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LAS VEGAS (eTN) - At first, it read like a normal April Fool’s Day joke, but it turned out to be true.

Open letter from the Kenyan tourism minister

The Government of Kenya is working closely with British, French and international authorities to ensure that acts of piracy; such as that committed [on October 2] on Manda Island; by Somali nationals

28 Somali pirates captured by Indian navy

NEW DELHI – 28 suspected Somali pirates from a Thai fishing vessel were captured by the Indian navy after a brief exchange of gunfire in the Indian Ocean on Sunday.

Somali pirates arrested on Tanzanian beach

(eTN) - Observant villagers alerted police and other security forces when a boat carrying 6 suspected Somali pirates landed nearby their homesteads last week.

Somali pirates hijack second ship in 24 hours

Somali pirates seized a German freighter Beluga Fortune off the coast of Somalia on Sunday.

UN secretary general lays out options in dealing with Somali pirates

(eTN) - An international tribunal set up by the Security Council under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter authorizing the use of force is among several options to prosecute pirates operating of

Cruise itineraries canceled due to piracy fears

The first of possibly more cruises in the Indian Ocean and along the Eastern African countries has now been canceled and the vessel is due to be moved to the Caribbean instead of the Indian Ocean in 2

Somali pirates hijack Spanish purse seiner

The Marine Rescue and Coordination Centre (MRCC) in the Seychelles Coast Guard (SCG) has announced that a Spanish purse seiner, the Alakrana, has been hijacked by pirates 400 nautical miles northwest

Somali men held in Seychelles prisons repatriated back to Somalia

The 23 Somali men who were held in custody in Seychelles on suspicion of piracy have been repatriated to Somalia.

Seychelles, United States team up to fight Somali pirates

VICTORIA, Seychelles - The president of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr James Michel, has hailed this week's discussions with General William E.

Somali piracy and Islamic militancy reaches Australia

The recent arrests in Australia of several Somali-born Australian citizens once again demonstrate the global reach of this festering problem originating from the Horn of Africa.

Seychelles president welcomes return of piracy hostages

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - President James Michel has praised the seven Seychellois men who were held hostage by Somali pirates for their courage and heroism during the 80 days they were held captiv

Seychelles tourism moves forward

eTN chats with Alain St. Ange, Seychelles head of delegation to the Fifth Africa Asia Business Forum presently taking place in Kampala, Uganda.

Seychelles gets aggressive in pursuing Somali pirates

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - The Seychelles Coast Guard has arrested 3 suspected Somali pirates north-west of the 1.3 million square kilometer Seychelles Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ ), which borders

Seychelles detains 9 Somali pirates following joint naval operation

VICTORIA, Seychelles (eTN) - The Seychelles Coast Guard has arrested 9 suspected Somali pirates during a joint military operation with European and Indian forces at the northern edge of 1.

Somali pirates want $1.4 mln for French tourists

NAIROBI - Somali pirates hijacked yet another ship on Wednesday and a maritime group said two French tourists kidnapped at sea a week ago were being held by gunmen demanding a ransom of more than $1.4

Somali pirates kidnap four European tourists in Gulf of Aden

Four European tourists were abducted by pirates from a yacht off Somali's northern semi-autonomous region of Puntland on June 22, officials said.