A letter from Arab New’s editor in chief published today in Arab News.
An article from today’s Emarat Al Youm. We’ve translated it here for our readers who don’t read Arabic:
by Rashid Mohammad Al-Fozan
translation by Sandra Bsat
photo credit: Mohammed Al Sharif (alsharif at flickr.com)
Despite governmental assurances otherwise, residents in proximity of Musk Lake, Jeddah’s receptacle for untreated sewage, began evacuating the area as fear spread its dam walls might burst. … [read more]
On the first day of the annual Hajj — as roughly two million people entered the Hejazi region for the religious visits to Meccah and Medina — Jeddah and its surroundings were hit by torrential rains. In last week’s Gulf Notes we reported that over forty people had died as a result of the flooding. That number is now above 100. [...] Our wishes of health and optimism go out to our beloved Jeddah and its citizens.
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