NAIROBI: Pirates in Somalia have released 26 Asian hostages held captive for nearly five years after their fishing vessel was hijacked, negotiators said on Saturday. The crew of the Naham 3, the second longest held hostages by Somali pirates, were taken captive when their Omani-flagged vessel was hijacked in March 2012 south of the Seychelles. "We are very pleased to announce the release of the Naham 3 crew early this morning," said John Steed, the Coordinator of the Hostage Support Partners (HSP) who helped negotiate…
ISLAMABAD: Pakistan has sent a jumbo jet and a naval frigate to evacuate its citizens and diplomatic staff stranded in war-torn Yemen, as Saudi-led air strikes hammered Shiite Huthi rebel targets, officials said Sunday.
WELLINGTON: An Australian trawler that was trapped in Antarctic pack ice for almost a week was heading for clear water Monday after a US ship steamed to the rescue.
MANILA: Two Filipino sailors have died and 16 others are missing after their cargo ship sank in waters near Vietnam, the Philippine foreign department said Sunday.