1966: De Gaulle Cancels Speech
From the archives of the International Herald Tribune: In August 1966, President De Gaulle cancels his speech in Djibouti.
Bomb Suspected in Deadly Explosion on Somali Jet
The blast above the plane’s right wing on Tuesday sucked one passenger out, killing him, and injured two others. Shabab militants are suspected.
China Retools Its Military With a First Overseas Outpost in Djibouti
China said a facility in the East African nation would serve to resupply its naval ships taking part in antipiracy missions.
Self-Portraits of a Naked Adventurer
For his new “Commencements” series, debuting here, the photographer Ruben Brulat braved 130-degree temperatures at remote African lava lakes.
Q. and A.: Andrew S. Erickson on China’s Military Goals and Capabilities
Dr. Erickson, an associate professor at the United States Naval War College, said a recent Defense Department report emphasized the expansion in Chinese military activity outside East Asia.
Rescue Mission in Yemen Proves to Be Boon for Chinese Military’s Image
It was the first time China had deployed warships to carry out such an evacuation, and the fact that so many people from other countries were ferried to safety was seen as polishing the country’s image.
Scenes from a Sustainability Quest, from Leopard Skin Sales to Lionfish Sashimi
A sustainability quest that includes leopard skins, road salt and lionfish sashimi.
A Fight as U.S. Girls Face Genital Cutting Abroad
Female genital cutting has been banned in the United States since 1996, and now it is also illegal to transport girls for “vacation cutting.” But some are concerned that such cutting is on the rise.
U.S. Signs New Lease to Keep Strategic Military Installation in the Horn of Africa
The American base in Djibouti, Camp Lemonnier, has served as a hub for counterterrorism operations and training.
Obama Meets With Djibouti President
President Obama discussed the situation in Somalia at a meeting with President Ismail Omar Guelleh of Djibouti.
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