Kuwait Dust Storms Stall Flights

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Flights at Kuwait International Airport were suspended after an intensive dust storm hit the country on Monday. Emad Al Juluwi, Kuwait Civil Aviation’s Deputy Director-General for Air Navigation Services Affairs said that flights were grounded due to poor visibility at …

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Storm Kills 8 in Canada, 250,000 Homes Without Power

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At least 8 people were killed after a storm ravaged southern Canadian provinces while an estimated 250,000 homes were left without power. According to Environment Canada, wind gusts of up to 132 km/h were recorded in Kitchener, Ontario while wind …

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Seven Dead, Hundreds Injured As Severe Sandstorm Hits Syria

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At least seven people died and more than 200 were injured after  powerful sandstorms swept across eastern Syria. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights (SOHR) said that the dust storms toppled trees, damaged homes, and took the life of seven …

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At Least One Dead, Thousands Hospitalized Due To Dust Storms Across Iraq

At least one person died and over 5,000 others were hospitalized due breathing problems caused by a vast dust storm across Iraq on Thursday. Iraq’s Health Ministry Spokesman, Seif al-Badr said that dust storms hit six out of 18 provinces, …

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Nearly 50 Million Americans at Risk of Life-Threatening Weather

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Nearly 50 million Americans are at risk of life-threatening weather, including severe storms, tornadoes, and flash floods. “Residents in portions of the South still reeling from last week’s bout of destructive weather may find themselves in the path of Mother …

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Iran says 29 out of 30 Crew Rescued from Stricken UAE-Flagged Ship

Iran on Thursday said it has rescued 29 of the 30 crew members of a United Arab Emirates cargo ship that sank in rough seas off its Gulf coast. Bushehr province Director-General of Crisis Management, Jahangir Dehghani said that twenty-nine …

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Snowstorms In Greece And Turkey Disrupt Life, Halt Flights

Heavy snowfall in Greece and Turkey caused major disruption, flight delays, and evacuations as large parts of the two countries were covered in a blanket of snow. The rare snowstorm brought the Greek capital Athens and Turkey’s largest city, Istanbul …

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Singapore Donates $60,000 to Malaysia and Philippines Typhoon and Flood Relief

Singapore’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said Wednesday the country would donate US$60,000 as seed money to support the Singapore Red Cross (SRC) public fundraising to aid disaster relief and recovery efforts in Malaysia and the Philippines.  “As a close …

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