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  • Rebels took control of Syria’s biggest hydropower dam last week, according to insurgents in the country and abroad. The seizing of the Taqba Dam, located near the town of Thawra, some 150 kilometers southeast of Aleppo, was also seen in some videos uploaded to the Internet, the authenticity of which could not immediately be verified.
  • Large parts of the Middle East region have seen a rapid decline in freshwater reserves over the last decade, according to a new study to be published on February 15 in the journal Water Resources Research.
  • The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development’s (EBRD) decision to expand its mandate to encompass the SEMED (Southern and Eastern Mediterranean) region creates a host of “interesting” new challenges, the bank explains to OOSKAnews.  
  • Arab League energy officials and experts discussed ways to promote nuclear energy for desalination projects during their meeting in Cairo last week.
  • 15 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)  member countries on June 12 agreed to move forward with establishing a common water network that would also include Egypt. The decision came during the extraordinary meeting in Riyadh of the GCC
  • 1 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD Arab League water ministers officially approved a "unified water strategy" on May 31 during a summit in Baghdad. There was further agreement to cooperate on joint management of common aquifers, and share experiences in dealing
  • 11 May 2012- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Contracting Company (Mokhtar Ibrahim) won a $25.8 million USD contract to build a potable water pipeline in Dubai, company officials announced on May 7. The contract comes at a time when the company is actively seeking to
  • 16 Jan 2012- 15:58 by Local Press Report TX, SAN ANTONIO TradeArabia News Service The world’s largest membrane bioreactor systems will likely be built in the Middle East-North Africa (MENA) region, with the market expected to expand at a compounded annual growth rate of 17.77 percent to reach $280
  • 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
  • 1 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent turkey, ANKARA Turkey agreed late last month to release more water from its dams on the Euphrates and Tigris rivers to help neighboring Iraq with increasingly severe drought. A Turkish Foreign Ministry official was quoted by Hurriyet Daily News as saying
  • 17 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The struggling Dar es Salaam Water and Sewerage Company (DAWASCO) last month realized its largest bill collection to date—$1.9 million USD, surpassing its target of $1.4 million USD. Since the firm
  • 13 Jan 2008- 22:28 by Local Press Report DAMASCUS, SYRIA Today's Zaman (Turkey)- Syria, Turkey and Iraq resumed talks on water resources last week following a 20-year suspension of meetings on the issue. Syrian Irrigation Minister Nader al Bunni met with Turkish Environment and Forestry