Offensive on Hodeida
This week, a Saudi-led coalition began an assault on the Yemeni port city of Hodeida, and many experts are worried about what this will mean for those suffering through the world's "most dire" humanitarian crisis. Hodeida is the "lifeline of the country," a UN official tells The Washington Post's Sudarsan Raghavan. "If you cut that port off, we have a catastrophe on our hands.”
Neighbour vs. neighbour
In this New York Times feature, Guy Lawson goes inside the campaign waged by Justin Trudeau’s government to prevent an all-out trade war with the United States. Canadian foreign minister Chrystia Freeland and former Prime Minister Brian Mulroney give their thoughts on how to combat US President Donald Trump's "evident animosity and imperviousness to facts."
Does the killing of Canadians abroad — deemed 'enemy combatants' — present the government with an ethical or political dilemma? In this exclusive investigation, Stewart Bell and Andrew Russell of Global News reveal that three Canadians were targets of the anti-ISIS campaign in Iraq and Syria — raising questions not only about how combatants are identified but also the secrecy that surrounds military actions themselves.
In the 1990s, four years of fighting tore apart the Balkans, and 100,000 people were left dead. For the past 23 years in Bosnia-Herzegovina, peace has held, but with Europe distracted, Moscow meddling and a US president seemingly paying no attention, divisions are re-surfacing, and a Serb mini-state is looking to break away. The Globe and Mail's Mark MacKinnon reports from Sarajevo.