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


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Strong data lifts stocks after tax scare; oil gains

* Oil edges higher as recovery support countered by Asia virus surge 

* PRECIOUS-Palladium extends record run, gold dips on strong U.S. data 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Q1 earnings boost most Gulf markets; Egypt retreats 

* OPEC urges members to lobby against U.S. NOPEC bill and outline risks 

* At least 27 dead in fire at Baghdad hospital for COVID patients- medical sources 

* Iran's Al-Alam TV says tanker hit near Syrian city of Baniyas was Iranian 

* Iran to bar travellers from India over COVID-19 variant, officials say 

* Scuffles in Jerusalem after Israeli-Palestinian Ramadan night clashes 

* Sudan says Ethiopia rejected invitation for dam summit 

* Maroc Telecom first-quarter profit falls 7.7% 


* Egypt's GASC says seeking vegoils for arrival June 26-July 10 

* Insurer for Suez grounded ship appeals detention by Egypt 

* Egypt allocates 1.074 mln feddans of land for rice in 2021 season 

* Egypt and Russia agree to resume all flights, including to resorts - statement 

* Egypt raises domestic fuel prices for first time since subsidy reform 


* Saudi Arabia sees over $200 bln in savings from energy reforms plan - FinMin 

* Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi explosives-laden drone - state TV 

* Yemen's Houthis claim attack on Saudi oil facility, air base 

* Saudi Arabia to join new forum on climate change - state news agency 

* Saudi Arabia bans Lebanese produce over drug smuggling


* UAE suspends all flights from India due to COVID-19 surge 

* Etihad Airways to stop operating Boeing 777-300ER jets this year 

* Dubai's DP World says near-term trading environment positive 


* Bahrain King appoints Chairman of NOGA -state news agency 

* Israel, Bahrain to let people with COVID shots travel between countries 

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((