Sep 24, 2014

Somalia pirates release German-American hostage

Somali pirates on Tuesday freed German-American journalist and writer Michael Scott Moore 30 months after he was kidnapped in the war-torn Horn of Africa nation, officials said. A Somali pirate source, who asked not to be named, said a ransom was paid for his ...

Jan 16, 2013

Somali pair admit trying to hijack ship

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In the first case prosecuted under Japan’s 2009 antipiracy law, two Somali men pleaded guilty Tuesday in Tokyo District Court to charges of boarding and attempting to hijack a Bahamas-registered tanker operated by a Japanese shipping company. The ship, sailing in the Indian Ocean ...