Thousands of people are being evacuated from their homes in the Philippines as a rare December typhoon edges closer.
The 25th Conference of the Parties (COP) begins this week in Madrid.
Malta's Prime Minister has announced that he will be resigning in the new year.
At least 14 people have been killed in the city of Hantoukoura in Burkina Faso.
Some parts of the UAE recorded heavy to moderate rainfall on Friday.
Dubai Police have confiscated 50 vehicles for reckless driving and warned that it endangers the lives of those on the road.