Articles tagged "syria"

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Libya sees first snow in 15 years as cold snap hits parts of northern Africa and Middle East

The Green Mountain in northeastern Libya saw its first snowfall in 15 years this week as a cold wave swept through parts of the southern Mediterranean region, northern Africa, and the Middle East, including Egypt, Syria, Lebanon, and Israel. The rare snow started...

February 18, 2021

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Disruptive snow falling over Syria, Lebanon and Israel

Heavy snow is falling over parts of the Middle East, including Syria, Lebanon, and Israel since Tuesday, February 16, 2021, blocking roads and disrupting normal life. According to local media reports, the snow has already blocked some of the roads in Syria,...

February 17, 2021

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Severe Medistorm "Elaina" forms near Cyprus, landfall expected in Lebanon on December 17

A subtropical storm developed near Cyprus at around 13:00 UTC on December 15, 2020, and was named Elaina by the Mediterranean Cyclone Center. Elaina is expected to make landfall in southern Lebanon on Thursday morning (LT), December 17 with winds of 50 km/h (31...

December 16, 2020

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Heavy rains trigger deadly flooding and mudslides in Raqqa, Syria

Heavy downpours affecting Syria's Raqqa governorate since March 25, 2020, caused damaging floods and mudslides, killing at least seven people. The Civil Council of Raqqa, which is affiliated with the Kurdish Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria...

April 01, 2020

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Researchers find more evidence of catastrophic cosmic impact 12 800 years ago

A group of researchers discovered more evidence of a catastrophic cosmic impact around 12 800 years ago that possibly caused the total destruction of Abu Hureyra in Syria. The site is believed to be one of the first towns on Earth where hunter-gatherers and nomads...

March 09, 2020

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Brutal cold, ice storms and snow worsen conditions for displaced in northern Syria, children freezing to death

Piercing cold, ice storms, and heavy snow have worsened the living conditions of over 80 000 Syrians sleeping in the open air after fleeing a government offensive in the country's northern province of Idlib. Save the Children organization confirmed on Tuesday,...

February 18, 2020

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80 000 people affected, thousands of tents and homes destroyed in severe flash floods, Syria

Severe flash flooding affecting Syria since the end of 2018 has affected more than 80 000 people, destroyed thousands of tents and caused concrete houses to collapse in Idleb and Aleppo provinces of northwest Syria. This area of the country has a high proportion of...

February 08, 2019

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Heavy dust storm envelops parts of the Middle East, turning the sky dark red

Heavy dust storm engulfed parts of Turkey, Iraq, and Syria on January 19, 2018, turning the sky into dark red. Over the next 72 hours, the dust cloud is expected to sweep Iran, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, Oman, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan, but with decreasing...

January 20, 2018