Iran says U.S. bases and aircraft carriers within missile range

LONDON (Reuters) - An Iranian Revolutionary Guards commander said on Wednesday that U.S. bases in Afghanistan, the UAE and Qatar, and U.S. aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range of Iranian missiles, as tensions rise between Tehran and Washington. "They are within our reach and we can hit them if

In Saudi, Hunt calls for end to Yemen war, Khashoggi justice

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Jeremy Hunt will visit Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates on Monday to press for an end to the war in Yemen and to call on Saudi leaders to cooperate with an investigation into the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. The visit comes at

Most markets down as oil slump weighs on petrochemicals, financials

DUBAI (Reuters) - Most Gulf markets were weak in early trade on Sunday, hurt by a sharp drop in oil prices which also rattled global stocks last week. The slide was led by losses in petrochemical and financial stocks. Saudi Arabia's index <.TASI> shed 0.9 percent as banks and petrochemical shares

QNB aides Qatar gains, most Gulf markets trade down

(Reuters) - Most Middle Eastern stock markets dropped in quiet trading on Thursday, with Qatar recovering a little after suffering its worst one-day drop since August in the last session. The Qatar index <.QSI>, which has been the best performing market in the Gulf this year, inched up 0.3 percent, driven