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International, Politics

Yemen heads for more uncertainty after Saleh’s murder

The death of Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh who was killed by his former Houthi allies last Monday after he betrayed them and switched sides in the bloody conflict was a turning point in the country’s history, says a Canadian» 

International, Military, Politics

Joining U.S. missile defence would come with little initial costs: former top soldier

The North Korean Hwasang-15 missile launched on Wednesday flew higher and further than any previous attempt, demonstrating that the Hermit Kingdom may now be capable of hitting Washington D.C. or Ottawa (if it comes to that) with a nuclear warhead.» 

International, Politics

Humanitarian groups lambast Myanmar-Bangladesh deal on Rohingyas

Humanitarian groups are speaking out against a “dangerous” and “premature” deal struck between Myanmar and Bangladesh to repatriate Rohingya refugees who have fled a campaign of violence described by the United Nations as a “textbook example of ethnic cleansing.” Myanmar,» 

International, Politics

UN and humanitarian agencies sound alarm on Saudi-led blockade of Yemen

The United Nations and humanitarian agencies working in war-torn Yemen are sounding the alarm over the continuing blockade of much of the country’s air, sea and land entry points by the Western-supported coalition of Gulf states, calling on them to» 

International, Politics

Understanding Canada’s feminist international development policy

The Liberal government of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will mark its second anniversary of coming to power on Nov. 4. Trudeau made the promise of Canada’s re-engagement with the world one of the hallmarks of his new foreign policy. International» 

International, Military, Politics

Should Canada join U.S. ballistic missile defence program?

The dizzying tempo of North Korea’s ballistic missile and nuclear weapons development program is raising questions in Ottawa whether Canada too should join the American ballistic missile defence umbrella despite uncertainty over its efficacy, costs and any meaningful Canadian role» 

International, Politics

No hope in sight to end misery in Yemen: expert

The United Nations has called it a “deplorable, avoidable and completely man-made catastrophe.” Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, told the Security Council earlier this month that the situation in Yemen continued to worsen and ravage» 

International, Politics

Terror attacks using vehicles to become ‘fact of life’ in Western democracies: expert

The increasing use of vehicles to conduct low-tech terrorist attacks such as Thursday’s attack in Barcelona that killed at least 13 people, including one Canadian, and injured over 120 people, presents an enormous challenge for security services and policy makers» 

International, Military

Canadian armour on display as Saudi troops celebrate victory in Shia town

As Saudi forces celebrate their victory over armed militants in the Shia-populated city of Awamiyah, human rights groups, opposition politicians and government officials in Ottawa are trying to find out whether the Canadian-made armoured vehicles deployed by the Saudis were» 

Canada funds citizen journalism program to promote peace in Middle East and North Africa

The federal government is contributing over $168,000 for an innovative program to promote peace by training Israeli, Palestinian and other Middle Eastern and North African young leaders to tell their own stories. The funding was announced in Tel Aviv last»