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  • 14 Jul 2020- 10:19 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD The Arab Weekly As lower oil prices and a coronavirus-driven downturn batter Iraq’s economy, availability of safe water is eroding and could fuel greater tensions, security experts warned. Hospitalisations due to worsening contamination from sewage,
  • 3 May 2020- 11:21 by Staff- Water Diplomat TOURNAI, Belgium 50-70 tonnes of fish have died in Wallonia, Belgium, blamed on contamination from a leak in a settling pond at a sugar beet refinery across the border in France. Tereos, owners of the processing facility in France, admit a leak was found
  • 4 Apr 2020- 10:41 by Staff- Water Diplomat DELFT, Netherlands The Water, Peace and Security Partnership (WPS), a coalition which develops tools and services that help identify water-related security and conflict risks, has described how “a perfect storm of poverty, growing natural resource scarcity
  • 13 Aug 2019- 04:47 by Local Press Report ERBIL An official from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) announced new efforts aimed at jumpstarting the local agriculture sector to transform it into a primary source of economic revenue alongside the oil and gas industry. “The Kurdistan Region has
  • 30 Apr 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Baghdad, Iraq Turkey Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Iraq this week to meet his Iraqi counterpart, Mohamed Alhakim, with water resources, border security and trade on the agenda. A two-day visit commenced in Baghadad April 28, and is set to
  • 30 Apr 2019- 06:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France A new assessment from the International Energy Agency (IEA) on Iraq’s energy sector indicates that the country's recent oil boom faces existential challenges that will hamper continued growth if not addressed soon. Having doubled
  • 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 Basra. “Many citizens have been poisoned.
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:11 by Local Press Report PARIS The Guardian Controversial plans for an open-pit gold mine have split the French overseas territory in South America. Opponents warn of pollution and biodiversity loss, while local officials point to its potential economic benefits. But ultimately the
  • 19 Apr 2018- 07:24 by Local Press Report Baghdad, Iraq Devdiscourse Talks between Exxon Mobil and Iraq on a multi-billion-dollar infrastructure contract have reached an impasse, Iraqi officials and two industry sources said, in a potential setback to the oil major's ambitions to expand in the
  • 11 Nov 2016- 08:15 by Local Press Report FALLUJAH Relief Web Since September, the French Agency for Technical Cooperation and Development (ACTED) has been providing an average of 20-25L of life-saving water per day to 26,930 conflict-affected, internally displaced persons (IDPs) in 2 locations
  • 16 Aug 2016- 07:05 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Al Arabiya Iraq’s parliament on Monday approved five new ministers after months of delay and repeated setbacks to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi’s efforts to replace the cabinet. Lawmakers signed off on Abadi’s nominees to head the ministries of oil,
  • 9 Aug 2016- 09:28 by Local Press Report SULAIMANIYAH Iraq Oil Report The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Iraq has officially endorsed a project aimed at ending water problems in Sulaimani (Sulaimaniyah) province. Access Development Aid Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology
  • 21 Jul 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The planned military operation in the Iraqi city of Mosul could lead to the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, affecting as many as 1.5 million civilians, according to Lise Grande, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for
  • 21 Jul 2016- 08:56 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Asharq Al-Awsat After months of procrastinating and political disputes that almost caused a paralysis in the governmental, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has accepted the resignations of ministers of oil, transport, housing and construction,
  • 19 Jul 2016- 11:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The United States on July 20th will host a donor conference in Washington that aims to secure at least $2 billion USD worth of assistance for Iraq. Twenty-four countries will take part in the conference, which is co-hosted

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