Saturday 3 June 2023
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GCC states in global top 10 facing water crisis

Nearly half of 33 countries expected to face extremely high water stress by 2040 are in the Middle East, where surface water is limited and demand is high, said experts who ranked 167 nations. Thirteen Middle Eastern countries plu


Environmental disaster hits eastern Syria

The eastern region of Syria, where the ancient local Inezi tribe once reared camels in the sandswept lands north of the Euphrates river, is now reeling under severe water shortage. Drought in the past five years has also killed 85 per cent


Lack of water threatens Iraq's agriculture

Damaged by decades of war and sanctions, Iraq has acute water shortages which are affecting the country's agriculture sector. The water shortages are expected to worsen further as Iraq's population of around 30 million grows.

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