Egypt Pushes for a Mideast Free of Nuclear Weapons – Nasdaq

Shutterstock photo WASHINGTON—Egypt’s foreign minister said Monday that the landmark nuclear agreement between global powers and Iran offers a new opportunity to hold a United Nations-backed conference aimed at creating a nuclear weapons-free zone in the Middle East, alluding to Israel. “If the result of the deal […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Egypt tumbles, follows global market rout; Saudi slips – Reuters

DUBAI Feb 9 Egypt’s stock market fell more than 2 percent in early trade on Tuesday, following global shares lower, while Riyadh’s index slipped as local traders cashed out of speculative shares. Egypt’s main index tumbled 2.1 percent. Palm Hills Development was down 3.0 percent and was the most heavily traded stock, after the real […]

Trump: I Will Build A Mideast Safe Zone, "And Make The Gulf States Pay For It" – RealClearPolitics

Donald Trump adds a new item to his list of promises: A big beautiful safe zone in the middle east, that the Gulf States will pay for. DONALD TRUMP: The migration, you know I have a bigger heart than anybody, but we have to be smart, this could be a giant Trojan horse, look […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Feb 9 – Reuters

DUBAI Feb 9 Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Tuesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks dumped for safe havens as bank fears flare * Oil prices jump, shrug off equity slump and glut concerns * MIDEAST […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Markets may weaken as global shares slump – Reuters

DUBAI Feb 9 Major Middle East stock markets may struggle to hold onto the previous session’s gains on Tuesday as Asian shares slump, despite a slight improvement in oil prices. Brent futures are trading around $33 a barrel after jumping as much as 1.5 percent in early Asian trade, but Japan’s Nikkei average is down […]

Obama says Mideast countries must ‘lift up their citizens’ – Al-Arabiya

Obama says Mideast countries must ‘lift up their citizens’ – Al-Arabiya}

MidEast Shares Mixed, Saudi Arabia Inches Up As Brent Crude Edges Above $34 Per Barrel – Nasdaq

Middle East stocks were mixed, with Saudi Arabia inching higher as Brent crude traded above $34 per barrel. In company news, Emaar Malls said Q4 net profit rose 5.5% to to 435 million dirhams ($118 million). Air Arabia said net profit fell to 59 million dirhams, below SICO Bahrain’s estimate of 79.3 million dirhams. […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Local investors lead major bourses up but banks dampen Abu Dhabi – Reuters

* Saudi edges up in volatile trade * Emaar Properties jumps over 3 pct, lifts Dubai * Abu Dhabi flat, weighed down by banks * Kuwait’s Americana surges after giving approval to due diligence * Egypt climbs as non-Egyptian Arab traders accumulate stocks By Celine Aswad DUBAI, Feb 8 Several major stock markets in the […]

Conflicts complicate Mideast policies –

• Second of a two-part series.   Part one in Sunday’s edition covered Sunni and Shia Islam, the Wahhabi influence on the Islamic State and the autocratic history of some Middle East Countries. So how do Saudi Arabia, the Kurds and religious differences affect regional conflicts that complicate U.S. policies? The Kingdom of Saudi […]

Obama says Mideast countries must ‘lift up their citizens’ – Yahoo News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders called on governments to be responsive to and inclusive of their citizens at a conference in Dubai on Monday, as the unrest of the Arab Spring reverberates across the Middle East. Those gathered for the World Government Summit offered no immediate […]

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