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India 'to guard Somalia waters'

Friday, October 17th 2008, 5:23
related countries: India India

India says it will send warships to the Gulf of Aden to protect its ships from pirates operating off the coast of Somalia.
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Somali Islamists threaten Kenya

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 16:21
related places: Mogadishu

Somali Islamists say they will attack Kenya if it goes ahead with plans to train 10,000 government troops.
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Somali pirates free Asian sailors

Thursday, October 16th 2008, 15:27
related countries: North Korea North Korea

Pirates release 22 crew members they kidnapped from a South Korean cargo ship last month in Somalia.
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Somalis storm pirate-held vessel

Tuesday, October 14th 2008, 16:10
related countries: Panama Panama

Security forces in northern Somalia storm a Panamanian-registered ship seized by pirates.
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Pirates threaten to blow up ship

Friday, October 10th 2008, 21:56
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Somali pirates holding a Ukrainian cargo ship carrying military tanks threaten to blow it up if they are not paid a ransom.
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Nato to target Somalia's pirates

Thursday, October 9th 2008, 16:47

Defence ministers from the Nato military alliance agree to send warships to help combat piracy off the coast of Somalia.
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Hijacked tanks 'for South Sudan'

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 16:09
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

The BBC sees evidence suggesting tanks held by pirates was bound for South Sudan.
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Somali shoppers killed by shells

Tuesday, October 7th 2008, 14:59
related places: Mogadishu

Shells are fired near Mogadishu's main market, leaving at least 20 people dead, witnesses say.
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Somalia is 'most ignored tragedy'

Monday, October 6th 2008, 15:39
related places: Mogadishu

The world should be shocked at the systematic destruction of Somalia's capital, Human Rights Watch says.
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Ghost city

Monday, October 6th 2008, 1:03
related places: Mogadishu

The eerie lack of people in war-torn Mogadishu
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Russia call to halt Somali piracy

Friday, October 3rd 2008, 16:47
related countries: Russia Russia

Russia's foreign minister calls for joint international action to halt Somali pirate attacks off the Horn of Africa.
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EU force to fight Somali pirates

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 17:04
related countries: France France

A least eight European countries are to form a maritime security force to fight Somali piracy, France says.
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Somalia piracy 'costs up to $30m'

Thursday, October 2nd 2008, 2:55

Piracy off the coast of Somalia has cost up to $30m (£17m) in ransoms so far this year, a report says.
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Somali pirates 'in ransom talks'

Wednesday, October 1st 2008, 16:43

Pirates who hijacked a tank-laden ship are in negotiations with its owners, the Somali government says.
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Islamists destroy Somali church

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 17:35

An Islamist group in Somalia destroys a derelict church in the southern port town of Kismayo.
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'Shoot-out' aboard hijacked ship

Tuesday, September 30th 2008, 15:37

Rival Somali pirates shot at each other on board a hijacked Ukrainian ship loaded with 33 tanks, a maritime group says.
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US surrounds hijacked tank ship

Monday, September 29th 2008, 19:53
related countries: United States United States

The US navy says it has deployed further vessels to surround a cargo ship loaded with 33 tanks that was hijacked by pirates.
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Warships surround Somali pirates

Monday, September 29th 2008, 10:24

Somali pirates holding a ship carrying tanks and weapons say they are surrounded by at least three foreign warships.
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US destroyer nears Somali pirates

Sunday, September 28th 2008, 21:05
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine, United States United States

A US destroyer makes visual contact with a Ukrainian ship seized by Somali pirates while carrying 33 battle tanks.
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Pirates 'want $35m for tank ship'

Saturday, September 27th 2008, 17:19
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pirates who seized a Ukrainian ship carrying battle tanks off Somalia reportedly demand $35m to release the ship and crew.
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Somalia pirates seize 33 tanks

Friday, September 26th 2008, 16:54
related countries: Ukraine Ukraine

Pirates off the coast of Somalia have seized a Ukrainian ship carrying 33 tanks, officials say.
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Battles and looting in Mogadishu

Friday, September 26th 2008, 12:08
related places: Mogadishu

At least nine people are killed in fighting in the Somali capital, as crowds loot food aid supplies.
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Thousands flee Somali fighting

