The disappearance five days ago of a Malaysian Airline Systems Bhd. aircraft with 239 people on board is confounding search teams and a global audience used to around-the-clock connectivity and real-time updates.
The search for Flight 370 is being conducted over all areas it may have gone down, Malaysian air force Chief Rodzali Daud said as he denied a report citing him as saying the plane was detected in the Strait of Malacca.
Malaysia authorities said hijacking and sabotage are part of the criminal probe in the disappearance of Flight 370, a mystery now in its fifth day, and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency said terrorism can’t be excluded.
Libya’s navy impounded a tanker that was seeking to export crude from a rebel-held port, according to the national oil company, as the government battles to reassert control over its main source of revenue.
Malaysia stepped up efforts to locate a jet that may have crashed in the Gulf of Thailand, focusing on oil slicks and two passengers who used stolen passports, with officials examining television footage.
Russia said Ukraine’s natural gas debt climbed to almost $2 billion and signaled supplies may be cut, ratcheting up pressure on its neighbor as they scrap over the future of the Black Sea Crimea region.