Topic: Indian Ocean
Israel's naval commander said the shipment, seized on a merchant ship 200 miles off Israel's coast, contained missiles of 'strategic importance' to Gaza and accompanying Farsi-language manuals.
03/15/2011 05:21 pm
The mix of natural and man-made disasters unfolding in Japan is almost incomprehensible. But it’s just at such moments that we most want to understand what can happen in our world. This history is still in the making, but my regular reading list is taking a break while I search out material on disasters past and future. What are you reading in the wake of the tragic events of the past few days? Here are a few potential places to start:
03/14/2011 11:27 am
Japan’s earthquake and tsunami is alerting the US west coast that the same kind of thing could happen there. Experts who study the earth’s shifting crust say the “big one” may be past due.
03/12/2011 02:12 pm
Japanese officials said the blast destroyed the building but that the reactor housing was still intact.
03/12/2011 09:00 am
The tsunami that struck Japan today generated a huge whirlpool. How do tsunamis generate whirlpools?
03/11/2011 06:36 pm
In Pictures Space photos of the day: Tsunamis
The capture of a Somali pirate 'mother ship' north of Madagascar, some 2,500 miles from Somalia, has highlighted this impoverished island nation's outdated piracy laws.
03/01/2011 01:06 pm
At a time of increased militarization in the Indian Ocean – with European, Russian, Chinese, Indian, and American navies patrolling sea lanes and carrying out attacks on suspected pirate ships – the Somali gangs have struck back, killing American captives. How much do you know about the history of robbery at sea?
02/23/2011 02:00 pm
In the past, pirates have been very reluctant to harm captives, but on Tuesday, four Americans taken hostage by Somali pirates were killed.
02/22/2011 04:41 pm
As US forces negotiated the release of four Americans captured while yachting in the Arabian Sea, Somali pirates shot and killed them today. The incident raises questions about the new military approach to piracy.
02/22/2011 02:09 pm