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Somali pirate kingpin arrested: Sources

Somali security forces have arrested one of the country`s most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources said on Tuesday.

Aug 20, 2014, 01:04 AM IST

Somali pirate kingpin arrested: Sources

Somali security forces have arrested one of the country`s most powerful pirate chiefs, who once hijacked giant vessels earning him multi-million dollar ransoms, security sources said on Tuesday.

Aug 20, 2014, 01:02 AM IST

German court jails Somali pirate for 12 years

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.

Apr 18, 2014, 02:08 AM IST

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

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`.

Mar 20, 2014, 13:43 PM IST

US plans to retry alleged pirate

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.

Dec 19, 2013, 02:12 AM IST

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 the piracy game for eight years.

Jan 11, 2013, 16:39 PM IST

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 lives of 17 Indian crew members aboard a ship which was held hostage by Somali pirates earlier this year.

Dec 17, 2012, 22:15 PM IST

EU authorises warships to hit Somali pirate lairs

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

Mar 24, 2012, 00:03 AM IST

US: 10th Somali pirate pleads guilty to yacht hijacking

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

May 27, 2011, 12:21 PM IST

Danish crew free Somali pirate hostages

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

May 16, 2011, 00:59 AM IST

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

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

Apr 22, 2011, 14:16 PM IST

US: Teen Somali pirate sentenced to nearly 34 years

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

Feb 17, 2011, 11:51 AM IST

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

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

Feb 11, 2011, 11:38 AM IST

Somali pirate ranked 4th richest in global shipping business

A Somali pirate has been ranked as among most powerful people in shipping.

Dec 20, 2010, 13:08 PM IST

Somali pirate ringleader sentenced to death

A court in Somalia`s breakaway state of Puntland has sentenced a pirate ringleader to death.

Sep 28, 2010, 16:39 PM IST

Somali pirate pleads guilty to seizing US ship

A Somali man has pleaded guilty
for hijacking an American cargo ship and kidnapping its
captain last year, but may escape life sentence after
prosecutors dropped a formal piracy charge.

May 19, 2010, 23:23 PM IST