Rare snow and hailstorms cover Saudi desert

Several recent snow and hailstorms in the region have transformed landscapes in and around Saudi Arabia, stirring excitement among locals and causing a sensation on social media, and pictured, Saudis melt snow for coffee in Jabal al-Lawz near Tabuk. (Ibrahim Assiri/AFP/Getty Images/CNN) Several recent snow and hailstorms in the region have transformed landscapes in and around Saudi Arabia, stirring excitement among locals and causing a sensation on social media, and pictured, Saudis melt snow for coffee in Jabal al-Lawz near Tabuk. (Ibrahim Assiri/AFP/Getty Images/CNN)

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Here's how to watch tonight's French Conservative leadership debate

Later tonight, the six candidates on the ballot to be the next leader of the Conservative Party of Canada will be debating each other in Laval, Que. CTV News will be live-streaming the debate with English translation and offering real-time updates and analysis, and you can follow along.

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