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  • 24 Jun 2014- 10:22 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE Bloomberg Water scarcity may spark geopolitical conflicts in such countries as those around the Tigris-Euphrates and Nile river basins, according to the World Water Council’s president. “Water and politics, they go hand-in-hand,” Benedito Braga
  • 16 Apr 2012- 10:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Turkey and three other nations in one of the world’s most conflict-prone regions have agreed to form a high-level group to cooperate on managing their increasingly threatened water supplies. Representatives of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and
  • As if war-ravaged Iraq did not have enough problems, it is facing worsening water shortages that observers fear could trigger sectarian conflict. The shortages are the result of the failure of successive postwar governments to ensure water supplies as well as by extensive dam-building in neighboring states.
  • 18 Apr 2011- 14:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, SYRIA The Tigris River Irrigation Project is a top priority for the Syrian government as part of efforts to cope with drought and restore water supply in the nation’s Al-Hasaka governorate, also known as Syria’s food basket. The project, with
  • 4 Apr 2011- 15:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, SYRIA Syria’s ongoing water crisis-- blamed on both drought and poor management and agricultural practices-- is a major factor in the nation’s current political unrest. The Daraa region, where the protests originated, is not only one of the
  • 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
  • 28 Feb 2011- 13:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent turkey, ANKARA Diplomacy and cooperative agreements had made any possibility of water wars in the Turkish region unnecessary, according to Turkish Environment and Forestry Minister Veysel Eroğlu. Today’s Zaman newspaper quoted Eroğlu as saying that in
  • 16 Jan 2011- 19:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent turkey, ANKARA Construction of a dam on the border between Turkey and Syria is the latest work in progress as Turkey looks towards securing water resources with its neighbors.  The planned dam is part of a series of “friendly” dams, designed to avert
  • 15 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD One of the more pressing problems facing the Iraqi government is ensuring adequate water supply for its people by convincing its upstream neighbors, Syria and particularly Turkey, to allocate it more water under international agreements.
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD- Iraqis fighting for survival amid an insurgency, sectarian death squads, and scarcities of electricity, water and other essentials, now face a new peril: The Mosul Dam across the Tigris River in the north of the country is in danger of