[JOHANNESBURG] Roughly 45 million people in southern Africa are in urgent need of food aid as a result of drought, flooding and economic hardship, the UN said Thursday.

THE Panama Canal will cut its daily slot reservations due to droughts, and impose a "freshwater" charge on ships to maintain the thoroughfare's levels, the authorities said on Monday, tightening...

[JAKARTA] Coffee production in Indonesia will probably shrink to the smallest in almost a decade after a drought withered flowering, damping prospects for next year's harvest, according to an...

[SYDNEY] Australia will offer farmers hurt by drought up to A$1 billion (S $936 million) in cheap loans, Prime Minister Scott Morrison is expected to announce on Thursday, as the government seeks...

[BENGALURU] Australia's Bega Cheese Ltd warned on Tuesday that increased competition for milk supplies due to a prolonged drought would hit its 2020 earnings, sending the dairy product maker's...

EDITORIAL

ONCE again Australia is in the grip of a prolonged drought and once again its government has fallen back on the old nostrums: more dams and cash handouts to tide over affected farmers.

[MELBOURNE] Australia's spring is expected to be warmer and drier than average, following one of the driest winters on record, the country's Bureau of Meteorology said on Thursday.

[BANGKOK] Thailand has issued a warning against sticky rice hoarders who are looking to take advantage of a recent surge in prices: Do so and risk jail time.

INDONESIA is stepping up efforts to prevent a repeat of haze that blanketed much of South-east Asia four years ago by deploying thousands of firefighters and emergency response teams in its main...

[PARIS] Farmers, private households and wildlife around Europe are suffering in a drought following last month's record temperatures that scorched much of the continent.