Saudi strikes result in ‘disproportionate amount’ of destruction in Yemen – UN human rights chief

The Saudi-led bombing campaign in Yemen is to blame for a disproportionate number of civilian deaths and the destruction of infrastructure in the conflict, said the UN human rights chief who urged the UN Security Council to step up ceasefire efforts.“Failure to act decisively does not only spell misery for the millions of vulnerable people in Yemen today.

Turkey breaks Iraq agreement to send in more troops

The UN Security Council plays the fool once again, but the public seems not to care[ Editor’s Note: The ink is not dry from Turkey’s recent admission of a “misunderstanding” over sending troops into Iraq, but would not do so again without consultations with Baghdad. Today Davutoglu tells us Turkey will do so, and for the reason I have editorialized about.

Elon Musk celebrates SpaceX rocket launch – and landing

SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from Florida on Monday with a payload of communications satellites before the reusable main-stage booster turned around, and landed safely near its Cape Canaveral launch pad in a dramatic spaceflight first.The launch and successful return of the rocket’s first stage, followed by deployment of all 11 satellites delivered to orbit for customer ORBCOMM Inc, marked the first SpaceX flight since a June accident that destroyed a cargo ship bound for the Internati…