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  1. “Blue Strikes”: Researchers Document 51 Attacks On Middle East Water Infrastructure Since 2012

    21 Mar 2019- 08:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India Jayantika Kutty, Research Analyst with think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) OOSKAnewscast audio interview. This OOSKAnewscast w ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/21/2019 - 15:18

  2. Water Pollution Remains Life Threatening In Iraq's Basra Province

    8 Mar 2019- 06:59 by Local Press Report BASRA Rudaw Water pollution continues to threaten the lives of residents of the Iraqi province of Basra. Ahmed Hilal, an environmental activist, described the situation as “an actual ecological disaster” in areas of ...

    Local Press Report - 03/08/2019 - 06:59

  3. US Intelligence Community Warns Of Climate Change Threats

    3 Feb 2019- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States "Climate hazards such as extreme weather, higher temperatures, droughts, floods, wildfires, storms, sea level rise, soil degradation, and acidifying oceans are intensifying, th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/03/2019 - 09:04

  4. Iraq PM Visits Basra, Promises Improved Water Services In Strife-Torn Province

    22 Jan 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi promised improvements in water and electricity services during a first visit to Basra January 19. The country’s southern province has seen sustained and d ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 01/22/2019 - 06:40

  5. Blaming The Rain For Iraq's Corruption

    24 Nov 2018- 12:22 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly The latest scam has Iraq’s parliament investigating how $6 million worth of local currency stored in a public bank were damaged by heavy rains. Reputational Risk Social Issues Baghdad Asia I ...

    Local Press Report - 11/24/2018 - 12:22

  6. Authorities Release Findings On Euphrates Contamination Responsible For Fish Deaths

    21 Nov 2018- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Environment in Iraq have released results from the laboratory tests conducted on water samples related to th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/21/2018 - 12:03

  7. Multiple Fish Deaths Reported As Iraq Water Crisis Continues.

    8 Nov 2018- 12:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Baghdad, Iraq Multiple fish deaths have been reported in the Euphrates River, hitting the livelihoods of fish farmers in Iraq as the country continues to struggle with a water contamination crisis.   Thousands ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 11/08/2018 - 12:24

  8. Basra Water Pollution Hits Carp Stocks

    6 Nov 2018- 13:16 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The New Arab Iraqi fish farmers south of Baghdad have been left reeling after finding thousands of dead carp mysteriously floating in their cages or washed up on the banks of the Euphrates. Major water pollu ...

    Local Press Report - 11/06/2018 - 13:16

  9. Iraq To Benefit From Increased Water Supply From Turkey, Suffer From Cuts In Supply From Iran

    12 Oct 2018- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to increase water supplies to Iraq according to an October 10 announcement by Iraq parliament speaker Mohammed Al Halbousi. The move comes on th ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/12/2018 - 09:24

  10. Basra: 100,000 Hospitalized By Contaminated Water; EU Ambassador Treated After Becoming Ill During Visit

    7 Oct 2018- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Ramon Blecua, the European Union (EU) Ambassador to Iraq, canceled a number of meetings in the country last week after becoming ill after drinking contaminated water during a visit to the southern p ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/07/2018 - 10:24

  11. 100,000 Hospitalized in Basra Due to Contaminated Water

    1 Oct 2018- 06:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq Foreign Minister Ibrahim Al Jafari called on Turkey to cease damming the Tigris river in a September 28 speech to the United Nations General Assembly. Meantime, the number of people admitted to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 10/01/2018 - 06:53

  12. Drought Ravages Iraq Date Palm Cultivation

    30 Sep 2018- 09:50 by Local Press Report BASRA Phys.org Sweet Iraqi dates adorn tables in homes across the country, but the fruit tree and national symbol has come under threat from conflict and crippling drought. Iraqi agriculture has been especially har ...

    Local Press Report - 09/30/2018 - 09:50

  13. Iraq: Basra Crisis Worsens As Iran Consulate Attacked, Power Outages Hit

    11 Sep 2018- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq The International Committee of the Red Cross said September 11 that drinking water could soon run even lower in the southern Iraq city of Basra. The main Wafa al-Qaed water treatment plant on the n ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 09/11/2018 - 08:35

  14. Kurdistan Region Privatizes Water Bill Collection

    11 Sep 2018- 07:19 by Local Press Report ERBIL Rudaw The KRG is privatizing bill collecting in a bid to stem the waste of nearly a third of drinkable water. The government is installing water metres in order to institute a consumption-based fee schedule. ...

    Local Press Report - 09/11/2018 - 07:19

  15. Poor Infrastructure, Corruption Blamed For Iraq Water Crisis

    22 Aug 2018- 07:44 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Daily Sabah Iraqi people have drawn attention to the lack of infrastructure and corruption among government officials as the main sources of the current electricity and water crisis that is devastating the ...

    Local Press Report - 08/22/2018 - 07:44

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