And then there was sand

Israelis walk across the lightrail tracks on Jaffa road in Jerusalem on September 8, 2015 during a sandstorm. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Israelis walk across the lightrail tracks on Jaffa road in Jerusalem on September 8, 2015 during a sandstorm. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

A massive sandstorm covering Israel defies scientific explanation while soccer games on Shabbat bite the dust, though minister says talks ongoing

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Russia ‘is building military base in Syria’

The anonymous officials say Russia has set up an air traffic control tower and transported prefabricated housing units for up to 1,000 personnel to an airfield serving the Syrian port city of Latakia

The anonymous officials say Russia has set up an air traffic control tower and transported prefabricated housing units for up to 1,000 personnel to an airfield serving the Syrian port city of Latakia Photo: Rex

American officials express concern about latest intelligence suggesting Moscow is preparing to send hundreds of personnel to prop up Assad regime

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