KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysian police are investigating the personal, political and religious backgrounds of the pilots and crew of a missing jetliner, a senior officer said, as they try to work out why someone aboard flew the plane hundreds of miles off course. Full Article
AL-LAFITAAT, Egypt - Egypt's army says it is crushing Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula, but in the region's villages and towns a victory for the state feels a long way off.
March 15 - Syrians rally in Washington, D.C., to mark the third anniversary of the revolt and violent crackdown that led to more than 140,000 killed. Nathan Frandino reports.
George Soros says Europe’s great project, the European Union, is at risk. Even if it survives it is doomed to a period of stagnation and fragility, rendering it powerless on a world scene dominated by powerful blocs. Commentary
The battle royale for media supremacy will soon be engaged. But rather than pit old media against new, it will pit the sharpies of the advertising industry -- who know more about attention and profit than us all -- against everybody else. Commentary
The Malaysian government is a closed, controlled regime, but modern society demands transparency during a crisis. Commentary