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Maritime unions ask UN to tackle piracy

June 18th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 18 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Leaders of international maritime trade unions have written a letter to the UN, urging the organisation to take action against increasing attacks by pirates on ... Read more...

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43 Pakistanis held by pirates released: Minister

January 18th, 2012 - 12:10 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 17 (IANS) Pakistan's Foreign Minister Hina Rabbani Khar Tuesday told the Senate that 43 Pakistani nationals taken hostage by pirates in four different incidents have been released by ... Read more...

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Kidnapped Ghaziabad child found, three arrested

October 1st, 2011 - 12:53 am ICT by IANS
Ghaziabad, Sep 30 (IANS) The Ghaziabad police have recovered a four-year-old child who was kidnapped Thursday from the Vasundhara neighbourhood. Four men have been arrested, while the main conspirator - ... Read more...

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Somali pirates release 6 Indian sailors

June 14th, 2011 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, June 14 (IANS) Six Indian sailors, held captive by Somali pirates for over 10 months, have been released and they will return home in the coming days, their ... Read more...

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Somali pirates free 8 Indian crew, 7 still held hostage (Lead)

April 16th, 2011 - 7:39 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Somali pirates released a Panama-flagged tanker with only eight of the 15-member all-Indian crew, and are still holding seven men hostages despite the ship owners ... Read more...

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Pakistani cop moves court to reclaim ransom paid to Taliban

December 29th, 2010 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Dec 29 (IANS) A policeman has moved the Peshawar High Court against the police department to get back Rs.500,000 that his family paid to the Taliban for his release from ... Read more...

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Al Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb issues ultimatum over hostages

February 8th, 2010 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
EFE Cairo, Feb 8 (IANS/EFE) In a fresh ultimatum demanding release of four terrorists imprisoned in Mali by March 1, north African wing of the Al Qaeda has offered to free two of ... Read more...

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Himachal engineer set free by pirates, reaches home

January 4th, 2010 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
Dharamsala, Jan 4 (IANS) An Indian engineer from Himachal Pradesh, who was held in captivity in a Singaporean ship by Somali pirates for 73 days, Monday reached his home near here, ... Read more...

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Stronger law needed against Somali piracy: UN

November 19th, 2009 - 4:27 am ICT by IANS
New York, Nov 19 (DPA) UN Security Council members Wednesday called for intensified efforts to fight piracy off the Somali coast and criticised the practice of paying ransom. The members said during a ... Read more...

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Colombia denies paying ransom for Betancourt’s release

July 5th, 2008 - 1:20 am ICT by IANS
DPA Buenos Aires, July 4 (DPA) Colombia Friday denied allegations that a ransom was paid to secure the freedom of former Colombian presidential candidate Ingrid Betancourt, three US contractors and 11 other hostages ... Read more...

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Mohammad Naeem’s release brings cheer to his home

May 19th, 2008 - 9:16 pm ICT by admin
Mangalore, May 19 (ANI): Celebrations erupted at Sarang Mohammad Naeem's home in Karnataka after he was released by his kidnappers in Afghanistan on late Saturday night. His parents rejoiced on hearing the ... Read more...

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