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Flagstaff Vigil Held for Woman Killed While Held in Mideast – ABC News

Flagstaff Vigil Held for Woman Killed While Held in Mideast – ABC News

Scores turned out to honor a humanitarian worker from Arizona who was killed while being held captive by Islamic State militants. Saturday night’s vigil for Kayla Mueller was at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff where she studied. The Arizona Republic reports ( http://bit.ly/1CvcoIg ) that about 200 people gathered at a garden. The tone varied […]

MIDEAST STOCKS – Factors to watch – Feb 15 – Reuters

DUBAI Feb 15 (Reuters) – Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Sunday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch of their accuracy. INTERNATIONAL/REGIONAL * Shares rise on German growth, Greece optimism; oil rises * Oil tops $60 for first time in 2015; oversupply persists * […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-SABIC heads Saudi rally as oil price rise supports – Reuters

(Updates with Saudi Arabia, Egypt open) DUBAI Nov 23 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s bourse rose in early trade on Sunday as most stocks gained after oil prices edged up and global equities rallied on Friday. The main Saudi index added 1.0 percent as shares in petrochemicals giant Saudi Basic Industries (SABIC) rose 1.4 percent. Brent […]

Dubai Index Gains Most in Week After Stimulus, Oil; Saudi Rises – Bloomberg

Dubai shares advanced the most in more than a week, led by Emaar Properties PJSC (EMAAR), as central banks from China to Europe take additional stimulus measures and oil gained. Saudi Arabia’s stocks gauge rose. The Dubai Financial Market General Index (DFMGI) added 1.5 percent, the most since Nov. 13, to close at 4,630.13. Emaar, […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Markets may catch up with global rally – Reuters

DUBAI Nov 23 (Reuters) – Middle East stock markets may rise on Sunday in line with end-of-week gains in global equities, which rallied after China made a surprise interest rate cut and the European Central Bank indicated it would step up asset purchases. Brent crude rose above $80 per barrel and markets in Asia, Europe […]

Mideast women should be queens, not victims of domestic abuse – Al-Arabiya

Mideast women should be queens, not victims of domestic abuse – Al-Arabiya}

Middle East Updates / Pentagon: Some US troops authorized for Iraq may be … – Haaretz

Read Wednesday’s updates 9:42 P.M. Pentagon: Some U.S. troops authorized for Iraq may go soon Some of the additional 1,500 U.S. troops authorized to advise and train Iraqi forces for their fight against Islamic State militants will begin deploying to the country in the next few weeks, the Pentagon said on Thursday. Rear Admiral John […]

Reviving Mideast private equity market draws international interest – Reuters

* Value of private equity funds in region growing * Confidence returning after big losses due to global crisis * But Gulf private equity remains in its infancy * Western firms still demand risk premium for Mideast * Some Gulf firms reluctant to yield control to outsiders By David French DUBAI, Nov 18 (Reuters) – […]

BETWEEN THE LINES – WND.com

BETWEEN THE LINES – WND.com

Text smaller Text bigger Editor’s note: Joseph Farah is in Israel this week leading a tour of the Jewish state with best-selling author Jonathan Cahn. JERUSALEM – Things are uneasy in Jerusalem. I was here twice last year, and there is a world of difference in the atmosphere. It’s tense. There have been riots, shootings, […]

Abbas urges intervention of Mideast Quartet to ‘halt Israeli assaults’ on … – Jerusalem Post

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Thursday sent urgent letters to members of the Middle East Quartet – UN, US, Russia and EU – in which he urged them to intervene immediately to “halt Israeli assaults” on Palestinians. In his letters, Abbas complained about Israeli “assaults” on the al-Aksa Mosque, house demolitions, […]