Sharjah 24 – WAM: The Emirates Red Cresent, ERC, has stepped up its relief efforts in the Directorate of Tarim in Wadi Hadramaut, within the framework of the humanitarian role of the UAE towards the Yemeni families affected by the Houthi coup against legitimacy.
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: About half the 2.6 million people displaced in Iraq after a three-year war with Daesh militants are children and persisting violence hampers efforts to ease their suffering, the United Nations said on Friday.
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: Turkey would reject any offer of partnership with the European Union that falls short of membership, Ankara’s minister for EU affairs said, warning that the current impasse gave Turkey no reason to maintain its migrant deal with the bloc.
Sharjah 24 – AFP: French police fired tear gas to break up a picket line of striking prison guards at Europe's biggest prison on Friday, as a fresh assault by inmates on staff at a facility in Corsica fuelled demands for better security.
Sharjah 24 – WAM: The Federal Tax Authority (FTA) has confirmed that all purchases made through online shopping portals are subject to the same 5% Value Added Tax (VAT) as any other purchase made through traditional outlets if the products purchased online are received within the United Arab Emirates.
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: North Korea may be preparing to hold a military parade on the eve of next month’s winter Olympics in South Korea, analysts and diplomats say, even as the two countries have sought to mend ties.