x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Somali pirates who hijacked MV Orna kill a hostage and wound another

Somali pirates who hijacked a ship owned by a UAE company have reportedly killed one of the hostages for lack of ransom payment.

Somali hijackers who have been holding a ship for two years killed a hostage and wounded another to protest against delayed ransom payment, a pirate boss said.

Hassan Abdi, a commander in the pirate haven of Harardheere, said on Friday that the killing on Wednesday was a message to the owners of the MV Orna, which is owned by a UAE company.

The bulk cargo vessel was hijacked 400 nautical miles north-east of the Seychelles archipelago in December 2010. Four pirates boarded the boat after firing small arms and rocket-propelled grenades.



Police visit family of crash victims

An Al Ain Police delegation has visited a grieving family to extend condolences over the deaths of seven family members last week in Oman. Saif Abdullah Al Kaabi and six of his children died in a traffic accident. Col Al Kaabi's wife survived and is being treated in Abu Dhabi.



Adihex sells out exhibition space

The tenth annual Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (Adihex) has sold out its exhibition space, event organisers said yesterday. Adihex 2012 runs from Wednesday to Saturday at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre.