Central European stocks
fell on Wednesday as fears of an all-out conflict in the Middle
East cut risk appetite, while industrial output data in Hungary
sent a warning sign that economic slowdown could be around the
Output in Hungary grew 3.6% in November in annual...
Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul
Mahdi received a verbal message from Iran in which it told him
its response to the U.S. killing of its top general was either
imminent or under way, his spokesman said in a statement.
Southeast Asian equities slumped on
Wednesday, with Thailand taking the biggest hit, as investors
scurried from riskier assets due to rising tensions in the
Middle East after Iran fired rockets at U.S.-led forces in Iraq.
The Thai benchmark led declines in the region and
A top Indian actress who joined
students protesting against the government drew calls on social
media on Wednesday for a boycott of her upcoming film, as well
as praise for being a rare Bollywood A-lister to stand up
against a crackdown on dissent.
The leaders of Iraq's
semi-autonomous Kurdistan Region said on Wednesday that the
support of a U.S.-led military coalition in fighting Islamic
State militants was vital and urged its member states not to
allow the group's revival.