The conflict in Syria gets the headlines, but 2,000 miles south in Yemen a separate civil war has brought an already impoverished country to its knees. More than 80 percent of the country’s population is in need of humanitarian aid – aid many can’t get because of the fighting. As Shia rebels backed by Iran have battled the country’s Saudi Arabia-backed Sunni government, al-Qaida and the Islamic State have taken advantage of the chaos to expand their influence. On this edition of Global Journalist, a look at the humanitarian and political crisis in Yemen and the threat posed by international extremist groups in the country. Joining the program are: Scott Shane, a reporter for the New York Times and author of the book: “Objective Troy: A Terrorist, a President and the Rise of the Drone.” Adam Baron, a Yemen researcher and visiting fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. Nawal al-Maghafi, a reporter and documentary producer who has worked with the BBC and other news outlets.