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  • 15 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)  member countries on June 12 agreed to move forward with establishing a common water network that would also include Egypt. The decision came during the extraordinary meeting in Riyadh of the GCC
  • The US Agency for International Development (USAID) will increase its assistance to Yemen to a total of $118 million USD to deal with the deteriorating water and sanitation situation in the country.
  • The World Bank Group on June 5 released its new Environment Strategy for 2012-2022, which aims to promote sustainable development that is environmentally and economically sound in order to achieve a “green, clean and resilient world for all.”
  • 31 May 2012- 09:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Deloitte, the global audit, consulting and risk management firm, has issued new recommendations for organizations on managing the water and energy nexus. In its report “No water, no energy. No energy, no water,” released
  • 25 May 2012- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC Friends of Nature (FON), a non-governmental environmental protection organization, and the Chongqing Green Volunteer Association’s public interest lawsuit, a first of its kind in China, began its court proceedings this week. The two NGOs
  • 24 May 2012- 08:47 by Local Press Report RIYADH Yemen Post Only 26 percent of the people have access to drinking water and healthcare and 42% of the people have access to electricity, a minister said Wednesday at the meeting of Friends of Yemen in the Saudi capital Riyadh. Introducing the Friends
  • Environmental conservation groups, including WWF and International Rivers, have come out in the last week with criticism over a new Laotian government report that claims a redesigned Xayaburi Dam will address all the environmental problems associated with its construction.
  • 15 May 2012- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell announced this week that it had found two new oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta region on May 7. The leaks are being investigated to determine their cause and extent, the company said. The announcement came
  • 15 May 2012- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, FL, TAMPA Afghanistan has over $1 trillion USD worth of gold, copper, rare earth metals, petroleum and natural gas, but factors like lack of water needed for mining operations will make it difficult for th country to access these
  • 13 May 2012- 13:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council last week approved a draft cooperation agreement between the kingdom’s Ministry of Water and Electricity and the Japanese government. The agreement covers a wide range of issues including water resources
  • 7 May 2012- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom  The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria is being accused of significantly underreporting the damage caused by oil spills, including contamination of water sources. Rights group Amnesty International said in a report
  • 7 May 2012- 11:21 by Local Press Report SANA'A Middle East Online Full Story- Yemen will ask donors for about $10 billion USD in urgent aid at a "Friends of Yemen" meeting to be held in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, later this month, the country's planning minister said last week. 
  • 16 Jan 2012- 15:36 by Local Press Report duBai Black & Veatch (Press Release) Global engineering, consulting and construction company Black & Veatch has moved its operations to a new location in Dubai Internet City, as part of its growth plan for the region. Black & Veatch also opened
  • 3 Jan 2012- 09:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states Last week, some 100 people representing 243 labor, environmental, faith and civil society organizations that together have millions of members, protested outside the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC in an attempt to
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s National Water Co. (NWC) plans to spend $66.4 billion USD on water and wastewater projects over the next eight years, as water consumption grows faster than the kingdom’s burgeoning population, a crisis that threatens

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