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MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 23 – Reuters

DUBAI Aug 23 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks post worst week in years on China fears * Oil ends down more than 2 pct as U.S. drilling points to […]

The Iran deal ensures a Mideast arms race — nukes and all – New York Post

President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran promises to unleash a new round of chaos in the Middle East, destabilize allies and empower terrorist groups. And he knows it. That’s the upshot of Obama’s letter to Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-Manhattan-B’klyn) to secure Nadler’s support for the deal. Nadler says he believes the deal will keep Iran […]

Reduced Air Pollution in Mideast Tied to Strife, Economic Decline – Voice of America

A new study shows air pollution has declined throughout the Middle East since 2010. Researchers say that reflects problems on the ground.  Researchers couldn’t explain the lowered pollution rates just on new air quality control regulations put in place by some Middle Eastern States. So they looked at the amount of political strife and economic […]

China Oil Trader Matches Record Mideast Haul as Crude Slides – Bloomberg

The trading unit of China’s biggest energy company is on course for its largest-ever crude haul after matching its record for monthly Middle East oil purchases in Singapore as benchmark prices tumble to a six-year low. China National United Oil Co. bought 55 crude cargoes, or 27.5 million barrels, so far this month for October […]

China Oil Trader Set to Top Record Mideast Haul as Crude Tumbles – Bloomberg

The trading unit of China’s biggest energy company is set to surpass its record for Middle East oil purchases in Singapore as benchmark prices tumble to a six-year low. China National United Oil Co. bought 51 crude cargoes, or 25.5 million barrels, this month for October loading as part of the market-on-close price-assessment process operated […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets drop on oil but Saudi bounces from 8-month low – Reuters

* Saudi stabilises, down 11.9 pct this month * Dubai leads losses in Gulf * Qatar, Kuwait join regional sell-off * Oman hits 8-month low as budget deficit wider than expected * Egypt falls on poor earnings, devaluation fears By Olzhas Auyezov DUBAI, Aug 20 Most Middle East stock markets fell on Thursday as oil […]

AP Interview: Huckabee vows to shake up Mideast policies – U.S. News & World Report

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AP Interview: Huckabee Vows to Shake up Mideast Policies – ABC News

Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee on Wednesday vowed to abandon key American policies in the Mideast if he is elected next year, endorsing positions that would put the U.S. at odds with its closest allies. Huckabee said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that he considers the West Bank to be part […]

Huckabee vows to shake up Mideast policies – NorthJersey.com

JERUSALEM   — Republican presidential hopeful Mike Huckabee on Wednesday vowed to abandon key American policies in the Mideast if he is elected next year, endorsing positions that would put the U.S. at odds with its closest allies. Huckabee said in an interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday that he considers the West Bank […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi sinks 2.5 pct, Egypt drops; valuations support UAE – Reuters

* Gulf sell-off focuses on Saudi as most expensive market * August plunge wipes $ 50 billion off Saudi market cap * UAE offers much cheaper valuations * Qatar’s Ezdan rises further on MSCI weighting increase * Egypt drops, breaking technical support By Olzhas Auyezov DUBAI, Aug 19 Most major Middle East stock markets fell […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Markets sell off after China hits oil; Saudis down 2.9 pct – Reuters

* Saudi Arabia drops as state spending seen moderating * Healthcare bucks trend on mandatory insurance for visitors * Dubai falls below chart support * Qatar suffers less, buoyed by MSCI weighting increase * Egypt’s index drops to 1 1/2-year low By Olzhas Auyezov DUBAI, Aug 18 Major Middle East stock markets plunged on Tuesday […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Markets fall but Dubai, Egypt hold above chart support – Reuters

* Bargain-hunters lift some Saudi blue chips * But troubled Mobily tumbles again * Dubai’s Arabtec regains some ground * Poor Q2 earnings weigh on Abu Dhabi * Egypt’s bourse bounces from technical support By Olzhas Auyezov DUBAI, Aug 17 Most Middle East stock markets fell on Monday as oil prices remained weak, but some […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar given weightings lift as markets fall on oil weakness – Reuters

* Saudi Arabia drops below technical support * Oil shipper Bahri tumbles as freight rates drop * Dubai’s Arabtec down on third straight quarterly loss * Qatar’s Ezdan, CBQ rise after MSCI boosts weightings * Depressed sentiment spreads to Egypt By Olzhas Auyezov DUBAI, Aug 16 Equity markets across the Middle East fell on Sunday […]

Donald Trump outlines foreign policy, says Mideast would pay for US troops – CNBC

On defeating Islamic State militants, Trump said the key is to take away their wealth by taking back the oil fields under their control in Iraq. Told by “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd that such a move could require ground troops, Trump responded, “That’s OK.” He said the Iraqis should be given “something” from […]

Trump Wants Money From Mideast Countries Supported by US – ABC News

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is outlining a foreign policy in which the United States would put ground troops in the fight against Islamic State militants and demand money from Middle East countries supported by the U.S. In a wide-ranging interview that aired Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the billionaire businessman and former reality […]

Iran must lead ‘resistance axis’ to fight US influence in Mideast, Khamanei … – Jerusalem Post Israel News

Iran and its allies must do all in their power to curb American influence in the Middle East, a top adviser to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said. According to official Iranian media, Ali Akbar Velayati said that the “resistance axis” of Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and the Palestinian territories is “not only to fight […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Arabtec drags down Dubai after Q2 loss, MSCI lifts Qatar – Reuters

DUBAI Aug 16 Most Gulf stock markets edged down in early trade on Sunday, led by Dubai where shares in builder Arabtec tumbled after posting a third quarterly loss in a row. However, share prices in Qatar rose after index compiler MSCI increased Qatar’s weighting in its emerging markets index. Dubai’s index lost 0.8 percent […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Aug 16 – Reuters

DUBAI Aug 16 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks end week lower, bruised by China yuan weakness * MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets slip on oil price concerns, Q2 results * U.S. […]

Mideast Glimmers of Hope – Consortium News

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Despite Israel’s reliance on a dominated U.S. Congress as a last line of defense for its bomb-bomb-bomb-Iran strategy, other regional and global forces are moving quickly to reshape the Middle East’s geopolitical reality in a more positive way, as ex-CIA official Graham E. Fuller discerns. By Graham E. Fuller It is risky to try to […]

Serious concern about worsening Mideast turmoil due to Yemen civil war – Chicago Tribune

The following editorial appeared in Sunday’s Yomiuri Shimbun: No prospects are yet in sight for curbing the spread of turmoil throughout the Middle East as one government after another fails in the region. This is a deeply worrying situation. Civil war has continued to intensify in Yemen, which is located at the southern extremity of […]

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