In what part of the world are Iran, China, the US and other countries all working together? They have all send ships to patrol the waters off the coast of Somalia, trying to guard their country's cargo ships from pirates. This past year pirates have abducted over 100 ships, and still are holding 15 for ransom.
Residents say the pirates are building houses, buying flashy cellphones and air-conditioned SUVs, gifting friends and relatives with hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars, and winning the attention of beautiful women, who seem to be flocking to pirate towns from miles around.
King Albert II has deferred the decision on whether to accept it, and has begun talks on how best to proceed.