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Russian forces storm oil tanker

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 18:36
related countries: Russia Russia

Russian forces free the crew of a Russian oil tanker seized by Somali pirates, in a dramatic rescue mission.
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Russian warship frees oil tanker

Thursday, May 6th 2010, 5:47
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian warship releases the crew of a Russian oil tanker seized by Somali pirates in the Gulf of Aden on Wednesday.
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Russian ship attacked off Somalia

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 16:24
related countries: Russia Russia

A Russian warship is rushing to assist an oil tanker which has been hijacked by Somali pirates off East Africa.
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Gunmen in Somalia kill journalist

Wednesday, May 5th 2010, 10:20

Gunmen in Somalia kill a prominent journalist who worked at the state-run radio station in the capital.
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Somali pirates move captive ships

Monday, May 3rd 2010, 11:36

Three ships held captive by Somali pirates are moved after Islamist insurgents seize one of their bases.
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Somali rebels seize pirate haven

Sunday, May 2nd 2010, 15:37

Islamist insurgents take control of one of the main pirate havens in central Somalia.
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Somali blasts kill 'at least 30'

Saturday, May 1st 2010, 13:40

At least 30 people are killed in two bomb blasts inside a mosque in Somalia's capital, which is used by militants, reports say.
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UN backs tougher stance on piracy

Tuesday, April 27th 2010, 22:21

The UN Security Council adopts a resolution aimed at making it easier to prosecute and jail Somalia pirates.
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Somali pirates seize Thai ships

Tuesday, April 20th 2010, 11:40
related countries: Thailand Thailand

Somali pirates seize three Thai fishing vessels in what the EU Naval Force says is the furthest off-shore attack to date.
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Somali rebels 'improved security'

Monday, April 19th 2010, 12:54

Hardline Islamists have brought greater stability to parts of Somalia, but at a huge cost, Human Rights Watch says.
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Somali ban on 'Christian' bells

Thursday, April 15th 2010, 16:21

Islamist group al-Shabab orders teachers in Somalia to stop using bells to signal the end of classes, saying they are "Christian".
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Somali radios take music off air

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 15:56

Most radio stations in Somalia stop playing music, on the orders of insurgents who say that songs are un-Islamic.
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Somalia fighting leaves 19 dead

Tuesday, April 13th 2010, 3:16
related places: Mogadishu

At least 19 people, many of them civilians, die in an outburst of fighting in the divided Somali capital Mogadishu.
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Pirates quit Turkish cargo vessel

Saturday, April 10th 2010, 17:59
related countries: Turkey Turkey

A Turkish ship seized three days ago has been abandoned by Somali pirates, leaving the crew unharmed, Turkish officials say.
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Somali Islamists ban BBC output

Friday, April 9th 2010, 21:36

The Somali Islamist movement al-Shabab bans the BBC and closes down transmitters broadcasting its Somali language service.
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Militants raid UN base in Somalia

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 10:33

The hardline Islamist militant group al-Shabab takes over a United Nations compound in southern Somalia.
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Seized Korea tanker near Somalia

Thursday, April 8th 2010, 3:09
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean

South Korea says a huge oil tanker, hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, anchors off the Somali coast.
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Somali pirates seize Turkish ship

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 18:25
related countries: Kenya Kenya, Turkey Turkey

Somali pirates strike again, hijacking a Turkish cargo ship with a crew of 25 people off the coast of Kenya, the EU's naval force says.
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Out of tune?

Wednesday, April 7th 2010, 15:22

Bid to ban music from Somali radio sparks anger
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Korea ship reaches Somali pirates

Tuesday, April 6th 2010, 2:42
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, North Korea North Korea

A South Korean navy warship catches up with an oil tanker, hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean on Sunday.
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Korea ship chases Somali pirates

Monday, April 5th 2010, 15:35
related countries: India India, Indian Ocean Indian Ocean, North Korea North Korea, South Korea South Korea
related places: Seoul

A huge South Korean oil tanker has been hijacked by Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean.
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Pirate 'swarm'

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 16:57

Navies struggle with upsurge in attacks off Somalia
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Kenya ends Somali pirate trials

