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Asian sailors freed by Somali pirates arrive in Kenya for flights...

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26 Asian sailors freed after more than four years of captivity in a small fishing village in Somalia arrived in the Kenyan...

Somali pirates on trial in Paris for 2011 hijacking of yacht...

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Seven Somali men accused of hijacking a French yacht in an assault in which its owner was killed and his wife abducted...

Somali pirates hijack Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew, says official

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Somali pirates have hijacked an Iranian fishing vessel with 15 crew members, a Somali official and a maritime expert said on Monday...

Survey finds warships are a primary deterrent to pirates

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The presence of warships has been cited by imprisoned Somali pirates as a deterrent during a survey conducted by the UN Office...

Chinese anti-piracy patrol returns home

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The Chinese navy's 19th escort group has returned home after spending 221 days patrolling for pirates off the East African coast and...

Four long-held Thai hostages released by Somali pirates

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Somali pirates have freed four Thai nationals seized from a fishing vessel at sea in 2010, ending the longest-running hostage drama in...

Has Somali Piracy ended?

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The sharp drop in piracy in the Somali Basin is puzzling security experts, who have been surprised by recent developments. While they...

Maritime guns for hire adapt to changes in sea piracy

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Cash-strapped maritime security firms are being forced to use fewer costly elite guards and to diversify into other businesses such as cyber...

Somali pirates free Indian sailors after 4 years in captivity

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Somali pirates have freed seven Indian sailors detained for close to four years in exchange for an undisclosed ransom, Somali officials and...

Solving Somali piracy requires effective state governance – UN

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While noting the progress made to combat piracy off the coast of Somalia, the United Nations political chief has said that a...

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Presidential pep talk on Armed Forces Day

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President Cyril Ramaphosa had his Commander-in-Chief cap on when he addressed the country’s airmen, military medics, sailors and soldiers in Polokwane last Friday. Sadly, he...