Highlights/war

International, Politics, Society

101 years: A great victory, a monument at last, a burial ceremony

WW-I: Hill-70: Another great Canadian victory 101 years ago Four soldiers buried today In a terrible war, it was another tremendous victory for the Canadians, with six Victoria Crosses awarded, the highest Commonwealth medal for valour. As always tragically, the» 

International, Politics

Aid group calls on Canada to condemn deadly Saudi-led airstrike on Yemeni school bus

A children’s rights international aid group is calling on Canada to condemn an airstrike by the Saudi-led coalition that targeted a school bus, killing and injuring dozens of Yemeni children Thursday in the rebel-held province of Saada near the border» 

International, Politics

Aid groups warn of ‘war on children’ in battle for Yemen’s main port

Humanitarian aid groups are warning of a dangerous escalation of fighting in the western Yemeni city of Hodeidah that threatens the lives of thousands of children caught in the crossfire of the battle for the country’s main port. The Houthi» 

International, Politics

UAE-led force launches assault on lifeline Yemen port

An alliance of Arab states launched an attack on Yemen’s main port city on Wednesday in the largest battle of the war, despite warnings that the operation to capture Hodeida from Iran-backed Houthi risks worsening the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis.» 

Canadian navy is involved in an exercise to destroy old shipping mines in the Baltic still left from the two world wars

Environment, International

Deadly legacy of war

Baltic Sea: clearing old ordnance The Second World War may be generations and many decades past, the First World War, now a century in the past, but a deadly legacy remains. During both wars, various combattants set thousands of naval» 

International, Politics, Society

Canada’s biggest battle since WWII and Korea

It was in Afghanistan in 2006,  (video interview below) A new book by Major-General David Fraser talks of that battle in his book , Operation Medusa Canadians were sent to Afghanistan to help rebuild the country and wrest it away» 

International, Society

NGOs sound alarm over increase in ‘deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on schools’

A global coalition of non-governmental organizations and human rights groups working to protect the rights of children and promote education is sounding the alarm over a dramatic increase in “deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on schools and universities, their students, and» 

International, Politics

357M children live in areas affected by war: report

One in every six children, or nearly 357 million, are now living in areas affected by conflict, according to a new report released by Save the Children ahead of a global security conference in southern Germany. That’s a 75-per-cent increase» 

International, Politics

Yemen marks 1,000 days of war with no end in sight

As Yemen marked the grim 1,000-day milestone since the beginning of the war that has already killed more than 10,000 people and has brought millions to the brink of starvation, humanitarian aid groups lambasted the international community on Wednesday over» 

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»