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  • 29 Jul 2018- 08:09 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Mehr News Agency The Iranian Minister of Energy Reza Ardakanian on Saturday made the remark that institutionalizing fighting over water debate in Middle East could ignite massive wars that could burn the entire region. Ardakanian said that the ‘War
  • 23 Jul 2018- 07:26 by OOSKAnews Info TEHRAN The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has said that the total number of cholera fatalities in Yemen surpassed 2,300 within the past 13 months. “In spite of the progress made in responding to the cholera outbreak, the ailing health system and
  • 19 Jun 2018- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iran's Foreign Ministry has criticized Israel for launching a Persian website to "assist people and farmers of Iran to recycle water", following Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's release last week of  a video in
  • 7 May 2018- 06:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif told the country’s parliament May 6 that Afghanistan has pledged to let Iran have its share of water from the Hirmand River and the supply for feeding Hamoon wetlands (Tasnim News Agency). Zarif
  • 30 Mar 2018- 11:58 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Iran News Update Growing concerns over drought have sparked a number of demonstrations in Iran. Analysts say that the water crisis has generated political unease and has been exacerbated by mismanagement. Although the protests have been limited to
  • 28 Feb 2018- 11:27 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Al-Monitor A senior military adviser to Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei called Feb. 27 for talks with Iraq and Afghanistan on water resources. Access Climate Conflict Development Aid Disasters Food Security Scarcity Transnational Issues
  • 14 Jul 2017- 11:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Afghanistan’s Ministry of Energy and Water last week said it is working hard to implement plans to build “at least 20” large and medium-sized dams in the country, in the latest charged chapter of water-related tension with neighboring Iran.
  • 11 Jul 2017- 09:13 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Al Arabiya “In the near future, competing for limited water resources will expand, and conflicts over shares will spread across the country,” the “Iranian Water Corporation” said in an open statement yesterday to President Hassan Rouhani, signed by
  • 6 Jul 2017- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN, Iran Iranian president Hassan Rouhani this week called for water cooperation among neighboring regional countries in overcoming environmental risk and maintaining peace, while tensions remain over Iran’s own actions dissipating water supply to a
  • 12 Jun 2017- 09:34 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Centre for Research on Globalization On Sunday, Hedayat Fahmi of Iran’s Energy Ministry urged active diplomacy with Turkey towards tackling the problem of dust storms, which chronically blight regional states as a result of Ankara’s massive dam
  • 30 Jan 2017- 15:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States Afghanistani provincial governors have accused the government of Iran of conspiring with Afghan Taliban leadership to target Afghan water projects. The accusation emerged last week in a Voice of America (VOA) article
  • 16 Nov 2016- 12:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TEHRAN Abbas Araqchi, Iran’s Deputy Foreign Minister for Legal and International Affairs, this week called for Iran to put hydro-politics prominently on its international agenda. Araqchi serves as Iran’s chief nuclear negotiator in talks with the P5+1
  • 16 Nov 2016- 04:08 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tehran Times Unnerved by the prospect of a parched Iran where internal and external conflicts on water resources would be unavoidable, Abbas Araqchi, who served as top nuclear negotiator with great powers, has called for a more active and creative
  • 9 Sep 2016- 12:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KABUL, Afghanistan Increased development and water consumption in upstream Afghanistan has negatively affected water supply to Iran, exacerbating latent tensions between the two countries. A report published last month by Washington, DC-based think tank
  • 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