Russia: Ship’s Hijackers Are Convicted Of Piracy

A Russian court sentenced six men involved in a rare case of European piracy to 7 to 12 years in prison on Thursday for their roles in the hijacking of a cargo ship off the coast of Sweden in July 2009.

Abu Dhabi Plans For Future As Tourism Hub

Looking forward to life after oil, the emirate is placing a strong emphasis on the development of leisure and tourism.

Somalia: Puntland Drops Deal With Mercenary Firm

The northern region of Puntland has suspended a deal with the South African mercenary firm Saracen International to train an antipiracy force, two government officials said Thursday.

Virginia: 5 Somali Pirates Sentenced To Life In Prison

Five Somali men convicted of piracy for attacking a United States Navy ship off Africa were sentenced Monday to life in prison.

India: Navy Seizes Pirate Ship

The Indian Navy said it had arrested 61 pirates and rescued 13 crew members some 700 miles off the western coast.

India Captures 61 Suspected Somali Pirates

Indian naval patrols captured 61 suspected Somali pirates and rescued 13 crew from a hijacked fishing vessel after a crossfire in the Arabian Sea over the weekend, authorities said Monday.

Somalia: Pirates Repel Effort To Rescue Danish Family

An attempt by armed forces from the semiautonomous region of Puntland to free a Danish family from a [tag]pirate[/tag] gang failed Thursday.

Suspected Pirates Accused Of Killing 4 Americans In Federal Court

Fourteen suspected pirates appeared Thursday in federal court in Virginia, about 7,000 miles from where they were captured for their alleged role in the February hijacking of a yacht that led to the deaths of four Americans.

Pirates Target The Maersk Alabama Again

Pirates targeted the Maersk Alabama, the ship seized in a dramatic operation in the Indian Ocean waters two years ago.

Pirates Hijack Vessel Carrying 7 Danes, Including 3 Children

The Danish government said pirates in the Arabian Sea captured the yacht in the first reported attack on a small pleasure vessel since four Americans were killed by their [tag]pirate[/tag] captors last week.