MIDEAST STOCKS - Factors to watch - Sept 22

Sept 22 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.

* GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares surge, dollar lags on slow-motion Fed * MIDEAST STOCKS-Gulf mixed with Saudi outperforming peers, Egypt loses steam * Oil climbs 1 percent after surprise U.S. crude stock draw * Gold slips as equities rally after Fed decision * Middle East Crude-Ample supplies offset improved margins * U.S. tests for mustard agent after rocket attack near Iraq base * Libya exports first oil cargo from Ras Lanuf since 2014 * Kerry demands Russia, Syria ground warplanes to save truce * U.S. begins unblocking jetliner sales to Iran * Tunisia says UK firm Petrofac shutting down local operation due to protests * Abandoning discretion, Iranians proclaim their role in Syrian war * Kazakh wealth fund says 34 firms sold in privatisation drive * Moody's: shock to Turkish economy from coup has largely dissipated * Morocco's Credit Agricole gets government approval for Islamic bank * Iraqi finance minister sacked, risking economic fallout * India wants to add UAE, Saudi oil for strategic reserve * Iran parades new weapons at time of Gulf tension with US EGYPT
* Egypt's GASC seeks wheat for Oct. 21-31 shipment * Egypt cancels zero ergot wheat policy amid mounting pressure * Sudan bans Egyptian fruit, vegetables and fish * Egypt's current account deficit rises to $18.7 bln in FY 2015-16 SAUDI ARABIA
* U.S. Senate clears way for $1.15 bln arms sale to Saudi Arabia UNITED ARAB EMIRATES
* Former Gulf emirate official held over alleged fraud - lawyers * UAE says Algiers oil talks aimed at consultation, not decision-making * Dubai seeks $2.5 bln loan to expand metro for expo - Bloomberg KUWAIT
* Americana's main shareholder says $2.4 bln takeover deal set to go ahead OMAN
* Oman's Raysut Cement raises output capacity at factory (Compiled by Dubai newsroom)