SOMALI

  • Somali journalist killed in bomb attack June 21, 2014

    Mogadishu: A Somali journalist died in Mogadishu on Saturday after a bomb believed to have been attached to his car was remotely detonated, police and witnesses said. The victim, prominent local journalist Yusuf Keynan, was working with Mustaqbal radio, a private Mogadishu FM station, and also contributed to the Nairobi,...
  • Kenya charges four men with aiding shopping mall attackers November 5, 2013

    A Kenyan court charged four Somali men on Monday with terrorist offences for helping al Qaedalinked militants carry out an attack on a shopping mall in Nairobi that killed 67 people. Few details have emerged so far about the how the September attack was masterminded or how gunmen held off Kenyan...
  • Pakistani terror trainer behind Kenyan attack September 22, 2013

    A Pakistaniorigin man is believed to be the security and training chief of Al Qaeda linked Shahab group that carried out the horrific attack at an upscale Kenyan mall killing at least 59 people. Abu Musa Mombasa, a Pakistani citizen, serves as Shabaab's chief of security and training, the Long War...
  • Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen left stranded by Somali pirates June 26, 2013

    Kochi: The Indian Coast Guard has rescued 16 people who were stranded at sea off the coast of the Lakshadweep islands after their fishing vessel was allegedly looted by Somali pirates. The rescued crew include 13 Iranians and 3 Pakistani nationals. The rescued people are being given relief and medical...
  • Somali rebels attack UN base, 22 dead June 20, 2013

    Mogadishu: Islamist militants carried out a deadly assault on the main UN compound in the Somali capital on Wednesday, dealing a blow to fragile security gains that have allowed a slow return of foreign aid workers and diplomats. The assault, claimed by Islamist group al Shabaab, began before midday when a...
  • Bombs and gun battles kill at least 19 in Somali capital April 15, 2013

    Mogadishu: At least 19 people were killed in the Somali capital on Sunday in suicide bombings and assaults by al Shabaab militants linked to al Qaeda, breaking a fragile return to peace in Mogadishu. A bomb exploded outside law courts in the city as gunmen stormed the compound. Security forces then...
  • Father of sailor taken hostage on MV Iceberg 1 narrates his plight March 18, 2013

    Thirteen of the 28 Indian seafarers, rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked in 2012, reached India on Monday. Meanwhile, Puroshottam Tiwari, father of Dheeraj Tiwari who is still hostage on MV Iceberg 1, spoke to CNN-IBN about his plight. ...
  • 13 Indian sailors return home, eight others still in Somali pirates' captivity March 18, 2013

    Eight Indian sailors of the Asphalt Venture and the Al Bedo are still waiting for a solution. ...
  • Rescued Indian sailor accuses the government of apathy March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The wait is finally over for most of the Indian sailors of vessel ships Royal Grace and Smyni. Thirteen of the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked in 2012 has reached India on Monday. Expressing happiness to have finally reached home after a...
  • Rescued Indian sailor says 'Govt didn't help us' March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: The wait is finally over for most of the Indian sailors of vessel ships Royal Grace and Smyni. One of the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked in 2012 has reached India on Monday. Expressing happiness to have finally reached home after a...
  • 6 Indian sailors rescued from Somali pirates to return today March 18, 2013

    New Delhi: Six of the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked in 2012 will reach India on Monday. Seventeen Indian seafarers on board the MT Royal Grace have been in captivity of pirates since March 2, 2012 and 11 Indian seafarers on board MT...
  • Indians rescued from Somali pirates to return on Monday March 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Most of the 28 Indian seafarers rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked in 2012 are returning to India on Monday. Seventeen Indian seafarers on board the MT Royal Grace have been in captivity of pirates since March 2, 2012 and 11 Indian seafarers on board...
  • 28 Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates March 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Twenty eight Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates have been released. The sailors were on board two ships Merchant Tanker Royal Grace and Merchant Tanker Smyrni and 17 were on board the MT Royal Grace and 11 were on board the MT Smyrni. The Indian sailors have been released...
  • Five MV Iceberg sailors return home, wait for one continues December 31, 2012

    Mumbai: Five sailors of the longest held ship by Somali pirates for 33 months, MV Iceberg, have finally returned to their families. But the wait continues for Dheeraj Tiwari's family. As hope started fading, suddenly came miraculous rescue and an emotional homecoming for five of the six Indian sailors taken hostage...
  • MV Iceberg sailor Dhiraj Tiwari's family awaits his release December 30, 2012

    After spending 33 months in captivity, five Indian sailors of the MV Iceberg have returned home. However, one sailor Dhiraj Tiwari has still not been freed. ...
  • Indian government helped us: Freed MV Iceberg sailors December 30, 2012

