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By Volker Perthes BERLIN – Three distinct timelines are shaping developments in the Middle East: the short-term timeline of daily struggles and politics; the medium-term timeline of geopolitical shifts, which is measured in decades; and the long-term timeline of sociocultural transformation, or what the historian Fernand Braudel called the longue …

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia’s first Ebola- infected patient died Wednesday in Jeddah despite being given treatment, a media report here said.

This is Ethiopian-born Israeli Lawmaker Pnina Tamano-Shata, who was barred from donating blood at a parliamentary blood drive for sheer reason of her origin. Israel’s health ministry regulation considers everyone who was born or spent more than a year in Ethiopia after 1977 as possible AIDS carrier.