DUBAI - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.


* GLOBAL MARKETS- Growth woes douse rally in Asian shares, dollar slips 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai nears 5-month high, most major Gulf markets rise

* IMF says global economy cooling, coordinated stimulus may be needed 

* PRECIOUS-Gold holds near two-week high on dovish central banks 

* Oil prices fall on surging U.S. crude supply, economic slowdown

* Thousands flee Tripoli homes as battle rages on outskirts

* France blocks EU call to stop Haftar's offensive in Libya

* Trump congratulates Israel's Netanyahu on election victory 

* Palestinians condemn Airbnb about-face on delisting Israeli settlements

* Algeria to hold July 4 presidential election after mass protests 

* Deutsche Bank CEO wants more time to assess Commerzbank merger 

* Hezbollah warns U.S. over sanctions against Iran and allies

* Pompeo will not publicly back two-state solution for Israel and Palestinians

* Alia Royal Jordanian Airlines Says Govt To Buy Stake In Co 

* Saudi-led coalition air strikes hit Yemeni capital as violence flares 

* Iran bought corn, barley and soymeal in tenders - trade 

* Iran raises May crude prices for all regions -source

* Middle East Crude-Umm Lulu, Qatar Marine trade at premiums 



* Egypt's GASC buys 60,000 tonnes of Romanian wheat in direct deal

* Egypt says re-testing French wheat cargo after initial rejection 

* Egypt blocks campaign site opposing constitutional changes - monitor

* EXCLUSIVE-Egypt withdraws from U.S.-led anti-Iran security initiative -sources



* Saudi Kingdom Holding CEO says didn't buy Aramco bonds

* Aramco bonds' modest gains suggest demand was inflated -sources 

* Saudi Aramco says it raises $12 bln from bond issue 

* Khashoggi's children deny considering settlement over murder

* U.S. Senate confirms Abizaid as ambassador to Saudi Arabia



* UAE's Invest Bank Shareholders Approve Strategic Investment By Sharjah Govt 

* Invest Bank shareholders approve Sharjah government as controlling shareholder

* UAE energy minister says Russia committed to OPEC+ oil cuts

* Mubadala opens NY office to focus on financial services, private equity 

* Emirates NBD Sells Stake In Network International At 435 Pence/Share 

* Dana Gas says Q1 production 6 pct higher 



* U.S. looking 'very closely' at Qatar-Air Italy deal -Pompeo 



* Kuwait seeks up to $300 mln compensation over 2017 Jazeera collision 

* Kuwait raises May crude prices by 15 cents/bbl - source 



(Reporting By Dubai Newsroom) ((