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Khamenei: Iran, Russia Should Cooperate to Isolate US, Foster Mideast Stability – Voice of America

Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei told visiting Russian President Vladimir Putin on Wednesday that Tehran and Moscow must step up cooperation to isolate the United States and help stabilize the Middle East, state TV reported. Iran and Russia are the main allies of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, while the United States, Turkey and most […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf barely moves as weak growth prospects offset rising oil – Reuters

* Prospect of VAT, other austerity steps dampens mood * Saudi petrochemical sector stays sluggish * Alawaal Bank climbs after quarterly earnings rise * Qatar’s Woqod holds major technical support * Egypt Chemical Industries up for third day post-earnings By Andrew Torchia DUBAI, Nov 1 (Reuters) – Gulf stock markets mostly moved sideways on Wednesday, […]

All US bases in Mideast in range of Iran’s missiles, Iranian general says – Fox News

Ayatollah Khamenei: Missiles are key to Iran’s future Iran’s supreme leader supports country’s recent missile tests Following an announcement that Iran would cap the flight range of its ballistic missiles at about 1,200 miles, a top Iranian military commander said Tuesday that all U.S. military bases in the region could still be struck. […]

All US bases in Mideast in range of Iran’s missiles, Iranian general says – Fox News

Ayatollah Khamenei: Missiles are key to Iran’s future Iran’s supreme leader supports country’s recent missile tests Following an announcement that Iran would cap the flight range of its ballistic missiles at about 1,200 miles, a top Iranian military commander said Tuesday that all U.S. military bases in the region could still be struck. […]

Jordan water crisis worsens as Mideast tensions slow action – The Times of Israel

SHARHABIL, Jordan (AP) — From a hillside in northern Jordan, the Yarmouk River is barely visible in the steep valley below, reduced from a once important water source to a sluggish trickle overgrown with vegetation. Jordan’s reservoirs are only one-fifth full, a record low, and vital winter rains are becoming more erratic. Jordanians don’t need […]

IMF projects deficits of $320B for Mideast oil exporters – Washington Post

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — The Middle East’s oil producers are bracing for continued pressure from lower oil prices, with the International Monetary Fund projecting cumulative budget deficits of $320 billion over the next five years, according to a new report released on Tuesday. Approximately half of that amount — or $160 billion — will […]

Jordan water crisis worsens as Mideast tensions slow action | Fox … – Fox News

SHARHABIL, Jordan –  From a hillside in northern Jordan, the Yarmouk River is barely visible in the steep valley below, reduced from a once important water source to a sluggish trickle overgrown with vegetation. Jordan’s reservoirs are only one-fifth full, a record low, and vital winter rains are becoming more erratic. Jordanians don’t […]

MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi soft again, Emaar and DSI hold back Dubai – Reuters

* Saudi PetroRabigh surges on quarterly earnings * SABIC falls back after gaining on Monday * Dubai Investment mitigates Dubai’s losses * Banks drag down Qatar * Zain falls again in Kuwait By Aziz El Yaakoubi DUBAI, Oct 31 (Reuters) – Saudi Arabia’s stock market fell on Tuesday despite a big rebound by petrochemical company […]

Special US Envoy Reports ‘Important Progress’ in Mideast Peace – Voice of America

WASHINGTON —  U.S. special Mideast envoy Jason Greenblatt was in Israel Sunday as part of the Trump administration’s attempt to get Israel-Palestinian peace talks back on track. Greenblatt tweeted that “important progress” was made. “Meaningful steps forward on key economic issues — revenues, customs, and investment — that help support the search for peace,” he […]

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