Sandstorm forces closure of Iraqi airports, public buildings

Sandstorm forces closure of Iraqi airports, public buildings

Iraq closed public buildings and temporarily shut airports Monday as another sandstorm -- the ninth since mid-April -- hit the country, authorities said.

Sandstorm affects visibility, events postponed

Sandstorm affects visibility, events postponed

Doha and other parts of the country were on Thursday blanketed by a sandstorm that led to a sharp drop in visibility and prompted organisers to postpone events planned for Friday as well.

Northwest China hit by sandstorm as Beijing is smothered in smog

Northwest China hit by sandstorm as Beijing is smothered in smog

A northwest Chinese city was engulfed by a massive sandstorm that sparked rural fires, forced traffic to slow down and prompted residents to cover their faces, according to state media.

Saudi film festival postponed after sandstorm

Saudi film festival postponed after sandstorm

The launch of Saudi Arabia's main film festival has been postponed to next week due to a sandstorm, organisers said on Thursday.

Maersk Oil hosts trade delegation from Denmark

Maersk Oil hosts trade delegation from Denmark

Maersk Oil Qatar has hosted a Danish business delegation and delivered a presentation highlighting the company’s success in the Qatari market.

‘Yak insurance’ plan saving snow leopard

‘Yak insurance’ plan saving snow leopard

The remorse felt by Himali Chungda Sherpa after he killed three snow leopard cubs in retaliation for his lost cattle inspired him to set up a scheme to prevent other herders from doing the same.