A smoky, `unhealthy` haze has drifted over Singapore this week clouding the build-up to the city-state`s glamour sporting spectacle - the Formula One night race.
Heavy haze still shrouded China Saturday, with highways closed and flights delayed or cancelled following an alert for haze.
Southeast Asian leaders on Wednesday approved a new system aimed at cracking down on illegal forest fires blamed for the region`s worst smog crisis in years.
Indonesian farmers in a province at the centre of Southeast Asia`s worst smog outbreak for years have filed a lawsuit against the president in response to the haze crisis, activists said Wednesday.
Smog from slash-and-burn agricultural fires in Indonesia has been blamed for killing an asthmatic woman in southern Malaysia.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono has apologised for the haze from fires in his country that blanketed Singapore and Malaysia and caused record-setting pollution.
Indonesian President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on Monday apologized to Singapore and Malaysia for record-setting pollution caused by forest fires in his country.
Malaysia on Monday faced an upsurge in health problems after thick haze blanketing Singapore moved to many parts of the country with some provinces reporting 100% jump in respiratory complications.
Environment minister G. Palanivel said the air pollutant index (API) hit 750 in the town of Muar -- a 16-year high for Malaysia -- Sunday morning, with two other towns also reaching hazardous levels.
Malaysia declared emergency on Sunday in two southern districts choked by smog blamed on forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia, as air pollution levels reached highest level in 16 years.
Indonesia on Thursday accused Singapore of acting "like a child" over choking smog from forest fires in Sumatra that has triggered the city-state`s worst environmental crisis in more than a decade, as the two nations held talks.
Delhi woke up to a hazy morning on Wednesday as well, with the minimum temperature settling at 14.3 degrees Celsius, average for this time of the season.
Haze from fires burning in Indonesia has drifted over Malaysia`s west coast, sending air pollution to dangerous levels in one town where schools were
reportedly forced to shut.
Delhiites woke up to a hazy and hot morning Wednesday. The national capital could witness a duststorm or thundershowers later in the day, the met office said.
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