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German court jails Somali pirate for 12 years

Last Updated: Friday, April 18, 2014, 02:08

A German court today sentenced a Somali pirate chief to 12 years in jail for hijacking a ship off the Horn of Africa and tormenting its crew, mostly Indians, during an eight-month ordeal.

Barkhad Abdi in talks to join Judd Apatow`s `Trainwreck`

Last Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014, 13:43

Oscar-nominated actor Barkhad Abdi is reportedly in talks to star in his first major film since his stint as a Somali pirate in `Captain Phillips`.

US plans to retry alleged pirate

Last Updated: Thursday, December 19, 2013, 02:12

The US Justice Department said today it plans to retry an alleged Somali pirate for hostage-taking, after a jury deadlocked on those charges last week.

Somali pirate ‘big mouth’ announces retirement from `dirty business`

Last Updated: Friday, January 11, 2013, 16:39

Somalia pirate Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as ‘big mouth’, has decided of moving on after being in the piracy game for eight years.

Ensure release of 17 Indians held hostage by pirates: AAP to govt

Last Updated: Monday, December 17, 2012, 22:15

Aam Admi Party demanded that government take immediate "remedial actions" to safeguard the lives of 17 Indian crew members aboard a ship which was held hostage by Somali pirates earlier this year.

EU authorises warships to hit Somali pirate lairs

Last Updated: Saturday, March 24, 2012, 00:03

The European Union authorised its navies to strike Somali pirate equipment on land.

US: 10th Somali pirate pleads guilty to yacht hijacking

Last Updated: Friday, May 27, 2011, 12:21

Mahdi Jama Mohamed pleads guilty in deaths of 4 Americans during an attack.

China calls for attacking Somali pirate bases

Last Updated: Saturday, May 21, 2011, 15:59

The countries taking part in the patrols have steered clear of land attacks.

Danish crew free Somali pirate hostages

Last Updated: Monday, May 16, 2011, 00:59

A Danish warship attacked a pirate boat off Somalia, killing four pirates.

US: 2nd man charged in Somali pirate attack on ship

Last Updated: Friday, April 22, 2011, 14:16

Ali Mohamed Ali is accused of negotiating ransom on behalf of pirates.

US: Teen Somali pirate sentenced to nearly 34 years

Last Updated: Thursday, February 17, 2011, 11:51

The teenaged pirate, Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse, was captured in 2009.

South Korean skipper tells of 4-month Somali pirate `hell`

Last Updated: Friday, February 11, 2011, 11:38

Kim Dae-Geun was one of 43 crew members freed this week by Somali pirates.