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Case against hostage drama military veterans withdrawn

The National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has withdrawn the case against 52 military veterans accused of taking Defence and Military Veterans Minister Thandi Modise, her...

Pirate attacks up sharply in 2009: watchdog

Pirate attacks around the world hit their highest level last year since 2003, with Somali gangs accounting for more than half the...

Somaliland forces help free Yemeni-flagged ship.

Somaliland forces have helped in releasing a Yemeni-flagged container ship held by Somali pirates for nearly three weeks, Yemeni Interior Ministry said...

Pirates seize Pakistani fishing vessel off Somalia

Somali pirates hijacked the Pakistani-flagged fishing vessel MV Shahbaig last Sunday, the European Union naval force said in a statement. The ship, with...

Dutch capture 13 suspected Somali pirates

The Dutch navy says it has captured 13 pirates believed to be from Somalia after they tried to hijack a cargo ship...

Pirates release German-owned ship: EU naval force

The German-owned cargo ship Charelle, hijacked by Somali pirates near Oman in June, has been released, the European Union naval force said...

Somali pirates seize Greek tanker near Seychelles

Somali pirates have seized a Greek-flagged oil tanker near the Seychelles, more than 700 miles off the coast of Somalia, Greece's coastguard...