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Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 13 December 2018

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Making today's headlines: a fire, the Arab coalition and Intersec Expo

Brig Rashid Alfalasi, Assistant Director General for Fire and Rescue, on Sunday at the fire conference. Victor Besa / The National
Brig Rashid Alfalasi, Assistant Director General for Fire and Rescue, on Sunday at the fire conference. Victor Besa / The National

Seven Emirati children from the same family died of suffocation after a fire broke out at their home in Fujairah, while they were sleeping.

>Seven children from one family suffocate in Fujairah house fire

The Arab coalition fighting in Yemen, which includes the UAE, has said it will commit Dh5.5bn in humanitarian aid for the country, where the coalition has been battling Houthi rebels on behalf of the internationally recognised government.

> Arab coalition to give $1.5bn in Yemen aid

The second day of the Intersec Expo is under way today. On Sunday, Dubai Civil Defence said they had set a target of 75,000 evacuation drills to run this year, up from the 62,000 conducted last year.

> story coming soon but read more here: Dubai steps up building evacuation drills to prepare residents for potential fires