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Dust storm shuts down 4 ports in Egypt's Suez

Four ports in Egypt’s Suez were closed down on Thursday due to a dust storm that hit the governorate which overlooks the entrance to the Suez Canal from the Gulf of Suez, said Abdel-Rehim Mostafa, spokesperson for the Red Sea Ports Authority. 96 more words

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Major sandstorm disrupts air traffic in UAE, Gulf region

A man walks during a sand storm in Dubai April 2, 2015. REUTERS/AHMED JADALLAH

A major sandstorm across the United Arab Emirates disrupted flights at Dubai’s two international airports on Thursday and caused delays at other air transport centers in the Gulf, according to authorities. 376 more words

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Severe dust storm goes off the scale in Beijing

Capital caught by surprise as meters fail to record severity of air pollution

Air pollution levels in Beijing were so high they went off the Air Quality Index system scale yesterday as the capital was hit by the year’s first severe dust storm. 350 more words

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Severe Sandstorm Hits United Arab Emirates

Dust storm reduces the visibility of motorists on Dubai roads. Photo by Ahmad Ardity

The UAE awoke this morning to a severe sandstorm, with strong winds blowing up sand and dust. 303 more words

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Huge dust storm in Bahrain triggers rush to hospital

A huge dust storm blew over Bahrain yesterday causing more than 200 people to seek medical treatment.


Doctors at Salmaniya Medical Complex (SMC) were bombarded with cases throughout the day as asthma patients and the elderly struggled to cope with the high levels of dust in the air, said a report in the Gulf Daily News (GDN), our sister publication. 127 more words

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Severe sandstorm grips Middle Eastern Province

The Eastern Province was enveloped in a haze of strong wind along with heavy dust since Tuesday afternoon, causing the atmosphere to turn red.


Motorists as well as pedestrians struggled in the face of the sudden weather change. 150 more words

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