Wednesday, June 19, 2013
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 cap...
Somali commits suicide after Italy denies asylum
A Somali migrant leapt to his death from an apartment building in Italy`s central city of Florence, ...
Somali warlords battle over key southern port
At least eight people have died in fighting between rival Somali warlords battling for control of th...
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...
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...
Somalia apex court frees jailed journalist
The Supreme Court of Somalia has acquitted a journalist who was jailed after he interviewed a woman ...
Indians rescued from Somali pirates to return today
Most of the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked last y...
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, af...
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...
Hostage sailors` kin protest in Delhi
Aggrieved family members of the 17 Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates on board MT Royal G...
Three foreigners to depose in Somali pirates trial
Three countries have agreed to send their nationals to depose as witnesses before a sessions court t...
India seeks Nigeria`s help for release of 17 sailors
India has sought the help of Nigeria for early release of its 17 sailors held hostage by Somali pira...
US recognises Somali government
The US has officially recognised the Somali government in Mogadishu after more than two decades.
Somali militants say they killed French hostage
Somalia`s most dangerous militant group says it has killed a French hostage that French military for...
Somali pirate ‘big mouth’ announces retirement from `dirty business`
Somalia pirate Mohamed Abdi Hassan, known as ‘big mouth’, has decided of moving on after being in th...
Italian marines surrender passport in trial court
The two Italian marines, facing murder charges in Kerala, on Friday surrendered their passports at t...
MV Iceberg: Rescued Indian sailors return home after 32 month ordeal
After nearly 32 months of being held captive on board the cargo ship MV Iceberg, five Indians sailor...
Freed Indian sailors to reach India on Saturday
Six Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates after more than two and a half years of captivity are to ...
Delhi: Families of captive sailors hold protest
Agitated family members of Indian sailors being held captive by Somali pirates today made an emotion...
Ensure release of 17 Indians held hostage by pirates: AAP to govt
Aam Admi Party demanded that government take immediate "remedial actions" to safeguard the...
Govt taking all steps for early release of seafarers
In a bid to tackle the menace of piracy in a more effective manner, the Ministries of Shipping and E...
Captive Indian sailors: Chandy asks Centre to consider pirate swap deal
Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy has asked the Centre to immediately consider releasing some deta...
Three killed in Mogadishu suicide attacks
Two suicide bombers Saturday hit an up-market restaurant in the Somali capital Mogadishu, killing a ...
`Somali pirates expand operations till west coast of India`
A senior US official has said that the issue of piracy has become a regular part of America`s diplom...
Efforts on to free Indians held hostage by Somali pirates
Efforts are on to get the release of seven Indian crew members, including three from Kerala, of an I...
Somali pirates holding 11 ships, 167 crewmen for ransom: IMB
Somali pirates are still holding 11 foreign vessels for ransom with 167 crew members as hostages as ...
Somali pirates free ship after nearly 2 years
A pirate commander in Somalia says that a cargo ship was freed after being held captive for nearly t...
Haryana Khap honours Pakistani activist Burney
Burney was honoured by Gulia Khap, one of Haryana`s prominent khaps, in collaboration with an NGO `S...
Hostage for 2 years, seven Indians plead for help
A group of sailors taken hostage by Somali pirates nearly two years ago have appealed to the governm...
Somalia: 2 more journalists murdered; 1 beheaded
No group has yet claimed the responsibility for the latest killings, but the deaths fit into a year-...
Six Somalis shot dead by Kenyan soldier
A Kenyan soldier reportedly shot dead six Somali civilians and injured two others in an incident of ...
Kerala seeks PM help on Somali hostage issue; debt package
CM Oommen Chandy said the PM has responded positively to most of the demands put forward by the stat...
Somali hostage negotiator gets 10 concurrent life sentences
A Somali national, found guilty of negotiating the ransom from the US and Indian nationals held host...
Somali pirates offered amnesty ‘if they release hostages`
Prime Minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali vowed the pirates would not ‘get away with murder’ but said the ...
Somali pirates free 7 Pakistan crew; 15 still held
Negotiator Ahem Chinky says Pakistani families and groups raised USD 1.1 million for the release of ...
Somali twins admit UK terror fundraising
Two Somali identical twins living in London have pleaded guilty to raising funds to support terroris...
Somali militants execute 3 said to inform CIA, MI6
Somalia`s militant group says it publicly executed 3 of its members because they had spied on them f...
Somali pirates free Taiwan fishing vessel, 26 crew
A Taiwanese fishing vessel and its 26-member crew were freed after being held by Somali pirates for ...
Maritime unions ask UN to tackle piracy
Leaders of international maritime trade unions have written a letter to the UN, urging the organisat...
Militants defecting to Somali side after losses
Somalia`s government spokesman says some 500 al-Shabab fighters have left the group and joined the g...
Raman Singh assures help for engineer`s release
The Chhattisgarh govt has assured to offer cooperation for the release of engineer Pritam Sahu, who ...
Iranian Navy saves US vessel from pirates
In line with international efforts against piracy, Iran`s Navy has been conducting anti-piracy patro...
As troops advance in Somalia, thousands flee
African Union and Somali forces pushed al-Shabab militants out of Mogadishu last August and are now ...
MPs for intervention into hijacking of oil tanker
A strong plea was made in the Lok Sabha for urgent govt intervention into the hijacking by Somali pi...
EU forces strike at Somali pirates land bases
The attack marks a first time that international forces have gone in to strike at private assets of ...
Pirates seize oil vessel with 11 Indians aboard
Striking yet again, Somali pirates have seized a Liberian oil tanker off the coast of Oman with 11 I...
Al-Zawahiri video urges Somali militants to fight
In the video, al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri urges al-Shabab militants not to be deterred by US d...
US: 3 convicted in Somali sex trafficking case
A US jury convicted three men charged with operating a sex-trafficking ring run mostly by Somali ref...
India for demarcation of piracy-hit Indian Ocean
Indian Navy Chief Admiral Nirmal Verma also raised the issue of deployment of armed guards on-board ...
`War planes strike suspected Somali pirate base`
War planes fired several missiles at a suspected Somali pirate base in the north of the war-torn cou...
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