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Denmark:Danes held hostage in Somalia back in Denmark – AP

Thursday, September 8, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Sept. 8,2011

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish yachting family released after being held captive for more than six months by Somali pirates have returned to Denmark. Read more…

Somalia:Somali pirates release ship

Friday, July 29, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 29,2011

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Pirate video: Danes, Filipinos plead for release -AP

Wednesday, July 20, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  July 20,2011
By JASON STRAZIUSO (AP)
 NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — A maritime industry group posted videos Tuesday on YouTube showing two Danes and four Filipinos held hostage by Somalia pirates pleading for the Danish government and the ship’s owner to help win their freedom. Read more…

Somali pirates hijack UAE-owned ship

Monday, July 18, 2011 Comments off

NAIROBI, July 18 (Xinhua)–Somali pirates have hijacked United Arabia Emirates-owned oil tanker with 16 crew members in the northern Indian Read more…

USA:3 suspected Somali pirates charged with murder

Saturday, July 9, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News July 9,2011
By BROCK VERGAKIS (AP)
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Three suspected Somali pirates were charged with murder Friday in the slayings of four Americans aboard a hijacked yacht off the Read more…

Algerian sailors kidnapped by Somali pirates appeal for release: paper

Friday, June 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 24,2011
ALGIERS, June 24 (Xinhua) — One of the 17 Algerian sailors held captive by Somali pirates six months ago called on Algerian authorities to do more to pave Read more…

Chinese envoy says prosecuting, detaining pirates constitute important link of fighting Somali piracy

Friday, June 24, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 24,2011

UNITED NATIONS, June 21 (Xinhua) — Prosecuting and detaining Somali pirates as well as eliminating impunity constitutes an important link of Read more…

Somalia:Pirates’ trials should not depend on Somali govt – Russia’s envoy in UN

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 21,2011

Russia does not rule out a possibility of trying Somali pirates without preliminary agreement from Somali authorities, Russia’s envoy in the UN Vitaly Churkin said Tuesday. Read more…

Somalia:Mogadishu court sentences six foreigners for carrying ransom money

Saturday, June 18, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 18,2011
MOGADISHU, June 18 (Xinhua) — A court in the Somali capital on Saturday sentenced six foreigners arrested last month after they were caught carrying a pirate ransom money of 3.6 million U.S. dollars at the airport in Mogadishu. Read more…

Somalia:EU naval force sinks pirate skiffs

Tuesday, June 14, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  June 14,2011
NAIROBI, June 14 (Xinhua) — EU Naval Force said its warship opened fire on two attack skiffs, sinking them in the process in the southern Somali Basin on Read more…