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BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iranian-backed Shi'ite factions have exhorted Iraqis to turn out for a "million-strong" march on Friday aimed at whipping up anti-American sentiment as the United States' struggle with Iran plays out on the streets of Baghdad.
YANGON (Reuters) - Ethnic minority rebels in Myanmar have released a lawmaker held hostage for two months in a bid to reduce tension in the war-torn western state of Rakhine, a human rights group and the rebels said.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran said it had asked the U.S. and French authorities for equipment to download information from black boxes on a downed Ukrainian airliner, potentially angering countries which want the recorders analysed abroad.
KUALA LUMPUR: The ringgit opened almost flat against the greenback today as investors awaited new market direction.
FROM Johan Jaafar
I WISH to raise the issue of what I term “the dignity deficit” in our society. I have had experiences with this as a university professor and as a civil society member in Malaysia.
KUALA LUMPUR: Despite the Malaysia-India spat, crude palm oil (CPO) prices have bounced back after recording its biggest weekly drop since November 2008 last week.
BANGKOK: Thailand’s second-biggest opposition party faces possible dissolution on Tuesday (Jan 21) in a court case that could spur more pro-democracy protests against a military-backed government.
HONG KONG: Oil jumped as rising tension in the Middle East and North Africa halted output and exports from key OPEC producers Iraq and Libya.
LONDON: Changing consumption habits caused by new technology contributed to more British companies warning they were falling short of profit forecasts last year than at any time since 2015, according to a report by consultants EY.