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  • 3 Aug 2019- 11:37 by TWD Staff BAGHDAD, Iraq Meeting Turkish envoy Veysel Eroglu July 31 in Baghdad, Iraq President Barham Salih confirmed that the two countries’ water issues are shared priorities, and that a long-term solution that guaranteed the rights of both parties was required. Turkey and
  • 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
  • 12 Oct 2018- 09:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ANKARA, Turkey Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has agreed to increase water supplies to Iraq according to an October 10 announcement by Iraq parliament speaker Mohammed Al Halbousi. The move comes on the heels of an announcement by Iran’s
  • 6 Aug 2018- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraq's southern Basra province region is suffering from a severe water crisis, with many blaming upstream dams in Turkey, Syria and Iran for shrinkage of Tigris and Euphrates riverflow. A shortage of seasonal rainfall and poor
  • 19 Jun 2018- 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The government of Iraq has instructed farmers not to plant rice and other water-intensive crops such as white corn, yellow corn, sesame, sun flower, mung beans and cotton as the country's drought continues to impact river flows. &quot
  • 19 Feb 2018- 10:32 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Arab News A deluge of rain storms have reduced the risk of a drought in Iraq this summer but done little to allay concerns over the long term supply of water to the country. Iraq warned in October that it was heading toward a major shortage due to
  • 3 Feb 2018- 08:58 by Local Press Report CAIRO Ahram Online Water shortages in southern Iraq are believed to be behind an increasing rate of aridity and severe desertification that according to lawmakers has reached some 70 per cent in some southern and central provinces of Iraq. While Turkey takes
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 10 Oct 2016- 08:26 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Al-Monitor Severe drought is affecting agricultural lands across Iraq because of the low levels of river water. Iraqi officials have raised the alarm on the negative impact of the Turkish Ilisu Dam on the Tigris River, which is scheduled to be
  • 22 Jun 2016- 08:33 by Local Press Report IRBIL Kurdistan 24 The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) might cut the water supplies from Tigris to central and south of Iraq to encourage the Iraqi government stop discriminating against Kurds. Access Conflict Policy Scarcity Social Issues Irbil Iraq
  • 4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 years. The Transboundary Waters Assessment
  • 2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The Islamic State (IS) group shut down the Ramadi Barrage on the Euphrates River in Iraq's Anbar Province, a senior Iraqi military official said on June 2nd. Turkish news outlet Anadolu Agency quoted security adviser Brigadier General
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The Iraqi army has launched a military operation to retake Tharthar Dam from Islamic State (IS) militants. The dam, located in western Anbar Province near Fallujah, controls the flow of water from lakes Tharthar and Habaniya into the
  • 20 Oct 2014- 11:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq US airstrikes carried out over the weekend in Iraq's Anbar province detroyed a berm located near the Fallujah Dam, allowing water to once again flow freely to downstream communities, the US military said. The Wall Street Journal
  • 8 Oct 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq New fighting has been reported this week between Islamic State militants and Iraqi forces near Iraq's strategic Haditha Dam. At the beginning of last month, Iraqi forces, with the help of US airstrikes, were able to take back a wide

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