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

by Masami Ito and Setsuko Kamiya

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 ...