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  • 22 Jan 2019- 06:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adel Abdel-Mahdi promised improvements in water and electricity services during a first visit to Basra January 19. The country’s southern province has seen sustained and deadly civil unrest since a water crisis last
  • 11 Sep 2018- 08:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BASRA, Iraq The International Committee of the Red Cross said September 11 that drinking water could soon run even lower in the southern Iraq city of Basra. The main Wafa al-Qaed water treatment plant on the northern edge of Basra has been out of action
  • 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
  • 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- 07:10 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,
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 24 Apr 2018- 11:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC Iran is facing its harshest drought in the last 50 years, and nearly half the country’s population will soon face water shortages, according to the country’s Energy Ministry. “334 cities with 35 million people across Iran are currently
  • 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
  • 24 Jan 2018- 05:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New YORK NY “Regional cooperation offers opportunities to address common concerns, including counter-terrorist financing, improving border security, fostering dialogue with religious institutions and leaders, and countering human trafficking and drug
  • 18 Aug 2017- 10:35 by OOSKAnews Info WARRENTON, VA Global Water Conflict in Maps A new atlas by Guerrilla Cartography explores the importance of water in everything from ancient mythology to modern warfare. Maps in the world atlas come from artists, activists, academics, and other mapmakers. The

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