Conflict

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  • 8 Nov 2018- 12:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Baghdad, Iraq Multiple fish deaths have been reported in the Euphrates River, hitting the livelihoods of fish farmers in Iraq as the country continues to struggle with a water contamination crisis.   Thousands of dead carp have been found floating in
  • 22 Aug 2018- 07:44 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Daily Sabah Iraqi people have drawn attention to the lack of infrastructure and corruption among government officials as the main sources of the current electricity and water crisis that is devastating the country, rejecting reports suggesting that
  • 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
  • 1 Jun 2017- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WARRENTON VA, United States It is being reported that the Iraq government has delayed a decision on whether to renew contract with the US subsidiary of Italy's Trevi Group for urgent repairs to Iraq’s notorious Mosul Dam. Trevi won the $301 million
  • 21 Oct 2016- 08:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The United Nations Internation Childrens Fund (UNICEF) has this week reached Al Houd, south of Mosul, and delivered clean water to people affected by the conflict in the region. “This means that for one week, we have managed to help the
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan Uzbek police have detained four Kyrgyz citizens in a disputed border zone, in the latest flare-up of tensions between the two nations over the Kasan-Sai Reservoir. Kyrgyzstan’s border service reported on August 24th that the men
  • 21 Jul 2016- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The planned military operation in the Iraqi city of Mosul could lead to the largest humanitarian crisis in the world, affecting as many as 1.5 million civilians, according to Lise Grande, the United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator for
  • 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
  • 1 Jul 2016- 11:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DUSHANBE, Tajikistan Italian industrial group Salini Impregilo has won a $3.9 billion USD contract to build the dam for Tajikistan’s Rogun hydropower project. The deal for the project was signed following a meeting between Tajik President Imomali Rajhmon
  • 10 May 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Italian Defense Minister Roberta Pinotti was in Iraq on April 9th to discuss logistics for deploying 450 Italian troops to the Mosul Dam, to protect workers carrying out repair work on the structure. During the unannounced visit, Pinotti
  • 11 Apr 2016- 10:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The United States will provide an additional $155 million USD in humanitarian assistance for displaced and conflict-affected Iraqis within Iraq and throughout the region, US Secretary of State John Kerry announced on April 8th. The
  • 29 Mar 2016- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have withdrawn troops from a disputed region along their border, ending a standoff that began over a week ago over access to a reservoir that was being used in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyz officials said on March 26th
  • 24 Mar 2016- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan Tensions have increased along the border between Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan over the past week, with each side restricting border crossings and the Kyrgyz government accusing its neighbor of building up its military presence at
  • 15 Mar 2016- 09:02 by Local Press Report BAGHDAD Reuters Italian engineers hired to help prevent a catastrophic collapse of Iraq's largest hydro-electric dam will need at least two months to assess the structure before starting major maintenance work. Mahdi Rasheed Mahdi said it might be six
  • 11 Mar 2016- 10:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YOR, NY, United States US Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power this week urged the international community to act collectively to repair the Mosul Dam in Iraq, which is in danger of collapsing. "While important steps have been taken

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