Gulf of Aden http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/25599/all en Somali pirates release Syrian hostages after 2 years-authorities http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/somali-pirates-release-syrian-hostages-after-2-years-authoritie <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Feisal Omar and Abdi Sheikh</p> <p>MOGADISHU, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Somali pirates have released three Syrian hostages held in captivity since 2010 without payment of any ransom, government officials said on Saturday.</p> <p>The three were part of the 19-strong crew of a Panama-flagged, United Arab Emirates-owned bulk cargo vessel captured in December 2010 some 400 miles northeast of the Seychelles. The ship was released in October 2012 after pirates said they received $400,000, but detained six of the crew to get more money for them.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130112/somali-pirates-release-syrian-hostages-after-2-years-authoritie" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gulf of Aden Piracy in Somalia Somalia Thomson Reuters Sat, 12 Jan 2013 14:00:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5733565 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 3-India has jurisdiction to try Italian marines for fishermen deaths - court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-india-has-jurisdiction-try-italian-marines-fishermen-d <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Italy, India in dispute over jurisdiction of sailors</p> <p>* Trial to move to a special federal court</p> <p>* Decision to set up special court "encouraging"-Italy</p> <p>* Sailors will ask special court to be tried at home-lawyer (Adds Rome reaction, details)</p> <p>By Annie Banerji</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130118/update-1-india-has-jurisdiction-try-italian-marines-fishermen-d" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gulf of Aden Hospitality International criminal law Kochi Law Piracy Piracy in Somalia Political geography Politics Supreme court Thomson Reuters Fri, 18 Jan 2013 06:45:26 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5735968 at http://www.globalpost.com Two 'Somali pirates' jailed in Japan: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/two-somali-pirates-jailed-japan-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two men who attempted to hijack a Japanese tanker off the coast of Oman were jailed for 10 years by Tokyo District Court on Friday, a report said, in the first piracy prosecution in Japan.</p> <p>The two were among four African men arrested in March 2011 over the attack in the Indian Ocean.</p> <p>Men armed with submachine guns tried to seize the tanker, which was operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and had 24 crew members aboard, reports said.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130201/two-somali-pirates-jailed-japan-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gulf of Aden Piracy Piracy in Somalia AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 12:15:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5742895 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemeni court jails 17 Somali pirates http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/yemeni-court-jails-17-somali-pirates <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A Yemeni court on Monday sentenced 16 Somali to 10 years in jail and another to five years behind bars for acts of piracy in the Gulf of Aden, a judicial source said.</p> <p>The court in the southeastern coastal city of Mukalla convicted the group of hijacking a Yemeni fishing boat along with it crew, the judicial source told AFP.</p> <p>"This is injustice. We shall appeal the verdict," shouted one of the defendants from the dock, said a witness.</p> <p>The defendants who were arrested by the Yemeni navy went on trial in August 2011.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130204/yemeni-court-jails-17-somali-pirates" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Gulf of Aden Piracy AFP Mon, 04 Feb 2013 15:31:08 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5745464 at http://www.globalpost.com Somali pirates appeal Japan jail sentence: report http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/somali-pirates-appeal-japan-jail-sentence-report <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two men who attempted to hijack a Japanese tanker off the coast of Oman have appealed against their 10 year jail sentence, reports said Friday. </p> <p>The two Somali nationals, who were convicted earlier this month in the first piracy case to be heard in Japan, filed the appeal with the Tokyo High Court Thursday, according to Kyodo News.</p> <p>Tokyo District Court meted out the 10-year jail term, saying that Mohamed Urgus Adeysey and Abdinur Hussein Ali's acts were "heinous" and typical of Somali pirates, who seek to obtain a ransom by taking hostages on the high seas.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/somali-pirates-appeal-japan-jail-sentence-report" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Gulf of Aden Piracy Piracy in Somalia AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:31:16 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5756491 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen police kill two at Aden rally: southern movement http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/yemen-police-kill-two-at-aden-rally-southern-movement <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yemeni police shot dead two activists in Aden on Thursday during clashes with protesters calling for southern independence on the first anniversary of the ouster of autocratic leader Ali Abdullah Saleh, their movement said.</p> <p>The police fired on the protesters after thousands of them had gathered at a square in the southern port city, Fathi Ben Lazraq, a member of the Southern Movement, told AFP.</p> <p>"The two activists were killed by police gunfire as they were trying to reach the place where the rally was being held," said Ben Lazraq.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/yemen-police-kill-two-at-aden-rally-southern-movement" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Gulf of Aden Politics AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 11:01:44 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761962 at http://www.globalpost.com India court allows Italian marines to go home to vote http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/india-court-allows-italian-marines-go-home-vote <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>India's Supreme Court ruled Friday that two Italian marines accused of murdering Indian fishermen while guarding an oil tanker could return home to cast their votes in upcoming national elections.</p> <p>The marines are suspected of shooting dead two fishermen off India's southwestern coast near the port city of Kochi in February 2012, when a fishing boat came close to the Italian oil tanker they were guarding.</p> <p>The marines' lawyer, Harish Salve, told the court that the men needed to go home for four weeks in order to cast their votes since Italy did not allow postal ballots.