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


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares drop as Treasury yields hit fresh highs  

* Oil rises to 7-year high as Turkey outage adds to tight supply outlook 

* PRECIOUS-Gold flat near one-week low as U.S. rate hike looms 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Abu Dhabi bourse shrugs off attack, Saudi at 15-year high 

* ANALYSIS-Inside OPEC, views are growing that oil's rally could be prolonged  

* Iran starts trial of Arab separatist leader linked to military parade attack  

* Russia, Iran and China to hold joint naval drills -RIA  

* Israel sticks with 4th vaccine shot, sees Omicron wave waning in a week 

* Hope for Israel's Darfur asylum seekers after court ruling  

* Israeli police under fire over reported use of Pegasus to hack Israelis  

* Israel offers UAE security, intelligence support after deadly Houthi attack  

* Entree Capital raises $300 mln for 2 new Israel-focused VC funds  

* U.S. imposes sanctions on Hezbollah-linked businessmen in Lebanon  

* Around 20 killed in deadliest coalition strikes on Yemen's Sanaa since 2019  

* Erdogan says cost concerns force U.S. rethink on EastMed gas pipeline 

* Iran says waging war will not resolve regional crisis after Yemen flareup  

* Tunisia extends state of emergency by a month till Feb. 18 


* LG plans regional headquarter in Riyadh - Asharq TV 

* Saudi Arabia issues 2.833 bln riyal in domestic sukuk in January - NDMC  

* Saudi SABIC plans petrochemicals plant in Jubail -CEO to Asharq TV  



* UAE's AMEA Power to raise clean energy output to 5,000 MW in 3 years -WAM  

* UAE raid raises Yemen stakes, draws closer scrutiny of Iran allies 

* UAE calls for a meeting of UN security council to condemn recent Yemen's Houthi attack  

* S&P says Houthi drone strike risks already factored into Abu Dhabi credit rating  



* Turkey says to send 3,250 security personnel to Qatar 2022 World Cup  

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((