Record-breaking cold gripped the eastern United States while an icy winter storm crippled the nation's central states and then plowed into the mid-Atlantic, dumping snow and forcing federal offices in Washington, D.C. to close on Tuesday.
A storm buffeted the Middle East with blizzards, rain and strong winds on Wednesday, keeping people at home across much of the region and raising concerns for Syrian refugees facing freezing temperatures in flimsy shelters.
Freezing temperatures together with snow and winds are likely to hit the north and northwest areas of Saudi Arabia today (January 7) in a surge of cold weather which could last until Sunday, a report said.
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With memories still fresh of the Holy Land's worst storm in 50 years last winter, Israelis and Palestinians stocked up on supplies for a forecast heavy snowfall on Tuesday.
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A strong storm system packing damaging winds, dense fog, and heavy snow pelted the central part of the US on Thursday, causing massive traffic jams and loss of power, meteorologists said.
At least a dozen tornadoes were reported i
A winter storm that froze the US southeast in its tracks pushed north, with driving winds and heavy snow snarling travel and closing many schools from Washington to Connecticut, creating havoc for winter-weary parents.
A rare ice storm turned Atlanta into a slippery mess on Wednesday, stranding thousands for hours on frozen roadways and raising questions about how city leaders prepared for and handled the cold snap that slammed the US South.
The governors of New York and New Jersey declared a state of emergency and pleaded with residents to stay indoors on Thursday as a major snowstorm bore down on the northeastern US, delaying or canceling thousands of flights.
A snowball fight, an outdoor ice rink, a fairground, a gingerbread house, an enormous Christmas tree and Santa Claus and his elves will be among the new features at the upcoming Dubai Christmas Festival.
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