Somali

  • Kenya charges four men with aiding shopping mall attackers 05-11-2013 10:38 AM

    A Kenyan court charged four Somali men on Monday with terrorist offences for helping al Qaeda-linked 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...
  • Pakistani terror trainer behind Kenyan attack 22-09-2013 05:53 PM

    A Pakistani-origin 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...
  • Indian Coast Guard rescues fishermen left stranded by Somali pirates 26-06-2013 10:40 AM

    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 20-06-2013 04:25 AM

    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...
  • Bombs and gun battles kill at least 19 in Somali capital 15-04-2013 07:20 AM

    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...
  • Father of sailor taken hostage on MV Iceberg 1 narrates his plight 18-03-2013 10:13 PM

    Thirteen of the 28 Indian seafarers, rescued from Somali pirates after their vessels were hijacked in 2012, reached India on Monday. ...
  • 13 Indian sailors return home, eight others still in Somali pirates' captivity 18-03-2013 10:05 PM

    Eight Indian sailors of the Asphalt Venture and the Al Bedo are still waiting for a solution. ...
  • MV Iceberg sailor Dhiraj Tiwari's family awaits his release 30-12-2012 12:54 PM

    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 30-12-2012 10:33 AM

    After spending 33 months in captivity, five Indian sailors of the MV Iceberg have returned home. ...
  • MV Iceberg: Ship owner-pirates negotiations fail 05-01-2012 09:01 PM

    Mumbai: The agony continues for families of the six Indians held hostage by Somali pirates for two years now. Negotiations between the owner of MV Iceberg and the pirates have failed. Government sources have told CNN-IBN that they are not only considering to facilitate a meeting of the families with...
  • Somali pirates seize Italian ship with 7 Indians 28-12-2011 12:33 AM

    Mumbai: Suspected Somali pirates on Tuesday hijacked an Italian cargo vessel with 18 crew, including seven Indian seafarers, off the coast of Oman. The Italy-flagged MT Enrico Ievoli with 15000 mt of caustic soda on board was hijacked at 0403 hours GMT (0933 IST) by the pirates, a statement issued...
  • Somali pirates jailed for 10 years in Yemen 20-11-2011 09:58 AM

    Sana'a: A Yemeni criminal court has sentenced 10 Somalis to 10 years in prison after convicting them of piracy in Yemen's territorial waters, the state-run Saba news agency reported. The court based in Mukalla, the provincial capital city in Yemen's southeast province of Hadramout, said that the convicts were arrested...
  • IBSA Summit: PM to bring up piracy issue 18-10-2011 09:14 AM

    Pretoria: The Prime Minister's, who has gone to Pretoria to attend the India-Brazil-South Africa (IBSA) Summit, is expected to bring up the issue of Somali pirates - and ask for more help from South Africa to try and tackle the menace that hits several Indian ships and sailors. MEA spokesman...
  • British, US forces storm hijacked ship off Somalia 11-10-2011 07:40 PM

    Rome: British and the US forces on Tuesday stormed an Italian cargo ship in the Indian Ocean in an operation to free the crew including six Indians that was hijacked by Somali pirates on Monday, an Italian defense ministry spokesman said. The 11 pirates who hijacked the Montecristo have all...
  • No terror-pirates link, UN tells Antony 02-10-2011 07:13 AM

    New Delhi: The United Nations International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has rebutted Defence Minister AK Antony's claim that international terror groups could be behind the Somali pirates menace. This comes days ahead of a crucial Cabinet Committee on Security meet to finalise India's new policy to fight sea piracy off the...
  • Will seek help for MV Iceberg sailors: Ansar Burney 27-09-2011 10:41 AM

    Pakistani human rights activist Ansar Burney met the families of the six sailors held captive for over 18 months on MV Iceberg by Somali pirates on Monday to offer his support. ...
  • Malaysian TV journalist killed in Somali capital 03-09-2011 01:08 AM

    Mogadishu: A Malaysian TV station says one of its journalists has been shot dead in the Somali capital. A statement on Bernama's website says 41-year-old Noramfaizul Mohd Nor was killed on Friday in Mogadishu as he accompanied the aid agency Putera Malasyai Club on a humanitarian mission. A Somali official...