Iraq sends workers home as 'ungodly' heat grips Middle East

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Power networks struggle in Baghdad and building work halted in Riyadh, while high humidity affects coastal cities

While Europe does battle with a heatwave named Lucifer, the Middle East is enduring a summer so brutal that even those accustomed to Baghdad’s searing August are labelling it “ungodly”.

As temperatures rose towards 51C on Thursday, Iraq’s government declared a mandatory holiday, allowing civic servants to shelter at home.

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