Predawn Fire in Saudi Arabian Hospital Kills 25

Predawn Fire in Saudi Arabian Hospital Kills 25

In the early hours of Dec. 24, 2015, a fire began on the first floor of the Jizan General Hospital in Saudi Arabia. According to Reuters, 107 people have been injured and 25 are confirmed dead. Yahya al-Qahtani, the spokesman for the Directorate of Civil Defense of Jizan Major, stated the fire erupted in the […]

Mecca Construction Crane Falls on Grand Mosque on September 11

Mecca Construction Crane Falls on Grand Mosque on September 11

A construction crane, toppled by a powerful wind and lightning strike, collapsed into the Grand Mosque in Mecca on the anniversary of 9/11 at about 5:30 p.m. Saudi time, just before the beginning of evening prayers. The collapse killed as many as 107 people and injured at least 238. A photo, reportedly taken just before […]

Yemen Fighting Leaves 43 Dead as Groups Prepare for Peace Talks

Yemen Fighting Leaves 43 Dead as Groups Prepare for Peace Talks

In the last 24 hours, 43 people were killed during clashes between Houthi rebels and forces still loyal to now-deposed President Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi. According to local officials, the fighting started on Tuesday afternoon and went on strongly through the night near Yemen’s border with Saudi Arabia. The intense overnight fighting comes just one week […]

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