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UNSC adopts India backed resolution on piracy


October 25th, 2011 - 11:22 am ICT by IANS
United Nations, Oct 25 (IANS) At India's initiative, the UN Security Council has for the first time adopted a resolution seeking prosecution not only for acts of piracy off the ... Read more...

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Malaysia to make new law to fight piracy


March 24th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Kuala Lumpur, March 24 (IANS) Malaysia is to have a new legislation to punish acts of piracy on the high seas that would be in keeping with the UN laws ... Read more...

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US envoy hails strategic partnership with India


March 9th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Mar 9 (ANI): The United States Ambassador to India, Timothy J. Roemer, on Wednesday said America is looking to foster defence ties with India."Well, I am an optimist, an ... Read more...

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Gaddafi seeks UN probe into unrest in Libya


March 6th, 2011 - 1:41 pm ICT by ANI
Tripoli, Mar 6 (ANI): Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi has said that the United Nations (UN) or the African Union should probe into the unrest rocking Libya, and promised investigators free access.Gaddafi, ... Read more...

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Five arrested Somali pirates face life terms for attacking US Navy ship


November 26th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 26 (ANI): Five Somali pirates are believed to be the first people to have been convicted in a US court in more than a century for attacking an American navy ... Read more...

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ASEM-8 leaders favour more sharing of intelligence inputs to curb sea piracy


October 6th, 2010 - 12:00 am ICT by ANI
By Mrityunjay SinghBrussels, Oct.5 (ANI): Taking a serious view of the growing menace of piracy at sea, the world leaders who converged here for the 8th Asia-Europe meet summit, on Tuesday gave ... Read more...

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Killed Somali pirates were ‘untrained’ teenagers: Gates


April 14th, 2009 - 6:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 14 (Xinhua) US Defence Secretary Robert Gates has said the three Somali pirates who were killed by the Navy's Seals to end a hostage crisis were "untrained" teenagers. Addressing ... Read more...

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Statement by President Obama on the rescue of Captain Phillips


April 13th, 2009 - 2:34 am ICT by admin
Washington, D.C. (BNO NEWS) -- President Obama released the following statement on the release of Captain Phillips."I am very pleased that Captain Phillips has been rescued and is safely on board ... Read more...

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EU naval mission thwarts pirate attack off Somalia


January 2nd, 2009 - 9:22 pm ICT by IANS
Athens, Jan 2 (RIA Novosti) A European Union (EU) naval mission has thwarted an attempt by pirates to hijack a Greek tanker off the Somalian coast, the Greek merchant marine ministry said ... Read more...

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Somali pirates holding 300 sailors captive: Russian report


December 31st, 2008 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 31 (RIA Novosti) More than 300 sailors are being kept hostage by Somali pirates, who have dealt a severe blow to busy shipping routes off the country, a Russian maritime ... Read more...

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Japan considers joining fight against Somali pirates


December 25th, 2008 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Tokyo, Dec 25 (DPA) Japan is considering sending warships to the Gulf of Aden to join international efforts to combat piracy in the region, officials said Thursday.Government spokesman Takeo Kawamura said the ... Read more...

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UN Security Council approves land, air operations in Somalia


December 17th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 17 (RIA Novosti) The UN Security Council has unanimously voted in favour of a resolution approving anti-piracy operations on Somalia's territory and in its airspace. The vote Tuesday represents ... Read more...

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India for enhanced international cooperation to fight piracy


December 17th, 2008 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Dec 17 (IANS) Expressing grave concern over the increasing instances of piracy off the coast of Somalia, India has called for enhanced international cooperation and institutionalised coordination for all efforts ... Read more...

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EU launches anti-piracy mission off Somalia coast


December 9th, 2008 - 2:25 am ICT by IANS
Brussels, Dec 9 (Xinhua) The European Union (EU) Monday formally launched its anti-piracy mission off the Somalia coast, the foreign ministers of the 27-nation bloc said here in a statement. "The Council ... Read more...

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Somalia seeks India’s help to quell piracy


November 21st, 2008 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) In recognition of India's proactive role in combating piracy in the Gulf of Aden, the Transitional Federation Government (TFG) of Somalia has given the nod to the ... Read more...

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Take firm action on Somalia piracy: maritime body to UN


November 21st, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 21 (IANS) The International Maritime Organisation (IMO) has urged the UN Security Council to act fast with firm determination to "rid the world of this modern scourge" of increasing ... Read more...

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Ban Ki-moon welcomes India’s decision to fight piracy


November 20th, 2008 - 2:51 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, Nov 20 (IANS) UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has welcomed the decision of India and other countries to cooperate with Somalia to fight piracy in its waters, an issue that ... Read more...

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Pirates received $30 mn in ransom this year: UN chief


November 20th, 2008 - 3:51 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 20 (DPA) United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Wednesday that Somali pirates have received $30 million in ransom this year alone.There has been a surge in piracy in ... Read more...

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NATO to send anti-piracy frigates to Somalia


October 10th, 2008 - 12:22 am ICT by IANS
Budapest, Oct 9 (DPA) NATO is to deploy up to seven warships off the Somali coast to defend UN ships delivering food aid from attacks by pirates, alliance officials said Thursday.The ... Read more...

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UN allows use of force against pirates off Somalia coast


October 8th, 2008 - 1:17 am ICT by IANS
New York, Oct 7 (DPA) The UN Security Council Tuesday authorized the use of force to stop piracy against ships off Somalia, while the European Union is studying sending a military mission ... Read more...

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UN Security Council authorizes fight against Somali piracy


June 3rd, 2008 - 4:32 am ICT by IANS
DPA New York, June 3 (DPA) The UN Security Council Monday unanimously voted to authorize states to enter Somalia's territorial waters to fight piracy, which it said has become a threat to international ... Read more...

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