The Star: For six years, John Sopko has served as Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction with a broad mandate to assess how U.S. cash for Afghan reconstruction is spent. His investigations have found that billions of dollars in American aid has been lost to corruption, waste and futile efforts in Afghanistan suggests Canada has likely
Ottawa Citizen: Australia is investigating recent accusations from some special forces troops that a group of rogue soldiers in the Special Air Service Regiment executed an elderly Afghan prisoner and kept a running tally of the number of Afghans they killed. Members of Australian special forces are also alleged to have kept the prosthetic led of
CBC: Shakila Zareen praises Canada for accepting her as a refugee after the U.S. turned its back – Zareen was 17 years old when she said her brother-in-law forced her to marry a man many years older. She said the abuse started on her wedding night and continued for months. “From right then and there, he began
Macleans: Amidst claims of a ‘fake’ dispatch to Kabul, a ‘conspiracy’ against her and a staff revolt, the ambassador was recalled and may not return to Ottawa. In recent months, Ghani’s government has been subjected to withering criticism over what his critics have called the “Pashtunization” of his administration, and the political leaders of the country’s
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty July 9, 2017 The Canadian prime minister defended the government’s apology and multimillion-dollar payment to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan. Justin Trudeau on July 8 said the deal was not about the merits of the case against Canadian-born Omar Khadr but
AP: The Canadian government is going to apologize and give millions of dollars to a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner who pleaded guilty to killing a U.S. soldier in Afghanistan when he was 15, with Canada’s Supreme Court later ruling that officials had interrogated him under “oppressive circumstances.” Click here to read more (external link).
National Post: Maryam Monsef, the Trudeau government’s minister for democratic institutions, visited Iran in 2014. We know this because the minister herself talked about that visit in a profile written by Le Devoir Ottawa bureau chief Helene Buzzetti and published in that newspaper back in May. Click here to read more (external link).
Khaama Press: Hailed as Canada’s first Afghan-born member of parliament, the Canadian Minister Maryam Monsef could be stripped of her citizenship or deported for misrepresentation of birth place which was earlier believed to be Afghanistan. According to the local media reports, the step could be taken without hearing under the citizenship laws brought in by the previous
cbc.ca: Maryam Monsef, Canada’s minister of democratic institutions, was compelled to explain on Thursday morning that she was not born in Afghanistan, as previously believed. As first reported by the Globe and Mail, Monsef recently learned that she was born in Iran. “In recent days, my mother told me for the first time that my sisters and
Ayaz Gul VOA News August 31, 2016 ISLAMABAD — Afghanistan’s Taliban confirmed to VOA Tuesday it has been holding a Canadian man, his American wife and their two children hostage, saying the insurgent group is waiting for the U.S. and Canadian governments to meet its demands. Joshua Boyle and his wife Caitlan Coleman, in a video