Gulf Times - Australia
Australian bushfires threaten to drive tiny animal communities extinct

Australian bushfires threaten to drive tiny animal communities extinct

Australian animals living in specific habitats, such as mountain lizards, leaf-tailed geckos and pear-shaped frogs, are battling the threat of extinction after fierce bushfires razed large areas of their homes ...

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

Floods, road closures in Australia as storms lash some bushfire-hit regions

Parts of Australia's east coast were hit by severe storms on Saturday, dousing some of the bushfires that have devastated the region for months but causing road closures and flash flooding.

Southeast Australia burns as winds fan hungry fires

Southeast Australia burns as winds fan hungry fires

Bushfires burned dangerously out of control on Australia's east coast on Saturday, fuelled by high temperatures and strong winds that had firefighters battling to save lives

Mild temperatures are respite for exhausted Australian firefighters

Mild temperatures are respite for exhausted Australian firefighters

Milder weather on Tuesday gave a much-needed respite to those battling the worst bushfires ever seen around Sydney in recent weeks ...

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage in Australia

'Catastrophic' conditions as bushfires rage in Australia

A scorching heatwave intensified bushfires ravaging parts of Australia on Saturday, and out-of-control blazes surrounding Sydney worsened under ‘catastrophic’ conditions.

Top official's visit affirms strength of Qatar-Australia economic ties

Top official's visit affirms strength of Qatar-Australia economic ties

Ian Halliday, Australia’s senior trade commissioner and general manager for Middle East and Africa, has concluded a three-day visit to Qatar, which affirmed the strength of the Qatar-Australia economic relationship.

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Australians protest as bushfire haze sparks health fears

Thousands of protesters rallied in Sydney on Wednesday demanding urgent climate action from Australia's government, as bushfire smoke choking the city caused health problems to spike.

Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032

Queensland to bid to bring Games back to Australia in 2032

Queensland will launch a bid to bring the Summer Olympics to Australia for the third time in 2032 if it can get financial support from central and local government, state premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said ...

Australian firefighters burn grasslands to minimise looming bushfire risk

Australian firefighters burn grasslands to minimise looming bushfire risk

Thousands of firefighters burned grassland in eastern Australia on Monday in a desperate bid to starve an anticipated new front of bushfires of fuel before forecast searing temperatures on Tuesday.

Smoke haze settles over Australian capital as bushfires burn

Smoke haze settles over Australian capital as bushfires burn

Smoke haze from bushfires raging in Australia spread to the capital Sunday, as firefighters raced to contain more than 140 blazes ahead of a heatwave forecast early this week.

Australia restricts medical evacuations of refugees from Pacific camps

Australia restricts medical evacuations of refugees from Pacific camps

Australia on Wednesday removed the right of doctors to order sick asylum seekers be evacuated from two remote Pacific detention centres for medical treatment, a repeal that opponents said risks the lives of refugees.

Australian gran wins Malaysia drugs death sentence appeal

Australian gran wins Malaysia drugs death sentence appeal

An Australian grandmother won her final appeal against a death sentence for trafficking in Malaysia on Tuesday and walked free, after claiming she fell for an online love scam and was tricked into transporting drugs.