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Somali pirates still hold hundreds hostage on the seas

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Somali pirates still hold hundreds hostage on the seas

This week, 25 sailors aboard a Chinese cargo ship were set free off the coast of Somalia after the pirates who seized them were reportedly paid a $4 million ransom. Daljit Dhaliwal interviews maritime writer Barry Parker, who says that there are still hundreds of people being held hostage by pirates.

Posted: December 28, 2009 13:38   Comments: 1
Somali pirates: Behind the news

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Somali pirates: Behind the news

As word comes of another pirate hijacking - this time 700 nautical miles east of the coast of Somalia - Worldfocus producer Connie Kargbo traces the roots of the ongoing Somali pirate situation.

Posted: October 19, 2009 11:55   Comments: 4
Somalia emerges as birthplace of terrorism, piracy

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Somalia emerges as birthplace of terrorism, piracy

Police arrested four Australian citizens of Somali and Lebanese descent in connection with a plot to blow up a large army base outside Sydney. In Somalia, pirates have released a German container ship and its crew. Sarjoh Bah of New York University discusses the conditions in Somalia that have allowed pirates and terrorists to thrive.

Posted: August 4, 2009 08:47   Comments: 1
Somali piracy by a different name

WorldDesk (blog)

Somali piracy by a different name

Here’s a different take on the issue of piracy off the African coast: the people we call pirates think that they are the ones under attack? It reminds Peter Eisner of the old saying: One person’s terrorist is another person’s freedom fighter.

Posted: June 12, 2009 14:00   Comments: 0
Q&A: United States recalibrates policy toward Somalia

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Q&A: United States recalibrates policy toward Somalia

Recent pirate attacks on U.S.-flagged ships have thrust the issue of Somali piracy into the spotlight and prompted U.S. President Barack Obama to vow to "halt the rise of piracy." David Shinn, a former ambassador to Ethiopia and Burkina Faso, discusses how the U.S. can approach Somalia given its poor reputation in the African country.

Posted: April 22, 2009 09:43   Comments: 7
Somali pirates target another U.S. ship with grenades

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Somali pirates target another U.S. ship with grenades

Another American ship came under attack by Somali pirates on Tuesday, though the crew managed to hold them off. Bronwyn Bruton of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses Somalia's onshore instability, American options for dealing with piracy and how pirates are regarded inside Somalia.

Posted: April 15, 2009 14:33   Comments: 8
Piracy threat lurks after rescue of American ship captain

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Piracy threat lurks after rescue of American ship captain

After the rescue of an American ship captain, Barry Parker, a writer and a maritime consultant, discusses the continuing piracy problem and what can be done about it.

Posted: April 13, 2009 14:04   Comments: 3
Week in review: Piracy, terror threats and nuclear ambitions

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Week in review: Piracy, terror threats and nuclear ambitions

Carol Giacomo of The New York Times and Walter Russell Mead of the Council on Foreign Relations discuss the week's top stories: The continuing threat of piracy from Somalia's failed state, the terror threat in Britain and Europe and the nuclear ambitions of Iran and North Korea.

Posted: April 10, 2009 11:54   Comments: 0
U.S. captain still held hostage by Somali pirates

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U.S. captain still held hostage by Somali pirates

As hostage negotiators work to free U.S. Captain Richard Phillips from a group of Somali pirates, Barry Parker, a writer and a maritime consultant, discusses the pirates' operation and how best to deter the growing problem of piracy.

Posted: April 9, 2009 13:53   Comments: 3
After Somali pirates seize U.S. ship, crew regains control

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After Somali pirates seize U.S. ship, crew regains control

Pirates in the waters off the coast of Somalia seized an American-flagged ship and took American hostages, before the crew successfully regained control -- though the ship's captain reportedly was still being held hostage late Wednesday. Barry Parker, a writer and maritime consultant, discusses piracy, an enormous and expensive international threat.

Posted: April 8, 2009 15:10   Comments: 3

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