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News: Somalia

We have started to collect the most important news related to Somalia in November 2005. By default, most recent news are listed first.

World news related to Somalia – overview

Somalia: news

US indicts 14 over piracy deaths

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 16:10
related countries: United States United States, Yemen Yemen
related places: February

A US grand jury indicts 13 suspected pirates from Somalia and one from Yemen over the boat hijacking that left four Americans dead in February.
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Somali pirates free Indian crew

Thursday, March 10th 2011, 5:34
related countries: India India

Somali pirates free 11 Indian crew members of a ship they captured nearly a year ago.
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VIDEO: Gaddafi's son on 'terror and pirates'

Monday, March 7th 2011, 15:44
related countries: Libya Libya

Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi's son has warned that his country could become the "Somalia of north Africa".
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Somali forces push back militants

Saturday, March 5th 2011, 22:07
related places: Mogadishu

Forces loyal to Somalia's transitional government capture a key border town and a district of the capital, Mogadishu, from militants.
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Somalis 'holding Burundi bodies'

Friday, March 4th 2011, 16:03
related countries: Burundi Burundi

Somali Islamists say they have the bodies of 18 Burundian peacekeepers, suggesting that casualty figures from recent fighting are much higher than announced.
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Danish children moved to Somalia

Friday, March 4th 2011, 13:32
related countries: Denmark Denmark

Pirates move a party of Danes including three children from their hijacked yacht to a ship moored off the Somali coast.
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S Korea charges Somali 'pirates'

Friday, February 25th 2011, 9:42
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Five Somali men suspected of hijacking a South Korean cargo ship in the Arabian Sea face attempted murder charges.
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Fleeing Somalis drown off Yemen

Thursday, February 24th 2011, 18:59
related countries: Yemen Yemen

Fifty-seven Somali refugees fleeing fighting in their homeland drown off the coast of Yemen after a boat capsizes in bad weather.
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US 'may try pirates over deaths'

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 16:45
related countries: United States United States

A group of 15 suspected pirates captured after the killing of four Americans off Somalia could be sent to the US to face trial, the US military says.
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VIDEO: Clinton 'deplores' pirate killings

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 1:05
related countries: Oman Oman, United States United States

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has described the killing of four Americans hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman as a "deplorable act".
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Marine violence

Wednesday, February 23rd 2011, 0:38

Why are aggressive attacks by Somali pirates increasing?
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Americans killed on hijack yacht

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 18:28
related countries: Oman Oman, United States United States
related places: Friday

Four Americans hijacked by Somali pirates off the coast of Oman on Friday have been killed by their captors, US defence officials say.
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Fifa offers sympathy to Somalia

Tuesday, February 22nd 2011, 11:42

Fifa chief Sepp Blatter offers sympathy to the Somali football community after promising youngster Abdi Salaan Mohamed Ali was killed in a bomb explosion.
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Hijacked yacht pair 'knew risks'

Monday, February 21st 2011, 21:59
related countries: United States United States
related places: Christian

Friends of a US couple aboard a yacht hijacked off Somalia say the pair knew of the risks, but were determined to press on with their Christian mission.
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Suicide bomb hits Somali police

Monday, February 21st 2011, 15:18
related places: Mogadishu

A suicide car bomber attacks a police training camp in Somalia's capital Mogadishu, killing at least 10 people, officials say.
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Somali pirates abduct Americans

Saturday, February 19th 2011, 1:32
related countries: Oman Oman

Four Americans sailing on a yacht off the coast of Oman have been taken hostage by Somali pirates, an international maritime watchdog says.
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VIDEO: Somali pirate jailed for 33 years

Thursday, February 17th 2011, 11:21
related countries: United States United States

A Somali man who pleaded guilty to piracy has been sentenced in the US to more than 33 years in prison.
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VIDEO: Navy frees hostages from Somali pirates

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 18:12

Five hostages and their fishing vessel have been freed from the clutches of Somali pirates by a naval boarding party from HMS Cornwall.
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Somali pirate jailed for 33 years

Wednesday, February 16th 2011, 17:57
related countries: United States United States

A Somali pirate who pleaded guilty to hijacking a US merchant ship is sentenced in the US to more than 33 years in prison.
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Kenya welcome for freed sailors

Tuesday, February 15th 2011, 12:06
related countries: Kenya Kenya, North Korea North Korea

Sailors aboard a South Korean fishing trawler hijacked in October are welcomed home in Kenya after their release last week by Somali pirates.
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Nato seizes 'pirate mother ship'

