Skip navigation

Accused Somali pirate negotiator faces U.S. charges

A Somali man accused of negotiating a ransom after pirates seized a merchant ship in the Gulf of Aden has been brought to the United States to face criminal charges, the Justice Department said Thursday. Full story

Gulf bloc calls on Yemen's ruler to step down

A Gulf diplomat says the regional bloc representing the oil-rich countries has asked Yemen's ruler to transfer his powers to his vice president — effectively a call for him to step down. Full story

Dutch prosecutors order piracy suspects detained

Dutch prosecutors say 16 Somalis captured by Dutch marines last week after a gunfight in the Gulf of Aden have been formally placed in detention on suspicion of piracy and attempted murder. Full story

Yachts shun pirate waters after string of hijacks

Sailors who once steered their yachts across the warm Indian Ocean are now rerouting, packing their boats aboard cargo ships or canceling their dream voyages altogether due to pirates. Full story

Factbox: Pirates stalk shipping lanes

Armed pirates seized the Irene SL, a U.S.-bound oil tanker, off Oman on Wednesday, carrying around $200 million worth of crude, in one of the biggest raids in the area to date, escalating the threat to vital shipping lanes. Full story

13 dead after Navy rescue in Gulf of Aden

At least 13 people are dead and another eight are missing after a U.S. Navy rescue mission in the Gulf of Aden went awry on Monday, NBC News reported. Full story

Sponsored Links
advertisement | ad info

Related Photos

A picture taken on April 27, 2011 shows a converted former Swedish naval vessel in the port of Vlaardingen. Security company Schutz & Swart from Vlaardingen will send ships to the Gulf of Aden with an armed crew onboard to protect ships against pirates. The operation will be held under the British f

One of two Chinese naval warships, (guid
One of two Chinese naval warships, (guid

One of two Chinese naval warships, "Zhoushan" and FFG "Xuzhou" of the Chinese PLA Navy 7th Escort Task Force arrives in the Port of Durban on April 4, 2011. The 7th Task Force was dispatched by the Chinese government in November 2010 to perform escorting missions in the Gulf of Aden and waters of S

Members of the Chines Navy salute on the
Members of the Chines Navy salute on the

Members of the Chines Navy salute on the deckof one of the two Chinese naval warships, "Zhoushan" and FFG "Xuzhou" of the Chinese PLA Navy 7th Escort Task Force, arriving in the port of Durban on April 4, 2011. The 7th Task Force was dispatched by the Chinese government in November 2010 to perform

Members of the South African Chinese com
Members of the South African Chinese com

Members of the South African Chinese community greet the arrival of two Chinese naval warships, "Zhoushan" and FFG "Xuzhou" of the Chinese PLA Navy 7th Escort Task Force, in the Port of Durban on April 4, 2011. The 7th Task Force was dispatched by the Chinese government in November 2010 to perform