Gulf Times - drought
Leclerc ends Ferrari drought with emotional Belgium GP win

Leclerc ends Ferrari drought with emotional Belgium GP win

Charles Leclerc ended Ferrari's 11-month wait for a Formula One victory with his maiden win at an emotional Belgian Grand Prix on Sunday.

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

Drought wipes popular Chilean lake from the map

The cows and horses would have come for the last blades of grass. Now their bones are scattered on the cracked earth, victims of drought that wiped Santiago's weekend playground Lake Aculeo from the map.

'Urgent steps' needed to save Australia's biggest river system

'Urgent steps' needed to save Australia's biggest river system

The viability of a key river that feeds into Australia's biggest water system is under threat if poor conditions that killed millions of fish are not improved within six months, scientists warned Monday.

'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia

'Hundreds of thousands' of fish dead in Australia

"Hundreds of thousands" of fish have died in drought-stricken Australia in the last few days and more mass deaths are likely to occur, the authorities warned Tuesday.

Qatar Charity brings succor to drought-hit project in Kenya

Qatar Charity brings succor to drought-hit project in Kenya

Qatar Charity (QC) has completed an emergency relief project for drought-affected people in Kenya's eastern province of Turkana, where QC distributed essential food items for 20,000 people ...

Rain brings relief to drought-stricken Australia farmers

Rain brings relief to drought-stricken Australia farmers

The wet weather was the first farmers in some areas had seen for more than a year, and even included hail.

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Australia ramps up aid to farmers as drought bites

Financial aid for drought-stricken Australian farmers will be increased to Aus$1.8 billion (US$1.3 billion) as they endure the driest conditions in half a century, the prime minister said Sunday.

Thirsty emus flock to Australian outback mining town as drought deepens

Thirsty emus flock to Australian outback mining town as drought deepens

Australia's worst drought in a generation is driving flocks of emus into an outback mining town in a desperate hunt for food and water, an animal rescue unit in the town of Broken Hill said.

European heatwave brings drought and wildfires

European heatwave brings drought and wildfires

In Sweden, where temperatures are the highest for a century, farmers are even sending their animals to slaughter.

Drought-hit Iraq suspends farming of key crops

Drought-hit Iraq suspends farming of key crops

An unusually bad drought has forced Iraq to suspend the cultivation of rice, corn and other cereals that demand large amounts of water, the agriculture ministry said Monday.

Rains in drought-hit Cape Town cause minor flooding

Rains in drought-hit Cape Town cause minor flooding

Heavy rain over the last 24 hours has blocked roads and disrupted traffic in South Africa's drought-hit Cape Town, city officials said on Thursday.

Tempers flare at Cape Town water collection point

Tempers flare at Cape Town water collection point

Tensions are mounting at a natural spring in Cape Town that is popular with residents forced to contend with water restrictions due to severe drought, the city council said on Wednesday.