Levon Sevunts

Radio Canada International

Levon Sevunts is a reporter/producer for Radio Canada International. Born and raised in Armenia, he immigrated to Canada in 1992. As a print and broadcast journalist he has covered major stories in the Caucasus, Afghanistan, Darfur, the Sahara and the High Arctic, as well as his home of Montreal.

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Canada and Japan move to expand security cooperation in Indo-Pacific

Facing a common threat of an increasingly assertive China and an unpredictable North Korea, Canada and Japan are moving to deepen their security and defence cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region.

Turkey claims it no longer needs Canadian military drone tech

Stung by the federal government’s decision to ban the export of state-of-the-art Canadian drone optics and targeting systems to Turkey, the country’s largest drone producer says Turkish arms manufacturers have developed their own technology and no longer need the Canadian devices.

Humanitarian groups call new federal budget a 'missed opportunity'

Humanitarian groups in Canada are expressing disappointment with the federal budget presented by the minority Liberal government, saying it is a missed opportunity that limits  Ottawa’s ability to play a “meaningful long-term role” in a post-pandemic global recovery.

Canada cancels permits for high-tech arms exports to Turkey

The federal government has cancelled arms export licences for Turkey’s high-tech drone systems after a review found “credible evidence” that Canadian technology was diverted to Azerbaijan without Ottawa’s consent and was used in fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh last fall, Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau said today.

U.S. Coast Guard to send icebreaker through Northwest Passage with Canada's consent

The U.S. Coast Guard is working with the Canadian government to send its medium icebreaker Healy through the Northwest Passage in late summer as part of Washington's strategy to expand American presence on the world's oceans, Canadian officials confirmed late Friday.

Senate motion calls on Canada to recognize independence of Nagorno-Karabakh

Conservative Sen. Leo Housakos is calling on Canada to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh and "immediately condemn the joint Azerbaijani-Turkish aggression" against the breakaway Armenian-populated region in the South Caucasus.

Bombardier Recreational Products suspends delivery of aircraft engines used on military drones

Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP) says it has suspended the delivery of aircraft engines to "countries with unclear usage" in the wake of reports that some of those engines are being used on Turkish combat drones deployed by Azerbaijan in fighting against Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Armenia claims it found Canadian tech on downed Turkish drone

Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan urged the international community today to follow Canada’s example by suspending exports of military technology to Turkey — after his defence officials claimed they had found Canadian components on a downed Turkish drone.

Trudeau talks Nagorno-Karabakh war with Armenian, Turkish leaders, calls for dialogue

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said today he spoke with his Armenian counterpart Nikol Pashinyan this morning to express Canada’s concerns about the war in Nagorno-Karabakh between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces that has raged on for weeks.

Champagne discusses fighting in Nagorno-Karabakh with counterparts in Vienna

Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne was in Vienna today for meetings with officials of various international organizations and Austrian leaders to talk about flashpoints in Europe and Azerbaijan.