, 2016 to assess technologies that can help their respective emergency management officials and responders communicate and exchange information more efficiently during an emergency situation touching both sides of the border.

One day after U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump insisted he’s too “smart” for traditional daily intelligence briefings, the national security advisor to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said he and the PM meet several times a week to discuss issues at the top of the security agenda.

The Honourable Harjit S. Sajjan, Minister of National of Defence, yesterday issued a statement about the truck attack that killed four Israeli solders in Jerusalem. 

There is "horrific evidence" that Sudan's military has repeatedly used chemical weapons (CW) in the country's eastern region of Darfur, Amnesty International has reported. The claim was made on the basis of interviews with 52 residents in the Jebel Marra area in Darfur, where military and allied forces have been attempting to suppress a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel group.

A Canadian-owned company involved in controversial sales of armoured vehicles in South Sudan and Libya has broken its silence. The Streit Group, which has sales offices and factories around the globe, has been criticized by two separate United Nations panels for its business dealings in the war-ravaged African nations.

Abdirizak Ahmed, head of counter-piracy for Somalia's northern state of Puntland, which has 1,400 km of coastline and is home to most of its pirates, says piracy has gone hi-tech. Professional hackers steal ships' manifestos and sell them to pirates who now know exactly where to look – right down to the serial number of the container in some cases.

More than 100 military officials and security experts from all over the world have gathered in Kingston for a conference on international security. Yesterday’s keynote speaker from the Canadian Armed Forces discussed the changing face of security — within the military.

As International Trade Minister, Chrystia Freeland closed the Canada-EU free trade deal. She now replaces Liberal veteran Stéphane Dion as the Minister of Global Affairs Canada. Ahmed Hussen, the first Somali-Canadian elected to the House of Commons, will replace John McCallum as minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

Former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair says Brussels-style attacks will continue unless strategy changes and local allies fighting ISIL should be offered "active, on-the-ground, military support".

The Liberal government says Canada is not at war with Islamic militants — a view not shared by ally France. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion rejected the "at war" label just one day after the bombings in Brussels that killed more than 30 people and injured 270.

The federal government is sending a "reconnaissance mission" to take a closer look at the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Mali. Officials insist the fact-finding mission, a small group of diplomats, military personnel and RCMP officers, does not mean the government has decided to send Canadian peacekeepers to the west African country.

The murderous rampage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso demonstrates the ease with which terror can be spread in disparate parts of the world and Canada’s Foreign Minister says the international community must unite in its determination to stop it.

A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

All 84 passengers and eight crew on the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria.

A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

A senior Ukrainian envoy is warning a thaw in diplomatic relations between Canada and Russia will primarily benefit Vladimir Putin – a caution that came as relations abruptly deteriorated between Moscow and Washington on Monday over Syria and nuclear arsenals.

A Russian politician who laments the decline of his country’s relations with Canada suggested Thursday that his homeland might be willing to play nice in its long-standing dispute over who controls the North Pole.

Containing the spread of terrorism across Africa is a consideration for Canada as it mulls where best to contribute to a UN peacekeeping mission, Defence Minister Harjit Sajjan said Wednesday.

More than 100 military officials and security experts from all over the world have gathered in Kingston for a conference on international security. Yesterday’s keynote speaker from the Canadian Armed Forces discussed the changing face of security — within the military.

The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport. The government said Islamic State extremists were believed responsible.

In PMO news today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on the retirement of his National Security Advisor, Richard Fadden, who retires after 39 years of public service. The PM also announced the appointment of a new Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to Cabinet.

A year after a stunning majority win, Maclean’s adds up the stumbles and successes of Justin Trudeau’s government in our Trudeau Report Card. The hard work of delivering on more than 200 campaign promises—and breaking some along the way—has only just begun.

The U.S. Coast Guard has often been characterized as perennially underfunded, but thanks to Congress, the service received a major boost to its acquisition accounts for fiscal year 2016.

