Rare Winter Storm Dumps Snow and Rain on Middle East

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The biggest January storm to hit the Mideast in 30 years has led to havoc, as many countries in the usually arid region were unprepared for torrential downpours and snowfall. Jordan saw a foot of snow that snarled roads and airports, and heavy rains flooded parts of the West Bank. At least eight people have died, most in Lebanon where flooded and frozen roads are making for treacherous driving conditions.

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