Pirate Hostages News
Mother of Freed Journalist 'Overjoyed' at His Release
The "elated" mother of freed journalist Michael Scott Moore said that she is eagerly awaiting his return after being held captive by pirates since 2012. "I'm so relieved and overjoyed that my son, after over two and a half years in captivity in Somalia , has finally been released," his mother
Meet the Woman Who Just Broke the Navy's 'Glass Ceiling'
Adm. Michelle Howard is not only the first woman four-star in the Navy, she's also the first African-American female four-star in the entire U.S. military.
Navy Pins First Female 4-Star Admiral
My goodness vice admiral Michelle Howard has many during her 32 years in the navy. She was one of the first women to attend the Naval Academy the first African American woman to command a ship and today she became the navy's first female four star at. If you don't believe today was a first. When I
US Company Negotiating With Pirates for Hostages Taken Off Nigeria
A U.S. maritime company is negotiating the ransom for two American mariners kidnapped off the coast of Nigeria last week, U.S. government officials told ABC News. Sources briefed on the matter said third-party agents have made contact with the hostage-takers, who have not been publicly identified,
Pirates Seize 2 Americans Off Ship Near Nigeria
The captain and an engineer onboard an oil supply vessel were taken ashore to Nigeria.
Oscar Race Begins at New York Film Festival
Though it boasts no coveted top prize and takes place 2400 miles from Hollywood, the New York Film Festival is still, 51 years later, a premiere preview of the prestige season’s top films — and this year is no exception. Yes, fancy foreign fare, including ...
Pirate Attacks Down as Private Maritime Security Business Booms
In the Indian Ocean, home to some of the world's busiest shipping lanes, a war rages between Somali pirates, who have attacked 800 ships and taken 3,400 hostages in the past four years, and private security firms, some run by Americans, that are deploying an increasing number of heavily armed
The Global Note: Siege in Toulouse…Mexico's Sigh Of Relief…Al Qaeda's Media Guide…World's Longest Wedding Dress
TERROR SUSPECT IN VIOLENT STANDOFF -UNDER SIEGE…French police have surrounded a Frenchman of North African descent who they believe is responsible for the killings of three Jewish schoolchildren, a rabbi and three paratroopers in the south west of the country. The suspect, Mohammed Merah, 24,...
U.S. Negotiating Release of American Writer in Somalia
Days after the rescue of a U.S. aid worker held hostage in Somalia, officials are now working on the release of an American writer taken captive by pirates and now under the threat of death. The writer was only supposed to be in the country...