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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
  • 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
  • 21 Sep 2017- 08:06 by Local Press Report BEIRUT Al-Masdar Al-'Arabi Major General Igor Konashenkov, a Russian Ministry of Defence spokesman, has noted that the strongest ISIS counterattacks and artillery shelling against the Syrian Army bridgehead on the eastern bank of the Euphrates River
  • 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
  • 10 Jul 2017- 11:49 by Local Press Report RAQQA The New Arab The northern city of Raqqa has been without steady running water for several weeks after damage to pipelines by heavy bombardment, including suspected strikes by the US-led coalition. Civilians dehydrated by the blistering summer heat are
  • 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 –
  • 3 Feb 2017- 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon Water supply to Raqqa in northern Syria, which is regarded as the Islamic State / Daesh group's Syrian “capital”, has been cut after suspected coalition raids on the city's main pipeline. "After coalition air strikes, the
  • 25 Jan 2017- 11:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent New York, NY, United States The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) Jan 23rd called for unimpeded and unconditional access to children in the besieged city of Deir ez-Zor, noting that they have not received regular humanitarian aid for more
  • 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
  • 7 Mar 2016- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria After 48 days, water supply has resumed to pumping stations in the Syrian city of Aleppo, according to Mustafa Malhis, director general of the Aleppo water company. Syria’s official news agency, SANA, quoted Malhis as saying on March 4th
  • 22 Jan 2016- 10:37 by Local Press Report RAQQAH Wall Street Journal Militants are hiding high-value prisoners and sheltering senior officials at Taqba Dam in conviction that the U.S. won’t dare unleash deluge by bombing it. Conflict Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology Social Issues Raqqah
  • 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.
  • 16 Dec 2015- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria A partnership between the European Union and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has provided more than 700,000 people in the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo with access to drinking water. Hanaa Singer, UNICEF’s representative in
  • 3 Dec 2015- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on December 1st condemned last week's bombing of the Al Khafseh water treatment plant in the Syrian city of Aleppo. “In Syria, the rules of war, including those meant to protect vital