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‘We cry in our hearts. We cry to God:’ Forgotten Yemeni refugees of Djibouti

Across the Red Sea from Yemen’s coastline, however, a forgotten segment of the country’s vast displaced population would have found little time for the festivities on Tuesday.

MSN.COM - 2018-05-23 00:19:57

OCHA Flash Update #1 Tropical Cyclone Sagar impacts Djibouti | 20 May 2018

• Cyclone Sagar has caused heavy rain and flash floods in Djibouti.• Initial estimates indicate that 20,000 to 30,000 people may have been affected, with Djibouti City and the suburb of Balbala hardest hit.


PAR Technology Subsidiary Announces $19.8 Million U.S. Navy Contract Award in Djibouti, Africa

NEW HARTFORD, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--PAR Technology Corporation (NYSE:PAR) announced today that its subsidiary, Rome Research Corporation (RRC), was awarded a U.S. Navy SeaPort-e task order to provide telecommunications operations and maintenance services at the Global Information Grid facility at C


Somalia’s “strongest cyclone on record” has left dozens dead and thousands displaced

Tropical cyclone Sagar, which means “the sea” in Hindi, formed in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen and northern Somalia late last week. Since landing over the weekend, the cyclone system has caused heavy rains in both the Puntland and Somaliland regions of Somalia, and moved along the coast to strike

MSN.COM - 2018-05-22 15:02:47

Storm in Somaliland kills dozens, wipes out farms, livestock

GAROWE, Somalia (Reuters) - More than 50 people have died in Somaliland, livestock has been wiped out and hundreds of farms destroyed by heavy rains and floods caused by a tropical cyclone that hit the Horn of Africa, officials and aid agencies in the breakaway Somali region said.

REUTERS UK - 2018-05-23 10:16:45

US out of Iran deal; What the Pentagon’s worried about next; Senators worry about China’s Djibouti playbook; Coast Guard launches Arctic cubesats; and just a bit more...

U.S.exits Iran deal.President Trump on Tuesday announced his intention to pull the United States out of the Iran nuclear agreement, promising to reimpose various sanctions.Here’s thefull transcriptof Trump’s speech, including this exchange as the president made his way to the exit:Reporter:“Mr. Pres


Human Rights Council concludes special session on the deteriorating human rights situation in the occupied Palestinian territory

In the resolution, adopted by a vote of 29 in favour, two against, and 14 abstentions, the Council decided to urgently dispatch an independent, international commission of inquiry, to be appointed by the President of the Human Rights Council, to investigate all alleged violations and abuses of inter


China says 'absolutely untrue' it aimed lasers at US aircraft in Djibouti

Five MC-130J Commando IIs conduct low-level formation training over Clovis, N.M., Nov. 5, 2013. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Plew/Released)


Desert Locust Alert: Tropical Cyclone Sagar (Gulf of Aden)

A rare tropical cyclone formed in the Gulf of Aden between Yemen and northern Somalia late on Wednesday, 16 May 2018. The cyclone, Sagar (TC01A), threatens to bring rains and dangerous flash flooding to desert areas of southern Yemen, northern Somalia and Djibouti.


Another day, another war for Texas Guard

Soldiers with the Texas Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 141st Infantry Regiment of the 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team line up in formation during their deployment ceremony at Fort Sam Houston, Wednesday,... more


China using 'debtbook diplomacy' to spread strategic aims in Asia Pacific

© LAKRUWAN WANNIARACHCHI/AFP/AFP/Getty ImagesIn this photograph taken on February 10, 2015, shows a general view of the port facility at Hambantota.


China Denies Pointing Lasers at US Pilots in Djibouti

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US says Chinese lasers targeted its planes near Djibouti, Beijing denies

US says Chinese lasers targeted its planes near Djibouti, Beijing deniesWASHINGTON:The US has issued a formal complaint to the Chinese government over the use of high-grade lasers near the military base in Djibouti that were directed at aircraft and resulted in minor injuries to two American pilots,


Why Mike Pompeo should mediate the conflict between Egypt and Ethiopia

Last week the new U.S. secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, chose to visit the Middle East within hours of his appointment. He did not stop in Egypt, but the Middle East that the Trump administration aims to stabilize will not be achieved if Egypt becomes engaged in a war with its southern neighbors. Fo


Pentagon accuses China of using lasers against US pilots in Djibouti

The Pentagon issued a formal complaint, demanding that Beijing investigate a series of incidents in recent weeks in the skies above Djibouti, where China and the United States operate military bases just miles apart.


U.S. Protests Chinese Interference With U.S. Planes in Djibouti | American Military News

WASHINGTON —The United States has protested to China after repeated instances of lasers interfering with U.S. military aircraft landing in Djibouti, chief Pentagon spokespersonDana W. Whitesaid here today.In her weekly news conference, White confirmed that two Air Force crewmen were slightly injured


US Complains To China For Laser Use in Djibouti

The Pentagon says the U.S. has issued a formal complaint to China over the use of lasers near the military base in Djibouti that were directed at aircraft and resulted in minor injuries to two pilots. (May 3)


Two US airmen injured by Chinese lasers in Djibouti, DoD says

Dana White told reporters that the U.S. has formally lodged a diplomatic complaint, known as a demarche,with the Chinese government, requesting an investigation into the incident.


At least 18 dead after cyclone hits Horn of Africa

"1,780 families fled their homes due to the storm, 16 people were reported killed, and at least 80 homes were destroyed," Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said in a statement, citing the UN's humanitarian coordinator OCHA.


Chinese Military Targeting US Flight Crews Over Djibouti With Lasers

"We have formally demarched the Chinese government and we've requested the Chinese investigate these incidents", Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White told reporters."We are taking significant steps on the counterintelligence side so that we have all the defenses that we need there, there is no doubt abou