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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

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 […]

Mercury News editorial: Mideast nations key to stopping ISIS terror act – San Jose Mercury News

If the goal of the “braintrust” of the rogue jihadists calling themselves the Islamic State (ISIS) is to alienate and outrage most of the world’s governments through repeated gruesome acts of terror, it’s working. The ISIS actions are drawing in more and more countries that have wanted to stay on the periphery of the fight. […]

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 […]

Jeb Bush’s review of our role in the Mideast omits a big event – MinnPost

Undeclared presidential candidate Jeb Bush spoke in Chicago Wednesday, outlining the arguments he will make, mostly about foreign policy, after he formally enters the race. Compared to some of the craziness we will hear from some of the other candidates, Bush came across as sane and measured. He clearly would associate himself with the chief […]

Heavy Winter Storm Descends on Parts of Mideast – ABC News

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 […]

Arms exporters eye deals at Mideast’s largest defense show – Reuters

ABU DHABI (Reuters) – International firms will scramble for new orders at the Middle East’s largest arms show which opens in Abu Dhabi next week as oil-rich Gulf states load up on weapons in a region rocked by instability and violence. The Middle East is the largest market driver in the industry with billions of […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Feb 19 – Reuters

DUBAI Feb 19 (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-Japan shares hit 15-yr peak; yields drop on Fed view * U.S. crude prices fall sharply as inventory grows * […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Feb 18 – Reuters

DUBAI Feb 18 (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 of their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia tracks Wall Street higher, dollar stands tall * Oil prices dip after strong rally earlier this week * MIDEAST […]