The murderous rampage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso demonstrates the ease with which terror can be spread in disparate parts of the world and Canada’s Foreign Minister says the international community must unite in its determination to stop it.

A federal project to build a flagship data centre at a Canadian Forces base has been dealt a blow after civilian planners suddenly realized there was a top-secret military communications post getting in the way.

The US nuclear weapons force still uses a 1970s-era computer system and 8-inch floppy disks, a government report has revealed.

Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

The Canadian military has deployed helicopters and transport planes in response to the raging wildfire that has incinerated parts of Fort McMurray, Alta. – with more support to come as needed.

Gunfire erupted outside a nightclub in Fort Myers, Fla., at about 12:30 a.m. Monday, leaving two people dead and at least 14 people injured. Fort Myers police responded to Club Blu, where they found several victims suffering from gunshot wounds in the parking lot.

A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

A man who stabbed at least eight people at a Minnesota mall Saturday before being shot dead by an off-duty police officer was a "soldier of the Islamic state," according to an ISIS-linked news agency. The accuracy of this claim has not been verified. Police and witnesses said the man, wearing a security uniform, entered Crossroads Mall on Saturday night, made a reference to Allah, and asked at least one person if they were Muslim before he attacked.

The Canadian military has deployed helicopters and transport planes in response to the raging wildfire that has incinerated parts of Fort McMurray, Alta. – with more support to come as needed.

President-elect Donald Trump is planning to meet with his incoming national security adviser in the aftermath of violence abroad as the process of filling top jobs in his administration presses on, marked by some infighting among advisers.

From Cuba today, President Obama asserted "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can, and will, defeat those who threaten the security of people all around the world."

Muslims are expected to comprise the majority of Belgium's population in less than 20 years. "The victory of Allah is near," says Abu Imran, the leader of Sharia4Belgium, in this video posted on the FrontLine web site in October 2015. "We believe Sharia will be implemented worldwide." He scoffs at the idea that democracy could ever be a choice of Muslims, and says it is only a matter of a few short decades before proponents of Sharia gain the majority and can force unbelievers out of office and implement worldwide domination.

The Canadian Armed Forces is keeping a lid on spending plans for counter-terrorism in a report to Parliament, and has withheld not just the amount but also details on human resources involved in the program.

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Status of Women, today hosted an informative gender-focused discussion with experts in various related fields as part of public consultations taking place across the country to inform a new defence policy for Canada.

Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says he doesn't want to risk the safety of sources who give the government sensitive information on human rights conditions in their countries.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

In a paper from the Canadian Global Affairs Institute, Tom Ring, PWGSC's former Assistant Deputy Minister, Acquisitions Branch, discusses the logic behind the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, reviews the principles behind the successful selection process, assesses what the shipyards and Canada received in setting out the strategic partnership, and where things stand today.

Canada plans to kick-start a long-stalled international effort aimed at ridding the world of the key ingredients needed for nuclear weapons, The Canadian Press has learned.

Police are asking for the public’s help to find a soldier missing from the 4th Canadian Training Centre Meaford who was last seen early Saturday morning in Owen Sound.

Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will meet with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon at the United Nations in New York City on Wednesday where he will announce the date Canada plans to run for a seat on the Security Council, sources tell CBC News.

Russian President Vladimir Putin Monday approved the new Doctrine of Information Security of Russia, which has already come into force. The doctrine says that one main aim in ensuring information security is the strategic prevention of military conflicts which could arise from the use of information technologies.

The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

Germany has launched a Europe-wide manhunt for an “armed and dangerous” Tunisian with ties to Islamic extremists in connection with the Berlin Christmas market attack, according to a European arrest warrant and German lawmakers.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

Zaynab Khadr, the famously outspoken eldest child of Canada’s most notorious family, who has publicly praised Osama bin Laden and yearned for her own martyrdom, has been detained in Turkey. It is not clear whether she has been arrested or charged, and Turkish diplomats in Ottawa could offer no details on Monday.

Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

Lawyers behind a court bid to block a massive sale of weaponized fighting vehicles to Saudi Arabia argued in Federal Court on Monday that Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion ignored serious human-rights violations in favour of preserving jobs when he authorized the export of these machines in April.

All 84 passengers and eight crew on the Russian military’s Tu-154 plane are believed to have died Sunday morning when it crashed two minutes after taking off from the southern city of Sochi en route to Syria.

Germany has launched a Europe-wide manhunt for an “armed and dangerous” Tunisian with ties to Islamic extremists in connection with the Berlin Christmas market attack, according to a European arrest warrant and German lawmakers.

The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

The Canadian military has deployed helicopters and transport planes in response to the raging wildfire that has incinerated parts of Fort McMurray, Alta. – with more support to come as needed.

The Syrian army captured Aleppo from rebel fighters on Tuesday, a culmination of years of fighting and a devastating siege in what was one of the bloodiest battles of the civil war. But before crippled opposition forces agreed to withdraw in a ceasefire, there were reports of widespread massacres by Syrian troops taking full control of what was once the country’s largest city.

Canada will contribute up to 10 police officers to the international effort to demobilize guerilla groups and monitor the ceasefire in Colombia, CBC reports. Some officers are expected to be under the United Nations flag, while others would be part of a bilateral deployment, working directly with Columbia's national police force.

Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

The federal government is sending a "reconnaissance mission" to take a closer look at the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Mali. Officials insist the fact-finding mission, a small group of diplomats, military personnel and RCMP officers, does not mean the government has decided to send Canadian peacekeepers to the west African country.

A Liberal MP says Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine.

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said.

The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau used strong language in condemning the Islamic State in a television interview Tuesday. "The so-called Islamic State are terrorists, criminals, thugs, murderers of innocents and children and there's a lot of labels for them," Trudeau told Global Television in Calgary.

The Islamic State group has trained at least 400 fighters to target Europe in deadly waves of attacks, deploying interlocking terror cells like the ones that struck Brussels and Paris with orders to choose the time, place and method for maximum chaos, officials have told The Associated Press.

A coalition of 25 military and national security experts, including former advisers to Ronald Reagan and George W Bush, has warned that climate change poses a “significant risk to US national security and international security” that requires more attention from the US federal government.

Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

The United States and Russia have invited Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion to sit as a permanent member of the 17-nation International Syria Support Group which is meeting in Vienna on Tuesday to find a diplomatic solution to the Syrian conflict and extend a country-wide truce.

Canada's largest icebreaker is preparing for a critical expedition to the North Pole, marking the country's final mission in the High Arctic before making an official claim to the barren, but strategically important area at the top of the world.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government had signed a number of documents including a ceasefire deal that would take effect at midnight on the night of Dec. 29-30. He also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says he doesn't want to risk the safety of sources who give the government sensitive information on human rights conditions in their countries.

A group of Canadians who advise the federal government on national security issues are in the dark about the future of a 16-member roundtable they were appointed to. Members of the Cross-Cultural Roundtable on Security are supposed to meet in-camera at least twice a year, yet the group hasn't met since October 2014.

Canada wants to work with the United States to face the "challenge" posed by Russia, Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion said Thursday. The minister said Canada and the U.S. have a shared interest in dealing with Russia's incursion into Ukraine.

The federal government will release a portion of its analysis on the human-rights situation in Saudi Arabia, while still refusing to publish details of a $15-billion contract to sell weaponized armoured vehicles to the country’s national guard.

In what is being described in local French media reports as a terrorist attack, a truck driver sped along the promenade in Nice, plowing through and over people in the crowd. Initial reports estimated more than 30 dead, but that has been recently updated to more than 60 killed. The large crowd was celebrating Bastille Day along the waterfront, and the calamity took place as the fireworks were ending, which added to the confusion when gunfire was heard. 

