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  • 9 Jun 2019- 06:52 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland Transboundary water relations in the Euphrates-Tigris basin have been marked with political confrontations among the riparian states, namely Turkey, Syria and Iraq, mainly due to uncoordinated construction, filling and operation of
  • 30 Apr 2019- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Baghdad, Iraq Turkey Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Iraq this week to meet his Iraqi counterpart, Mohamed Alhakim, with water resources, border security and trade on the agenda. A two-day visit commenced in Baghadad April 28, and is set to
  • 23 Apr 2019- 11:57 by Local Press Report MOSUL RUDAW Engineers working at the site of Mosul Dam in northwest Iraq say the structure is not at risk of collapse despite recent heavy rain filling its reservoir to a 30-year high. Located 50 km north of the war-torn city of Mosul in Nineveh province,
  • 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.