Thursday, April 1st 2010, 14:27
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Kenya says it will not accept any more Somali pirates to be tried in its courts, because of a lack of support from other nations.
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Wednesday, March 31st 2010, 11:26

Kenya denies reports that many of its citizens are fighting with Somalia's al-Shabab militants.
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Somali pirates in Indian 'hijack'

Tuesday, March 30th 2010, 12:59
related countries: India India

Indian authorities say they are trying to verify reports that Somali pirates have seized several Indian boats and more than 100 sailors.
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Somalis march against militants

Monday, March 29th 2010, 11:47
related places: Mogadishu

Hundreds of Somalis stage a march in Mogadishu in only the second public protest against al-Shabab militants.
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'No proof' Somalia aid diverted

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 18:30

The UN World Food Programme denies a claim that much of the food aid to Somalia is diverted to militants and corrupt contractors.
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Somali airport homes demolished

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 16:07
related places: Mogadishu

Some 500 homes near Mogadishu's airport are demolished by Somali troops, citing security concerns.
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EU force frees Somali 'pirates'

Thursday, March 25th 2010, 11:36

The EU's naval force frees six Somali pirate suspects a day after they were captured following a deadly firefight.
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Guns for hire

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 19:14

Are private armed guards the answer to Somali piracy?
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'Pirate' shot as attack repelled

Wednesday, March 24th 2010, 15:38

A suspected pirate is shot dead as private guards repel an attack off Somalia, in what may have been the first such incident.
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Somali pirates move towards India

Tuesday, March 23rd 2010, 13:12
related countries: India India

Somali pirates hijack a ship 1,800km off the African coast - closer to India than Africa, says the EU's naval force.
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Somalis told to move from airport

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 12:01
related places: Mogadishu

Mogadishu's mayor orders some 1,000 Somali refugees to move away from the city's airport, citing security concerns.
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'Terror suspect' escapes in Kenya

Monday, March 22nd 2010, 9:57
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Kenya Kenya

An Australian man of Somali origin suspected of links to terrorism escapes from custody in Kenya, local media report.
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Somali Islamist commander killed

Saturday, March 20th 2010, 15:25

A senior commander of the Somali Islamist group, al-Shabab, is assassinated inside an area held by his own forces.
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Pirates free N Korean tanker crew

Tuesday, March 16th 2010, 13:14
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Somali pirates have released a chemical tanker and its North Korean crew of 28, maritime officials say.
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Somali deal to tackle militants

Monday, March 15th 2010, 16:48

A powerful Sufi Muslim group joins Somalia's government to help tackle hardliners from the al-Shabab group.
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Mogadishu residents told to leave

Friday, March 12th 2010, 9:58
related places: Mogadishu

Mogadishu's mayor tells residents to leave parts of the Somali capital, as fierce fighting against insurgents continues.
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UN agency acts on Somali claims

Thursday, March 11th 2010, 12:23

The UN's food agency blacklists three contractors named in a UN report alleging that food aid in Somalia is being diverted.
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Contractors 'divert Somalia aid'

Wednesday, March 10th 2010, 22:01

Up to half the food aid in Somalia is routinely diverted to corrupt contractors and militants, a leaked UN report says.
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Somali hope for Chandlers release

Tuesday, March 9th 2010, 17:14
related countries: United Kingdom United Kingdom

Somali President Sharif Sheikh Ahmed says efforts are being made to release a UK couple held by pirates as soon as possible.
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France seizes 35 Somali 'pirates'

Monday, March 8th 2010, 12:58
related countries: France France

The French navy captures 35 Somali suspected pirates in three days - calling it the biggest seizure since 2008.
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Pirates hijack Norwegian tanker

Friday, March 5th 2010, 20:22
related countries: Norway Norway

Pirates have hijacked a tanker and are sailing it towards the Somali coast, the ship's Norwegian owners say.
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Somali pirates seize Saudi tanker

Wednesday, March 3rd 2010, 11:24
related countries: Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia

Somali hijackers strike again as "pirate season" begins in the Gulf of Aden.
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Somali pirates 'in land attack'

Tuesday, March 2nd 2010, 13:39

The hijacking of three UN trucks by Somali pirates may be a cause for concern, a UN spokesman tells the BBC.
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