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Somali Pirates Hostage

Somali Pirates Kill Hostage Over Delayed Ransom

AP | ABDI GULED | Posted 11.01.2012 | World

MOGADISHU, Somalia — Somali pirates who have been holding a hijacked ship for nearly two years killed a Syrian hostage crew member and wounded ...

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...

Captain Richard Phillips: I Thought I Was Going To Die On Lifeboat

AP | JOHN CURRAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

MONTPELIER, Vt. — Former hostage Richard Phillips says he thought he'd never get out of the lifeboat where Somali pirates held him after an abor...

US ship reaches Kenya minus kidnapped captain

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOMBASA, Kenya — Nineteen American sailors who escaped a pirate hijacking off the Horn of Africa reached safe harbor on Saturday, exhilarated by...