Disasters

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  • 7 Apr 2019- 08:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SAN JOSE, Costa Rica At the Sanitation and Water for All Sectors Ministers’ Meeting in Costa Rica this week, Henrietta Fore, Executive Director of UNICEF, set out an ambitious goal to bring safe access to water to 60 million more people by 2021 and to
  • 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 latest Global Environmental Outlook (GEO-6):
  • 15 May 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Syrian opposition forces have targeted water pumping stations throughout the city of Aleppo in an attempt to stop water supplies from reaching government-controlled areas, the Syrian government said this week. The city is currently divided
  • Arab League energy officials and experts discussed ways to promote nuclear energy for desalination projects during their meeting in Cairo last week.
  • 13 Feb 2012- 17:28 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Fars News Agency (Iran) Lebanese Minister of Energy and Water Gebran Bassil in a meeting with Iranian Ambassador to Beirut Qazanfar Roknabadi underlined his country’s enthusiasm for cooperation with Tehran in developing infrastructures in Lebanon.
  • 16 Jan 2012- 16:49 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Tehran Times (Iran) Iranian companies will construct a new dam in northern Lebanon under an agreement signed in Beirut last week.  The deal was concluded at a meeting between Iranian ambassador to Lebanon Ghazanfar Roknabadi and Lebanese Energy and
  • 14 Mar 2011- 15:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, SULAYMANIYAH   Plagued by drought, internal conflict and transboundary competition, Iraq is facing the rapid deterioration in water supply and quality so severe that the future of the fertile farming region between the Euphrates and Tigris rivers
  • 18 Oct 2010- 14:47 by Local Press Report BEIRUT, Lebanon Al-Safir (Lebanon) Iran and Lebanon signed cooperation agreements in the fields of energy and water. Iran provided Lebanon with a $450 million USD loan for development of its infrastructure and health systems. Lebanese Energy Minister Gebran
  • 8 Feb 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, SYRIA T he Middle East is facing its worst water situation in decades. The region's farmland has been arid, as rains have failed to materialize in Iraq, Syria, southeast Turkey and Lebanon. Scientists and environmentalists reported that
  • 28 Jul 2008- 14:47 by Local Press Report BEIRUT, Lebanon Daily Star (Lebanon) The prices of water, electricity, fuel oil and transportation are rising in Lebanon, placing a burden on the country's consumers, according to a survey by the Central Administration of Statistics. The survey found
  • 3 Sep 2007- 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD, BEIRUT, Lebanon- Despite some success in rebuilding the water infrastructure damaged by last year's war between Israel and Hezbollah, Lebanon is still experiencing serious water shortages and water-quality problems. Experts say it is
  • 30 Jul 2007- 08:09 by Local Press Report BEIRUT, Lebanon United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) — The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) will hold workshops to train members of Lebanese chambers of commerce, industry and