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Somalian Pirates

Fighting Pirates With Paper: How the Law of the Sea Is Important in the Fight Against Piracy

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 03.01.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

We cannot fight piracy with our U.S. fleet alone. Fortunately, on this issue, the world is on our side, and one of the most powerful weapons available is within our reach.

Somali Pirates Hijack Saudi Oil Tanker Going To US

AP | KATHARINE HOURELD | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya – Crews on oil tankers aren't allowed to smoke above deck, much less carry guns, for fear of igniting the ship's payload. That's ...

Somali Pirates Hijack Ship In Oman National Waters: NATO

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Suspected Somali pirates have seized a German-owned cargo ship off the coast of Oman, the first recorded attack in its territorial waters, NATO allian...

Somali Pirates' Condition Put Into Perspective: Interview

Global Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

By Tristan McConnell | GlobalPost BERBERA, Somaliland -- The slight figure of Farah Ismail Eid is a far cry from the swashbuckling, murderous imag...

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 Pirates Face Growing Domestic Islamist Pushback

New York Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Abshir Boyah, a towering, notorious Somali pirate boss who admits to hijacking more than 25 ships and to being a member of a secretive pirate council ...

South Korea Saves North Korean Ship From Somali Pirates

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

NAIROBI, Kenya — South Korean snipers hovering in a helicopter Monday chased away pirates pursuing a North Korean freighter, a rare instance of ...

Terrorists, Pirates and Anarchy, Somalia Style

John Prendergast | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
John Prendergast

Somalia has become the poster child for transnational threats emanating from Africa.

Rubbernecking: An Additional Ten Reality Shows I'd Like to See

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Lindsay Hop - in which we follow La Lohan on her merry adventures tearing through Hollywood's party scene whilst destroying thousands of brain cells.

Jason Linkins

Scritti Politti: April 14, 2009

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Dan Abrams recently tweeted that the "MSM is empowering the pirate/thugs," asking, "Would we see headlines about "muggers" vowing retaliation if a few...

A Month of Killing, More on the Way?

Norm Stamper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norm Stamper

Shooting an armed, hostage-holding assailant can be a life-saving act of heroism. But there's something fundamentally wrong with taking the life of someone in the state's custody.

Somali Pirates RETALIATION Against U.S. Vowed

AP | ELIZABETH A. KENNEDY and PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOMBASA, Kenya — President Barack Obama vowed Monday "to halt the rise of piracy," while shipmates of the rescued American freighter captain cal...

Is Captain Shane Murphy of the Alabama the New Sully?

Russ Wellen | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Russ Wellen

This incident also echoes another flight -- United Airlines flight 93 on 9/11, when the passengers apparently thwarted the hijackers' aims.

Fighting Somali Pirates Requires Coordinated Global Response

men.style.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Even as gunboats from across the globe move into their waters, the desperate, well armed, and increasingly bold bandits of Somalia keep swarming the d...