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Crane accident kills at least 87 people in Saudi Arabia

Mecca - Saudi Arabia's Civil Defense Authority is reporting that at least 87 people have died and another 201 or more people were injured when a crane collapsed on the Grand Mosque in the Holy city of Mecca today.

Saudi Arabia reports 21 new MERS cases in one week

In the midst of another outbreak, Saudi Arabian authorities have registered 21 new Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) corona virus cases in the week ending August 15, 2015. MERS is also known as coronavirus, and is a respiratory disease.

Op-Ed: Kissing camels in defiance of MERS warnings: How stupid is that?

Saudi Arabia is in the middle of an MERS outbreak that has infected over 519 people to date and claimed 157 lives. So what in the world is going on with the pictures and videos being posted on the web showing people kissing and hugging their camels?

MERS-CoV: Mecca Hajj, Umrah pilgrimages could trigger pandemic

With millions of people expected to participate in the annual Hajj and Umrah pilgrimages to Mecca and Medina between July and October, the heightened risk of the global spread of MERS-CoV infection in the period is causing concern among health officials.

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