Major questions linger about Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen’s involvement in the recent attempted coup in Turkey, and the role of members of the wider Gulenist movement, also known as the Hizmet (Service) movement.
Chatting around a large wooden table, Syrian women methodically scoop a mixture of rice, tomatoes, onions, fresh parsley and mint onto grape leaves. This is the Newcomer Kitchen, a volunteer-run initiative that brings Syrian refugee women together in Toronto to cook and share traditional meals from their native country with Canadians.
It’s Ramadan, Curious George was published in May and has already been making waves. The book tells the story of George visiting his friend, Kareem, who is fasting for the first time to mark the Islamic holy month of Ramadan.
Canada must launch a public inquiry into the alleged torture of hundreds of Afghan detainees during the country’s military mission in Afghanistan, a group of human rights advocates, legal experts, politicians and diplomats has said.
Trade between modern-day Iran and African countries goes back several hundred years. But slavery in Iran spanned two major periods, Mirzai discovered: the Qajar dynasty (1795-1925) and the early years of the Pahlavi dynasty (1925-1979).
Myeengun Henry, Chippewas band councilor for the Thames First Nation, has been here before. But he struggles to pick out the exact location of the pipeline on the bank of the Grand River. The only evidence of Line 9B are five bright orange posts marked with the words “danger” and “petroleum pipeline.”
With a growing Muslim population, stable economy and openness to the world, Canada is poised to become the North American hub for Islamic finance, local experts have predicted. But many say Canadians must first better understand the growing financial sector.
Canada’s foreign affairs minister signed off on export permits for a controversial $15bn weapons deal with Saudi Arabia, a spokesperson for Stephane Dion confirmed to Middle East Eye. Up until this point, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau had insisted his Liberal government was bound to uphold the controversial weapons contract.
A group of Muslim-Americans filed a class-action lawsuit against the United States’ use of a terrorist watch list, which they say has created “an injustice of historic proportions”. Eighteen plaintiffs, including a four-year-old known simply as Baby Doe, say their constitution rights were violated after being placed on the federal terrorist watch list.
Donnie McKay keeps his phone close. A band councillor in Pimicikamak Cree Nation (Cross Lake) in northern Manitoba, McKay never knows when there will be a call to tell him that another person in his community of 8,000 has committed suicide.