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-Delta, Fed dominate economic conversation as stocks jump, oil drops

* Oil posts biggest week of losses in nine months as Delta variant spreads 

* PRECIOUS-Gold battles dollar as virus fears dampen risk appetite 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Most major Gulf bourses fall on fed taper, virus fears

* U.S., Germany advise against travel to Kabul airport amid evacuation chaos

* Gulf Arabs jittery about Taliban takeover but may seek pragmatic ties 

* Israeli aircraft strike Hamas sites in Gaza after border clashes 

* Lebanon to raise fuel prices in bid to ease crippling shortages


* Egypt seeks 200,000 tonnes of raw sugar 


* Saudi Arabia remains China's top oil supplier, Malaysian supplies triple 

* Arabian Centres Quarterly Profit Falls


* UAE to host 5,000 Afghans to be evacuated on US aircraft - embassy

* Erdogan says Turkey, UAE ties improving after rare meeting 

* MEDIA-China Three Gorges nears deal for Dubai renewable firm Alcazar - BBG 

* WVL Expands Into Europe, LATAM And APAC Via Acquisition Of Mass Transit Saas Platform Shotl 


* Afghans speak of despair, uncertainty after evacuation to Qatar 

* QNB Group Seeks Shareholder Approval To Increase Non-Qatari Share Ownership Limit To 100% 


* Moody's downgrades KIPCO's ratings to Ba2 from Ba1, maintains negative outlook

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((