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A region of northeast Somalia adjoining the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean. Largely autonomous since Somalia's national government collapsed in the 1990s, Puntland became notorious in the first decade of the 21st century as a haven for pirates preying on international shipping.
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Puntland did not opt for secessionist independence or international recognition like Somaliland.
With considerable courage and resourcefulness, Bahadur ventures to one of the most dangerous countries in the world and spends six weeks conducting fieldwork in Puntland, an autonomous region in north-eastern Somalia where many pirate gangs are based.
BOSASSO, July 16, 2011 (Balochistan Times): Somali pirates have hijacked a vessel carrying livestock off the shores of the semi-autonomous region of Puntland, a private TV channel reported on Friday.
Islamists temporarily seized the town of Gal Gala, which is 40 kilometers southwest of the port of Bosasso, the commercial hub of the semiautonomous northern region of Puntland, said Puntland's minister of security, Gen.
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But al-Shabaab, which Washington says is al-Qaeda's proxy in Somalia, wants to extend its influence north into Somaliland and neighboring, semi-autonomous pro-government Puntland.
Range Resources Limited (Range Resources) (RRS.AU), a company that deals with mineral exploration in Australia and Somalia, has announced that Range, Africa Oil Corporation (AOIFF), and the Puntland State of Somalia have agreed to amend the terms of production sharing agreements with regard to the Dharoor and Nugaal Valley exploration areas.
October 27, 2009 (NAIROBI) -- Ogaden rebels accused the Somali Puntland regional administration of handing over youth from southeast Ethiopia troubled region to Addis Ababa government.
The aid agency worker was snatched with a Kenyan colleague in the Puntland region on Wednesday.
The NV Rozen had just delivered 900 tons of food aid in the semi-autonomous region of Puntland in north-eastern Somalia when the pirates struck, said Stephanie Savar-iaud, a spokeswoman for the UN's World Food Programme.