Al Qaeda, Iran ... and Canada plot?
A VIA Rail train leaves Union Station, the heart of VIA Rail travel, bound for Windsor on April 22, 2013 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) report they have arrested two people connected to an alleged Al Qaeda plot to detonate a bomb on a VIA Rail train in Canada.
April 23rd, 2013
01:05 PM ET

Al Qaeda, Iran ... and Canada plot?

By CNN National Security Analyst Peter Bergen

Editor's note: Peter Bergen is CNN's national security analyst, the author of "Manhunt: The Ten-Year Search for bin Laden - From 9/11 to Abbottabad" and a director at the New America Foundation.

The news that Canadian law enforcement on Monday arrested two men accused of planning to derail a passenger train in the Toronto area has attracted much attention, in part, because the plotters are also charged with "receiving support from al Qaeda elements in Iran."

Filed under: Al Qaeda • Canada • Iran
Panetta to announce new drug fighting measures
March 26th, 2012
01:44 PM ET

Panetta to announce new drug fighting measures

By Paula Newton reporting from Ottawa, Canada

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta arrives in the Canadian capital Monday, where he is expected to announce new measures to support the fight against narcotics in the United States, Canada and Mexico.

He is attending a two-day meeting in Ottawa with Canadian and Mexican defense leaders. FULL POST

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Filed under: Canada • drugs • Mexico • Military • Panetta