Sandstorm turns Middle East into a dust bowl

A woman wears a face mask as she walks through a sandstorm in Homs, Syria. A massive sandstorm swept across parts of the Middle East yesterday, killing two people and causing hundreds to be hospitalised. The clouds of dust engulfed Lebanon, Israel, J
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A woman wears a face mask as she walks through a sandstorm in Homs, Syria. A massive sandstorm swept across parts of the Middle East yesterday, killing two people and causing hundreds to be hospitalised. The clouds of dust engulfed Lebanon, Israel, Jordan, Syria and even Cyprus.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 09, 2015, with the headline 'Sandstorm turns Middle East into a dust bowl'. Print Edition | Subscribe