A British cruise ship avoided a possible pirate attack in the Indian Ocean on Wednesday when the captain to took evasive maneuvers and alerted naval authorities after the ship's radar detected an approaching small boat.
The judge in the New York trial of an accused terrorist conspirator rejected a defense plea for a mistrial on Monday after a juror claimed to be chastised after disagreeing with the conclusions of fellow jurors.
U.S. and Omani warships have rescued most of the crew of a hijacked Indian ship in the northern Indian Ocean and captured 10 suspected pirates, but other marauders successfully seized a Turkish cargo ship, allied navies reported Wednesday.
Pirates seized control of a cargo vessel near the Seychelles Thursday, one of two attacks that took place within minutes of each other off the coast of east Africa, according to the European Union Naval Force.
Recent headlines focusing on the rash of pirate attacks off the coast of Somalia should instead focus on the humanitarian crisis driving Somalis to commit crimes on the high seas, an international aid group said Thursday.
Pirates off the eastern coast of Africa fired on U.S. sailors Saturday as they tried to reach the lifeboat where an American captain is being held, a U.S. official familiar with the situation told CNN.
Pirates in ships are searching for the lifeboat containing four pirates and their hostage -- the captain of a freighter they failed to hijack earlier this week -- according to a U.S. military official with knowledge of the situation.
Militia fighters in Somalia affiliated with the Islamic Courts Union are taking power from clan-based secular warlords. The warlords are blamed for dragging the war-torn nation into a state of lawlessness that has lasted nearly 16 years.
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The sheared-off building, twisted metal, and high body count aren't the only familiar characteristics here. When terrorism experts see the carnage in Taba, Egypt, the immediate pattern of attack is telltale: simultaneous bombings, maximum casualties and a broader intent.