OFF THE COAST OF SOMALIA (September 30, 2008) -- MV Faina as observed by a U.S. Navy ship. The Belize-flagged cargo ship is owned and operated by
Kaalbye Shipping Ukraine and is carrying a cargo of Ukrainian T-72 tanks and related equipment. The ship was attacked on Sept. 25 and forced to proceed to an anchorage off the Somali Coast. U.S. 5th Fleet
conduct Maritime Security Operations (MSO) to promote stability and regional economic prosperity. (U.S. Navy video/Released)
According to Muhammad, the Bible is a scripture from God. He knew that the Jews were the keepers of the Hebrew scriptures, the Old Testament. He knew that the followers of Jesus, Christians, were the keepers of the Greek scriptures, New Testament. He knew that the Christians honored and claimed the Hebrew scriptures also.
He never spoke anything against either scripture.
Central banks move to calm markets Asia stocks halt free fall after banks' concerted effort to stimulate global economy Britain announces bank rescue plan Iceland financial problems persist Arab markets continue to dive Iran economic immunity
Reacting to the financial crisis Obama 'widens lead' after debate McCain slipping further behind rival opinion polls indicate US admits Afghan civilian deaths More civilians died in US attack on village than previously reported, report finds Russia completes Georgia pullout Bush signs India nuclear deal Deadly attack on Iraqi courthouse Ukraine parliament dissolved Pakistan's spy chief addresses MPs Africa Mauritanian police break up protest Somali mortar attack claims lives UN urges action on Somalia piracy Guantanamo release angers Bush Asia Pacific Malaysia PM to step down Troops patrol Bangkok after clashes Maldives votes in presidential poll Europeans perish in Nepal air crash Europe Central banks fail to stem sell-off UN seeks court opinion on Kosovo
Middle East Deaths in Egypt building collapse Arab markets continue to dive
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Bomber hits Iraqi minister's convoy
Labour minister unhurt but suicide car bombing in central Baghdad claims at least 10 lives.
US forces hand over Iraqi province
US warns Iraq over troop pact
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China decries US 'moral authority'
Child sex trade soars in Cambodia
Colin Powell backs Obama
Israel 'open' to Arab peace plan
Palestinian fatally stabs Israeli
Iran 'prefers' Obama US presidency
US denies sending message to Hamas
Egypt arrests Brotherhood members
Abbas replaces intelligence chief
Israel closes Gaza crossings
Gas-rich nations agree 'forum'
Saudis prepare 'al-Qaeda' trials
Israel 'weighing Saudi peace deal'
Violence at West Bank olive harvest
Greenspan admits 'flaw' in ideology
US candidates battle over economy
UN: Major inequality in US cities
Journalists killed in Croatia blast
Men jailed over Ivorian toxic waste
Financial crisis 'like a tsunami'
Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan says the turmoil in the markets is a "once in a century credit tsunami".
Peston: Runs on countries
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Credit crisis: World in turmoil
France 'captures Somali pirates'
Nine suspected Somali pirates have been captured by the French navy and handed over to Somali authorities, officials say.
EU formally renews ties with Cuba
The EU and Cuba restore ties, five years after the EU imposed diplomatic sanctions following the arrests of dissidents.
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US to check Somali pirate menace in Gulf of Aden
The US government should work in close collaboration with other countries in the gulf to tackle piracy by Somali pirates in the region. We should not only take note but also applaud the sinking of a suspected Somali pirate vessel in the Gulf of Aden by an Indian navy warship. INS Tabar sank the pirate ‘mother ship’ after it did not stop for investigation and instead opened fire. US with its best naval capacity can deploy its naval vessels and military aircrafts to effectively fight piracy off the coast of Somalia. International community must pick the challenge of restoring normalcy in Somalia since whatever happens there certainly has an effect on what’s happening out in the Gulf of Aden. The region is an important transit route for both commercial and military supplies for the US fighting two most important wars in the region Iraq and Afghanistan. Destruction of Somali pirates becomes essential to ensure safe passage of vital shipments.
