The Libyan Defense Ministry has authorized the use of force to stop a North Korean tanker loading crude oil sold by Libyan separatists, an industry official and state media said March 9, AFP and Reuters reported.
Writers, commentators and analysts from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates have quit major Qatari media outlets, some reportedly at the request of the Saudi Ministry of Culture and Information, the employees said March 9, AFP reported.
A suicide bomber detonated a minibus packed with explosives near the main checkpoint at the northern entrance of Hilla, killing at least 32 people and wounding 147 more, police and medical officials said, Reuters reported March 9.
The U.S. Navy has dispatched the USS Pinckney and an Orion surveillance plane to the southern coast of Vietnam to search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which has been missing since March 8, AP reported March 9.
An unarmed Ukrainian border patrol plane was fired on while flying some 1,000 meters (3,000 feet) near the administrative border with Crimea on March 8, a border guard spokesman said, Reuters reported.