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  • 20 Jul 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek Prime Minister Shavkat Mirziyoyev has sent a letter to his Tajik counterpart, Kohir Rasulzoda, reiterating his country’s opposition to Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The letter came after Tajik President Imomali
  • 15 Sep 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Disputes over shared water resources are exacerbating problems among Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, according to a new report by NGO the International Crisis Group. The report, “ Water Pressures in Central Asia,” published
  • 13 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RAQQA, Syria The Islamic State (IS) group, formerly known as ISIS or ISIL, said this week that if Turkey does not allow more water to flow through its dams on the Euphrates River, militants will do it themselves by “liberating” Istanbul. “I pray to God
  • 6 Aug 2014- 10:35 by Local Press Report TASHKENT Times of Central Asia Uzbekistan never, and under no circumstances, will provide support to Tajikistan’s Rogun hydro power plant project, Rustam Azimov, First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance of Uzbekistan, said at the consultation
  • 4 Aug 2014- 09:59 by Local Press Report TASHKENT AzerNews Uzbekistan has criticized the World Bank's recently-published report on Key Issues for Consideration of the Proposed Rogun Hydropower Project and use of transboundary water resources. Speaking at a recent meeting of the representatives
  • 9 Jul 2014- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Water levels in Lake Assad, Syria’s largest reservoir and a source of drinking and irrigation water for some 5 million people, has dropped by a record 6 meters, and levels are currently so low that pumps used to transport water to the east
  • 4 Jun 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The Turkish government recently stopped the downstream flow of water in the Euphrates River, putting Syrian and Iraqi water supplies at risk, according to Lebanese-based news reports. The Turkish government had been gradually reducing
  • 3 Jun 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan A small separatist group in Uzbekistan’s northwestern Karakalpakstan region has called on World Bank President Jim Yong Kim to postpone $411 million USD worth of loans under a program aimed at improving water management in cotton
  • 23 May 2014- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan The Kyrgyz Parliament’s Committee for the Fuel and Energy Sector and the Use of Mineral Resources on May 20th recommended cutting off water supply to neighboring Uzbekistan until the downstream country resumes natural gas supply to
  • 12 Sep 2013- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines International watchdog group Human Rights Watch and the Cotton Campaign, which fights child labor in the cotton industry, this week asked the Asian Development Bank’s (ADB) not to fund an Uzbekistan irrigation project due to “grave