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Somali Pirate: Germany Paid $1.6 Million Ransom To Free Journalist

AP | ABDI GULED AND DAVID RISING | Posted 09.24.2014 | Media

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — Negotiators paid a $1.6 million ransom for the release of a German-American journalist who was kidnapped in Somalia and he...

Somali Pirates FOILED By Ingenious Crew Move

User Submitted | May 24, 2010 12:00 PM CDT | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somali pirates attempted to grab a French tanker yesterday, and failed--after the crew locked themselves in the control room. Unable to take over the ...

Pirate Parallels

William Dietrich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
William Dietrich

What Somali pirates ultimately need is a realistic alternative. In the 19th Century, Europeans "nation-built" through colonization. In the 21st Century, a new means has to be found to save states like Somalia.

Private Guards Kill Somali Pirate For First Time

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — In the first killing of its kind, private security contractors shot dead a Somali pirate in a clash that left two skiffs riddle...

Operation Atalanta: Hunting The Pirates (VIDEO)

GlobalPost | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NORTHWOOD, U.K. -- Almost every day now come reminders of why the European Union made a landmark decision a year ago that Somali piracy was a problem ...

Egyption Crew Overpowers Somali Pirates

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Using machetes and guns, the men fought a desperate battle to take control of two boats off the Somali coast. But this time...

Somali Pirates Threatened By Medvedev

ITAR-TASS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

SOCHI, July 14 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has called for creating an international court to try sea pirates and assured that Russ...

Somali Pirate Operations Dissected

BBC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

As he looked at the radar screen Captain Andrey Nozhkin immediately feared the worst. A small vessel was closing fast from the stern....

Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse, Teen Somali Pirate, Pleads Not Guilty In NY

AP | TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NEW YORK — A Somali teenager accused of leading a pirate attack on an American cargo ship off the coast of Africa pleaded not guilty Thursday to...

Somali Pirates May Allow Capture To Reap Asylum Benefits: Legal Experts

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somali pirates might be allowing themselves to be deliberately captured in order to take advantage of European asylum laws, Dutch legal experts have w...

US Navy Detains 17 Pirates

AP | BARBARA SURK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A team of specialized American sailors apprehended 17 suspected pirates who attacked an Egyptian merchant ship in ...

Somali 'Vigilantes' Fight Back Against Pirates

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Somalia's fishermen have formed sea-going vigilante teams to fight back against pirates who are hijacking their boats, it was reported on Tuesday....

Somalia Wants A Coast Guard To Fight Rampant Piracy

AP | SLOBODAN LEKIC | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

BRUSSELS — Somalia's foreign minister urged the international community Wednesday to help its fledgling government set up a coast guard to fight...

Pirate In New York, Questions Linger About His Personal Life

AP | MOHAMED OLAD HASSAN and MALKHADIR M. MUHUMED | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — At home in central Somalia, Abdiwali Abdiqadir Muse studied English, frequented a dusty, outdoor cinema after school where ...

Somali Pirate Home Base: Eyl

WardHeerNews | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Garowe, (WDN) - The Somali pirates that have wreaked havoc on the shipping lanes of the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean in recent years have been wi...

Somali Pirate NEW YORK Trial Rumored

AP | DEVLIN BARRETT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The captured Somali pirate who held a merchant ship captain hostage will be brought to New York to face trial, a U.S. official said...

Somali Pirate To Be Tried In US

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

A Somali teenager captured by the US navy during a confrontation with pirates is to be taken to the US to face trail, US officials have said....

Somalia: We Have Details On Pirates

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Somalia's prime minister says his government has identified many pirate leaders but needs more resources and the help of other ...

Somali Pirates Holding 14 Ships, 260 People

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The International Maritime Bureau says 260 crew on 14 hijacked ships are being held off the coast of Somalia, not including the U.S.-flagged ship seiz...

Somali Pirates Free Danish Ship, CEC Future, After Ransom Dropped By Parachute

AP | JAN. M. OLSEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

COPENHAGEN, Denmark — Somali pirates have released a Danish cargo ship and its mainly Russian crew after a ransom payment was parachuted to the ...

UN gives OK to land, air attacks on Somali pirates

AP | AHMED AL-HAJ | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

UNITED NATIONS — On the same day Somali gunmen seized two more ships, the U.N. Security Council voted unanimously Tuesday to authorize nations t...

Somali Pirates: How To Solve The Problem

CNN | Mike Steere for CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

LONDON, England (CNN) -- Violent and predatory pirates are "totally out of control" according to experts; but what can be done to solve the problem? ...