A new video from NASA shows how the Sahara Desert produces massive storms which send tons of dust into the atmosphere – much of which is transported across the Atlantic Ocean and deposited in the Amazon Rainforest and the Caribbean.
The Italian embassy in Tripoli has been closed and its staff evacuated due to the raging military conflict in Libya. It comes as the Italian coast guard took part in a massive rescue mission of over 2,000 migrants fleeing from the Libyan coast.
Hundreds of posters of a smiling Russian President Vladimir Putin were put up in Cairo ahead of the two-day visit of the Russian leader to Egypt. The two countries have much on the table, from regional security to a free trade deal.
How to explain the extraordinary durability of Robert Mugabe? The Zimbabwean President, who is 91 in February, and who has led his country since 1980 has just been elected the new Chairman of the African Union.
Boko Haram insurgents plan to use goats and cows as bomb couriers to carry out deadly attacks, in addition to a new batch of disguised suicide bombers, a spokesperson for the Nigerian federal government warned.
Offering victims of modern slavery immunity from state prosecutors so they can give evidence about exploitation will aid the fight against powerful criminal syndicates, according to a leading chief constable.
While top US diplomats have privately backed a weapons ban amid the bloody civil war in South Sudan, a new report indicated that US National Security Advisor Susan Rice is chiefly responsible for stalled attempts at an arms embargo in the oil-rich nation.
International concern is growing over the spread of Fusarium wilt, known as Panama disease, as there are fears it could destroy entire countries’ plantations of the Cavendish banana – the most popular and exported variety of the fruit in the world.
A terror suspect who claimed to be stateless following the Home Secretary’s decision to strip him of his British citizenship lost an appeal against her decision on Thursday. US court documents allege he was subject to US “illegal interrogation” in Africa.
A development project funded by the UK government and run by the World Bank could be facilitating a violent resettlement program in Ethiopia that has been dogged by allegations of forced displacement, physical assaults and rape, a leaked report suggests.
Despite fears of classified information leaks in the wake of new anti-terror measures, the EU foreign policy chief has called for broader sharing of intelligence data – within its borders, as well as with Arab and Asian nations.
Geopolitical tensions stemming from conflict and terrorism in the Middle East pose a bigger security threat to European states than the Soviet Union did at the height of the Cold War, Britain’s ex-MI6 chief warns.