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Indian ship crew in 'safe waters'

Tuesday, November 18th 2008, 4:41
related countries: India India, Japan Japan

The mainly Indian crew of a Japanese ship, released by Somali pirates, enter safe water on their way back home.
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Japanese ship 'seized by pirates'

Sunday, November 16th 2008, 7:22
related countries: North Korea North Korea

South Korean officials say pirates have hijacked a Japanese cargo ship off Somalia carrying 23 crew, including five South Koreans.
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Somali head admits militant gains

Saturday, November 15th 2008, 23:13
related places: Mogadishu

Somalia president says Islamist insurgents now control most of the country, and are approaching Mogadishu.
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UK navy kills suspected pirates

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 21:59
related countries: Denmark Denmark, United Kingdom United Kingdom, Yemen Yemen

Two suspected Somali pirates are shot dead by the UK navy after attacked a vessel off Yemen.
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Insurgents 'seize' Somalia port

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 12:26

Somalia's militant insurgent group al-Shabab seizes the port of Merka, an important point of delivery for food aid.
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Islamist fears

Wednesday, November 12th 2008, 1:16

The stoning of a Somali girl raises fears over radicals
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Filipinos held by Somali pirates

Tuesday, November 11th 2008, 9:20

A chemical tanker with 21 Filipinos on board is hijacked by Somali pirates, say officials.
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Italian nuns kidnapped in Kenya

Monday, November 10th 2008, 14:51
related countries: Italy Italy, Kenya Kenya

Suspected Somali gunmen kidnap two Italian nuns in Kenya and take them to Somalia, officials and witnesses say.
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Somali MPs stranded after talks

Friday, November 7th 2008, 11:08
related countries: Kenya Kenya
related places: Nairobi

More than 200 Somali MPS say they are stranded in Nairobi after attending a regional summit on the crisis in their country.
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Aid workers in Somalia kidnapped

Wednesday, November 5th 2008, 12:53
related countries: Kenya Kenya

Four European aid workers and two Kenyan pilots are kidnapped at gunpoint from an airstrip in central Somalia.
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Stoning victim 'begged for mercy'

Tuesday, November 4th 2008, 16:42

A young woman stoned to death in Somalia pleaded for her life, a witness tells the BBC, while two men are flogged in Mogadishu.
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Cleric held over Somali car bombs

Thursday, October 30th 2008, 11:53

Police arrest a local Muslim cleric in connection with five co-ordinated car-bomb attacks in northern Somalia.
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Sex, drugs, money

Tuesday, October 28th 2008, 9:16

Why young Somali men are lured by pirate lifestyle
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Somali woman executed by stoning

Monday, October 27th 2008, 23:41

A woman in Somalia is stoned to death after an Islamic Sharia law court finds her guilty of adultery.
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Somalis agree to observe truce

Sunday, October 26th 2008, 17:38

The Somali government and one of the main opposition groups agree to implement a ceasefire deal struck in June.
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France 'captures Somali pirates'

Thursday, October 23rd 2008, 15:00

Nine suspected Somali pirates have been captured by the French navy and handed over to Somali authorities, officials say.
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Somali pirates 'hard to defeat'

Wednesday, October 22nd 2008, 10:37

The commander of Nato's anti-piracy patrol off Somalia says it will be difficult to defend ships from attacks.
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Somali refugees protest in Nepal

Tuesday, October 21st 2008, 15:14
related countries: Nepal Nepal

Somali refugees in Nepal demonstrate to gain official recognition by the government.
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UN worker shot dead in Somalia

Monday, October 20th 2008, 13:29

An engineer working for the UN in Somalia is the latest aid worker to be assassinated, sources say.
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Heavy fighting engulfs Mogadishu

Friday, October 17th 2008, 11:40
related places: Mogadishu

At least 20 people are killed and dozens more injured as fighting breaks out across the Somali capital, Mogadishu.
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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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