A Taliban suicide bomber killed 14 Nepalese security guards in an attack Monday on their minibus in the Afghan capital, Kabul, the Interior Ministry and an Afghan security official said.

Canada is condemning the suicide bombing attack on Istanbul's Ataturk airport that killed at least 36 people and wounded many others. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Twitter that Canada "strongly condemns tonight's deadly attack in Turkey," adding that his thoughts are with the victims as "we stand with our allies against terrorism."

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the threat of a nuclear terror attack on Canada is lower than it was five or six years ago, and that he sees it as a “modest success” that groups like ISIS haven’t gotten their hands on more dangerous weapons.

Former activists, negotiators and three foreign affairs ministers of past and present will come together in Toronto over the next two days to mark the anniversary of one of Canada's greatest achievements of the 20th century. It's been 20 years since representatives from 75 countries gathered in Ottawa to kick off negotiations that led to the treaty banning landmines.

Global geopolitical uncertainty has pushed defense to the top of national agendas, helping prop up sales at major defense products suppliers, CNBC has been told.

Family members of the Quebekers killed in the Burkina Faso terrorist attack are ashamed of Trudeau's pledge to remove Canada's air power from the allied effort against the so-called Islamic State. The victims had been doing humanitarian work in the region at the time.

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ordered his country to be ready to use its nuclear weapons at any time and the military to be in "pre-emptive attack" mode in the face of growing threats from its enemies, state media said on Friday.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is calling the attack on a gay nightclub in Florida an act of domestic terror. Trudeau says he was "shocked and saddened" to learn so many people were killed and injured following the mass shooting in Orlando.

Police are asking for the public’s help to find a soldier missing from the 4th Canadian Training Centre Meaford who was last seen early Saturday morning in Owen Sound.

A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.

The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

The suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack was shot dead near Milan, according to Italian officials, bringing an end to an international manhunt for the 24-year old Tunisian that had kept the continent on edge as the holidays fast approached.

Justin Trudeau will be among the world leaders gathering in Washington to contemplate the spine-tingling scenario of terrorists getting hold of nuclear weapons.

A former U.S. defence secretary is on a mission to warn of a "real and growing danger" of nuclear doom, troubled by the risks of catastrophe from the very weapons he helped develop.

Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

A Chinese citizen living in Vancouver, who admitted helping Chinese military officers hack into the computer networks of U.S. defence contractors to steal classified information, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was convicted of participating in a years-long conspiracy to steal military technical data, including schematics related to Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft and Lockheed F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

The Pentagon’s Joint Staff has warned against using equipment made by China’s Lenovo computer manufacturer amid concerns about cyber spying against Pentagon networks. An internal report suggests Lenovo computers and handheld devices could compromise hardware into the Defense Department supply chain.

Three militants stormed the dormitory of a police training college in southwestern Pakistan at about 11pm Monday night, killing at least 61 and injuring more than 100. Two of the attackers detonated their explosive vests and the thirs was shot dead in the attack that lasted almost four hours.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked an experienced deputy minister in foreign affairs rather than a senior security bureaucrat as his new national security adviser.

Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said bolstering nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. "We can say with certainty – we are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he said.

The Brussels attack was, above all else, an attack on the institutions of Europe, conducted almost certainly by European citizens who hate those institutions, whose loyalties are with a terrorist army that sees itself at war with Europe.

From Cuba today, President Obama asserted "This is yet another reminder that the world must unite. We must be together, regardless of nationality or race or faith, in fighting against the scourge of terrorism. We can, and will, defeat those who threaten the security of people all around the world."

National Defence launched a full-scale review of security at its installations, including recruiting centres, following the terror attacks of October 2014 — an assessment that officials said Tuesday is still ongoing.

A backgrounder on the reasons for declaring a State of Emergency have been provided by official Turkish sources. Also, video links, taken on the night of the attempted coup in Turkey, have been compiled here for your convenience. 