    After spending 33 months in captivity, five Indian sailors of the MV Iceberg have returned home. ...
  • MV Iceberg: Freed Indian sailors return home December 29, 2012

    New Delhi: After nearly 32 months of being held captive on board the cargo ship MV Iceberg, five Indians sailors released by Somali pirates returned home on Saturday. Among those who were released due to India's efforts were two Pakistani sailors who were dropped off the Oman coast. The rescued sailors...
  • Freed MV Iceberg sailors to reach India today December 29, 2012

    New Delhi: Six Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates after more than two and a half years of captivity are to reach India on Saturday evening. According to official sources Friday, the six Indians were among 22 sailors on board cargo ship MV Iceberg, which was freed by the pirates just...
  • Photos of sailors rescued from Somali pirates released December 28, 2012

    New Delhi: The government has released pictures of the MV Iceberg sailors, who were held hostage for 32 months by Somali pirates, after the cargo ship was rescued last week. The pictures show six sailors from India along with sailors from other countries including Pakistan. Official sources have said the Indian...
  • Somali pirates release MV Iceberg, 6 Indian hostages December 23, 2012

    New Delhi: After nearly 32 months, Somali pirates on Sunday released MV Iceberg along with six Indian sailors who were on board. This comes 11 months after 17 Indian sailors were freed on January 10, 2012 by Somali pirates. The number of hijackings has significantly reduced in the last few months. Taken...
  • 7 sailors held in captive by pirates seek help from govt October 6, 2012

    Taken hostage by Somali pirates two years ago, the sailors have now sent a message to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh via YouTube saying they are unwell and desperate to return home. Their families too are crying out for help. ...
  • 7 Indian sailors held captive by pirates seek help October 6, 2012

    Mumbai: A dramatic new video that captures the plight of seven Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates has surfaced. After two years in captivity, seven Indian sailors continue to remain in captivity onboard merchant vessel MV Asphalt Venture. The sailors have issued a desperate appeal to the Indian government through...
  • Newlyelected Somali MP shot dead September 23, 2012

    Mogadishu: Unidentified gunmen have shot dead a member of the new Somali parliament, Xinhua reported. According to the state radio, Mustaf Haji Mohamed was murdered as he left a mosque in Mogadishu's Waberi district Saturday. The assassinated MP was newly elected to the 275member parliament. The killers escaped after the attack, for which...
  • Indian commandos to secure merchant vessels September 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Concerned over rising instances of piracy off the Somali coast in the Gulf of Aden, India is readying an initial 100man team to protect its merchant vessels in the area. This is the first time armed personnel will be deployed aboard cargo ships. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF)...
  • Olympics: Farah wins gold in men's 10,000m August 5, 2012

    London: Mo Farah won the 10,000 meters at the London Olympics to give Britain three gold medals in track and field in about one hour on Saturday night. The Somaliborn Farah kicked away from a big pack coming into the final straight and won in 27 minutes, 30.42 seconds, holding off...
  • Sailor in captivity: Centre asked to act July 6, 2012

    Thiruvananthapuram: The Kerala High Court on Friday directed the Centre to inform it of the steps being taken to rescue a sailor who has been held hostage by Somali pirates since September 2010. Sailor TB Unnikrishnan was the Second Officer of MT Asphalt Venture, that was hijacked by pirates on...
  • Somali leader backs Indian action against pirates May 16, 2012

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of Somali pirates currently holding over 60 Indian sailors as hostages, the African country's Puntland state has backed military operations to rescue them and to fight piracy, even as its President Abdirahman Mohammed Mohamud Farole is in India to work out a naval capacity building...
  • Liberian vessel hijacked, 11 Indians on board May 12, 2012

    Mumbai: Suspected Somali pirates have struck again. Liberian oil tanker MT Smymi has been hijacked by the suspected pirates off the coast of Oman. Eleven Indians were among the crew members being held captive. The oil tanker was a Very Large Crude Carrier (VLCC) and was carrying 1,35,000 tonnes of oil....
  • Somali pirates release MT Enrico, 7 Indians freed April 25, 2012

    Mumbai: An Italian vessel captured by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman in December with 18 crew members, including seven Indians, has been released. MT Enrico Ievoli, hijacked on December 27, has been released by the pirates, the Director General of Shipping said in a statement in Mumbai on Tuesday. The...
  • Is govt indifferent to the plight of sailors held hostage? April 9, 2012

    The Somali pirates have hijacked a merchant oil tanker, MT Royal Grace, with 17 Indians on board. ...