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Warship Saves Somali Fishermen Drifting At Sea

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 8:15 am (UTC-5)
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European Union forces have rescued five Somali fishermen who had been drifting in the Indian Ocean for more than a week. The EU’s anti-piracy task force says one of its aircraft spotted the fishermen’s broken-down boat Tuesday while making a patrol flight. It says the German warship FGS Koln then rescued the men and brought […]

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Somali Pirates Free Danish Family, Crew

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 10:00 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates have released a Danish family of five and two Danish crew members who were seized while sailing around the world more than six months ago. In a statement Wednesday, the Danish foreign ministry said the freed hostages were safe and doing well under the circumstances. Danish authorities did not indicate if a ransom […]

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Somali Pirates Free Danish Family, Crew

Posted September 7th, 2011 at 8:40 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates have released a Danish family of five and two Danish crew members who were seized while sailing around the world more than six months ago. In a statement Wednesday, the Danish foreign ministry said the freed hostages were safe and doing well under the circumstances. The statement did not indicate if a ransom […]

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Suspected Somali Pirates Hijack Tanker, 21 Crew

Posted August 21st, 2011 at 9:10 am (UTC-5)
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Suspected Somali pirates have hijacked a ship with 21 Indian crew members near a port in Oman. Indian and Omani officials say pirates boarded and seized control of the MV Fairchem Bogey on Saturday while it was anchored a few kilometers off the port of Salalah. The ship is now reported to be headed toward […]

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US Files New Charges Against Alleged Somali Pirate Negotiator

Posted August 18th, 2011 at 11:55 am (UTC-5)
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A man accused of negotiating a ransom on behalf of Somali pirates is facing new charges from U.S. federal prosecutors. Mohammed Saaili Shibin was indicted this week in U.S. District Court on charges of piracy and conspiracy to commit hostage taking. The indictment, made public Thursday, says Shibin extracted a ransom from the owners of […]

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Somali Pirates Release Ship With 21 Crew

Posted August 14th, 2011 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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Somali pirates have released a merchant vessel with 21 crew members, six months after it was hijacked. Officials in India say the MV Sinin, a bulk carrier, is headed to Sri Lanka after its release Saturday. The Maltese-flagged ship is believed to have a crew of nine Indians and 12 Iranians. Indian newspaper reports say […]

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Somalis Plead Not Guilty to Killing Americans in Pirate Attack

Posted July 20th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Three accused Somali pirates have pleaded not guilty to charges they killed four Americans in February after hijacking their yacht off the coast of Africa. The men entered their pleas Wednesday in a U.S. federal court in Virginia. They denied all 26 counts related to the murder and kidnapping of the Americans. Most of the […]

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US Man Pleads Guilty to Aiding Somali Militants

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A man has pleaded guilty to helping recruit young Somali-American men from the U.S. state of Minnesota to return to their homeland in an effort to overthrow the Somali government. The U.S. Justice Department said 26-year-old Omer Abdi Mohamed pleaded guilty Monday to charges of conspiring to murder, kidnap and maim abroad. He faces up […]

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American Pleads Guilty to Terror Charge

Posted July 19th, 2011 at 2:05 am (UTC-5)
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A sixth person has pleaded guilty to helping recruit Somalis from the U.S. state of Minnesota to return to their homeland in an effort to overthrow the Somali government. The Somali nationals were to join the al-Shebab terror group. The U.S. Justice Department said 26-year-old Omer Abdi Mohamed pleaded guilty Monday. The charges included conspiring […]

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Kenya Wants to Stop Flow of Somali Refugees

Posted July 17th, 2011 at 9:00 am (UTC-5)
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Kenyan and British officials met in Nairobi Sunday to discuss the drought that has sent thousands of Somalis fleeing into Kenya to escape starvation. Kenyan Prime Minister Raila Odinga said Kenya would like feeding programs to be set up on the Somali side of the border to stop the flow of refugees. He also renewed […]

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