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    “Deconflicting” the airspace over Syria – new rules will guide RCAF and other coalition air forces
    Oct02

    “Deconflicting” the airspace over Syria – new rules will guide RCAF and other coalition air forces

    Now that Russian warplanes are flying bombing missions over Syria, Pentagon officials and their Russian counterparts have opened the lines of communication that had been shut down for the last 18 months. The U.S. and Russia are in talks about “deconfliction” – or as U.S. officials explain – putting protocols in place “to avoid any possible...

    Jean Chretien says Canada should welcome ‘clear-minded’ Putin’s help in Syria
    Oct02

    Jean Chretien says Canada should welcome ‘clear-minded’ Putin’s help in Syria

    VANCOUVER – Canada should welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin’s offers to help fight the Islamic State in Syria, says Jean Chretien.The former Liberal prime minister said Putin’s involvement in the Middle Eastern conflict may spark controversy but that the West would do well to accept the support.”If Putin wants to...

    Quartet Of Leaders To Hold Ukraine Peace Talks October 2
    Oct02

    Quartet Of Leaders To Hold Ukraine Peace Talks October 2

    The leaders of France, Germany, Russia and Ukraine meet in Paris October 2 to try to consolidate a fragile peace in Ukraine. …read more Source: Radio Free Europe / Radio...

    Analysts: Russia Has Ambitions Beyond Helping Assad
    Oct02

    Analysts: Russia Has Ambitions Beyond Helping Assad

    Russia’s move to deepen its involvement in the Syrian conflict may have more to do with a long-term strategy of widening its influence than its stated goal of helping the Assad regime fight militants, say analysts studying the crisis. “The Russians are interested in several things in Syria,” said Christopher Kozak of the Institute for the...

    As Russia enters Syria’s war, Ukrainians ask what it means for theirs (+video)
    Oct02

    As Russia enters Syria’s war, Ukrainians ask what it means for theirs (+video)

    Moscow has shifted its foreign policy gaze to the defense of Syria’s regime amid a lull in the conflict in eastern Ukraine. Some worry that the US could downplay Ukraine’s plight in order to cooperate with Russia in Syria. …read more Source: Christian Science...

    The Latest: Somalia urges ‘Marshall Plan’ for reconstruction
    Oct02

    The Latest: Somalia urges ‘Marshall Plan’ for reconstruction

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest developments from the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism — the Islamic State in particular — and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local): ___ 6:45...

    The Consequences of Russia’s Bombing Campaign in Syria
    Oct02

    The Consequences of Russia’s Bombing Campaign in Syria

    Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the United States has worked to isolate Russia from the Middle East. Now, in 2015 and five years into a devastating civil war in Syria, Russia has not only entered the most intractable situation in the Middle East, but also attacked the situation with indiscriminate authority. Under the guise of fighting...

    The Latest: Bosnia and Herzegovina touts democracy
    Oct02

    The Latest: Bosnia and Herzegovina touts democracy

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The latest developments from the annual meeting of the United Nations General Assembly, where world leaders are grappling with a multitude of global crises, including the fight against terrorism — the Islamic State in particular — and easing the refugee crisis in the Middle East and North Africa (all times local):___5...

    Russia Broke the INF Treaty (Again). What the US Should Do
    Oct02

    Russia Broke the INF Treaty (Again). What the US Should Do

    On Sept. 2, Russia tested a ground-launched cruise missile named SSC-X-8, in violation of the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces treaty, according to reporting by the Washington Free Beacon. This test represents the latest in a long train of Russian violations of the 1987 treaty that prohibits ground-launched ballistic and cruise missiles with...

    Fewer Canadian bombs dropping on Iraq, Syria since election call: statistics
    Oct02

    Fewer Canadian bombs dropping on Iraq, Syria since election call: statistics

    OTTAWA – Fewer Canadian bombs have been falling on the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant since the federal election call on Aug. 2, new National Defence statistics show.CF-18 fighters conducted 10 air raids last month and 12 in August, which is roughly half the average number of attacks carried out each month since the spring.There were...