Somali pirates seize 11 Indian sailors, Yemen-bound dhow

Apr 4, 2017

Somali pirates seize 11 Indian sailors, Yemen-bound dhow

Somali pirates have seized a small boat and its 11 Indian crew members and taken the vessel to the central coast, a state official said Monday. It is the latest ship targeted by Somalia’s resurgent hijackers. The pirates on Monday afternoon anchored the sailboat ...

Somali militants let drought-hit civilians roam for food

/ Mar 17, 2017

Somali militants let drought-hit civilians roam for food

Somali Islamists are letting civilians in drought-hit regions under their control move with relative freedom to find food, the group and a U.N. official said on Thursday, but they are continuing to restrict the access of international aid groups. Somalia, struggling to recover from ...

Somali pirates free hijacked oil tanker, hostage crew

Mar 17, 2017

Somali pirates free hijacked oil tanker, hostage crew

Somali pirates on Thursday handed over an oil tanker and eight Sri Lankan hostages captured just days ago, the Oceans Beyond Piracy NGO told AFP, bringing to a close the first such attack since 2012. “The Puntland maritime police force freed the ship. They ...