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Evidence of potential war crime by Saudi coalition in Yemen

Evidence of potential war crime by Saudi coalition in Yemen

World
A Sky News investigation has discovered evidence of a recent potential war crime in northern Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition, which is backed by the US and Britain.There's already growing controversy over why Britain is still supporting a campaign which has led to the country being declared the world's biggest humanitarian disaster. The Sky team travelled hundreds of kilometres along dry riverbeds and through rocky, inhospitable terrain and winding mountain paths to reach the remote village of Washah near the Yemeni-Saudi border. Once there, we were led by foot up narrow hill trails to the site of an airstrike on a family home. We were the first outsiders to reach the site - and the first independent journalists to examine the area and talk to multiple eyewitnesses as well as survivors of...
UK can be ‘Saudi Arabia of wind power’ – PM

UK can be ‘Saudi Arabia of wind power’ – PM

Science
Prime Minister Boris Johnson says he wants to make a "big bet" on renewables, turning the UK into the "Saudi Arabia" of wind power.Speaking via video link to a climate roundtable discussion at the UN in New York, Mr Johnson said the country held "extraordinary potential for wind".He said the UK should embrace a range of new technologies to achieve its goal of net zero emissions by 2050.The UK holds the presidency of the UN climate conference, known as the COP.But because of the coronavirus crisis, the annual gathering will not take place this year. It has instead been postponed until November 2021.The Prime Minister said the UK had an ambitious agenda for the meeting and called on other countries to be "similarly ambitious". He praised the recent pledge b...
Ancient footprints in Saudi Arabia help researchers track human migrations out of Africa

Ancient footprints in Saudi Arabia help researchers track human migrations out of Africa

Science
Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Paleontologists have discovered a diverse assemblage of 120,000-year-old human and animal footprints in an ancient lake deposit in Saudi Arabia's Nefud Desert, offering new insights into the trajectories of human migrations out of Africa, according to a study published Friday in the journal Science Advances. A mounting body of evidence, compiled and published over the last two decades, has upended early theories that humans migrated out of Africa in one or two giant waves. Advertisement "As more and more fossils are discovered, it seems that humans repeatedly dispersed out of Africa and did so much earlier than previously thought," study co-author Mathew John Stewart told UPI in an email. "Precisely when, how often and under what conditions remain open questions," said S...
Boeing nabs $3.1B in cruise missile deals for Saudi Arabia, other partners

Boeing nabs $3.1B in cruise missile deals for Saudi Arabia, other partners

Business
May 14 (UPI) -- The Navy awarded Boeing with a combined $ 3.1 billion in contracts this week for cruise missile weapon systems for foreign partners, including Saudi Arabia. "We are pleased to continue our long legacy of partnering with the Navy to build weapons that defend America and its international partners," Cindy Gruensfelder, vice president, Boeing Weapons, said in a press statement. The first of the two contracts -- a $ 1.9 billion deal for work on the Stand-off Land Attack Missile-Expanded Response, or SLAM-ER -- will support a redesign of the missiles, as well as production and delivery of 650 SLAM-ERs to Saudi Arabia through the Pentagon's Foreign Military Sales Program. The second is a $ 657 million contract modification that procures and delivers 467 Harpoon full rate produc...
Oil prices turn lower despite hints Russia and Saudi Arabia are ‘very close’ to a deal

Oil prices turn lower despite hints Russia and Saudi Arabia are ‘very close’ to a deal

Finance
Oil prices dipped during morning deals on Monday, shortly after the CEO of Russian sovereign wealth fund RDIF told CNBC that Moscow and Riyadh were "very close" to an oil deal.International benchmark Brent crude futures traded at $ 32.96 a barrel Monday morning, down more than 3.2%, while U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) futures stood at $ 27.46, more than 3% lower. "I think the whole market understands that this deal is important and it will bring lots of stability, so much important stability to the market, and we are very close," Kirill Dmitriev of the Russian Direct Investment Fund told CNBC's "Capital Connection" on Monday.Oil prices edged into positive territory shortly after Dmitriev's optimistic comments, but have since pared those gains.Earlier...