British police are investigating after a drone crashed into a British Airways jet over Heathrow airport in what is believed to be the first case of its kind. The pilot of the BA727 flight from Geneva, carrying 132 passengers and five crew members, reported to police that the front of the aircraft had been struck by the unmanned object shortly before it landed at lunchtime on Sunday.

Authorities and analysts believe the violence that left Jakarta, a city of 10 million people, on edge for hours was a loud announcement of the Islamic State group’s presence in the world’s largest Muslim-majority nation.

An unsolicited bid — potentially worth up to $1 billion — to provide icebreakers and multi-purpose ships for the coast guard was submitted to the Trudeau government late last month, The Canadian Press has learned.

Canadian-made tactical equipment that helps authorities blast their way into buildings has surfaced in Saudi Arabia at the scene of a violent house raid by government security forces in late June that left one man dead in a region home to the country’s oppressed Shia minority.

The Liberal government shares the same convictions as its Conservative predecessor in the realm of foreign policy, but it assesses the consequences of those convictions differently, said Stéphane Dion, the foreign affairs minister, in a major speech this week.

The federal government is sending a "reconnaissance mission" to take a closer look at the United Nations peacekeeping operations in Mali. Officials insist the fact-finding mission, a small group of diplomats, military personnel and RCMP officers, does not mean the government has decided to send Canadian peacekeepers to the west African country.

The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

Explosions, at least one likely caused by a suicide bomber, rocked the Brussels airport and subway system Tuesday, prompting a lockdown of the Belgian capital and heightened security across Europe. At least 28 people were reported dead.

U.S. forces killed a senior Islamic State leader, among several key members of the militant group eliminated this week, Defence Secretary Ash Carter said Friday.

What should have been a straightforward purchase of binoculars for the RCMP has gone off the rails after it emerged the deal was rigged to favour one particular company. A government watchdog has recommended the entire process be restarted, but this time in an open, fair and transparent manner — which amounts to yet another blow for the troubled federal government procurement system.

Canada has not been invited to an anti-ISIS coalition meeting this week in Paris, CBC News has learned. Defence ministers from France, the United Kingdom, Germany, Italy, Australia and the Netherlands will join U.S. Secretary of Defence Ashton Carter on Wednesday to discuss the future of the fight against the extremist group.

Turkish Embassy spokesperson responds to questions on the Open Skies Treaty Observation Flight over Turkey that could not be conducted by the Russian Federation and on Statements of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov concerning the violation of Turkish airspace by the Russian aircraft.

In PMO news today, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau commented on the retirement of his National Security Advisor, Richard Fadden, who retires after 39 years of public service. The PM also announced the appointment of a new Deputy Clerk of the Privy Council and Associate Secretary to Cabinet.

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Syrian opposition groups and the Syrian government had signed a number of documents including a ceasefire deal that would take effect at midnight on the night of Dec. 29-30. He also said that Russia had agreed to reduce its military deployment in Syria.

The suspect in Berlin Christmas market attack was shot dead near Milan, according to Italian officials, bringing an end to an international manhunt for the 24-year old Tunisian that had kept the continent on edge as the holidays fast approached.

A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has picked an experienced deputy minister in foreign affairs rather than a senior security bureaucrat as his new national security adviser.

Michael Fallon: "Today, in London, I am hosting the Iraqi Defence Minister and 13 other nations from the Counter-Daesh coalition who are providing military hardware and training. We’ve made major progress but in 2017 we must deal a decisive blow to these terrorists."

The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said bolstering nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. "We can say with certainty – we are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he said.

Hundreds of first responders, politicians and citizens from Canada and the United States gathered at the Peace Arch border crossing Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.

There is "horrific evidence" that Sudan's military has repeatedly used chemical weapons (CW) in the country's eastern region of Darfur, Amnesty International has reported. The claim was made on the basis of interviews with 52 residents in the Jebel Marra area in Darfur, where military and allied forces have been attempting to suppress a faction of the Sudan Liberation Army (SLA) rebel group.

