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


* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares, U.S. futures slide as traders fret about Ukraine, rate rises 

* Oil prices rise on supply disruption jitters as geopolitical tensions grow  

* PRECIOUS-Gold muted as Fed caution counters Ukraine risks 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Dubai sees biggest fall in over a month after Houthi attack intercepted 

* POLL-Gulf economies to grow faster in 2022, oil price fall biggest threat 

* Yemen's Houthis fail in second missile attack on UAE 

* U.S. deputy special envoy for Iran leaves post amid Iran nuclear talks 

* No decision yet on direct talks with U.S. - Iran foreign minister 

* Lebanon's Hariri steps away from politics, upending election landscape 

* Lebanon deputy PM: Talks with IMF focus on budget, banking sector, exchange rate 

* Syrian Kurds say Islamic State militants surrender after prison raid

* U.S. warns against travel to Peru, Kuwait, UAE over COVID

* Western diplomats begin humanitarian talks with Taliban in Norway 



* Egypt targets $7 bln in FDI for oil and gas in 2022-2023 

* Egypt approves Merck COVID pill, says to be produced locally 

* Egypt's petroleum minister appoints new EGPC chairman - statement

* Egypt's Delta passes in tender for 80,000 tonnes sugar- traders


* MTG sells ESL Gaming to Savvy Gaming Group for $1.05 billion

* More wheat imports allocated to Saudi investors abroad -ministry statement

* Saudi Aramco CEO says oil demand nearing pre-pandemic levels - Asharq Business

* Saudi Arabia's SABIC Agri-Nutrients plans to buy 49% of ETG Inputs Holdco 



* Houthi attacks rattle some United Arab Emirates residents 

* U.S. citizens in UAE warned to maintain security awareness - embassy website 

* UAE regulator approves Gulf's first SPAC framework 

* Teneo launches financial advisory business in the Middle East



* Barwa Real Estate intends to sell 24.40% stake in Kuwait's Al Imtiaz Investment Group



* Kuwait draft 2022-2023 budget sees deficit down 74% 

* Kuwait refers two army officers to prosecution over suspected corruption in Eurofighter deal

* Lebanon to respond to confidence-building measures proposed by Kuwait before Saturday


(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((