All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘United Arab Emirates’

MERS Virus Surge Seen in the Middle East

In 2012, the world was first exposed to the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome virus, better known as MERS. The virus originated in Saudi Arabia, and all evidence suggests that only six Middle Eastern countries have been noted spots of origination for the virus. Despite the limited proximity of origins, however, the worldwide health and scientific communities are constantly monitoring the …

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Incense Smoke Can Cause Lung Inflammation, Shows Study

In many cultures across the world, burning incense is ceremonial or a widespread pastime. A new study, however, has shown that the smoke produced by burning incense could be causing lung problems. The study, published in the August issue of Science of the Total Environment, showed that the types of incense most often used in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) …

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Gulf States Persecuting Twitter Users for Politically and Religiously Offensive Messages

Activists in Bahrain and Kuwait are protesting governments move to crack down on Twitter users who take advantage of the platform to broadcast politically extreme and religiously offensive messages. Twitter has been adopted by many activists in the conservative Gulf States as a means of expressing their dissatisfaction with the current leadership and their unchallenged authority. While attempts to censor …

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