HOSTAGES ARE BEING HELD TO RANSOM IN ORDER TO FUND POLITICAL CAUSES
- THE YEAR OF THE PIRATE. Holbrook, Emily // Risk Management (00355593);Sep2009, Vol. 56 Issue 7, p43
This section recounts some of the piracy attacks in 2008 and in 2009. It was in August 18, 2008 when Somali pirates took hostage of the Bunga Melati Dua 5 oil tanker in Malaysia and asked for 4.7 million U.S. dollars for the release of the ship and its sister ship Bunga Melati Dua. The Turkish...
- 21st-century Pirates. // Junior Scholastic;4/4/2011, Vol. 113 Issue 13, p2
The article reports on the hostage of two American couples by pirates from Somalia in February 2011.
- Pirates Seize Indian Crew in Raid Off Nigeria. // News India Times;12/28/2012, Vol. 43 Issue 52, p20
The article reports that sea pirates have attacked an oil tanker at oil-rich Gulf of Guinea on December 17, 2012 and took five Indian crew members as hostage after boarding the ship off the coast of Nigeria.
- Somali Pirates Keep Hostages Despite Ransom. // India -- West;4/22/2011, Vol. 36 Issue 22, pA36
The article reports on the move of the Somali pirates to detain the Indian crews of a hijacked ship in exchanged for the pirates captured by the Indian government despite of the payment of a multimillion-dollar ransom.
- The Danger of Escalation. Hosenball, Mark // Newsweek;4/27/2009, Vol. 153 Issue 17, p6
This article considers the concerns of maritime experts with the decision of U.S. President Barack Obama to authorize the killing of three Somali pirates holding an American sea captain hostage in April, 2009. In 2008, 42 successful pirate attacks occurred off the coast of Somalia, but none...
- End Of The Bogota Siege Terrorists fly to Havana with some hostages after freeing others. // Time;5/5/1980, Vol. 115 Issue 18, p56
The article reports on the 61-day siege at the Dominican Republic embassy in Bogot, Columbia on February 27, 1970 by terrorists. Six hostages were released by the terrorists on May 4, 1970 and the remaining hostages were to be liberated upon the arrival of the terrorists and hostages in Cuba....
- For the Taliban, A Crime That Pays. Yousafzai, Sami; Moreau, Ron; Pape, Eric; Nadeau, Barbie // Newsweek (Atlantic Edition);10/6/2008, Vol. 152 Issue 15, p42
The article discusses the prevalence of ransom kidnappings as a source of cash by the terrorist group the Taliban in Afghanistan. Kidnapping is reported to be one of the guerrillas' main sources of revenue. It is noted that most abductions and payments are not publicized. The impact of travel in...
- SOMALSKI PIRATI - RASTUCI ME�UNARODNI PROBLEM KOJI TREBA HITNO RIJE�ITI. �o�ic, Ivan // Nase More;2011, Vol. 58 Issue 1/2, p82
Somalia has been for decades a country on the verge of humanitarian catastrophe with constant inner conflicts hunger and place where only the pirates "reign". "Horn of Africa Pirates" as they have been called in the Gulf of Aden area, seize ships asking for millions of dollars ransom for their...
- Guidance Regarding the Application of the New U.S. Executive Order on Somalia to Pirate Ransom Payments. // Venulex Legal Summaries;2010 Q2, Special section p1
The article provides information on U.S. Executive Order 13536, Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Somalia, which was released on April 12, 2010. The Executive Order offers guiding principles that should be followed by authorities with regard to blocking and...