Trump briefed on ongoing situation in Syria:White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump has been briefed on the situation in Syria, White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said in a statement on Wednesday after a blast struck near a U.S.-led coalition patrol that a war monitor said killed 16 people. “The president has been fully briefed and we will continue to monitor the ongoing situation in Syria,” […]

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf moves sideways despite oil tumble, banks boost Egypt

* Saudi petchem sector holds up amid oil plunge * Many investors anticipating oil price rebound in New Year * Expectations for passive fund inflows support Saudi * Dubai’s GFH Financial rebounds after statement on shares * Egypt’s Sidi Kerir Petrochemicals ends five days of losses By Shakeel Ahmad and Ateeq Shariff Dec 26 (Reuters) – Gulf stock markets largely […]

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MIDEAST – Factors to watch – December 19

DUBAI, Dec 19 (Reuters) – Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Wednesday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia tenses for Fed call, oil slide boosts bonds * MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf indexes fall on weak oil prices, real estate dampens Dubai * U.S. oil […]

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi stocks hit more than two-week low as weak oil prices weigh on Gulf

* Oil price slump hurts sentiment across Gulf markets * Sahara Petrochemical shares hurt by shutdown of unit’s plant * Cement shares aided by speculation on Yemen reconstruction * Property shares weigh on Dubai * Global Telecom up 5.9 pct on rumours about new tender offer By Saeed Azhar DUBAI, Nov 11 (Reuters) – Saudi stocks slumped to their weakest […]

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Qatar firms after cabinet reshuffle; other markets subdued

* Qatar market rises on cabinet reshuffle * QNB adds 0.8 percent * Gulf markets broadly negative * Saudi Arabia down but foreigners’ net sales drop By Marwa Rashad RIYADH, Nov 4 (Reuters) – Qatari stocks ended firmer on Sunday following a government reshuffle, while markets elsewhere in the region, including |Saudi Arabia, were mostly weaker in lacklustre trade. Qatar, […]

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Russia says militants trying to wreck deal over Syria's Idlib: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia accused rebels in Syria’s Idlib Province on Thursday of trying to wreck a Russian-Turkish initiative to create a demilitarized zone in the insurgent-held region, the Interfax news agency reported. Idlib is held by an array of rebel groups, the most powerful of which is Tahrir al-Sham. An amalgamation of Islamist groups, it is dominated by the […]

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