Latest Indian Ocean News

AP Investigation: Fish billed as local isn't always local

Jun. 14, 2018 10:10 PM EDT

MONTAUK, N.Y. (AP) — Even after winter storms left East Coast harbors thick with ice, some of the country's top chefs and trendy restaurants were offering sushi-grade tuna supposedly pulled in fresh off the coast of New York. But it was just an illusion. No tuna was landing there. The fish had long since...

Maldives ex-strongman sentenced to 19 months in jail

Jun. 13, 2018 9:47 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — A Maldives court on Wednesday sentenced a former strongman accused of plotting to overthrow the government to 19 months in prison for failing to cooperate with the police investigation. Maumoon Abdul Gayoom, who ruled the Indian Ocean archipelago state from 1978 to 2008, is the second...

Kenyan activists protest plans for coal-fired power plant

Jun. 5, 2018 11:19 AM EDT

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenyan activists on Tuesday protested the plans for a joint venture between the Kenyan and Chinese governments to mine coal and open a coal-fired power plant near the Indian Ocean coast, saying it will have devastating effect on the environment and health of the local population....

Madagascar PM quits as court seeks end to political crisis

Jun. 4, 2018 7:48 AM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Madagascar's prime minister has resigned as part of a court-ordered effort to overcome a political crisis in a country struggling with instability and poverty. The resignation Monday of Prime Minister Olivier Mahafaly Solonandrasana opens the way for the appointment of a candidate...

Malaysia's leader expresses regret over ending MH370 search

May. 30, 2018 7:27 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday that his country regrets having to end the search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 and will consider resuming the hunt for the plane if any new information emerges. The final search effort, focused on the seabed in the...

Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again

May. 29, 2018 8:41 PM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed the hunt failed to find any wreckage and hoped to take part in a future search. Malaysia said last...

Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again

May. 29, 2018 7:44 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed the hunt failed to find wreckage and hoped to take part in some future search. Malaysia said last...

Leader of failed MH370 wreckage hunt hopes to search again

May. 29, 2018 3:23 AM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The head of a U.S. technology company that scoured the Indian Ocean seabed for more than three months looking for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 said on Tuesday he was disappointed the hunt failed to find wreckage and hoped to take part in some future search. Malaysia said last...

Cyclone Mekunu pounds Yemen island on its path to Oman

May. 24, 2018 2:13 PM EDT

SALALAH, Oman (AP) — Cyclone Mekunu roared over the Yemeni island of Socotra in the Arabian Sea on its way to Oman on Thursday, sending torrents of water rushing down streets and sinking at least two ships. At least 17 people were reported missing in the powerful storm. Indian meteorologists expected the...

Malaysia says search for MH370 to end next week

May. 23, 2018 6:00 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The search by a private U.S. company for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 will end next week, Malaysia's transport minister said Wednesday, while families of those who died onboard urged the government to review all matters related to the jet's disappearance four years ago....