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Germany lauds efforts by Kenya to fight piracy

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The German government lauded efforts by Kenya to fight piracy in the Indian Ocean. The German ambassador to Kenya, Margit Hellwig-Boette said that...

Russia resumes ant-piracy mission off Somali coast

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Russian Defense Ministry officials said Russia will resume its anti-piracy mission near Somalia in early July, APA learned from local media in...

A Dutch submarine to fight piracy

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The Netherlands has agreed to a NATO request for a submarine to help fight piracy in the Indian Ocean, outgoing Defence Minister...

Dutch court convicts five Somalis of piracy

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A Dutch court convicted five Somalis of piracy yesterday and sentenced them to five years in prison for trying to hijack a...

Hi-tech navies take on Somalia’s pirates

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How do you tell the difference between a Somali pirate in a small boat and a largely identical but innocent fisherman? It...

Donors to spend $9.3m to prosecute pirates

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Donors will spend $9.3 million to help Kenya and Seychelles prosecute suspected Somali pirates and improve those countries' criminal justice systems, a...

Mauritius ready to try, imprison pirates

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Mauritius is ready to try and jail suspected pirates, Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam said, joining three other countries in the region that...

Somali pirates free UK-flagged ship after ransom

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Somali pirates have released a British-flagged ship they seized on Jan. 1, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said and the European Union Naval...

EU to extend anti-piracy operation for one year

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European Union foreign ministers are expected to extend the bloc's anti-piracy mission off the coast of Somalia for another year next week...

USS San Jacinto disrupts piracy off Somalia coast, again

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USS San Jacinto (CG 56) disrupted nine Somali pirates from attacking a Maltese-flagged motor vessel May 31, bringing the cruiser's weekly total...

Libyan crew seize back ship control from Somali pirates: EU

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The crew of a Libyan cargo ship seized back control from Somali pirates on yesterday after fighting in which some of their...

British hostages urge PM to clarify stance with Somali pirates

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A British couple kidnapped by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean seven months ago appealed in a video broadcast for the new...

US navy destroyer locates pirated vessel

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A US Navy Arleigh Burke-class destroyer located the pirated M/V Iceberg I off the coast of Somalia with up to 50 pirates...

Somali pirates should be tried by Dutch court: lawyer

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A group of suspected Somali pirates should be prosecuted in the Netherlands and not be extradited to Germany, their defence lawyer said,...

Kidnapped Russian sailors well, may be in Nigeria

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Two Russian sailors abducted from their ship off Cameroon are in good health and may have been taken by their captors to...

Kenya carrying too much of the piracy burden: EU

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Kenya must not be left to carry the financial burden and security risks of prosecuting Somali pirates, the European Union's top foreign...

Two Russians taken in attack on ship in Cameroon

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The master and chief engineer of a Russian cargo ship were missing after a raid by gunmen in the Cameroonian port of...

Yemen court sentences six Somali pirates to death

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A court in Yemen sentenced six Somali pirates to death for hijacking a Yemeni oil tanker in April 2009, killing one Yemeni...

Somalia calls for Russian explanation on pirates

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Somalia's transitional government has called on Russia to explain why it had cut 10 Somali pirates adrift in the Gulf on Aden...

Somali pirates release UK-flagged chemical tanker

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Somali pirates have released a British-flagged chemical tanker, hijacked last year, after a ransom was paid, the European Union naval force EUNAVFOR...

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