Somali pirates release 4 Thai sailors held nearly 5 years

Somali pirates have released four Thai sailors who were held hostage for nearly five years, the longest period of captivity of hostages held by Somali pirates, a UN official said today.

Four long-held Thai hostages released by Somali pirates

Somali pirates have freed four Thai nationals seized from a fishing vessel at sea in 2010, ending the longest-running hostage drama in the Horn of Africa state, the United Nations said on Friday.

Somali pirates release Thai hostages held for five years

Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly five years have been released, local officials said Friday.

Somali pirates release Thai hostages held for 4 years

Four Thai fishermen held hostage by Somali pirates for nearly four years have been released, local officials said on Friday.

Somali pirates release seven Indian sailors

Seven Indian sailors were released on Friday by Somali pirates after remaining in captivity for about four years and would come back to India over the weekend.

Seven Indian sailors released by Somali pirates

Seven Indian sailors kidnapped by Somali pirates more than four years were freed on Thursday, officials said.

Bangladeshi sailors held by Somali pirates home after 4 years

Seven Bangladeshi sailors, held hostage by Somali pirates for almost four years, finally returned home today, saying it was "unbelievable" to be alive and describing their ordeal as "like hell."

Seven Bangladeshi hostages return home

Seven sailors freed by Somali pirates, returned to Bangladesh Thursday, nearly four years after their abduction.

11 sailors held by Somali pirates freed after 4 years

Eleven sailors mostly from Asia held hostage for almost four years by Somali pirates have been freed and are safe on their way to Kenya, mediators who helped secure their release said on Saturday.

China to continue fighting pirates off Africa

China will continue to send naval fleets on escort missions in the Gulf of Aden and waters off Somalia, described by a Chinese naval officer as the nation`s international obligation.

Indian sailor Sunil James reunites with family, thanks PM

Indian merchant ship captain Sunil James, who was freed from Togo jail after being arrested for allegedly aiding pirates re-united with his family in Mumbai on Friday.

Somali pirates on trial for seizing French yacht

Three Somali pirates went on trial on Monday for hijacking a yacht in 2009, which prompted a rescue operation by the French special services in which the skipper died.

Centre in touch with Interpol for hostages release: Tewari

Centre is in constant touch with Interpol for securing safe release of five Indian hostages held captive by the Somali pirates, Manish Tewari said.

Somali pirates release Danish vessel with six crew

Having kept the Danish coaster -- M/V Leopard -- in their custody for two years, Somali pirates have released it along with six crew members, a Kenyan maritime official said Wednesday.

Indian sailor held captive by Somali pirates returns home

Saurabh Kumar, who was among the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked last year, returned home.

Indians rescued from Somali pirates to return today

Most of the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked last year are returning to India on Monday.

Somali pirates release Greek oil tanker with Indians on board

Somali pirates have released a Greek-owned oil tanker with 26 crew members, including 11 Indians, after holding them captive for ten months, the vessel`s operating company said on Tuesday.

Somali pirates free Indian sailors, row over numbers

All 28 Indian sailors on two ships held by Somalian pirates have been freed and will soon be back in the country, Shipping Minister GK Vasan Saturday but official sources in the capital said only 17 sailors had been released from one ship.

Hostage sailors` kin protest in Delhi

Aggrieved family members of the 17 Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates on board MT Royal Grace today staged a protest here demanding the immediate intervention of government for their safe release.

Three foreigners to depose in Somali pirates trial

Three countries have agreed to send their nationals to depose as witnesses before a sessions court trying 120 Somali pirates arrested by Indian Navy and Coast Guard from high seas in several operations.