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  1. Raqqa Water Supply Struck by Syria Coalition

    3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Water supply to Raqqa in northern Syria, which is regarded as the Islamic State / Daesh group's Syrian “capital”, has been cut after suspected coalition raids on the city's main ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/03/2017 - 09:45

  2. Hope After Decades of Pollution in Lebanon’s Litani River

    30 Sep 2016- 10:13 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Al Arabiya For decades, environmentalists and locals have grown increasingly concerned about levels of pollution in Lebanon’s longest river, the Litani. Over the last several months there have been small ...

    Local Press Report - 09/30/2016 - 10:13

  3. Lebanon Faces Water Shortages for Third Consecutive Year

    12 Jul 2016- 09:37 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star For the third consecutive year Lebanon has had less-than-average rainfall, likely leading to water shortages for many throughout the summer of 2016. Climate Scarcity Social Issues Beirut Lebanon ...

    Local Press Report - 07/12/2016 - 09:37

  4. Water Pipe Cut in North Lebanon Village Due to Political Dispute

    27 Jun 2016- 10:47 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star Unknown assailants Saturday cut a main water pipe in a north Lebanon village, denying a neighboring town from its water supply over a dispute related to last month’s municipal elections Conflict ...

    Local Press Report - 06/27/2016 - 10:47

  5. EU Launches $225 Million Worth of Projects to Support Syrian Refugees, Host Communities

    23 Jun 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium The EU Regional Trust Fund has launched $225.5 million USD worth of new projects to support Syrian refugees and their host communities in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. The funds include $186 ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 06/23/2016 - 10:18

  6. South Lebanon Water Authority Employees Charged With Stealing Funds

    16 Jun 2016- 08:25 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star Lebanon's financial prosecutor charged two employees with defrauding the South Lebanon Water Authority, state media reported Tuesday. Corporate Risk Reputational Risk Beirut Lebanon South ...

    Local Press Report - 06/16/2016 - 08:25

  7. New UNEP Report Warns of Rapid Pace of Environmental Deterioration

    23 May 2016- 10:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Environmental deterioration around the world is occurring at a faster pace than than previously thought, the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) warned in a new report. Results from the ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/23/2016 - 10:53

  8. Bekaa Water Authority Workers Protest

    18 May 2016- 08:30 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star The Bekaa Water Authority contract workers Tuesday protested for the second day in a row outside the company's headquarters in east Lebanon to demand their full-time employment. Social Issues ...

    Local Press Report - 05/18/2016 - 08:30

  9. 55 Million in Middle East, North Africa in Need of Humanitarian Aid: UN Coordinators

    9 May 2016- 11:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Fifty-five million people in the Middle East and North Africa are in need of humanitarian assistance due to widespread violence, conflict and extremism in the region, eight United Nations ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/09/2016 - 11:49

  10. Corruption Impacts Basic Services in Middle East, North Africa: Transparency International

    4 May 2016- 12:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BERLIN, Germany Fifty million people in the Middle East and North Africa-- nearly one-third of public service users-- have to pay bribes to access basic services including utility services, public schools, ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 05/04/2016 - 12:03

  11. US to Provide Another $155 Million for Humanitarian Aid to Iraqis

    11 Apr 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The United States will provide an additional $155 million USD in humanitarian assistance for displaced and conflict-affected Iraqis within Iraq and throughout the region, US Secretary of State ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 04/11/2016 - 10:36

  12. Lebanon Signs $372 Million in New Agreements With IDB

    29 Mar 2016- 08:59 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Kuwait News Agency Lebanon signed five new financing agreements with the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) on Thursday worth over USD 372 million. The agreements include drinking water projects in Beirut and ...

    Local Press Report - 03/29/2016 - 08:59

  13. Guard Kills Thief at Lebanon's Bekaa Water Authority

    24 Mar 2016- 08:13 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Daily Star A guard at the Bekaa Water Authority reportedly killed a thief who had been trying to enter the institution while his accomplice was later arrested by police. Access Policy Reputational Risk ...

    Local Press Report - 03/24/2016 - 08:13

  14. Mediterranean Drought Is Worst in 900 Years: NASA

    4 Mar 2016- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The recent drought in the eastern Mediterranean region, which affected Cyprus, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, the Palestinian Authority, Syria, and Turkey, is likely the worst in the past ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 03/04/2016 - 10:17

  15. Jordan’s Water Stress Aggravated by Syrian Refugee Crisis: ICRC

    15 Feb 2016- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan’s water scarcity problems have been exacerbated by the large influx of Syrian refugees, which have increased the kingdom’s population by 25 percent over the past five years, according to ...

    OOSKAnews Corre... - 02/15/2016 - 10:44

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