Chaos of Middle East compounded as winter storm brings snow, sandstorms

January 7, 2015 2:44 PM

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Chaos of Middle East compounded as winter storm brings snow, sandstorms

A POWERFUL winter storm began striking across the Middle East yesterday, bringing a bitter cold to Syrian refugees huddled in Lebanon and a blanketing Cairo in a sandstorm.

In Lebanon, officials said they expected a snowstorm to strike last night in the Bekaa Valley, where hundreds of thousands of refugees from Syria’s civil war live, many in tents.

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