September 9th, 2010
08:46 AM ET

On the Radar: Imam interview, Quran burning plan, pirates

Islamic center near ground zero -  The religious leader behind plans to build an Islamic center and mosque a few blocks from New York's ground zero said Wednesday night that America's national security depends on how it handles the controversy.

"If we move from that location, the story will be the radicals have taken over the discourse," Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf told CNN's Soledad O'Brien on "Larry King Live." CNN is asking for your take on the interview, trying to learn more about the man behind the Islamic center and looking at how media around the world reacted to the interview.


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May 18th, 2010
06:14 PM ET

Maersk Alabama pirate suspect pleads guilty

Abduwali Abdukhadir Muse pleaded guilty Tuesday to six felony counts related to the hijacking of the Maersk Alabama in the Indian Ocean last year. He will be sentenced in October.

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May 7th, 2010
07:07 AM ET

Russians release Somali pirates

The Russian Defense Ministry said Friday it had released a group of Somali pirates who hijacked an oil tanker in the Gulf of Aden this week, the Interfax news agency reported.

The pirates were released because of "imperfections" in international law, said Alexei Kusnetsov, defense minister.

Russian marines from the warship Marshal Shaposhnikov stormed the tanker Moscow University on Thursday, freeing its 23 crew members.

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May 5th, 2010
07:45 AM ET

Pirates seize Russian oil tanker off Somalia

Pirates in the Gulf of Aden Wednesday seized a Russian-operated oil tanker with a crew of 23 that had been on its way to China, the European Union naval force said.


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April 21st, 2010
07:46 AM ET

Report: Piracy incidents down but outlaws' reach spreads

Piracy incidents are dropping worldwide, but the hijackers are expanding their area of operation, the International Maritime Bureau said in a report issued on Wednesday.


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April 20th, 2010
11:36 AM ET

Pirates hijack three Thai fishing vessels

Pirates have hijacked three Thai fishing vessels off the coast of Somalia, the European Union Naval Force Somalia said Tuesday.


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April 5th, 2010
03:29 PM ET

Dutch rescue German ship from suspected pirates

Dutch forces arrested 10 suspected pirates after freeing a German ship off the coast of Somalia early Monday, the Dutch Defense Ministry said.

The crew of the German merchant ship, the MV Taipan, was rescued by a Dutch Navy frigate, the Tromp, about 575 miles (500 nautical miles, 925 kilometers) east of Somalia. The Navy deployed the Tromp's Lynx helicopter and exchanged fire with the pirates, a spokesman told CNN.

One Dutch Marine was slightly injured, but all 13 members of the Taipan's crew were found safe, the spokesman said.

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April 1st, 2010
09:07 AM ET

U.S. warship captures suspected pirate mother ship

The USS Nicholas came under fire from a pirate vessel and then captured it.

A U.S. warship sank a pirate skiff and captured a pirate mother ship in the Indian Ocean on Thursday, according to a statement from U.S. Naval Forces Africa.

The frigate USS Nicholas came under fire from a pirate vessel shortly after midnight in international waters west of the Seychelles, according to a U.S. military statement.

The Nicholas returned fire and pursued the skiff as it fled, capturing it about 90 minutes later. Three suspected pirates aboard the skiff were taken into custody, along with two others aboard a suspected pirate mother ship that was nearby.

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