US armed forces have handed over 15 suspected Somali pirates, captured during a rescue operation to free Iranian fishermen in the Arabian Sea, for trial in the Seychelles, officials said Wednesday. The Indian Ocean archipelago agreed to accept the suspected pirates with the men handed over "last night at the airport," said Seychelles presidential spokeswoman Srdjana Janosevic. The men were
The island nation of Seychelles says it has agreed to accept 15 Somali pirate suspects from US military custody for prosecution. The announcement on Tuesday follows an agreement between Seychelles President James Michel and US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that the two nations would continue to collaborate in the fight against piracy. The Seychelles is a crucial linchpin in
Victoria - As naval forces tighten the noose around Somali pirates in the Indian Ocean, the idyllic Seychelles archipelago has been overrun with convicted brigands and is calling for international support. The small island state, with its crystal waters and pristine beaches, lies in an area of the Indian Ocean notorious for piracy and the coast guard has been working
Victoria - Technicians began investigations on the crippled Italian cruise liner Costa Allegra on Friday, as tourists recovered on the Seychelles' white-sand beaches from their three-day ordeal on the fire-stricken ship. No sign could be seen on the outside of the vessel of the fire that knocked out power, forcing more than 1 000 passengers and crew to don life
Victoria - A crippled Costa cruise line with more than 1 000 people on board arrived at the capital of Seychelles on Thursday after three days at sea without power. A French tuna fishing boat towed the stricken Costa Allegra towards the port in Victoria, where a line of ambulances, a Red Cross medical team and a fleet of small
Nairobi - The Seychelles Coast Guard says that a French vessel has reached an Italian cruise ship adrift in the Indian Ocean and is towing it to an island. The coast guard said on Tuesday that authorities are making arrangements for the evacuation of those onboard to the island of Descroches - and then their transfer to Seychelles' main island.
An Italian cruise ship from the same fleet as the tragedy-struck Costa Concordia is adrift off the Seychelles with more than 1 000 people on board following a fire, Italy's coast guard said on Monday. The coast guard said in a statement that it had contacted local authorities in the Seychelles, adding that the accident happened near Alphonse Island some
US officials say an American military drone has crashed at an airport on the island nation of Seychelles. The US embassy in Mauritius said the US Air Force MQ-9 Reaper drone was not armed and that the crash on Tuesday morning caused no injuries. It said that the airport's runaway has reopened for normal traffic. The US military and the
Victoria - The Seychelles on Friday invited Beijing to set up a military base on the archipelago to beef up the fight against piracy there, Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam said. The declaration came as Liang Guanglie is making the first-ever visit by a Chinese defence minister to the Indian Ocean island state. "We have invited the Chinese government to
The Seychelles on Friday invited Beijing to set up a military base on the archipelago to beef up the fight against piracy there, Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam said. The declaration comes as Liang Guanglie makes the first-ever visit by a Chinese defence minister to the Indian Ocean island state. "We have invited the Chinese government to set up a
Victoria - Somali pirates are holding two Seychelles sailors aboard a fishing boat that was captured 65 miles west of Mahe last week, a government minister said. Home Affairs, Environment, Transport and Energy Minister Joel Morgan said on Saturday no demand had been made by the Somali captors, whose possession of the boat, the Aride, was confirmed through pictures sent
Victoria - The ruling People's Party of Seychelles secured a landslide parliamentary election victory on Sunday, official results showed, in a poll boycotted by the main opposition group.
The main opposition Seychelles National Party (SNP) said almost a third of the 51 592 votes cast were spoiled in protest at the lack of electoral reform that
Victoria - Authorities in the Seychelles closed down beaches on Wednesday after a shark savaged a British honeymooner as his newly-wed wife watched in horror, in the second fatal attack on a tourist this month.
Ian Redmond, 30, was hauled into a boat and taken to shore following the attack but died from blood loss, police
The Seychelles' President James Michel was re-elected Sunday, beating three opposition candidates to win a second term in office, the electoral commission announced.
Michel won 55.4 percent of the votes, his main rival Wavel Ramkalawan took 41.4 percent and two other candidates won less than two percent each of the ballot.
Residents of the Seychelles archipelago, portrayed as an Indian Ocean paradise for tourists, began voting Thursday in presidential polls likely to return incumbent James Michel for another term.
The islands, once notorious for a series of coups and attempted coups, are now best known as a top-end holiday destination where the rich and famous rent entire
The Spanish navy on Saturday handed over 11 suspected pirates to authorities in the Seychelles, four days after they were arrested while allegedly pursuing a fishing boat in the Indian Ocean, Spain's defence ministry said.
The Spanish frigate "Canarias" detained the suspects early on Tuesday aboard two boats after a Seychelles-registered fishing vessel alerted the Spanish
Victoria - A court in Seychelles sentenced ten convicted Somali pirates to 20 years in prison on Monday and the Indian Ocean archipelago said it hoped the jail sentence would serve as a deterrent, the government said. Seychelles is one of several countries in east Africa and the Indian Ocean region conducting trials, or intending to try pirates because Somalia
The Indian Ocean Seychelles archipelago will hold presidential elections on May 19-21, an election commissioner told AFP Tuesday. The outer isles of the 115-island country will vote on the first two days, and the main islands of Mahe, Praslin and La Digue will cast their ballots on the last day of voting, commissioner Hendrick Gappy said. Nominations for candidates will
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