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How Libya can earn back 'frontier market' status

Six months ago the post-revolutionary North African nation was considered a 'frontier market' -- How can we turn back the clock?

A North American Muslim dream: beyond extremism and Islamophobia

Can North American Muslims break a vicious cycle of Islamophobia with movies, music and literature?

"Gratitude is the force multiplier": video of 2011 through tweets

A look back at all the big (and not so big) events this year via tweets.

Commons OKs three more months in Libya

"We'll be there till the end," says MacKay. "We need a different mandate," says the NDP.

Qaddafi loyalists get ultimatum

The National Transition Council of Libya has given loyalists to Libyan dictator Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi until Saturday to surrender to rebel forces and transfer control of Qaddafi's...

Future of Canada's mission in Libya up in the air

PM to consult allies, but for now, no clear answer on country's role in any post-liberation scheme for troubled nation.

Harper wants MPs to agree to an extended military mission in Libya

DEAUVILLE, France -- The G8 leaders agree that more must be done to oust Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi and Prime Minister Stephen Harper will ask Parliament next month to extend the Canadian...

Gadhafi appeals directly to Obama to stop war

 Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi appealed directly to President Barack Obama on Wednesday to end what Gadhafi called "an unjust war.'' He also wished Obama good luck in his bid for re-election...

Libyan conflict increases US dependence on Canada's oil

The Libyan conflict increases America's attention on "the potential for Albertan oil," Deborah Jaremko, editor-in-chief of the Oilsands Review said today. The oil sands produce over $1.5 million...

Libya's ceasefire call sparks skepticism

“Libya's ceasefire might indicate that Gaddafi realizes he might have to find a way out, but I don't really believe him,” said Doug McArthur, a policy expert at Simon Fraser University. “Hilary...