Raffy Boudjikanian

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Raffy Boudjikanian is a senior reporter with the CBC's Parliamentary Bureau in Ottawa. He has also worked in Edmonton, Calgary and Montreal for the public broadcaster.

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NDP, Bloc declined invitations to join recent Israel trip

Two of the federal opposition parties that have been calling for a ceasefire in Gaza were invited on a recent trip to Israel organized by United Jewish Appeal but declined to go, CBC News has learned.

Six Afghan families with ties to Canada have been deported from Pakistan, veterans group says

Six Afghan families with ties to Canada have been deported from Pakistan back to Afghanistan, a Canadian veterans group says.

Miller still hopes to see Afghans from Pakistan arrive in 'next few weeks'

The federal government is still speaking to counterparts in Pakistan and planning for flights of Afghans to arrive here from Islamabad in the next few weeks, Immigration Minister Marc Miller told journalists at a news conference in Toronto on Thursday.

Immigration department asking would-be Afghan migrants to reach out if detained in Pakistan

CBC News has learned the federal government is warning would-be Afghan migrants waiting on their applications to be completed in Pakistan that they should not leave their accommodations in case they are arrested for lacking legal documents, and asking them to notify Canadian diplomatic services in Islamabad should they be detained.

Canada, allies have discussed sanctioning Azerbaijan, committee hears

Canada and its allies have discussed sanctioning Azerbaijan over its military incursion last month into the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh — which triggered a mass exodus of more than 100,000 ethnic Armenians into neighbouring Armenia — a senior diplomat told the Commons foreign affairs and international development committee Monday.

Joly announces more funding for Armenian refugees, stops short of threatening sanctions on Azerbaijan

Foreign Affairs Minister Mélanie Joly announced another $1 million in humanitarian funding Wednesday to help displaced ethnic Armenian refugees who recently fled a military operation launched by Azerbaijan — but she stopped well short of threatening to sanction Azeri government officials over the attack.

More than 30 MPs — including 23 Liberals — call for ceasefire in Israel-Hamas war

More than 30 MPs — 23 of them Liberals — have written a letter to Prime Minister Justin Trudeau calling on him to advocate for a ceasefire between Israel and Hamas.

Canada's first ambassador to Armenia lands in Yerevan as Ottawa preaches peace in the Caucasus

As Armenia deals with a refugee influx triggered by a military shelling campaign of a breakaway region by rival Azerbaijan, Canada's first ambassador to the country has landed in Yerevan and received his credentials.

At conference confronting antisemitism, justice minister promises online harms legislation

At a conference on confronting antisemitism on Monday, Justice Minister Arif Virani repeated a standing promise of the federal Liberal government to combat online harms with new legislation, but offered no timeline.

Afghans waiting to come to Canada alarmed as Pakistan again threatens deportations

As Pakistan threatens to deport or jail undocumented migrants starting next month, the UN's migration agency is warning Afghans in the country looking to emigrate that they should check in with their hotels if they plan on stepping out on errands.