The notion that Canadian volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria could face prosecution under the former Conservative government's tough anti-terror laws has one human rights group calling for stricter supervision of the country's military training mission in the war-torn region.

Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

Justin Trudeau will be among the world leaders gathering in Washington to contemplate the spine-tingling scenario of terrorists getting hold of nuclear weapons.

More than 100 military officials and security experts from all over the world have gathered in Kingston for a conference on international security. Yesterday’s keynote speaker from the Canadian Armed Forces discussed the changing face of security — within the military.

At least one shooter is still on the loose after a shooting inside a McDonald's at Munich's Olympia shopping mall Friday, police spokeswoman Claudia Küntzel said. "There could be several dead and one or even several shooters are on the loose." The shooting happened around 5:50 p.m. (11:50 a.m. ET).

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced Wednesday that the Canadian government has listed two groups, Al Qaida in the Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM), as terrorist entities under the Criminal Code.

Two Chinese government soldiers were part of a hacking conspiracy allegedly carried out by a Chinese resident of Canada to steal secrets relating to components of F-35s and other American warplanes, according to court-filed documents.

A 30GB hard drive found at a recycling depot that a Halifax man says contains personal information including the names and numbers of defence personnel has been taken by the military.

The ministers of Foreign Affairs, International Development and La Francophonie, and National Defence have announced that the Government of Canada has deployed the Canadian Disaster Assessment Team (CDAT) to Haiti and set aside up to $3 million as an initial humanitarian response for those in Haiti and other countries in the region affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Europol has warned that militants from so-called Islamic State (IS) will aim to step up attacks on European targets, as they face defeat in the Middle East.

Saudi Arabia’s top official in Canada is defending his country’s human rights record and a controversial $15-billion sale of Canadian-made armoured vehicles to the Saudi Arabian National Guard, noting that despite “misleading information” in the media, he still believes the contract will bring the two countries closer.

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A Frenchman of Tunisian descent drove a truck through crowds celebrating Bastille Day along Nice’s beachfront, killing at least 84 people, many of them children. The slaughter ended only after police killed the armed attacker in a hail of bullets.

Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport. The government said Islamic State extremists were believed responsible.

A suicide truck bomb in downtown Baghdad killed an estimated 121 people and wounded nearly 200 others who were out shopping and celebrating early Sunday ahead of the holiday marking the end of Ramadan, security and medical officials said.

Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

A Russian politician who laments the decline of his country’s relations with Canada suggested Thursday that his homeland might be willing to play nice in its long-standing dispute over who controls the North Pole.

China has installed surface-to-air missiles on an island in the South China Sea, an escalation that further militarizes a region where significant tensions have already emerged between China and its neighbours.

Zaynab Khadr, the famously outspoken eldest child of Canada’s most notorious family, who has publicly praised Osama bin Laden and yearned for her own martyrdom, has been detained in Turkey. It is not clear whether she has been arrested or charged, and Turkish diplomats in Ottawa could offer no details on Monday.

Intercepted recruiting attempt shows how ISIL recruiters have been prowling social media, trying to goad citizens of Western countries into committing acts of terrorism close to home.

Richard Fadden, Canada's former top spymaster, says the country's military should have the legal authority and capability to not only defend itself, but also to go on the attack in cyberspace as well.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Moncton and Summerside departed Halifax today to participate on Operation CARIBBE 2016, marking the start of Canada’s 10th year of contributions to Op MARTILLO - the multinational campaign against transnational criminal organizations in the Pacific Ocean and Caribbean.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion says he doesn't want to risk the safety of sources who give the government sensitive information on human rights conditions in their countries.

The first U.S. warship to visit New Zealand in more than 30 years was changing course Tuesday to help evacuate people stranded in a coastal town following a powerful earthquake.

