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  • 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
  • 14 Aug 2017- 08:27 by Local Press Report AUSTIN TX Stratfor Worldview Of the cruelty and turmoil that the Islamic State has inflicted on Iraq, the damage it has done to the country's waterways is often overlooked. Over the years, the Islamic State has used the Euphrates-Tigris Basin as a mass
  • 12 Jun 2017- 10:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK NY, United States United Nations (UN) Secretary-General Antonio Guterres visited the Aral Sea, June 10 – once the world's fourth largest inland sea, that has now shrunk to about a quarter of its original size due to human mismanagement –
  • 22 Jun 2016- 08:33 by Local Press Report IRBIL Kurdistan 24 The Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) might cut the water supplies from Tigris to central and south of Iraq to encourage the Iraqi government stop discriminating against Kurds. Access Conflict Policy Scarcity Social Issues Irbil Iraq
  • 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
  • 4 May 2016- 11:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States A new assessment of the world’s trans-boundary river basins by the United Nations Environmental Group (UNEP) has identified “hotspots” for potential conflict in the next 15 to 30 years. The Transboundary Waters Assessment
  • 23 Mar 2016- 08:16 by Local Press Report WASHINGTON, DC Reuters On Jan. 21, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Iraq's prime minister in Davos, Switzerland, and handed him a personal note from President Barack Obama pleading for urgent action. Obama's confidential message to
  • 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
  • 2 Mar 2016- 08:54 by Local Press Report LONDON The Guardian Iraqis who built dam say structure is increasingly precarious and describe government response as ‘ridiculous’. Conflict Disasters Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology Investment Social Issues Baghdad Iraq Tigris River
  • 15 Feb 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq If Mosul Dam, the largest dam in Iraq, collapses, the city of Mosul could be drowned by a 12- to 15-meter high wave of water, and up to 500,000 people could be killed, an adviser to Prime Minister Haider al Abadi said last week. The
  • 7 Jan 2016- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Islamic State militants this week launched an offensive in the Haditha district in Iraq’s Anbar province, and seized an area near the Haditha Dam, the country’s second largest. A US-led coalition is providing support to Iraqi forces to
  • 17 Dec 2015- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ROME, Italy Italian Prime Minister Mateo Renzi announced this week that Italy will be sending 450 troops to defend Iraq’s Mosul Dam. The dam, located on the Tigris River in Nineveh Province, was built three decades ago by a German-Italian consortium.
  • 2 Jun 2015- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The Islamic State (IS) group shut down the Ramadi Barrage on the Euphrates River in Iraq's Anbar Province, a senior Iraqi military official said on June 2nd. Turkish news outlet Anadolu Agency quoted security adviser Brigadier General
  • 18 May 2015- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Shiite militias were gathering outside the Iraqi city of Ramadi, in Anbar province, on May 18th in preparation for a counter-attack to take the city back from Islamic State (IS) militants, who captured it over the weekend. IS reportedly
  • 27 Apr 2015- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq The Iraqi army has launched a military operation to retake Tharthar Dam from Islamic State (IS) militants. The dam, located in western Anbar Province near Fallujah, controls the flow of water from lakes Tharthar and Habaniya into the