Saudi crown prince approved ‘intervention’ against dissidents: report

By AFP

Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman (C), pictured in India, authorized the Rapid Intervention Group to suppress dissidents, The New York Times reported (AFP Photo/Handout)

Washington (AFP) – More than a year before the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, Saudi Arabia’s powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman approved a secret campaign to silence dissenters, The New York Times reported on Sunday.… read the full article

‘F-22 Raptor’ of Stealth Submarines: Meet the U.S. Navy’s Seawolf-Class

A rare breed. 

by Kyle Mizokami (The National Interest)

The extreme quietness of the Seawolf class gave the Navy the idea of modifying the last submarine, USS Jimmy Carter, to support clandestine operations. An extra one hundred feet was added to the hull, a section known as the  Multi-Mission Platform  (MMP).read the full article

Prada Loses $864 Million in Value as China Slump Hits Profit

By Daniela Wei and Robert Williams (Bloomberg)

(Bloomberg) — Prada SpA shares fell to the lowest close since 2016 as slower Chinese spending contributed to an unexpected drop in the Italian fashion house’s annual profit.

The Hong Kong-listed luxury group attributed a slump in Asia mostly to Chinese tourists reining in spending in Hong Kong and Macau because of the weakness in the yuan.… read the full article