US stocks slump, havens jump on Mideast flare-up – BNNBloomberg.ca

US stocks slump, havens jump on Mideast flare-up – BNNBloomberg.ca

U.S. stocks slumped as investors fretted that an escalation in Middle East tensions could dent global growth. Oil jumped along with assets seen as havens. The S&P 500 Index posted its biggest loss in a month after a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian commander and the Middle Eastern country vowed “severe retaliation.” A search for safety…
‘Kinakabahan ako’: Duterte says Iran ‘hell-bent’ on retaliation vs US – ABS-CBN News

‘Kinakabahan ako’: Duterte says Iran ‘hell-bent’ on retaliation vs US – ABS-CBN News

President Rodrigo Duterte. File Duterte asks Congress to discuss US-Iran tensions MANILA - A fearful President Rodrigo Duterte called Monday for supplementary funding and measures to secure the lives of Filipinos in the Middle East in light of escalating tensions between the United States and Iran. Duterte called on Congress and Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez…
Oil Traders Lose Faith in Geopolitical Rallies – Wall Street Journal

Oil Traders Lose Faith in Geopolitical Rallies – Wall Street Journal

Escalating tensions in the Middle East are boosting oil prices, but some investors are skeptical the rally has legs after other recent geopolitical flare-ups in the market quickly eased. Crude futures shot up as much as 4.9% Friday after President Trump ordered a strike in Baghdad that killed Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. A top…
Japan reiterates no change in plan to deploy Self-Defense Forces to Middle East

Japan reiterates no change in plan to deploy Self-Defense Forces to Middle East

FILE PHOTO: Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga speaks at a news conference after the reshuffling of the Japanese cabinet at Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's official residence in Tokyo, Japan September 11, 2019. REUTERS/Issei KatoTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is closely monitoring the situation in the Middle East but there is no change in its plan…
Hezbollah: U.S. forces in Middle East to go home in coffins

Hezbollah: U.S. forces in Middle East to go home in coffins

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday the U.S. military in the Middle East would pay the price for the killing of Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani, warning that U.S. soldiers and officers would return home in coffins. Lebanon's Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah addresses his supporters via a screen during…
UK military has increased security at Middle East bases after Soleimani killing: Sky News

UK military has increased security at Middle East bases after Soleimani killing: Sky News

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain has increased its security and readiness at military bases in the Middle East after the United States killed Iranian Major-General Qassem Soleimani, Sky News reported on Friday without citing sources. Britain has about 400 military personnel in Iraq, who help provide training in the country. They are mostly located at Taji…
Japan will keep deployment to Middle East to secure shipping lane: government

Japan will keep deployment to Middle East to secure shipping lane: government

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Wednesday it will stick with plans to deploy Self-Defense Forces to the Middle East to ensure the safety of its ships, even amid heightened tensions after the United States’ killing of an Iranian military commander. Japan’s National Security Council will meet to discuss the region, while no decision has…
Trump says he had a good meeting on Middle East, military and trade

Trump says he had a good meeting on Middle East, military and trade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he had a very good meeting on the Middle East, the military and trade on Tuesday, shortly after he returned to his Florida club from his golf course. It was not clear what meeting Trump was referring to and he offered no details. “Very good meeting on…
Philippines allows citizens to stay in Iran, Lebanon as Middle East tensions ease

Philippines allows citizens to stay in Iran, Lebanon as Middle East tensions ease

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines will no longer require its citizens to leave Iran and Lebanon as worries of a broader conflict in the Middle East eased, but the mandatory evacuation order for workers in Iraq remains in force, officials said on Thursday. Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu, a retired general named by President Rodrigo Duterte…
France urges Iran to avoid exacerbating tensions in Middle East: President

France urges Iran to avoid exacerbating tensions in Middle East: President

FILE PHOTO: French President Emmanuel Macron waits for a guest on the steps of the Elysee palace in Paris, France, January 7, 2020. REUTERS/Christian HartmannPARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron urged Iran on Tuesday to avoid any actions that could worsen tensions in the Middle East after the killing of a top Iranian commander,…