Wednesday, September 24th 2008, 16:45
related places: Mogadishu

Thousands of Somalis flee some of the worst violence in the capital, Mogadishu.
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Aid workers abducted in Ethiopia

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 13:21
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Gunmen abduct two aid workers near Ethiopia's border with Somalia, an aid agency says.
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War-hit nations head corrupt list

Tuesday, September 23rd 2008, 11:47

Iraq is ranked by Transparency International as one of the world's most corrupt countries in its annual global survey.
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Carnage in Somali market shelling

Monday, September 22nd 2008, 16:51

Some 40 people are killed in Mogadishu's main market after Somali insurgents attack peacekeepers.
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AU plane sparks Mogadishu battle

Friday, September 19th 2008, 17:18
related places: Mogadishu

A peacekeeper plane lands in Somalia's capital in defiance of militant threats as a ceasefire signing is postponed.
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Ethiopian needy 'not getting aid'

Friday, September 19th 2008, 1:29
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia, United States United States

Food aid is not getting to Ethiopia's Somali region quickly enough, the US says.
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Shiver me timbers

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 15:10

An account of life in Somalia's booming pirate town
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Two ships hijacked off Somalia

Thursday, September 18th 2008, 14:02
related countries: Greece Greece

Pirates seize two ships, one registered in Greece and the other in Hong Kong, off the Somali coast.
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France frees sailors from pirates

Tuesday, September 16th 2008, 10:28
related countries: France France

French troops free two sailors seized by Somali pirates, as President Sarkozy warns others.
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AU peacekeeper killed in Somalia

Monday, September 15th 2008, 11:31
related places: Mogadishu

A second AU peacekeeper in as many days is killed in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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AU peacekeeper killed in Somalia

Monday, September 15th 2008, 11:31
related places: Mogadishu

A second AU peacekeeper in as many days is killed in the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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Somali MP killed at mosque

Wednesday, September 10th 2008, 9:02
related places: Baidoa

Somali MP Mohamed Osman Maye is shot dead outside a mosque in Baidoa, the seat of parliament.
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Malaysia deploys navy to Somalia

Friday, September 5th 2008, 11:50

Malaysia sends three navy ships to the coast of Somalia to protect vessels from piracy.
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Court annuls Somali assets ruling

Thursday, September 4th 2008, 12:59

Europe's highest court overturns a ruling to freeze the funds of a Somali money-transfer firm.
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Somali pirates seize French boat

Wednesday, September 3rd 2008, 15:15
related countries: France France

Two French citizens are seized by pirates off Somalia, along with their boat, officials say.
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Crisis camps

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 23:04
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Thousands flee to Kenya to escape Somalia fighting
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Ethiopia hints at Somali pullout

Thursday, August 28th 2008, 8:59
related countries: Ethiopia Ethiopia

Ethiopia is prepared to withdraw troops from Somalia even if the government is not stable, Ethiopia's PM says.
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Missing Somalia journalists named

Sunday, August 24th 2008, 15:39
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Canada Canada

Three journalists feared kidnapped in Somalia come from Australia, Canada and Somalia.
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Journalists missing in Somalia

Saturday, August 23rd 2008, 18:07
related countries: Aruba Aruba, Canada Canada

An Australian journalist and his Canadian colleague are missing, feared kidnapped, in Somalia, along with their interpreter.
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Somali insurgents 'take key port'

Friday, August 22nd 2008, 15:24

Islamist insurgents in Somalia say they have taken control of Kismayo port, after heavy fighting there and in the capital.
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Scores killed in Somali clashes

Thursday, August 21st 2008, 16:16

At least 50 people are killed in clashes in the Somali capital and the port of Kismayo.
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Pirates 'seize ship' off Somalia

Wednesday, August 20th 2008, 4:36

Somali pirates have hijacked a tanker with more than 20 crew, says a maritime watchdog.
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Somali minibus attack toll rises

Saturday, August 16th 2008, 15:43
related places: Mogadishu

More bodies are discovered in Somalia, following an attack on two minibuses near Mogadishu in which dozens died.
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