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UPDATE 14-Iran promises to avenge U.S. killing of top Iranian commander Soleimani

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iran threatened on Friday to hit back hard after a U.S. air strike in Baghdad killed Qassem Soleimani, commander of...

UK military has increased security at Middle East bases after Soleimani killing – Sky...

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Britain has increased its security and readiness at military bases in the Middle East after the United States...

UPDATE 1-UK house price growth tops 1% for first time in a year -Nationwide

(Adds details and background) LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - British house prices rose in annual terms by more than 1% for the first...

China stocks up 5th week on stimulus, trade optimism

SHANGHAI, Jan 3 (Reuters) - China stocks slipped on Friday, but finished the first week of a new decade higher with a five-week...

With fates intertwined, Mexico and Pemex face downgrade risk in 2020

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico threw troubled state oil company Pemex a lifeline in 2019 to stop $80 billion in bonds held by...

UPDATE 8-US says it kills top Iranian commander Soleimani in air strike

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The United States killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force and spearhead of Iran’s spreading military...

UPDATE 5-Iran's Soleimani and Iraq's Muhandis killed in U.S. air strike -militia spokesman

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, head of the elite Quds Force, was killed early on Friday in a US air strike...

Australian shares rise on China policy easing; NZ up

* ASX heads for biggest weekly drop since Dec.6 * Miners boosted by strong iron ore prices * All ‘big four’ banks trade...

UPDATE 3-Rockets hit Baghdad airport, killing 5 Iraqi paramilitary members, 2 'guests'

FILE PHOTO: Iranian Revolutionary Guard Commander Qassem Soleimani stands at the frontline during offensive operations against Islamic State militants in the town of...

UPDATE 2-Rockets fall on Baghdad airport, Popular Mobilization Forces says official killed

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Three rockets hit Baghdad International Airport killing five members of Iraqi paramilitary groups and two “guests”, Iraqi paramilitary groups said...