US to recognise Somali government The US will on Thursday officially recognise Somalia's government in Mogadishu after more than 20 years, says a US official. The move could pave the way for US and international economic aid for the Horn of Africa nation. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will announce the news on Thursday at a meeting in Washington with Somali President Hassan Sheikh Mohamud. More
U.S. involved in botched French raid U.S. troops lent "limited technical support" in France's bloody and unsuccessful bid in Somalia to rescue an intelligence agent who'd been held hostage for years, President Barack Obama said Sunday. More
France ups terror threat level after Mali strike The French president says the country will raise its domestic terror threat level after military action in Mali and Somalia, promising to increase protection at public buildings and transportation networks. More
Verizon chokes pirates' bandwidth US telecommunications group Verizon declares war on illegal downloaders, or pirates, who use technologies such as BitTorrent to steal copyrighted material. More
Africa, West combine to rout militants in Somalia The first Ugandan soldiers to fly into Somalia 5 1/2 years ago came under attack as soon as they arrived: Militants fired mortars at the new mission's welcome ceremony. Today, backed by a sweeping multinational effort that includes $338 million in U.S. More
Newsmakers: Dec. 7, 2014 - Daily Comet ... s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy SEALS, and Dangerous Days at Sea," detailing when he was held hostage in a Somali pirate attack on the Maersk... 12/10/2014 - 5:55 am | View Link
Why do some hostage rescues fail? - CNN ... in the first few minutes of the attack, as it ... Richard Phillips whose ship the Alabama Maersk was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Three ... 12/9/2014 - 1:29 pm | View Link
What doomed U.S. hostage - CNN ... in the first few minutes of the attack, as it ... Richard Phillips whose ship the Alabama Maersk was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Three ... 12/9/2014 - 9:31 am | View Link
What doomed Luke Somers - CNN ... in the first few minutes of the attack, as it ... Richard Phillips whose ship the Alabama Maersk was hijacked by Somali pirates in 2009. Three ... 12/9/2014 - 9:01 am | View Link
Failed hostage raid in Yemen: why there'll be more rescues to come ... - Christian Science Monitor Slain hostage's wife says she forgives his killers - CNN 12/8/2014 - 1:08 pm | View Link
Maersk vessel attacked by pirates in Gulf of Oman The attack on the ship - a 19,592 deadweight tonnes (dwt) vessel which is 148 metres (486 feet) long - took place at noon local time on Wednesday when it was passing through the Gulf of Oman, northeast of the Arab Emirates port of Fujairah, Maersk Line Ltd ... 05/23/2012 - 6:07 am | View Link
Somali pirates attack Maersk Alabama again For the second time in seven months, Somali pirates attacked the Maersk Alabama, although private guards were able to repel the attack with a high-decibel noise device and gun fire. The ship, headed to the Kenyan coast, is now being monitored by a ... 11/19/2009 - 12:04 am | View Link
Somali pirates once again attack Maersk Alabama This time the Maersk Alabama was ready. This time it did what a multinational naval force couldn't. Guards used guns and a sound blaster Wednesday to repel the second pirate attack on the U.S.-flagged ship in seven months. But while the effort was hailed ... 11/18/2009 - 11:00 am | View Link
Somali pirates attack US-flagged Maersk Alabama a second time Gunmen in a small skiff opened fire on the merchant vessel soon after dawn 350 miles east of the Somali coast. Armed guards aboard the 510ft ship immediately returned fire and the attack was thwarted, said Major Marten Granberg, a spokesman for Navfor, the ... 11/18/2009 - 3:03 am | View Link
Somali pirates beaten off in second attack on Maersk Alabama Somali pirates attacked the container ship Maersk Alabama today for the second time in seven months. Private guards on board the US-flagged ship repelled the attack with gunfire and a high-decibel noise device. A US surveillance plane was monitoring the ... 11/17/2009 - 9:19 pm | View Link
Somali Pirate Attacks Date: Nationality of Ship Attacked: Notes: April 8-12, 2009. United States. Somali pirates seized an American-flagged ship, the Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean on ... 12/20/2014 - 3:39 pm | View Website
Somali Pirates Attack French Warship By Mistake Look at these dumbasses. Caught trying to attack a French warship, Nivose, off the Seychelles yesterday. More here - http://www.welcometowallyworld.com/fr... 12/20/2014 - 3:24 pm | View Website
Hostage captain rescued; Navy snipers kill 3 pirates U.S. Navy snipers fatally shot three pirates holding an American cargo-ship captain hostage after seeing that one of the pirates "had an AK-47 leveled at ... 12/20/2014 - 8:22 am | View Website
The Real Maersk Alabama/Somali Pirate story (Never seen ... This is a new docudrama from the discovery channel, it tells what happened at high seas with the Somali pirates that took Maersk Alabama and its crew for ... 12/19/2014 - 6:03 pm | View Website
Pirate Attacks : Cruise Law News An article today by Wolfgang H. Thome of eTurboNews (ETN) raises two disturbing scenarios: 1. It is only a matter of time before Somali pirates hijack a cruise ship, and 12/19/2014 - 9:56 am | View Website
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:18:02 GMTBY MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN AND ANDREA RODRIGUEZ
ASSOCIATED PRESSHAVANA — Cuba is open to all of U. S. President Barack Obama’s moves to improve relations and strengthen private enterprise and civil society on the island, the country’s head of North American affairs said Monday.
In Cuba’s first detailed public res
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:16:02 GMTBY ERIC TUCKER
ASSOCIATED PRESSWASHINGTON — North Korea is experiencing widespread Internet outages. One expert says the country’s online access is “totally down.”
It’s not immediately clear if the Internet connectivity problems were an act of retribution for a major intrusion at
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:14:02 GMTBY IVAN MORENO
ASSOCIATED PRESSDENVER — Colorado lawmakers may have to refund money to taxpayers sooner than they initially expected.
Refunds are a sign of Colorado’s booming economy. But it also means lawmakers will be restricted in how much money they’ll be able to keep and spe
Mon, 22 Dec 2014 20:14:02 GMTTHE ASSOCIATED PRESSDENVER — A windy winter storm expected to bring up to 2 feet of snow to parts of Colorado’s mountains is creating dangerous conditions in the high country.
The storm, fueled by moisture from the Pacific Northwest, moved in Sunday morning and the sno
Italy's antitrust authority has fined travel planning website TripAdvisor 500,000 euros ($600,000) following complaints of improper business practices lodged by a national hoteliers' association and a consumer protection agency.