February 22, 2011 The yacht Quest was hijacked Friday off the coast of Oman. A U.S. Navy warship that was trailing the yacht heard gunfire and boarded the vessel Monday.
A pirate stands on sandy dunes just outside the central Somali coastal town of Hobyo as he watches the outline of a hijacked ship anchored off the coast on August 20, 2010.
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October 20, 2010 Somali pirates have become more bold, attacking any ship, any time. Their success has wrought a whole new culture along the coast of Somalia.
Eastleigh is known as “Little Mogadishu.” It’s a Somali neighborhood of mud roads, open sewers and intrigue.
October 6, 2010 Tens of thousands of Somali refugees fled the conflict in their homeland to neighboring Kenya. Now, the conflict is following them there.
European soldiers are training 2,000 Somalis to help build a national army to defend a weak, Western-backed government in Mogadishu.
October 5, 2010 European Union soldiers are training Somali soldiers. One of their biggest challenges isn't fighting ability, it's teaching the troops to grasp a national identity as Somalis. Not an easy task for men who have grown up without a nation.
The view of the beach from an abandoned hotel in Mogadishu.
October 4, 2010 NPR's Frank Langfitt just returned from Mogadishu, Somalia. One of the things that stunned him about the war torn country was how beautiful it was.
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