U.S. sending troops back to Saudi Arabia as row with Iran heats up

World Jul 20, 2019

U.S. sending troops back to Saudi Arabia as row with Iran heats up

Reuters, AP — Saudi Arabia's King Salman approved hosting U.S. forces in the country to boost regional security and stability, state news agency SPA said on Friday. The U.S. Defense Department confirmed the move in a statement, saying it would deploy troops and resources to ...

Airbus mimics nature with 'Bird of Prey' concept plane

Business Jul 20, 2019

Airbus mimics nature with 'Bird of Prey' concept plane

Airbus on Friday unveiled a concept aircraft with splayed wingtips and a fanned tail inspired by the feathers of an eagle as it experiments with "biomimicry" technology that could eventually lead to quieter landings and less pollution. The European plane-maker's U.K. subsidiary sought to capture ...

World / Crime & Legal Jul 19, 2019

Canada to compensate military sexual assault victims

Canada announced Thursday it had agreed to financially compensate victims of sexual assault who had served in the military or for the defense ministry. A yearlong official survey launched in November 2016 revealed that at least three acts of sexual violence or aggression occurred each ...

Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

World / Politics Jul 17, 2019

Sudanese military, protesters sign power-sharing document

Sudan's pro-democracy movement and the ruling military council signed a document early Wednesday that outlines a power-sharing deal, but the two sides are still at work on a more contentious constitutional agreement that would specify the division of powers. The signing ceremony held in the ...