Environment

AP PHOTOS: Lingering drought threatens Holy Land's waters

Dec 25, 2017

AP PHOTOS: As Israel heads into its fifth consecutive year of drought, the Sea of Galilee stands at a century low, much of the Jordan River is a fetid trickle and the Dead Sea is rapidly shrinking

Red Cross: 1 million Yemenis at risk of cholera outbreak

Nov 17, 2017

An international aid group says one million people across three Yemeni cities are at risk of a renewed cholera outbreak and other water-borne diseases following the closing of airports and sea ports by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Shiite rebels

UN official: Fight against IS in Iraq left huge destruction

Nov 7, 2017

Senior UN official says fight against IS in Iraq left huge destruction, enormous planning, investment needed to rebuild

Israel to keep funding feeding ground for migrating pelicans

Oct 18, 2017

Israel's ministry of agriculture says it will continue funding a pet project to feed thousands of Great White Pelicans who fly annually over the country

Fire on Cousteau's ship in Turkey delays restoration work

Sep 20, 2017

A fire on marine explorer Jacque Cousteau's iconic ship, Calypso, has delayed the vessel's restoration by 6-8 months, the Cousteau Society said Wednesday.

Dubai arrests man for hiding 5.7M pills in sheep intestines

Aug 22, 2017

A newspaper in Dubai is reporting a man has found himself in a legal mess after allegedly trying to smuggling 5.7 million amphetamine pills into the sheikhdom inside sheep intestines

Yemen's civil war turns country into cholera breeding ground

Aug 10, 2017

Destruction from Yemen's two-year civil war has turned country into incubator for cholera

Jellyfish invasion stirs debate over Egypt's Suez Canal

Jul 6, 2017

Swarms of jellyfish have descended on Egypt's northern coast, keeping vacationers out of the water and stirring debate over a recent expansion of the Suez Canal

Dubai firm dreams of harvesting icebergs for water

May 17, 2017

A Dubai firm's dream of towing icebergs from the Antarctic to the Arabian Peninsula could face some titanic obstacles

US trumpets Mosul gains, but Iraq says more aid needed

May 15, 2017

A senior U.S. official praises territorial gains against the Islamic State group, but local officials say more aid is needed rebuild on the heels of victories against the extremists

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