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  • 20 Aug 2019- 12:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MUMBAI, India Diana Philip, Senior Research Manager for international think-tank Strategic Foresight Group (SFG) speaks with David Duncan, Publisher, OOSKAnews in this (LINK) "Water Diplomacy Talks" audio interview. This OOSKAnewscast was
  • 21 Nov 2018- 12:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Health experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Ministry of Health and Environment in Iraq have released results from the laboratory tests conducted on water samples related to the investigation of cause of  multiple fish
  • 19 Jun 2017- 06:05 by Local Press Report AMSTERDAM New Scientist Almost a quarter of the global population experiences significant decreases in water availability through human interventions on rivers, says Ted Veldkamp at Vrije University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Those interventions
  • 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 –
  • 1 Oct 2015- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq There are now at least 533 recorded cases of cholera throughout Iraq, the Ministry of Health and Environment announced on September 30th. In a statement, the ministry also claimed no one had died in the outbreak, although officials had
  • 20 Jul 2015- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALEPPO, Syria Water and power supply have resumed in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, after three weeks without water, according to UK-based watchdog group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. The water shortages occurred after the Al Qaeda
  • 29 Oct 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent HAMILTON, ON, Canada Salt-induced land degradation-- a common occurrence in arid and semi-arid regions where rainfall is too low to maintain regular percolation through soil, and irrigation without a drainage system is the norm-- has decreased
  • 9 Sep 2014- 10:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Iraqi forces, with the help of US airstrikes, have taken back a wide area surrounding the strategic Haditha Dam from Islamic State (IS) militants, according to government reports. Iraq still had control of the dam, and with the offensive
  • 29 Aug 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BAGHDAD, Iraq Kurdish Peshmerga fighters are again battling militants from the Islamic State (IS) group in the region near Iraq’s Mosul Dam. According to news network CNN, IS-- which is also known as ISIS or ISIL-- has posted a video that it claims
  • 22 Aug 2014- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRBIL, Iraq The United Nations refugee agency sent a cargo jet carrying 100 tons of emergency relief supplies to the city of Irbil in Iraq’s Kurdistan region on August 20th, as part of what  UN High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres called “the
  • 4 Jun 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIRUT, Lebanon The Turkish government recently stopped the downstream flow of water in the Euphrates River, putting Syrian and Iraqi water supplies at risk, according to Lebanese-based news reports. The Turkish government had been gradually reducing