Nepali Supreme Court approves gay marriage
California voters may have rejected same sex marriage Nepali Supreme Court however has agreed to the same. The court by its ruling has upheld the basic human rights including the right to same sex marriage. In doing so the Apex Court has defeated the Maoist idea of having a Nepal that despises gay rights as bourgeois idea fit to be scorned at. And, why just California, Nepal has vanquished India, the world’s largest democracy which is seeking to criminalize homosexual sex and where lawyers are fighting an uphill battle to remove the proposed ban on gay marriage. For sure the world is turning upside down. Gays from South Asia once used to seek asylum in the United States it would be interesting to see the tide turning. Soon Californians would be heading to Nepal to get married in the shadow of the Himalayas.
Mexican teachers become victims of drug extortion racket
Elementary school teachers are the latest victims of an exploding extortion racket in the border city of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, as criminal gangs threaten educators to either hand over their coming Christmas bonuses or see harm done to their families or students. On Tuesday, full-page ads were taken out in local papers by a wide coalition of business, religious, political and social groups asking President Felipe Calderon for more help. The federal government has already sent thousands of federal police and soldiers, but crime has only gotten worse. What is certain is that as bonus day approaches, teachers, parents and students alike are getting nervous, It's going to be a crisis when they come to collect their extortion money.
Tollywood expresses solidarity with Sri Lankan Tamils
“When every Tamil heart is wounded over the sufferings of our brethren in Sri Lanka, it is inappropriate to celebrate my birthday”. This is the latest comment from Rajnikanth aimed at expressing his solidarity with the Tamil community facing the wrath of Sri Lankan army. The announcement is nothing but star tactics meant to shore up his image amongst his fans. Actually the star is trying to salvage his marketability since “Kuselan” starring Rajnikant sold at a cost of Rs.650 millio, bombed at the box office triggering a crisis in the Tamil film industry. It seems that Rajnikanth is all geared up to take a plunge in politics just like veteran M.Karunanidhi and Jayalalitha. The so called stars of Tamil film industry may take the leverage of accusing Sri Lanka of committing genocide and crimes against humanity. However nothing can stop us from protecting our territorial sovereignty and integrity.
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1. Raids by Somali pirates around the horn of Africa threaten to disrupt shipping routes, and affect game availability.
2 . GTA Chinatown Wars for the DS allows players the opportunity to live out the on-the-go life style of a drug dealer while they are on-the-go.
3. UBS analyst Benjamin Schachter stated in a report that it appears the "core" gamers are holding up the industry.
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Taleban supporters in Swat, 21 February 2009 Pakistan seeks lasting Swat truce
Taleban rebels in Pakistan's restive Swat valley agree to a "permanent ceasefire", a senior government official says.
Thousands of people protest in Dublin Huge protest over Irish economy
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Clinton urges stronger China ties
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OFF THE SOMALI COAST (Feb. 6, 2009) The Military Sealift Command fleet ocean tug, USNS Catawba (T-ATF 168), provides fuel and fresh water to Motor Vessel Faina following its release by Somali pirates Feb. 5, after holding it for more than four months. The U.S. Navy has remained within visual range of the ship and maintained a 24-hour, 7-days a week presence since it was captured. The Belize-flagged cargo ship is owned and operated by Kaalbye Shipping Ukraine and is carrying a cargo of Ukrainian T-72 tanks and related equipment. The ship was attacked on Sept. 25 and forced to anchor off the Somali Coast. U.S. 5th Fleet conducts maritime security operations to promote stability and regional economic prosperity. (U.S. Navy video by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Michael R. McCormick/Released)
SOMALI BASIN (April 12, 2009) Maersk-Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips, right, is welcomed aboard USS Boxer (LHD 4) after being rescued by U.S Naval Forces off the coast of Somalia. Philips was held hostage for four days by pirates. (U.S. Navy video/Released
The IFC Media Project's "News Junkie" deconstructs the mainstream media's half-baked coverage of Somali Pirates.
