A journalist (bottom C) points at a photograph of Iranian passenger Pouria Noor Mohammad Mehrdad (pictured L) as a Malaysian police official displays photographs of the two men, who reportedly boarded the missing Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 using stolen European passports, to the media at a hotel near Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Sepang on March 11, 2014. Malaysian police said on March 11 one of two suspect passengers who boarded the missing passenger jet was an Iranian illegal immigrant, as relatives of some of the 239 people on board said they were losing hope for a miracle. AFP PHOTO / MANAN VATSYAYANA (Photo credit MANAN VATSYAYANA/AFP/Getty Images)
(NEWSER) – It's well past midnight in Malaysia, where the search for Flight MH370 is on hold until daylight, but developments are continuing to trickle out—though the updates are far from clarifying ones. The Financial Times follows up a report on the two men—one Italian, one Austrian—who boarded the plane using stolen passports. A Thai travel agent told the paper that the tickets were booked through an Iranian middleman who goes by "Mr. Ali." She says she has booked tickets for him for the past three years, and there is no indication that "Ali" was aware the passports were stolen; the agent says Ali often booked travel for his contacts.