Stephen Harper

Canada, allies will never defeat Taliban in Afghanistan: PM Harper

Stephen-HarperWashington, Mar. 2 : CanadianPrime Minister Stephen Harper has said that neither Canada nor other foreign armies can defeat the Taliban.

In an interview that was broadcast on Sunday, Harper said: "Frankly, we are not going to ever defeat the insurgency."

Canadian troops have been fighting and dying in Afghanistan since 2002, but this is the first time the Prime Minister has explicitly said defeating the Islamic extremists can''t be done, according to the Globe and Mail newspaper.

Ban holds talks with Canadian premier on kidnapped diplomats

Ban holds talks with Canadian premier on kidnapped diplomats New York  - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Monday that he and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper discussed efforts to secure the freedom of a Canadian diplomat kidnapped last December in Niger.

Robert Fowler, a high-ranking Canadian official and former ambassador to the United Nations, disappeared on December 14 with his foreign affairs aide, Louis Guay. They were in a UN-marked vehicle and were believed to be kidnapped with their driver.

Canada's Harper staves off defeat; Conservatives charge treason

Canada's Harper staves off defeat; Conservatives charge treasonMontreal  - Prime Minister Stephen Harper won an important and historic tactical victory Thursday in his no-holds-barred confrontation with combined forces of the opposition.

But the crisis has also whipped political sentiments in Canada up to a level of aggression not seen for decades in Canadian politics, with strident and searing comments about treason and sedition against an opposition alliance with Quebec separatists.

Canada's Harper vows to fight no-confidence vote

Canada's Harper vows to fight no-confidence vote Ottawa  - Prime Minister Stephen Harper Wednesday appealed to Canadians to support his minority government and vowed to fight a no-confidence vote in parliament by the opposition.

In a nationally-televised address Harper accused the opposition on Wednesday evening of wanting to overturn the results of the latest general elections only seven weeks after the poll.

Canada's government would fight its opponents by all means at its disposal to prevent them from forming a coalition government to replace his own, Harper said.

Political coup in Canada; Dion to replace Harper as new PM

Prime Minister Stephen HarperOttawa, Dec. 2 : In a political coup, Canada''s three opposition parties have joined hands to oust the just elected minority government of .

Leaders of the country''s three main opposition parties presented their plan to topple Harper''s minority government at a press conference in Ottawa late on Monday afternoon.

According to the Globe and Mail, the Liberal Party, the New Democratic Party and the Bloc Québécois publicly signed a coaltion accord and sent a letter to Governor-General Michaëlle Jean saying the opposition has lost confidence in the Conservatives.

Canadian PM condemns `despicable and cowardly'' attacks in Mumbai

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen HarperOttawa (Canada), Nov. 28 : Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has condemned the terrorist strikes in Mumbai, which have so far claimed 127 lives and caused injured to 327.