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EU warship forces Somali pirates to release Indian dhow, 15 hostages

Saturday, January 21, 2012 Comments off

NAIROBI, Jan. 21 (Xinhua) — An Indian dhow with 15 Indian mariners on board has been released after the a European Union (EU) naval warship put persistent pressure on Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean for three days. Read more…

Somali pirate attacks hit record high last year

Friday, January 20, 2012 Comments off

Somali pirate attacks hit a record high last year, widening their activities in the Indian Ocean.

The International Maritime Bureau said on Thursday that sea piracy worldwide dropped slightly in 2011, but Somali pirate attacks increased to 237 cases, up 18 from 2010. These cases accounted for 54 percent of worldwide piracy. Read more…

NATO captures two pirate motherships, free 34

Wednesday, January 11, 2012 Comments off

BRUSSELS, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — NATO warships have captured two dhows used by Somali pirates as motherships from which to launch attacks off the coasts of Somalia and Oman, rescuing a total of 34 crew members, the military alliance said on Monday. Read more…

NATO neutralizes 2 pirate mother ships off coast of Oman, Somalia

Tuesday, January 10, 2012 Comments off

NAIROBI, Jan. 9 (Xinhua) — NATO’s counter piracy taskforce said on Monday it has successfully neutralized two ocean going dhows that had been pirated over the past three days off the coast of Somalia and Oman. Read more…

UK censured over evil plans for Somalia

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 27, 2011

The British government has come under severe criticism from the country’s anti-war campaign groups expressing concerns over the hypocritical decisions made within the British establishment. Read more…

Intervention tension: UK eyes ‘failed state’ Somalia

Tuesday, December 27, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Dec. 27, 2011

With the Libya campaign seen as mission accomplished, Britain reiterates it is eyeing another conflict-torn African country – Somalia. (AFP Photo / Carl de Souza)

With the Libya campaign seen as mission accomplished, Britain reiterates it is eyeing another conflict-torn African country – Somalia. The UK cites threats to its national security, but some analysts say this hides a self-interested strategic agenda. Read more…

Italy:Italian vessel released by pirates

Friday, November 25, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov. 25,2011

Somali pirates have freed the Italian vessel The Rosalia d’Amato 7 months after seizing it, Sky TG24 TV channel reported on Friday. Read more…

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Somalia:Security Council calls for comprehensive response to fight piracy off Somalia

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 Comments off

Laaska news  Nov.22,2011
UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 22 (Xinhua) — The UN Security Council on Tuesday unanimously adopted a resolution, condemning “all acts of piracy and armed robbery against vessels in the waters off the coast of Somalia” and underlining “the need for a Read more…

Greek chemical tanker seized by pirates

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News  Nov. 2 ,2011
A Greek chemical tanker with a crew of 22 Filipinos has been seized by pirates in the Gulf of Aden.

The incident took place yesterday but was only reported on Tuesday. Read more…

Somali pirates release Greek-owned ship with 23 crew

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Oct. 4,2011
NAIROBI, Oct. 4 (Xinhua) — Somali pirates have released a Greek-owned cargo carrier with 23 crew members on board which was seized in February, approximately 260 nautical miles North East of Salalah in the North Arabian Sea. Read more…

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