United Arab Emirates stocks higher at close of trade; DFM General up 0.46% By Investing.com

1. United Arab Emirates stocks higher at close of trade; DFM General up 0.

2. com – United Arab Emirates stocks were higher after the close on Thursday, as gains in the , and sectors led shares higher.

3. 9300 in late trade, Eshraq Properties Co PJSC (AD: ) which lost 2.

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Arab nations blockading Qatar expand blacklist

1. Two Islamic organisations and 11 individuals have been added to an existing “terror list” drawn up by four Arab nations that are blockading Qatar, claiming the entities and individuals are supported by Doha.

2. The 11 individuals include the director of relief and international development at the Qatar Red Crescent, Khaled Nazem Diab, Bahraini dissident Hassan Ali Mohammed Juma Sultan, and the acting general leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Mahmoud Ezzat.

3. State-run Saudi Press Agency issued a joint statement by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) on Thursday, saying the quartet’s move was taken “in light of their commitment to fighting terrorism, drying up their sources of funding, combating extremist ideology…and its promotion”.

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Australia inks another fintech agreement with the United Arab Emirates

1. The agreement follows the DFSA, which is charged with regulating of the Dubai International Financial Centre, setting up a number of initiatives aimed at encouraging fintech innovation, including the FinTech Hive accelerator program and the Dubai Future Accelerators, which comprises a nine-week program that pairs tech companies with government organisations.

2. The Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) and the Australia Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC) have signed a cooperation agreement, expected to provide mutual understanding on financial innovation in each jurisdiction.

3. ASIC and the DFSA, under the arrangement, will be able to refer fintech firms to each other for support provided through their respective fintech functions, with the DFSA offering up a sandbox-like Innovation Testing Licence to successful applicants.

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Arab quartet adds two entities, 11 individuals to terrorism list

1. “In line with their commitment to fight terrorism, dry up its sources, and combat extremist ideologies and their promotion, and as part of their concerted action to end terrorism and shield communities against it in collaboration with their partners, the United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt announce the addition of two entities and 11 individuals to their designated terrorist list:.

2. Khalid Nazim Diab Salim Jaber Omar Ali Sultan Fathallah Jaber Maisar Ali Mousa Abdullah Al Jubouri Mohamed Ali Saeed Atm Hassan Ali Mohamed Goma’ Sultan Mohamed Soliman Haider Mohamed Al Haider Mohamed Gamal Ahmed Heshmat Abdul Hamid Al Sayed Mohamed Izzet Ibrahim Issa Yahia Al Sayed Ibrahim Mohamed Mousa Qadri Mohamed Fahmi Mahmoud Al Sheikh Alaa Ali Ali Mohamed Al Samahi.

3. ABU DHABI: The United Arab Emirates, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Kingdom of Bahrain and the Arab Republic of Egypt have extended their terror lists, adding two more entities and 11 individuals over ties to terrorism.

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FIFA announces officials for Club World Cup in United Arab Emirates

1. FIFA’s Referees Committee has announced the match officials for December’s Club World Cup in the United Arab Emirates, with Germany’s Felix Brych the most high-profile European name and the United States’ Mark Geiger among those who will run the VAR system.

2. Eight video assistant referees (VARs) have been named — from the United States, France, Germany, Portugal, Qatar, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina — to oversee the running of a system that was criticised by Madrid players when it was used at last year’s Club World Cup in Japan.

3. FIFA’s six confederations supply the match officials, with 2017 Champions League final referee Brych joined by colleagues from Uzbekistan, Senegal, Mexico, Brazil and New Zealand.

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Learning to Drive (Again) in the United Arab Emirates

1. It took cruising around an endless ocean of sand thousands of miles from home to make me realize what Joan Didion found in the freeways of Los Angeles or Jack Kerouac saw in On the Road, all of which I had completely taken for granted as a young, able-bodied person in a city that is largely powered by pedestrians and people-moving apps: You can be the type of person who prefers to be driven, in other words, but you should not be the type of person who is ignorant of how the machinery operates.

2. (A State Department spokesperson called this a “great step in the right direction,” though as Robin Wright pointed out in The New Yorker, Saudi women “still can’t get passports or travel outside the country without the permission of their primary male guardian,” meaning a husband, father, brother, or young son.

3. Though the school offered on-campus driver’s ed, student cars weren’t allowed, so you’d only occasionally see that one small supervised sedan (the rare vehicle that wasn’t a taxi or a delivery person) making stops at awkward angles or lazily cruising through the one stop sign in all those thousands of wooded acres.

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N.Y.U. Journalism Faculty Boycotts Abu Dhabi Campus

1. “The call to refrain from engagement is misplaced, not because the issue is not serious, but because it misses the mark, punishing students and faculty at N. Y. U. Abu Dhabi over a visa decision in which they had no hand and with which they disagree,” Mr. Hamilton wrote.

2. “I understand, too, that faculty are concerned that the nature of our relationship with our Abu Dhabi partners may have led us to respond differently to the visa denials than we did to changes in U. S. immigration policy,” he wrote.

3. But the response stopped short of criticizing Emirati authorities, the kind of condemnation N. Y. U. has been swift to issue in cases in which other regimes have appeared to target individuals, Professor Keshavarzian said.

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France sold two military ships to United Arab Emirates: Macron

1. DUBAI (Reuters) – France sold two Gowind-class corvettes of state-owned shipbuilder Naval Group to the United Arab Emirates, President Emmanuel Macron told a new conference on Thursday.

2. French President Emmanuel Macron delivers a speech at Dubai’s Chamber of Commerce in Dubai, UAE, November 9, 2017.

3. The president’s office did not disclose financial details.

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