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Desert locust outbreak the worst in decades in eastern Africa: FAO

Desert locust outbreak the worst in decades in eastern Africa: FAO

Along with climate shocks, conflict and acute food insecurity, the East Africa region now faces a hunger threat from desert locusts, top UN relief officials warned, saying action now, will avert a major food crisis later.

Plan afoot for exclusive safe desert driving circuit in Sealine

Plan afoot for exclusive safe desert driving circuit in Sealine

In order to prevent accidents caused by reckless driving in the Sealine area, the authorities concerned are to set up this year an exclusive circuit for safe drifting.

Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

Australia police stop driver, 12, on epic car journey

A 12-year-old boy trying to drive from coast-to-coast through the vast Australian outback was stopped by traffic police more than a thousand kilometres into the epic road trip, authorities said Sunday.

Qatar's prized racing camels bred for success

Qatar's prized racing camels bred for success

Deep in the Qatari desert, Musharif spends his afternoons "swimming" in a large pool that doubles as a jacuzzi, just one of the perks of being a racing camel.

‘Art for Tomorrow’ to explore global influences

‘Art for Tomorrow’ to explore global influences

The second annual edition of The New York Times “Art for Tomorrow” conference was officially opened in Doha on Sunday under the theme “Technology, Creativity and the City”.

'Thunder' in Saudi desert as major military drill ends

'Thunder' in Saudi desert as major military drill ends

Warplanes roared overhead, tanks rumbled across the desert and smoke filled the sky on Thursday for the final day of what Saudi Arabia billed as the region's biggest-ever military exercises.

Dreaming of energy security, India pumps desert oil

Dreaming of energy security, India pumps desert oil

The deserts of Rajasthan may be the showcase for India's solar revolution but the oil explorer that struck gold beneath the same sands insists the country needs to pump out more fossil fuels to wean itself off imports.