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A video of a person hunting down a herd of antelopes in Saudi Arabia using a machine gun has circulated widely on the web.

Oman's economic diversification strategies aim to tackle a long-standing dependence on revenue from hydrocarbons, as the country tries to distinguish itself from other touristic spots in the Middle East.

Oman blazes trail for environmentalism in the Arab world

Austin Bodetti

Oman blazes trail for environmentalism in the Arab world

As desertification and other environmental issues threaten the heart of the Middle East, Oman has an opportunity to act as a role model for its Gulf neighbours, writes Austin Bodetti.

Hunting poachers, protecting the last of Oman's wild <em>oryx</em>

Quentin Müller

Hunting poachers, protecting the last of Oman's wild oryx

While armed poachers prowl the desert, 600 Arabian oryxes are watched over by rangers, who have protected these animals for generations ...

Ark of endangered species on the brink in Yemen

Scott Preston

Ark of endangered species on the brink in Yemen

With Taiz wracked by conflict animals in the city's zoo, including rare species of lion, leopard, and tiger, face starvation. Campaigners, ...

The New Arab

New Abu Dhabi park to promote sustainability, economic diversity

A $25.59 million upgrade of a park in Abu Dhabi aims to achieve sustainability and economic diversity while preserving Emirati heritage and culture.

The New Arab

World's largest man-made safari park opens in UAE

The world's largest man-made safari park will open on Wednesday in the UAE's al-Ain Emirate, allowing visitor and adventure seekers to see ...

The New Arab

The Jordan gazelle massacre

Ten gazelles in Jordan have been shot dead by hunters and paraded in front of cameras. The incident has caused outrage in the country who want ...

Paul McLoughlin

Born to be wild: the Arabian oryx's sad demise

During the 1960s, the oryx, a symbol of the Arabian Peninsula, were annihilated by hunters. A project to reintroduce ...

Palmyra: when the world stopped and noticed

Diana Darke

Palmyra: when the world stopped and noticed

Comment: It took a media frenzy about an 'archaeological apocalypse' for the world to notice the damage inflicted on Syria during three years of ...

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