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  • 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
  • 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.
  • 11 Apr 2016- 11:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The US law firm hired by miners BHP Billiton and Vale SA to conduct an independent investigation into the tailings dam collapse at the Samarco iron ore mine in Brazil’s Minas Gerais state has close commercial ties to both
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 13 Jan 2016- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq’s Basra province has threatened to sue for autonomy if the central government in Baghdad continues to ignore calls for better water, electricity and other basic services in the region. "Many times we raised what the people of Basra
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent QENA, Egypt Five water stations in southern Egypt’s Qena governorate have been shut down as a precautionary measure after a 1.5-kilometer oil spill appeared in the Nile River there, according to official news agency MENA. In a statement released on
  • 4 Nov 2015- 09:43 by Local Press Report BASRA Iraq Oil Report The Oil Ministry is offering a deal for two oil fields to ExxonMobil and PetroChina in an effort to jumpstart a long-delayed, multi-billion dollar water project necessary to maintain pressure in more than a half dozen vital oil fields in
  • 15 Sep 2015- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASWAN, Egypt Egyptian authorities have contained an oil spill on the Nile River in Aswan governorate, according to Mohamed Mostafa, secretary to the Aswan Governor. "Once concerned authorities discovered the oil spill, which came from an unknown
  • 11 Aug 2015- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq In the wake of protests throughout the country in recent weeks, Iraqi Prime Minister has announced a plan to reform the government and route out corruption. The parliament approved the plan, which also had the backing of powerful Shiite
  • 5 Aug 2015- 10:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMARA, Iraq Iraqis took to the streets in Amara, capital of Anbar Governorate on August 4th in the latest wave of protests over power cuts and poor quality of basic services. The Anbar protests follow demonstrations in Basra, Karbala, Najaf, Babil, and
  • 3 Aug 2015- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Hundreds of people in the southern Iraqi cities of Basra and Karbala took to the streets over the weekend to protest poor water quality and electricity supply. Security forces were deployed throughout Basra governorate in response. The
  • 18 Nov 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom Documents submitted by Shell as part of a UK court case show that the oil giant repeatedly minimized the size and impact of two major oil spills in Bodo, Nigeria, in an attempt to minimize compensation payments, according to human
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 19 Feb 2014- 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The fourth annual Natural Hazards Risk Atlas, developed by global risk analytics company Maplecroft, identifies the United States, China, India, Bangladesh, Germany, Japan, and the United Kingdom as the seven countries with the
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARSAW, Poland A group of 133 developing nations, known as G77+China, as well as a number of NGOs walked out of UN climate change talks held in Warsaw, Poland this week due to differences with countries who are the biggest polluters. Representatives of

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