"These people help us during exchanges of ransom and finding out the exact person to negotiate with," he told The Associated Press. Before cutting off the cell phone call, Suleyman snapped: "It is not possible to ask anymore about our secrets.".. more..http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/wire/sns-ap-af-somalia-global-piracy,1,5106411.story
Foreign Affairs Undersecretary Esteban Conejos said on Wednesday the MV Captain Stephanos, a Greek-owned and Bahamas-flagged bulk carrier seized on September 21, was freed on Monday. more..http://news.ninemsn.com.au/article.aspx?id=688765id=688765
The United States is circulating a draft U.N. Security Council resolution on the issue, as part of one of the Bush administration's last major foreign policy initiatives. The resolution proposes that all nations and regional groups cooperating with Somalia's government in the fight against piracy and armed robbery "may take all necessary measures ashore in Somalia."
Somalia's government is welcoming the U.S. initiative. Somali government spokesman Abdi Haji Gobdon said Thursday the government will offer any help it can. more..http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20081211/ap_on_re_af/un_un_somalia