Ottawa - A peace ceremony is being held for Peace River First Nation on Monday evening.It's the first time this year that the community has had a public celebration for the river.The First Nation and the Ottawa District School Board have agreed to hold the event to mark the end of school for a special day for the people.The event is being hosted by the Ottawa-Carleton School Board.The ceremony is ...
Iran is drawing peacekeepers from countries like Iraq and Sudan, to help bolster its fight against the Taliban and al-Qaida militants, a foreign ministry official said on Wednesday.
The decision to send peacekeepers came as the Taliban announced its first major victory in a year in the north of Afghanistan, a rare display of military strength in the region.
The victory came a day after Taliban insurgents killed a senior military commander in the northern province of Kunduz.
The Taliban claimed to have captured several key buildings, including the Afghan military headquarters, and killed a commander in Kunduz, who they later said was part of a U.S.-led coalition.
It said it would hold a meeting with the Afghan president in the coming days.
The insurgents also captured a base in the town of Bagram, in the eastern province of Paktia, and said they would hold another meeting with him there on Thursday.
The Afghan government has said the withdrawal of the peacekeepers would help in the fight against insurgents.