Middle East

Heaviest December Snow Storm in 60 Years Sweeps Through Middle East



\The heaviest December snowstorm in 60 years swept through Jerusalem today, prompting Palestinian kids with plastic-bag mittens to engage in rousing snowball fights and others to just revel in the white stuff.

But while snow in Jerusalem is a rare if cold delight for many, the stormy weather – which is forecast to continue into the weekend – brings a harsher sting elsewhere in the region, particularly for Syrian refugees, whose population has grown to 2.2 million.