|Malaysia Airlines faces new trouble after long list of past woes
In an industry notorious for impoverishing shareholders and irking customers, Malaysia Airlines has stood out for its years of restructurings and losses. The company now has global recognition of a far less unfavorable kind.
|Iraq says Syria war violence could spread to West
Iraq's prime minister on Wednesday warned that Syria has become the world's central arena for terrorism, and that could spread more violence to the West if its civil war continues.
|Canada finishes military operations in Afghanistan, officials say
The Canadian government has completed its final military operation in Afghanistan, ending a 12-year mission to the country, administration officials said Wednesday.
|Email claims Saudi princesses held against their will, UN says
United Nations officials confirmed Wednesday that they have received allegations that Saudi Arabian princesses have been held against their will for more than a decade.
|Militants in Gaza fire barrage of rockets at Israel, officials say
The Israeli military on Wednesday said militants in the Gaza Strip have fired more than 20 rockets into southern Israel -- at least three of which were intercepted by its defense system.
|Ukraine says Russian military buildup increases risk of invasion
Ukraine's security council chief on Wednesday accused Russia of creating a massive military buildup near the country's border, which raises the risk of an invasion.
|Italian Mafia boss reveals killing detail, report says
An Italian newspaper report Wednesday said the remote control used to to detonate a bomb that killed anti-Mafia prosecutor Paolo Borsellino in 1992 was hidden inside the intercom at his mother's Palermo residence.
|Iran, Russia discuss adding nuclear plants, report says
Iran's official news agency reported Wednesday that the Iranian government and Russia have discussed a draft agreement to build two more nuclear power plants in the Islamic Republic.
|In Ukraine's east, some beg for return of Russian rule
In Ukraine, a potent mix of economic depression, ethnic solidarity and nostalgia for the certainties of the Soviet past have many people demanding the right to become part of Russia again.
|Russia news site chief fired over Ukraine coverage
The owner of the leading independent Russian news website Lenta.ru on Wednesday fired its chief editor following official complaints over the outlet's coverage of the situation in Ukraine.