The Abu Dhabi Civil Defence rescued 21 people who were trapped in a villa that caught fire in the Mishref area of Abu Dhabi.
The official MAP news agency said that there were numerous attempts to reach Spain early Friday and late Thursday. Those rescued were taken to the coastal cities of Nador and Ksar Sghir.
Morocco says that the Royal Navy has rescued about 330 migrants trying to cross the Strait of Gibraltar in unseaworthy craft.
BMC ordered all schools (government and private) in the city to remain shut for the day.
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said on Sunday Turkey should not try to coerce either Greece or Europe in its attempts to get support for a plan to resettle Syrian refugees in northern Syria.
A strong earthquake has killed at least five people, injured dozens and damaged buildings in the northern Philippines
A report was received from Dubai Police’s operations room stating that a Filipino young man was indisposed. After checking the site, a team from the operations room of the National Search and Rescue Centre managed to evacuate the ill Filipino, who was airlifted to Rashid Hospital for the necessary medical treatment.
Typhoon Rai blew away on Friday night into the South China Sea after rampaging through southern and central island provinces, where more than 300,000 people in its path were evacuated to safety in advance in a pre-emptive move officials say may have saved a lot of lives.
The two escaped from the window and got stuck in the building's external pipes, according to a video that was widely circulated on social media sites.