Yemen News Agency (SABA)
Home      Local   International   Saudi Aggression on Yemen   Reports   About Yemen   Civil Society   Economic   About Saba  
Search | Advance Search
 
  Local
Oxfam: famine threatens half Yemeni population
[28 July 2015]
Military source: more than 50 al-Qaeda, pro-Saudi aggression members killed, injured in Aden
[28 July 2015]
Saudi Arabia-led coalition airstrikes on Mokha is a war crime: HRW
[28 July 2015]
UN Secretary-General welcomes truce in Yemen
[27 July 2015]
UNICEF says $11 mln needed to rehabilitate damaged schools in Yemen
[25 July 2015]
 
  Saudi Aggression on Yemen
Saudi raid targets school in Taiz, injures six
[27 July 2015]
Two killed, 14 injured by Saudi aggression in Shabwah province
[26 July 2015]
Saudi war jets bombs ex-president's house, kill two
[26 July 2015]
Saudi aggression kills 8 women in Taiz
[26 July 2015]
Over 60 people killed by Saudi bombing in Mocha
[25 July 2015]
 
  Reports
IDEX 2015 establishes Abu Dhabi's position in global defence industry
[25 February 2015]
Yemen needs 12 years to spend donors' pledges
[23 December 2014]
Political assassinations with unknown perpetrators
[20 November 2014]
Yemen's Friends steering committee report on national situation
[25 September 2014]
The Peace and National Partnership Agreement
[22 September 2014]
 
  International
M 5.9 earthquake jolts Taiwan
[21 May 2014]
Poll sees centre-right party winning EP elections
[21 May 2014]
Craftsmanship "the luxurious part of Germany's perfection"
[19 May 2014]
Egyptians abroad cast votes to choose new President
[15 May 2014]
5 Afghan soldiers killed in separate bomb attacks with day
[11 May 2014]
  International
S.Korea opens trial of 5 arrested Somali pirates
[23/May/2011]

SEOUL, May 23 (Saba) - South Korea's first trial of Somali pirates seized during a commando raid on a hijacked ship in the Arabian Sea in January opened on Monday.

Five pirates have been charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and maritime robbery.

The trial in Busan marks the first attempt by South Korea to punish foreign pirates.

The five were arrested after South Korean naval commandos stormed the hijacked South Korean-operated cargo ship on January 21, killing eight pirates and rescuing all 21 crew members.

The ship's captain, Seok Hae-kyun, suffered gunshot wounds during the rescue operation and remains in stable condition in hospital after multiple operations. Prosecutors, citing ballistics reports, eyewitness statements and photos, have accused a pirate identified as Araye Mahomed of shooting the captain, a charge denied by Mahomed.

Mahomed could face death penalty if convicted, while the other four could face up to life in prison, local media reported.

MB

saba
  more of (International)
UPDATED ON : Tue, 28 Jul 2015 23:54:20 +0300