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Stories with place: Jiddah
  • Spate of Mideast virus infections raises concerns 
    Updated: Apr-17-14 12:16 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A recent spate of infections from a frequently deadly Middle East virus is raising new worries about efforts to contain the illness, with infectious disease experts urging greater vigilance in combatting its spread.

  • UAE: Paramedic dies from MERS, others infected 
    Updated: Apr-11-14 2:13 pm
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - A paramedic in the United Arab Emirates has died after contracting Middle East respiratory syndrome and five others have tested positive for the virus, the Gulf nation's interior ministry said Friday.

  • Saudi artists cautiously push against redlines 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 8:02 am
  • DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - When Ahmed Mater visited Mecca in 2010 something felt off. Dozens of cranes were eating away at the mosque to make way for a larger complex surrounding the Kaaba, the cube-shaped structure to which observant Muslims pray toward five times a day that also draws millions of pilgrims annually from around the world.