Massive swarms of locusts invade Saudi Arabia

Massive swarms of locusts invade Saudi Arabia

Vast swarms of locusts are invading agricultural areas across Saudi Arabia after countries in the Horn of Africa struggled with the biggest outbreak in decades. The swarm was confirmed to be from East Africa, according to Mohamad Al-Shammrani, director of combating…

Freezing temperatures hit Saudi Arabia in worst cold wave since 2016

Freezing temperatures hit Saudi Arabia in worst cold wave since 2016

Temperatures in Saudi Arabia dropped below freezing level this week as the worst cold wave since 2016 persists in parts of the country. The capital city of Riyadh recorded frigid temperatures, leaving the streets almost empty on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 11…

Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

Extreme desert locust outbreak threatens food security across East Africa

The most serious locust outbreak in decades is spreading across East Africa after recent massive floods, posing a threat to food security in some of the world's vulnerable countries. In India, Iran and Pakistan numerous Desert Locust swarms have been present…

Heavy snow blankets Saudi Arabian NW province of Tabuk, Lebanon and Syria

Heavy snow blankets Saudi Arabian NW province of Tabuk, Lebanon and Syria

Residents of the Saudi Arabian northwestern province of Tabuk took to social media to share stunning scenes of heavy snow that started on Thursday night, January 9, 2020. During the same period, severe weather struck parts of the Middle East, with rain in the UAE,…

7 dead, 11 injured as floods sweep through Saudi Arabia

7 dead, 11 injured as floods sweep through Saudi Arabia

Seven people have been killed while 11 others were injured after heavy rainfall triggered flooding in the northeastern part of Saudi Arabia on October 27, 2019. The rains have been occurring since October 25. Aside from the fatalities, the floods also damaged…

Severe dust storm hits Saudi Arabia and Iran

Severe dust storm hits Saudi Arabia and Iran

Large dust storm originating in parts of northern Saudi Arabia and southern Iraq is affecting the region and southwest Iran's Khuzestan, still recovering from massive floods. Authorities warn residents that dust particles have significantly increased air…

Highly unusual spring snowfall in Saudi Arabia

Highly unusual spring snowfall in Saudi Arabia

Spring snowfall turned mountains of northwestern Saudi Arabia into white on Sunday, March 31, 2019. Clouds began to form early Sunday over Jabal Al-Lawz in Tabuk Province and by sunset, snow covered all the area, Arab News reports. Authorities sent security patrols,…

Large sandstorm hits capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Large sandstorm hits capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

A huge sandstorm hit capital Riyadh, Saudi Arabia at 12:15 local time on February 19, 2019, dropping down visibility and causing substantial traffic delays. The storm was accompanied by wind speeds reaching 40 km/h (25 mph). It affected temperatures across the city,…

Deadly floods hit Fadhlan valley, Saudi Arabia

Deadly floods hit Fadhlan valley, Saudi Arabia

Heavy rain hit parts of Saudi Arabia on February 9, 2019, leaving one person dead and another one missing. Authorities said heavy flooding hit Fadhlan valley, west of Al-Ula governorate, where two casualty reports are coming from. 111 people were rescued in Madinah,…