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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Canada banning Chinese telecom giant Huawei, ZTE from 5G networks

Canada is banning China's Huawei Technologies and ZTE, another Chinese company, from participating in the country's 5G wireless networks, citing national security and cybersecurity concerns. Industry Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne and Public Safety Minister Marco Mendicino made the announcement about prohibiting products and services from these 'high-risk vendors,' in Ottawa on Thursday.

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