False alarm set off Syrian air defences: Pro-Assad commander

False alarm set off Syrian air defences: Pro-Assad commander

A false alarm led to Syrian air defence missiles being fired overnight and there was no fresh attack on Syria, a commander in the regional military alliance that backs the Syrian government told Reuters. Syrian state TV reported overnight that anti-aircraft defences had shot down missiles fired at an air base in the Homs area, […]

Daily Risk Report: Oil, Stocks, And The Middle East

Daily Risk Report: Oil, Stocks, And The Middle East

Situation Today With tensions rising in the Middle East following US military actions in Syria, markets have reacted with some significance. As is often the case with unrest in the region, the focus turns to oil. In recent days, the price of crude oil has risen by approximately 8% (since April 6, 2018). The main […]

Exclusive: AT Kearney open to acquisitions as its expands Middle East presence

Exclusive: AT Kearney open to acquisitions as its expands Middle East presence

AT Kearney, the US-based consultancy, is looking to solidify and expand its footprint in the Middle East and is open to acquisitions or partnerships to better serve its regional clients, its managing partner and chairman said on Sunday. “It [The Middle East] is one of our fastest growing regions in terms of revenues, in terms […]

Joy Reid Mocks America's Invisible Man In The Middle East: 'Where's Jared?'

Joy Reid Mocks America's Invisible Man In The Middle East: 'Where's Jared?'

Americans haven’t heard a peep from Jared Kushner, whom President Donald Trump tapped to be his point man on Middle East peace. His disappearing act is now particularly remarkable in the wake of U.S. military action in Syria. “Where is Jared?” host Joy Reid mockingly asked Saturday on MSNBC’s “AM Joy.” “Jared’s job was to solve all the […]

Iranian President Rohani: Attack on Syria Will Cause Destruction in the Middle East

Iranian President Rohani: Attack on Syria Will Cause Destruction in the Middle East

Iranian President Hassan Rohani said Saturday that the U.S.-led military strike on Syria will cause destruction in the Middle East. Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said an attack on Syria by the United States, France and Britain on Saturday was a crime and would not achieve any gains. “Today’s dawn attack on Syria is a crime,” said Khameinei. “I […]

PHOTOS: Why are Palestinians burning Israeli flags in Gaza?

PHOTOS: Why are Palestinians burning Israeli flags in Gaza?

Palestinians burn a makeshift Israeli flag during the Great March of Return on 13 April (MEE/Mohammed al-Hajjar) In the first Friday of protests two weeks ago, Gazan refugees marched for the right of return to their homes in what is now Israel. On the second Friday they burnt tyres to obscure the view of Israeli […]

Asia equities higher after Middle East tension eases

Asia equities higher after Middle East tension eases

Alice Woodhouse in Hong Kong April 13, 2018 Print this page Friday 05.30 BST What you need to know Japanese, Australian equities climb China, Hong Kong stocks pull back on disappointing trade data Hong Kong intervenes to support currency Oil prices ease Overview Asia-Pacific stocks tracked Wall Street higher after Donald Trump toned down his […]

Will Oil Prices Blow Up With The Middle East?

Will Oil Prices Blow Up With The Middle East?

Will Oil Prices Blow Up With The Middle East?  Forbes Oil prices jump to highest level since 2014 amid Middle East tensions  CNNMoney Syria, Middle East tensions pose bigger risk for oil prices  CNBC Full coverage Source link

Oil markets tense on Middle East crisis, but rising US supplies weigh

Oil markets tense on Middle East crisis, but rising US supplies weigh

SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Oil markets remained tense on Thursday on concerns over a military escalation in Syria, although prices remained some way off Wednesday’s highest since late 2014 as bulging American supplies weighed. FILE PHOTO: An oil pumpjack is seen in Velma, Oklahoma U.S. April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Luc Cohen Ongoing trade disputes between the United […]

Oil prices rise on heightened Middle East tensions

Oil prices rise on heightened Middle East tensions

Oil futures traded higher early Wednesday, buoyed by concerns about rising tensions in the Middle East that could result in supply disruptions. On the New York Mercantile Exchange, West Texas Intermediate futures for May delivery CLK8, +0.67% […]