Egypt hosted Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Sudan, Yemen, and the Transitional Federal Government of Somalia on Thursday in a bid to protect valuable maritime trade routes from pirates.
A Monitor Q&A reveals who's behind the modern-day pirates, how they got so good at taking ships, and what's being done to stop them.
An Indian warship sank a Somali pirate 'mother ship.' At least 91 ships have been hijacked this year off the coast of Somalia.
A supertanker hijacking helped boost the price of oil early this week.
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An ordained preacher and rebel group commander, Gen. Laurent Nkunda is threatening to draw other nations into a war in eastern Congo.
Last month, a team of four ethanol experts from Brazil visited the East African country as part of a program to share advice.
In the south, the parliament voted to double its budget to cover military spending, and the north spent 20 percent of its budget on the military.
At least 12 people were killed Nov. 6 in the Congo. Today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki Moon called for rebels to restore the ceasefire.