- The Latest: Record 150-plus world leaders at UN summit Updated: Oct-03-15 2:03 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The latest developments from the annual meeting of the U.N. 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):
- Canada to accelerate Syrian refugee applications Updated: Sep-19-15 10:34 pm
TORONTO - Prime Minister Stephen Harper's government said Saturday that it will issue thousands more visas to Syrian refugees before the end of this year by accelerating the processing of their applications, as it tries to counter election-year criticism over its handling of the refugee crisis.
- Canadians urge PM to work to free journalist jailed in Egypt Updated: Sep-08-15 5:36 pm
TORONTO - Some 300 prominent Canadians have sent a letter Canada's prime minister urging him to take action to get Al-Jazeera English journalist Mohamed Fahmy freed from an Egyptian prison and returned to Canada.