KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Search teams across Southeast Asia using ships and planes scoured the seas between Malaysia and Vietnam on Sat... Full Story
China-bound Malaysian jet vanishes with 239 aboard
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Search teams across Southeast Asia using ships and planes scoured the seas between Malaysia and Vietnam on Saturday looking for traces of a Malaysia Airlines Boeing 777 that disappeared from air traffic control screens with 239 people on board.
Boeing 777: 1 of the most popular, safest jets
NEW YORK (AP) — The Boeing 777 flown by Malaysia Airlines that disappeared Saturday morning over the South China Sea is one of the world's most popular — and safest — jets.
Frustration in Afghan women's rights struggle
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In 2009, the United States gave Wazhma Frogh the International Woman of Courage award for her women's rights activism in Afghanistan. Prominently displayed in Frogh's office is a picture of then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton granting her the award as First Lady Michele Obama smiles, clapping by her side.
Stern Israeli airport security measures questioned
JERUSALEM (AP) — Jack Angelides was about to board a flight out of Israel's international airport when he was given a curious choice that baffles him to this day. Traveling with a laptop and a stack of printed reading material, he was told to part with one or the other, due to unspecified security oncerns.
Iran president condemns hard-line media crackdown
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's moderate-leaning president strongly criticized hard-line judicial officials Saturday for ordering reformist newspapers shut down, highlighting the internal political tensions in the Islamic Republic as it negotiates a final nuclear deal with world powers.
Pro-Russia forces mount pressure on Ukrainians
SEVASTOPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Moscow mounted pressure on Ukraine Saturday, with Russia's foreign minister denouncing the new Ukrainian authorities as puppets of armed radicals and pro-Russia forces in Crimea trying to flush Ukrainian soldiers out of the few military bases still under their control.
Russia may halt US inspections over sanctions
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian news agencies says Moscow is considering a freeze of U.S. military inspections under arms control treaties in retaliation to Washington's decision to halt military cooperation with Russia.
Russia, Ukraine feud over sniper carnage
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — One of the biggest mysteries hanging over the protest mayhem that drove Ukraine's president from power: Who was behind the snipers who sowed death and terror in Kiev?
China defiant on territory claims, demands respect
BEIJING (AP) — China will never make concessions in territorial disputes with its neighbors, while good relations with the U.S. depend on Washington respecting Beijing's sovereignty claims, Foreign Minister Wang Yi said Saturday.
Activists: Syrian aircraft bomb embattled city
BEIRUT (AP) — Government aircraft have dropped have crude "barrel bombs" on an embattled rebel-held city in western Syria, killing civilians, activists said.
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