US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has warned that Yemen poses a global threat and has pledged American support in the Yemeni government’s fight against al-Qaeda.
US secretary of state Hillary Clinton has warned that Yemen poses a global threat and has pledged American support in the Yemeni government’s fight against al-Qaeda. "Hillary Clinton's comments came ahead of news on Tuesday that the US had reopened its embassy in Sanaa, Yemen's capital, closed days earlier in response to what it said were al-Qaeda threats. ‘Obviously, we see global implications from the war in Yemen and the ongoing efforts by al-Qaeda in Yemen to use it as a base for terrorist attacks far beyond the region,’ she said. Clinton made her comments on Monday, following a meeting in Washington with Hamad bin Jassem al-Thani, Qatar's prime minister. Yemen is currently battling Shia Houthi fighters in the north, as well as tackling al-Qaeda fighters based in the country and dealing with a secessionist movement in the south. Clinton praised the Yemeni government for its efforts to combat al-Qaeda in Yemen, but said it was ‘time for the international community to make it clear to Yemen that there are expectations and conditions on our continuing support for the government’."
How a cataclysm worse than what killed the dinosaurs destroyed 90 percent of all life on Earth.
While the demise of the dinosaurs gets more attention as far as mass extinctions go, an even more disastrous event called "the Great Dying” or the “End-Permian Extinction” happened on Earth prior to that. Now scientists discovered how this cataclysm, which took place about 250 million years ago, managed to kill off more than 90 percent of all life on the planet.
A new study discovers the “liking gap” — the difference between how we view others we’re meeting for the first time, and the way we think they’re seeing us.
We tend to be defensive socially. When we meet new people, we’re often concerned with how we’re coming off. Our anxiety causes us to be so concerned with the impression we’re creating that we fail to notice that the same is true of the other person as well. A new study led by Erica J. Boothby, published on September 5 in Psychological Science, reveals how people tend to like us more in first encounters than we’d ever suspect.
Using advanced laser technology, scientists at NASA will track global changes in ice with greater accuracy.
Leaving from Vandenberg Air Force base in California this coming Saturday, at 8:46 a.m. ET, the Ice, Cloud, and Land Elevation Satellite-2 — or, the "ICESat-2" — is perched atop a United Launch Alliance Delta II rocket, and when it assumes its orbit, it will study ice layers at Earth's poles, using its only payload, the Advance Topographic Laser Altimeter System (ATLAS).
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