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Iron Maiden Frontman Has Interesting New Gig

Bruce Dickinson helps relaunch passenger flights in Djibouti

(Newser) - Djibouti hasn't seen passenger flights in more than a decade—until Thursday, when the lead singer of Iron Maiden flew the first Air Djibouti passenger flight into the small African nation since 2002. In addition to being a heavy metal rocker, Bruce Dickinson is also a pilot and the... More »

US Sending Troops to South Sudan

Americans there need more protection, says President Obama

(Newser) - Washington is getting in deeper: About 150 US troops are heading toward South Sudan today to help secure the US embassy and evacuate more Americans from the war-torn country, military officials said. The troops will likely first travel to Djibouti via Spain, CNN reports. The move follows a letter from... More »

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