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MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Feb 26 – Reuters

DUBAI Feb 26 (Reuters) – Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch of their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares edge down from 5-month high, dollar steadies MKTS/GLOB] * Brent falls towards $61 as US crude stocks weigh […]

Ultralight Vehicle Makers Seek Mideast Buyers – DefenseNews.com

Armored variant of the General Dynamics Flyer 72(Photo: General Dynamics) ABU DHABI — Ultralight off-road vehicle manufacturers are not going light on competition for Middle East business at the massive IDEX defense show here this week. The main American contenders — top-tier defense firm General Dynamics and recreational vehicle maker Polaris Industries — displayed their […]

An Island of Normalization in the Mideast? – Commentary Magazine

An imploding Middle East would seem an unlikely setting for finally realizing the Zionist dream of progress toward normalization with Israel’s neighbors. So I had to rub my eyes when I read the following report: Last week, Israel and Egypt ran a joint booth at the world’s biggest apparel trade fair, in Las Vegas. In […]

Mideast Crash Course for the New Defense Secretary – New York Times

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf markets mixed after oil steadies – Reuters

* Saudi Arabia’s Jabal Omar surges again * Insurance stocks also rally as AXA posts positive results * Property firms support Qatar * Egypt’s EFG Hermes rises after Qalaa Holdings deal * Pioneers Holding falls as its Arab Diary bid topped By Olzhas Auyezov DUBAI, Feb 22 (Reuters) – Gulf equity markets were narrowly mixed […]

Mideast Strife Fuels Land Warfare Market – DefenseNews.com

Turkish Army mechanized units take position near the Mursitpinar border crossing in the southeastern Turkish town of Suruc in October as Kurds call for more airstrikes against the Islamic State and for Turkey to open its borders to allow military supplies to get through to Kurdish forces in the besieged Syrian town.(Photo: Gokhan Sahin/Getty Images) […]

On Edge, Persian Gulf Monarchies Step Up Defense Spending – Wall Street Journal

ABU DHABI—Facing a host of military threats, the oil-rich monarchies of the Persian Gulf have been boosting outlays for defense equipment—providing a shot in the arm for Western arms suppliers facing government cutbacks in much of the rest of the world. Lower oil prices may eventually damp the buying binge, as they did during a […]

All Jerusalem roads closed as rare heavy snow hits parts of Mideast – Fox News

A bird flies over the beach during a rain storm in Gaza City, Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015. Rain is forecast for the rest of the week in Gaza City, with heavy rainfall on Thursday and Friday. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra) (The Associated Press) A Lebanese protects himself from snowfall in downtown Beirut, a rarity in this coastal […]

Obama, Qatari Emir to Discuss Mideast Stability – ABC News

President Barack Obama will discuss Mideast security next week with the leader of Qatar, a partner in the U.S. coalition fighting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani will be at the White House on Tuesday. The White House says they’ll discuss shared concerns over stability […]

Heavy Winter Storm Descends on Parts of Mideast – ABC News

A heavy winter storm descended on parts of the Middle East on Friday, with snow forcing the closure of all roads leading in and out of Jerusalem and sprinkling Israel’s desert with a rare layer of white. Snow also fell in parts of the West Bank, Lebanon, Jordan and Syria as a cold front swept […]

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