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-Japan stocks bounce as yen bows before strong dollar 

* MIDEAST STOCKS-Bahrain’s Ahli United jumps on merger news amid weak Gulf markets

* Oil prices drop amid surprise jump in U.S. stockpiles 

* PRECIOUS-Gold drops more than 1 pct as dollar strengthens during Fed testimony 

* Middle East Crude-Ample supplies, narrower Brent-Dubai weigh 

* Syrian army pounds southern city of Nawa, reports of casualties -residents 

* Tunisia approves illegal enrichment law to strengthen anti-corruption fight 

* Iran files suit in international court against U.S. over sanctions 

* Libya's NOC declares force majeure on Zawiya exports as Sharara output drops 

* Iraqi police disperse protesters outside Zubair oilfield as unrest grows 

* Cryptocurrency firm Stellar gets Islamic finance certification 

* New debt refinancing not on medium-term agenda, Albayrak says 

* Russia, Kazakhstan cut hot-rolled steel coil exports to Iran - traders 

* EMERGING MARKETS-Russia, Middle East lead declines as oil sell-off clobbers EM 

* Turkish industrial output climbs 6.4 percent y/y in May 


* Egypt names first five state companies to float shares under privatisation scheme 

* Egypt targets social media with new law 

* Egypt's parliament passes $11 billion sovereign wealth fund 


* Subsidiary of Saudi Arabia's Ma'aden amends loan terms

* Saudi's Riyad Bank posts 25 pct Q2 profit rise 

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q2 earnings estimates (2) 

* TABLE-Saudi Arabia Q2 earnings estimates (1) 


* Dubai's Emaar Properties says to double investments in Egypt 

* MEDIA-Dubai developer Emaar puts $1.4bn in assets on sale amid downturn - FT 

* MEDIA-Abraaj's Africa fund investors are seeking new manager - Bloomberg 

* TABLE-Dubai Q2 earnings estimates

* TABLE-Abu Dhabi Q2 earnings estimates


* Qatar Airways adapts to regional political dispute, may avoid making a loss 

* TABLE-Qatar Q2 earnings estimates 


* TABLE-Kuwait Q2 earnings estimates 


* TABLE-Bahrain Q2 earnings estimates


* TABLE-Oman Q2 earnings estimates 

(Reporting By Dubai newsroom) ((