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130222/india-court-allows-italian-marines-go-home-vote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Gulf of Aden Hospitality Law Piracy Piracy in Somalia Politics AFP Fri, 22 Feb 2013 09:30:40 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5763089 at http://www.globalpost.com http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yemen troops shoot dead southern activist in Aden clashes: medics</p> <p>faw-lyn/dv</p> Asia Gulf of Aden Indian Ocean AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 08:30:24 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764074 at http://www.globalpost.com URGENT ¥¥¥ Yemen troops shoot dead separatist in Aden clashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/urgent-yemen-troops-shoot-dead-separatist-aden-clashes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yemeni troops shot dead a southern separatist on Saturday in clashes that erupted when activists blocked roads during a protest in the main port city of Aden, medics and activists said.</p> <p>"One man was killed and two others were wounded by gunfire," a medic at Aden's Al-Naqib hospital told AFP on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>Activists from the separatist Southern Movement confirmed the victims belonged to their group which calls for autonomy or the complete independence of the south.</p> <p>faw-lyn/dv</p> Asia Gulf of Aden Indian Ocean AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 08:30:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764077 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen troops shoot dead separatist in Aden clashes http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/yemen-troops-shoot-dead-separatist-aden-clashes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yemeni troops shot dead a southern separatist on Saturday in clashes that erupted when activists blocked roads during a protest in the main port city of Aden, medics and activists said.</p> <p>"One man was killed and two others were wounded by gunfire," a medic at Aden's Al-Naqib hospital told AFP on condition of anonymity.</p> <p>Activists from the separatist Southern Movement confirmed the victims belonged to their group which calls for autonomy or the complete independence of the south.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130223/yemen-troops-shoot-dead-separatist-aden-clashes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Aden Gulf of Aden Mualla AFP Sat, 23 Feb 2013 09:00:28 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764088 at http://www.globalpost.com Ten wounded in clashes between Yemen government and separatists http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/ten-wounded-clashes-between-yemen-government-and-separatists <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>ADEN, Feb 23 (Reuters) - Ten people were wounded, one critically, in clashes between Yemeni security forces and southern separatists in Aden on Saturday, medical sources said, days after six were shot dead during protests.</p> <p>The separatists want political autonomy or a new state in south Yemen. It is one of three insurgencies in the strategically vital Arabian Peninsula state where Washington fears political chaos is giving al Qaeda space to operate.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/ten-wounded-clashes-between-yemen-government-and-separatists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Gulf of Aden Politics War Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 09:30:04 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764099 at http://www.globalpost.com UPDATE 2-Yemen security chief escapes gunmen as 3 die in south http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/update-1-two-killed-yemeni-separatist-clashes <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Security chief escapes latest attack</p> <p>* New unrest in south Yemen, days after six shot dead</p> <p>* Separatist leaders called for day of civil disobedience (Recasts with assassination attempt, adds third death)</p> <p>ADEN, Feb 23 (Reuters) - A Yemeni security chief survived an assassination attempt on Saturday in the south of the country, where three people were killed in clashes between his forces and separatists.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130223/update-1-two-killed-yemeni-separatist-clashes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Business Entertainment Gulf of Aden Labor Law Politics Technology War Yemen Thomson Reuters Sat, 23 Feb 2013 13:00:31 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5764187 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen president in unexpected Aden trip as clashes rage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/yemen-president-unexpected-aden-trip-clashes-rage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi was paying a surprise visit to Aden on Sunday as witnesses said clashes raged between police and protesting southern separatists amid calls for civil disobedience.</p> <p>Hadi was in Aden on an "inspection visit", his first since becoming president in February 2012, and would meet local officials and military leaders, the state news agency Saba reported.</p> <p>A security official in Aden told AFP that Hadi was visiting to "closely check the situation in Aden following the unrest".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/yemen-president-unexpected-aden-trip-clashes-rage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Gulf of Aden Politics AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:00:53 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764832 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen president in unexpected Aden trip as clashes rage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/yemen-president-unexpected-aden-trip-clashes-rage-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Yemeni President Abdrabuh Mansur Hadi was paying a surprise visit to Aden on Sunday as witnesses said clashes raged between police and protesting southern separatists amid calls for civil disobedience.</p> <p>Hadi was in Aden on an "inspection visit", his first since becoming president in February 2012, and would meet local officials and military leaders, the state news agency Saba reported.</p> <p>A security official in the main southern city told AFP that Hadi was visiting to "closely check the situation in Aden following the unrest".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/yemen-president-unexpected-aden-trip-clashes-rage-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Gulf of Aden Politics AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 12:15:36 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764848 at http://www.globalpost.com Yemen president in surprise southern trip as clashes rage http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/yemen-president-surprise-southern-trip-clashes-rage <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>President Abrabuh Mansur Hadi toured on Sunday several southern Yemeni cities in a surprise visit, state media said, as police clashed with southern separatists amid calls for civil disobedience.</p> <p>State news agency Saba said Hadi arrived in Aden late Saturday on an "inspection visit", his first since becoming president in February 2012.</p> <p>A security official in the main southern city told AFP that Hadi was visiting to "closely check the situation in Aden following the unrest".</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130224/yemen-president-surprise-southern-trip-clashes-rage" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Gulf of Aden Politics War AFP Sun, 24 Feb 2013 14:01:20 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5764915 at http://www.globalpost.com