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Pirates capture four American civilians off Oman

MOGADISHU (Reuters) – A yacht with four Americans on board is believed to have been hijacked in the Arabian Sea, the U.S. embassy in Nairobi said on Saturday. Pirate gangs plaguing the shipping lanes through the Gulf of Aden and Indian Ocean typically target large merchant ships, with oil tankers…

Spoils of war for sale in Pakistan border town

With border closed and attacks on NATO convoys spiking, market in Pakistan sells spoils of war In a rundown market here along the road to Afghanistan, you can buy U.S. Army gear stamped with soldiers’ names, booklets marked “for official use only,” even a manual that illustrates how “jammers” can…

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