Sahara

Take a look at the stunning images captured by a local photographer.
The eerie ‘red sun’ that perplexed and alarmed so many of us could be back for an encore on Wednesday. The phenomenon, caused
Perplexed Britons have taken to the streets (and social media) after the sun turned red and seemed to disappear from the
Playing fast and loose with facts? Representatives for the Guptas first slammed questions about an armoured vehicle as "fake news" and later admitted its existence.
Security guards say additional security has been deployed along the perimeter of the Saxonwold property since 6PM last night.
The legal battle unfolding between the Gupta’s companies and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan goes to the heart of the looming political crisis in South Africa.
Snow has fallen in the Sahara desert for only the second time in living memory. Amateur photographer Karim Bouchetata took
Governments cannot pretend that they never knew this was coming, or that it wasn't worth doing anything about. Now, we have an opportunity; soon, we will have a burden. The difference between those two terms--politically, economically and morally--is worth a great deal.
Star Wars Rebels: Path of the Jedi threatens to be one of the movie events of 2015, so a pilgrimage is long overdue to the South of Tunisia, where the earlier films were shot, along with The English Patient, Raiders of the Lost Ark and Life of Brian.
It might seem strange to some that dust from the Sahara is falling on their cars in England. Stranger still, that Saharan sand is mixing with general air pollution from both Europe and the UK to bring about the maximum possible health warning for air quality to parts of the country. But air pollution is hardly a new phenomenon...
Huge clouds of Saharan dust arriving in the UK may not only make the place hazy or smoggy but it could also bring upper respiratory tract infections such as asthma, runny noses, itchy eyes, and breathing difficulties. It is not the actual dust that impacts the health of humans but the bacterial and fungal spores which travel with dust clouds...
In five weeks' time, at the beginning of April, there will take place in the Sahara this absolutely insane mid-life Rite of Passage when over 800 men and women will beast themselves to breaking point...
The Marathon des Sables, or MdS as it is known, is a week-long 150-mile trek through the heat of the Sahara. The French Commissaires provide you with water and flapping leaky tents, but as for the rest, you're on your own...
The bodies of 87 people, severely decomposed and partly eaten by jackals, have been found by rescue workers in the Sahara
I swore blind to myself a couple of weeks ago that I'd never publish another word on Bamiyan. I fear deeply for the future of that beautiful valley and its long-suffering people, but I felt I'd reached a point of just repeating myself. One thing Bamiyan should never be is boring.
The oasis of Douz in Tunisia stages its 45th International Festival on the edge of the Sahara and, after the austerity imposed by the velvet revolution, it's even better than ever.
Most people think of malaria as a health issue, which it is, but it is also a key contributor to poverty in many areas, particularly in Sub-Saharan Africa.