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  • 13 Feb 2019- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have confirmed commitment to reach consensus on outstanding technical issues surrounding the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). At the annual African Union conference hosted
  • 7 Jan 2019- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New analysis of water in the world's largest fossil water aquifer system has revealed elevated levels of radium. Research into the Nubian aquifer at the eastern end of the Sahara desert, follows on from research in a
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report SHARM EL-SHEIKH Ahram Online Egypt and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development signed two agreements on Saturday to establish an EGP 1.4 billion water system in Bahr Al-Bakr and to finance four desalination plants in South Sinai governorate for EGP 880
  • 15 Oct 2018- 08:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told leaders of states participating in the inaugural Cairo Water Week (CWW) October 14 that water issues should not be politicized. “President Sisi stressed that Egypt strongly believes in cross-border
  • 6 Aug 2018- 08:22 by OOSKAnews Info TEHRAN, Iran A desal plant, with a capacity of treating 10,000 cubic meters of saltwater daily, has been launched in Bandar Torkaman in the west of Golestan Province, Iran, serving 17,000 consumers. “The private sector invested over $6.8 Million USD in the plan”
  • 23 Jul 2018- 07:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Residents of the southern Iranian city of Borazjan blocked the main road leading into the city at the weekend as part of a protest over water shortages, state-run Iran Labor News Agency (ILNA) has reported.  “On Sunday morning, July 22,
  • 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
  • 7 Jun 2018- 11:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ERBIL, Iraq The water crisis spreading  in southern and central provinces of Iraq and the counttry's Kurdistan Region has been blamed on dams built by Turkey and Iran slowing river flow. There are fears that up to seven million people will be
  • 16 May 2018- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Russian plans for construction of a $180 Million USD desalination project in Iran have been put on hold after the Russian construction company withdrew from the deal last week, citing the tightening of US sanctions against Iran.ComThe
  • 2 May 2018- 09:34 by OOSKAnews Info CAIRO, Egypt Egypt Today The Egyptian Government is planning to expand water desalination plants, as well as address villages’ sewage problems, according to Mamdouh Raslan, chairman of the country's Holding Company for Water & Wastewater (HCWW). Raslan
  • 24 Apr 2018- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait An earthquake of at least 5.5 magnitude struck southern Iran last week, just 60 miles from the country’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. Iran media has reported that the plant was not damaged by the quake which occurred at around 11am
  • 11 Apr 2018- 12:04 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily News Egypt The Islamic Development Bank is set to pump $3bn in the period between 2018 and 2020 to support a number of developmental projects in Egypt, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr revealed. Nasr has agreed with
  • 14 Mar 2018- 09:17 by Local Press Report CAIRO Ahram Online The ministers of irrigation, foreign affairs and the heads of the intelligence services in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are going to meet next 4 and 5 April in Khartoum to discuss the latest developments concerning the Grand Ethiopian
  • 4 Mar 2018- 11:02 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Independent Egypt did not receive any notification from Ethiopia about filling the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), an official source familiar with GERD negotiations said on Saturday. The source, who spoke on condition of
  • 14 Feb 2018- 10:19 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al Arabiya There is growing concern in Egypt over an impending water crisis as construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam progresses and negotiations between the two countries have not so far resolved any of the technical disputes. While the biggest

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