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The United Nations Security Council Tuesday adopted a resolution urging member states to criminalize piracy and armed robbery at sea in the Gulf of Guinea under domestic laws. The Gulf of Guinea is a global hotspot for piracy. In an attempt to combat crime, the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2634 which calls member states [...]

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“Somalia is a land that has descended so deeply into misery that “failed state” is too generous a description for the country.” –TIME Magazine In August 2020, three Iranian hostages who had been held for five years were freed by Somalian pirates, as contradictory news emerged that another ship had been intercepted after a three-year [...]

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The recent controversy ignited by the exploratory drills conducted off the coast of Cyprus is just the latest addition to the chain of conflicts between Greece and Turkey. The apparent reason for the spark seems to be the new-found energy resources in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, which has attracted competition in the region. However, there [...]

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A Somali police official on Monday reported that security forces arrested Somali pirate Mohamed Garfanji. Garfanji, second-in-command of Somalia's pirate industry, was arrested on Sunday for possessing illegal arms and other charges related to...

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