17 May 2013 - 08:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — More than 1.4 million people have fled the ongoing violence in Syria for neighboring countries, straining already limited resources like freshwater and food in Iraq, Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon, acc
14 May 2013 - 07:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Russia, SOCHI — There has been another embarrassment for the Russian government in its preparations for the Winter Olympics in Sochi next year, as a major freshwater leak occurred on the day British Prime Minister
9 May 2013 - 09:58 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (US State Department) — The United States is providing an additional $100 million USD in humanitarian assistance to support those affected by the violence within Syria and the more than 1.4 million refugees across the r
7 May 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority last week expressed reservations about the planned Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyance project championed by neighboring Israel and Jordan.
25 Apr 2013 - 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — The government of Kuwait this week pledged a $53 million USD contribution to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) to help meet Syrian children’s health, water and sanitation and education
26 Mar 2013 - 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — US President Barack Obama on March 22 pledged $200 million USD in aid to Jordan to help the country deal with the influx of Syrian refugees.
22 Mar 2013 - 07:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — Iraq’s share of the Euphrates River’s water has hit a new low, reaching 15 billion cubic meters per year, and the country’s ministry of water resources is blaming neighboring Turkey’s dam-buildin
18 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SYRIA, RAKKA — Rebels took control of Syria’s biggest hydropower dam last week, according to insurgents in the country and abroad.
14 Feb 2013 - 10:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, PASADENA — Large parts of the Middle East region have seen a rapid decline in freshwater reserves over the last decade, according to a new study to be published on February 15 in the journal Water Resources R
5 Feb 2013 - 08:45 by Local Press Report
DAMASCUS (Voice of Russia) — The United Nations Children Fund will deliver one thousand tons of sodium hydroxide to Syria as part of its current efforts to disinfect drinking water in the war-torn country. One thousand to
31 Jan 2013 - 08:45 by Local Press Report
KUWAIT CITY (UN News Center) — UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres on Wednesday praised donor countries for pledging more than $1.5 billion USD to help Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries and those displac
29 Jan 2013 - 09:15 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (Europa) — The European Commission will pledge $134.4 million USD of humanitarian funding at the International Pledging Conference for Syria convened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and hosted by Kuwait
18 Dec 2012 - 10:49 by Local Press Report
DAMASCUS (ICRC) — As the situation in Syria continues to deteriorate, the needs of hundreds of thousands of people in terms of water, food and medical assistance continue to grow.
17 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government is calling on the international community to pressure Turkey to halt dam construction on trans-boundary rivers, which is affecting the flow of water to Iraq.
10 Sep 2012 - 08:43 by Local Press Report
ALEPPO (Arutz Sheva) — The main water supply to the northern city of Aleppo, Syria's commercial hub, has been cut off by government troops loyal to President Bashar al-Assad. More than three million residents of Ale
29 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources is accusing neighboring Iran of using the Alwand River in a way “that harms Iraqi interests.”
20 Aug 2012 - 07:06 by Local Press Report
AZAZ (Voice of America) — Residents in northern Syria are trying to carry on with their lives despite a conflict that has killed thousands of people nationwide since March, 2011.
9 Aug 2012 - 21:33 by Local Press Report
Syria's armed forces are beginning to come apart as they face shortages of fuel, food and drinking water and soldiers are denied leave for fear they will not return, according to an army
3 Aug 2012 - 09:09 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Fox News ) — President Barack Obama on Thursday approved $12 million USD in new humanitarian aid for beleaguered Syrian civilians as the civil war rages between rebels and the Assad regime in Aleppo and elsew
31 Jul 2012 - 11:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Countries throughout the Middle East are donating millions of dollars in aid for Syrian refugees fleeing the violent conflicts in that country.
12 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Arab League energy officials and experts discussed ways to promote nuclear energy for desalination projects during their meeting in Cairo last week.
10 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The Iraqi parliament last week called on the United Nations to help the country resolve its domestic and regional water problems and disputes over shared water resources.
Huge Growth Forecast in Mideast Water, Energy Sectors This Year, With Over $32 Billion USD in Projects
9 Jul 2012 - 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — The Middle East’s water and energy sectors will experience significant growth in 2012, as 97 new projects worth some $32.7 billion USD have started or will start construction in 12 countries, accor
29 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Brazil, RIO DE JANEIRO — The United Kingdom last week announced plans to sign onto the UN Watercourses Convention, bringing the agreement one step closer to ratification by the country.
5 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — The Iraqi government plans to establish a "higher water council" to manage national water resources and negotiate international water issues, Iraqi officials said last week.
1 Jun 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — Arab League water ministers officially approved a "unified water strategy" on May 31 during a summit in Baghdad.
30 May 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — The failure of Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian Authority to agree on rehabilitating the heavily polluted lower Jordan River basin has led international investors to turn to a non-governmental o
30 Apr 2012 - 09:30 by Local Press Report
AMMAN (The Jordan Times) — Full Story - With the arrival of thousands of Syrian ref
16 Apr 2012 - 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — Turkey and three other nations in one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions have agreed to form a high-level group to cooperate on managing their increasingly threatened water supplies.
13 Apr 2012 - 11:36 by Local Press Report
Ramtha (Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan)) — Full Story - Jordanian authorities detained a Syrian national on April 12 found tampering with the water supply of a housing c
11 Apr 2012 - 11:52 by Local Press Report
AMMAN (Jordan Directions) — Full Story - A High Level Group, to be chaired by Prince Hassan bin Talal, has
10 Apr 2012 - 13:13 by Local Press Report
DAMASCUS (RT News) — Full Story - Israel is closely watching the unrest in Syria.
10 Apr 2012 - 12:29 by Local Press Report
NEW YORK CITY (The Daily Advance (United States)) — Full Story - Isn’t it interesting that the Arab awakeni
10 Apr 2012 - 11:54 by Local Press Report
Geneva (The Washington Post) — Full Story - Northern Africa’
27 Feb 2012 - 10:24 by Local Press Report
duBai, BEIRUT (Middle East Online) — Instability in Syria has aggravated an already vulnerable situation for tens of thousands of farmers and herders affected by recurrent drought, but only a fraction of them have received assistanc
6 Feb 2012 - 14:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — As if war-ravaged Iraq did not have enough problems, it is facing worsening water shortages that observers fear could trigger sectarian conflict.
29 Nov 2011 - 13:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Arab Water Ministerial Council is charged with formulating a common Arab water strategy to be implemented through 2030, according to an announcement made during the Second Arab Water Forum in
29 Nov 2011 - 09:31 by Local Press Report
istanBul (Today’s Zaman (Turkey)) — Turkey says it will not cut off water flows to Syria as part of sanctions on the Syrian regime.
7 Nov 2011 - 17:04 by Local Press Report
BAGHDAD (Al Sabah (Iraq)) — Completion of massive water projects such as dams, water storage facilities and irrigation canals in southern Anatolia under Turkey’s GAP program are creating additional problems in relations with