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-Treasury yields rise, U.S. stocks hit new highs; dollar weakens

* Oil prices rise over 2% as U.S. inventories decline

* PRECIOUS-Gold logs best week in 7 as Delta variant risks loom

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Explosion at Jebel Ali Port sent tremor through Gulf bourses

* Iran's nuclear activity is concerning, says Saudi official

* U.S. strikes deal with Russia to continue U.N. Syria aid access 

* Explosion in Tehran park was stun grenade - Iran state TV 

* G20 signs off on tax crackdown, warns on virus variants 

* Putin lifts ban on charter flights to Egypt six years after crash 

* Algerian prime minister infected with COVID-19 - state TV

* Israeli settlements amount to war crime - U.N. rights expert 

* Lebanese minister denies request to quiz security chief over Beirut blast 


* Late Egyptian leader Anwar Sadat's widow dies at age 88 - presidency 

* Eni signs deal for hydrogen production in Egypt


* IMF sees Saudi growth at 2.4% this year with non-oil sector leading rebound 

* Saudi Arabia sets cap on local gasoline price for July 

* Saudi's AHAB nears end of years long debt dispute 

* Seeking summer breeze and natural getaway, Saudis flock to Ukraine 

* Saudi Electricity Obtains $500 Mln Green Credit Facility Under JBIC Green Operations 

* Saudi Arabia approves Moderna's COVID vaccine -state news agency


* Dubai's ruler launches with big tech companies a national programme for coders 

* Mubadala's Yahsat IPO set to raise $730 mln after final pricing 

* Brooge Energy signs agreement with Oil trader for one of first refineries in region


* QNB Group Expands Its Footprint In Asia With Hong Kong Branch Opening 


* Oman And Emirates Investment Appoints Mohamed Darwish Mohamed Hussain Al Khoori As Chairman

* Oman's Sohar International Bank Board Approves 50 Mln Rials Rights Issue

(Compiled by Dubai newsroom) ((