A Russian politician who laments the decline of his country’s relations with Canada suggested Thursday that his homeland might be willing to play nice in its long-standing dispute over who controls the North Pole.

The Pentagon has deployed high-tech radar to keep watch for a potential North Korean long-range-missile launch in the coming months, according to a US defense official. It is the first US military response to Pyongyang's claim it could launch an intercontinental ballistic missile.

Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said bolstering nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. "We can say with certainty – we are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he said.

Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

North Korea said Wednesday it had conducted a hydrogen bomb test, a defiant and surprising move that, if confirmed, would put Pyongyang a big step closer toward improving its still-limited nuclear arsenal.

The door has been opened just slightly to the possibility of the Liberal government leasing more ships in order to cover gaps in the navy and coast guard fleets, newly released documents reveal.

In Turkey today, a military faction attacked government buildings and civilians in a failed coup attempt. At least 1,000 people are reported hospitalized and the death toll was at 161 at last verification. As part of its plan, the military took Turkish TV stations off the air. The government was able to regain control and has arrested or detained 1,500 military personnel, according to news reports. The PM has vowed that coup plotters will be tried for treason.

Michael Fallon: "Today, in London, I am hosting the Iraqi Defence Minister and 13 other nations from the Counter-Daesh coalition who are providing military hardware and training. We’ve made major progress but in 2017 we must deal a decisive blow to these terrorists."

Rookie Conservative MP David Yurdiga, who represents Fort McMurray, has opened a new riding office in Lac La Biche and is trying to help out, after 88,000 people were evacuated from the city last week.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said: “Let it be an arms race,” when asked for clarification of his Thursday Twitter post calling for an expansion of U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," he said in his tweet.

The horrifying images from Belgium on Tuesday, with travellers covered in blood while smoke billowed around them, have become so familiar to us that we risk becoming jaded by them. We must not be.

The Brussels attack was, above all else, an attack on the institutions of Europe, conducted almost certainly by European citizens who hate those institutions, whose loyalties are with a terrorist army that sees itself at war with Europe.

Salah Abdeslam, the most wanted suspect for the Paris attacks, has been arrested in a shootout with heavily-armed police in the Belgian capital after eluding capture for months. Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel and French President Francois Hollande confirmed the arrest on Friday at a press conference in Brussels. "Though this arrest was an important step, it is not the final result," said French President Hollande at a joint press conference with Belgian Prime Minister. "There will be further arrests. We know the network is extensive in Belgium, France and other countries," he said.

Canada's largest icebreaker is preparing for a critical expedition to the North Pole, marking the country's final mission in the High Arctic before making an official claim to the barren, but strategically important area at the top of the world.

A Chinese citizen living in Vancouver, who admitted helping Chinese military officers hack into the computer networks of U.S. defence contractors to steal classified information, has been sentenced to 46 months in prison. He was convicted of participating in a years-long conspiracy to steal military technical data, including schematics related to Boeing C-17 military transport aircraft and Lockheed F-22 and F-35 fighter jets.

The murderous rampage by al-Qaeda-linked militants in Burkina Faso demonstrates the ease with which terror can be spread in disparate parts of the world and Canada’s Foreign Minister says the international community must unite in its determination to stop it.

The White House has released a fact sheet outlining the relationship between Canada and the United States, including details about shared defence and national security. Here is the full text of that fact sheet.

A strong majority of Canadians object to this country’s sale of military goods to Saudi Arabia, China and Algeria, three countries with poor human-rights records that currently rank among the top 10 buyers of defence and security gear from Canada.

The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school. The new centre would be located in Kingston, Ont., near the Canadian Forces base and military college, but would be a civilian-led operation.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the United States in condemning Russia over the escalating fighting in Syria and failed efforts to end the war in that country.

The Royal Canadian Navy has sent HMCS Vancouver to assist the people of New Zealand affected by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck the South Island on November 14.

Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Summerside and Saskatoon assisted in the seizure of almost 700 kg of cocaine while on patrol in the Caribbean Sea and the eastern Pacific Ocean while participating on Operation CARIBBE.

Against a backdrop of global concern over the smuggling of nuclear materials, Canada will take a prominent seat at the table today at the international Nuclear Security Summit in Washington as 53 nations gather to discuss nuclear terrorism in a world threatened by ISIS.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau offered his condolences to those affected by a bombing in a Pakistan park that killed dozens of people Sunday. Police officials in Lahore, an eastern Pakistani city bordering India, said that Christian families were celebrating Easter in Gulshan-e-Iqbal park when an explosion was set off near a children's play area.

A Liberal MP says Canada and Russia will hold a joint conference on Arctic co-operation next month in Ottawa, despite differences over Syria and Ukraine.

Canada again finds itself on the outside looking in when it comes to a gathering of countries fighting militants in the Middle East, something the new defence minister is trying to shrug off in the face of opposition criticism.

Two former employees of the Canadian Coast Guard and the Department of National Defence are facing charges in Halifax following a drug investigation with ties to Colombian and Mexican drug cartels.

The Canadian government will spend $133 million over the next five years for new technologies to improve surveillance of the Arctic. Defence Research and Development Canada, the military’s science organization, is coordinating the surveillance research.

As Russian cyber activities in the United States and military intervention in Syria dominate headlines, the Russian bear has pursued a steady march forward much closer to Canada, in the Arctic.

Speaking at an end-of-year meeting with his defence chiefs, Russian President Vladimir Putin said bolstering nuclear capability should be a chief objective for 2017. "We can say with certainty – we are stronger now than any potential aggressor," he said.

The notion that Canadian volunteers fighting with Kurdish forces in northern Iraq and Syria could face prosecution under the former Conservative government's tough anti-terror laws has one human rights group calling for stricter supervision of the country's military training mission in the war-torn region.

Rookie Conservative MP David Yurdiga, who represents Fort McMurray, has opened a new riding office in Lac La Biche and is trying to help out, after 88,000 people were evacuated from the city last week.

The Russian Defence Ministry said on Monday that one of its planes had crashed in northeast Siberia with 39 people on board as it tried to make an emergency landing near a Soviet-era military base. Russian news agencies reported that nobody had been killed in the incident, but said 32 people had been airlifted to hospital, 16 of whom were in serious condition.

Donald Trump called NATO obsolete and predicted that other European Union members would follow the U.K. in leaving the bloc, according to an interview with Germany’s Bild newspaper.

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump said: “Let it be an arms race,” when asked for clarification of his Thursday Twitter post calling for an expansion of U.S. nuclear weapon capabilities. "The United States must greatly strengthen and expand its nuclear capability until such time as the world comes to its senses regarding nukes," he said in his tweet.

Abdirizak Ahmed, head of counter-piracy for Somalia's northern state of Puntland, which has 1,400 km of coastline and is home to most of its pirates, says piracy has gone hi-tech. Professional hackers steal ships' manifestos and sell them to pirates who now know exactly where to look – right down to the serial number of the container in some cases.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the United States in condemning Russia over the escalating fighting in Syria and failed efforts to end the war in that country.

The Liberals are facing calls to reopen a new peacekeeping training centre three years after the demise of Canada's former school. The new centre would be located in Kingston, Ont., near the Canadian Forces base and military college, but would be a civilian-led operation.

Suicide attackers armed with guns and bombs killed 41 people and wounded scores at Istanbul’s busy Ataturk Airport. The government said Islamic State extremists were believed responsible.

Two people were killed in an apparent murder-suicide at Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio on Friday that triggered a lockdown at the facility, the Bexar County Sheriff's Office said.

A former CSIS senior intelligence officer is calling for the Defence Department to launch a security probe at CFB Halifax in light of a second security breach at the base.