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Somali pirates attack another U.S. cargo ship – the second attack on Americans in a week.
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“…100 miles off the coast of Somalia a bunch of pirates shooting RPGs as well as automatic weapons and the crew again acted bravely and courageously they locked themselves in a room, some were in the cabin, and performed evasive tactics. They never got on board, luckily, and who shows up but the U.S. Navy…” (FOX News)
The UK’s Times Online interviewed one Somali pirate who explains the reason for the second attack:
“The aim of this attack was totally different. We were not after a ransom. We also assigned a team with special equipment to chase and destroy any ship flying the American flag in retaliation for the brutal killing of our friends." (Times Online)
CNN says the U.S. is hesitant to get involved in combat with the pirates, and for good reason:
“…everybody remembers Black Hawk Down during the Clinton years when we lost two helicopters, 18 Americans were killed, and everybody knows the area. And they’re just very reluctant to start going down that path again particularly when we’re already fighting two wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.” (CNN)
France 24 says the pirates are constantly adapting their tactics…
“Last night, for example, they attacked a boat just before dawn. This is the first time they attack at night. It seems that while there is a huge international deployment in the area the pirates are improving their methods and techniques to attack the boats at night." (France 24)
The Punch, a Nigerian newspaper disagrees, saying the pirates have already lost status and power:
“…after their first encounter with an American vessel, it was not going to be business as usual any more.” (The Punch)
Newsy**** will continue to follow developments off the coast of Somalia.
Dan n' Jay are captured by Somali Pirates. While awaiting rescue, they review the newest releases from Aiden and the Crystal Method.
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5th FLEET AOR (Aug. 26, 2009) Somali pirates aboard Motor Vessel (M/V) Win Far fire upon a U.S. Navy SH-60B Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Scorpions of Light Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron (HSL) 49. The helicopter, embarked with USS Chancellorsville (CG 62), was conducting a surveillance mission near the anchored M/V Win Far south of Garacad, Somalia. The video, from Forward Looking Infrared Radar (FLIR), shows the pirates firing a large caliber weapon at the helicopter. No rounds struck the Sea Hawk and no one was injured. (U.S. Navy video/Released)
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Somali-born author, feminist and former Dutch Parliament Member Ayaan Hirsi Ali argues that America's "War on Terror" should more accurately be called a "War on Islam."
Ayaan Hirsi Ali discusses "Is Islam Compatible with Liberal Democracy?" with Clive Crook at the 2007 Aspen Ideas Festival.
Some of the most inspired and provocative thinkers, writers, artists, business people, teachers and other leaders drawn from myriad fields and from across the country and around the world all gathered in a single place - to teach, speak, lead, question, and answer at the 2006 Aspen Ideas Festival. Throughout the week, they all interacted with an audience of thoughtful people who stepped back from their day-to-day routines to delve deeply into a world of ideas, thought, and discussion.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali is an outspoken defender of women's rights in Islamic societies. Ms. Hirsi Ali was born in Mogadishu, Somalia. She escaped an arranged marriage by immigrating to the Netherlands in 1992, and served as a member of the Dutch parliament from 2003 to 2006.
In parliament, she worked on furthering the integration of non-Western immigrants into Dutch society, and on defending the rights of women in Dutch muslim society. In 2004, together with director Theo van Gogh, she made Submission, a film about the oppression of women in conservative Islamic cultures. Ms. Hirsi Ali is currently a Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute.
Clive Crook is a senior editor of The Atlantic and chief Washington commentator of The Financial Times. In addition, he writes a column for National Journal and serves as chief editorial adviser to David Bradley, the chairman of Atlantic Media Group. He was formerly on the staff of The Economist, latterly from 1993 to 2005 as deputy editor. A graduate of Oxford and the London School of Economics, he has served as a consultant to The World Bank and worked as an official in the British Treasury. He lives in Washington, DC.