Gulf Times - Australia
Heavy rain hammers Australia's east; cyclone weakens in the west

Heavy rain hammers Australia's east; cyclone weakens in the west

Torrential rain pummelled parts of eastern Australia on Sunday for the fourth day, while severe tropical cyclone Damien has weakened in the country's north-west.

Cyclone nears Australia's west with heavy winds, risk of storm tide

Cyclone nears Australia's west with heavy winds, risk of storm tide

A tropical cyclone expected to hit Western Australia on Saturday was forecast to bring ferocious winds and a potentially dangerous storm tide, while much of the bushfire-battered east coast ...

Hundreds of koalas 'massacred' in Australia, activists say

Hundreds of koalas 'massacred' in Australia, activists say

Australian environmentalists say hundreds of koalas have been killed at a bluegum logging plantation in the state of Victoria, sparking an investigation by officials.

Australia bars entry to foreign nationals travelling from mainland China

Australia bars entry to foreign nationals travelling from mainland China

Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Australia will deny entry to all foreign nationals travelling from mainland China from Saturday due to the increasing threat from the coronavirus epimedic.

Australia scientists to share lab-grown coronavirus to hasten vaccine efforts

Australia scientists to share lab-grown coronavirus to hasten vaccine efforts

A team of scientists in Australia said on Wednesday they have successfully developed a lab-grown version of the new coronavirus, the first to be recreated outside of China ...

Australia confirms four cases of coronavirus, expects more cases

Australia confirms four cases of coronavirus, expects more cases

Australia confirmed its first four cases of the new coronavirus in two different cities on Saturday, with the country's chief health official saying he expected more cases as Australia was a population destination for Chinese tourists.

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.