Sunday, February 13th 2011, 9:53
related countries: Yemen Yemen

A Nato warship captures a suspected pirate mother ship off Somalia, freeing two Yemeni hostages, Nato's counter-piracy mission says.
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Malaysia charges Somali 'pirates'

Friday, February 11th 2011, 13:56
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian prosecutors file charges against seven Somalis accused of being pirates, who were captured in the Gulf of Aden last month.
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Pirates handed to Indian police

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 14:06
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A group of Somali pirates captured in the Indian Ocean on Sunday are handed over to police in the city of Mumbai (Bombay).
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Losing battle

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 6:04
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

Somali pirates have the upper hand in the Indian Ocean
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Piracy 'threatens oil supplies'

Thursday, February 10th 2011, 0:12
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

A tanker owners' group urges governments to do more to combat Somali piracy in the Indian Ocean, saying hijackings could disrupt global oil supplies.
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Oil supertanker hijacked off Oman

Wednesday, February 9th 2011, 19:15
related countries: Greece Greece, Oman Oman

Pirates hijack an oil supertanker off the coast of Oman, the vessel's Greek operator says, with suspicion falling on Somali gangs.
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Danish cartoonist attacker jailed

Friday, February 4th 2011, 11:55
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Somali who attacked the home of a Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad is jailed for nine years.
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Danish cartoonist attacker guilty

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 17:22
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Somali who targeted a Danish cartoonist who caricatured the Prophet Muhammad is convicted of attempted murder and terrorism.
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Somali MPs extend their mandate

Thursday, February 3rd 2011, 15:44

MPs in Somalia vote to extend their mandate for another three years, after getting the approval of the African Union.
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S Africa plea to Somali pirates

Tuesday, February 1st 2011, 11:01
related countries: South Africa South Africa

The families of a South African couple captured by Somali pirates in October plead for their release, after a ransom demand of $10m (£6m).
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Somali forces clash, killing 16

Monday, January 31st 2011, 16:39
related places: Mogadishu

At least 16 people, mostly civilians, are killed and 56 injured when pro-government police and troops exchange fire in the Somalia capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali 'pirates' held in Malaysia

Monday, January 31st 2011, 16:02
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Seven Somali men arrested by the Malaysian navy and accused of being pirates have arrived in Malaysia to face possible prosecution.
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Rebels kill Somali 'spy cleric'

Monday, January 31st 2011, 10:26
related places: Mogadishu

A firing squad of al-Shabab militants in the capital, Mogadishu, kills a Somali man accused of spying for the CIA.
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Somali 'pirates' flown to Seoul

Sunday, January 30th 2011, 4:38
related countries: North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

Five Somali men suspected of hijacking a South Korean cargo ship in the Arabian Sea are flown to Seoul to face possible criminal charges.
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Lawless land

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 14:06

Counting the cost of 20 years of anarchy in Somalia
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Before the guns

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 10:14
related places: Mogadishu

Memories of Mogadishu when Somali policemen carried sticks
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Non-existent country

Wednesday, January 26th 2011, 1:04
related places: Mogadishu

After 20 years, Somaliland still waiting to leave Mogadishu chaos
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UN proposes Somali pirate courts

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 23:24
related countries: Tanzania Tanzania
related places: Arusha

A UN envoy proposes the setting up of courts to try pirates in the Somali enclaves of Somaliland and Puntland, and in the Tanzanian town of Arusha.
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Mightier than the sword?

Tuesday, January 25th 2011, 7:38

The Somali poet in hiding after death threats from Islamist militia
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Malaysia navy foils ship hijack

Saturday, January 22nd 2011, 9:01
related countries: Malaysia Malaysia

Malaysian navy commandos foil an attempted ship hijacking in the Gulf of Aden, rescuing 23 crew members and capturing seven Somali pirates.
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Somali MPs block anti-piracy law

Thursday, January 20th 2011, 13:47

Somali MPs are re-drafting a bill to make piracy illegal after parliament refused to pass it, arguing pirates are heroes for keeping illegal fisherman away.
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Somali denies Denmark axe attack

Wednesday, January 19th 2011, 11:51
related countries: Denmark Denmark

A Somali man denies trying to murder Danish cartoonist Kurt Westergaard who was behind caricatures of the Prophet Muhammad.
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S Korea hijacked crew 'unharmed'

Monday, January 17th 2011, 5:25
related countries: South Korea South Korea

South Korea says the crew on one of its cargo ships, kidnapped by prates operating off the Somali coast, appear to be unharmed.
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