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Hundreds of iraqis resumed protest in demand of basic services

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Iraqis took to the streets in Basra on Friday in protest of shortage of jobs, electricity, water, and other basic services. Iraq has placed its security forces on high alert after protest against high unemployment…

IRAQ BANS RICE PLANTING BECAUSE OF WATER SHORTAGES

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SHAFAQNA - Reuters | by Moayed Kenany: Iraq has banned farmers from planting rice and other water-intensive crops in the face of increasing shortages because of drought and shrinking river flows, an agriculture ministry official said on…

Etiquette of Drinking

SHAFAQNA- Imam Sadiq (A.S) said: “When anyone of you drinks water and say Bismillah (In the name of Gad), then he interrupts drinking and says, Alhamdo lillah (Praise be to Allah), and repeats the process three time, water will praise the…

Earth's Deepest Water May Be 1,000 Kilometers Below The Surface

SHAFAQNA- How deep does Earth’s water go? Well, if this latest study is correct, pretty darn deep – a third of the way to Earth’s core. That’s the conclusion of Steve Jacobsen at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois and his…

Hope for Resolving the Water Conflict in the Middle East

SHAFAQNA - The availability of fresh water has direct impact on food and energy production, development of industry, and human survival. Fresh water resources are often unevenly divided and irregularly distributed throughout the regions of…

The types and Advantages of Water

SHAFAQNA- A reliable tradition states that in this world and the world-to-come, there is nothing better than water. Anyone who takes pleasure in drinking water will take pleasure when God gives him the wine of Heaven. According to a tradition…

The Compulsion of Water Cooperation

SHAFAQNA - Since last September when the United Nations declared water as a sustainable development goal, a number of countries have intensified efforts to promote water cooperation with their neighbouring countries. The Middle East is missing…

Eastern Mediterranean drought worst in 900 years – NASA

SHAFAQNA - A recent drought in the Eastern Mediterranean was the most devastating in nine centuries, a new NASA study shows. Scientists reached the conclusion after studying tree rings, which can indicate humidity changes over time. NASA…

Harvesting fog in western Yemen - How Yemen fights back with ingenuity

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SHAFAQNA - “God has given us the fog to quench our thirst,” says Umm Ali, mother of six, who lives in Manakha, Yemen. Manakha is a rural district in the mountains, where residents live in scattered settlements across the remote highlands.…

Transboundary Water Crisis in the Middle East

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SHAFAQNA - Approximately 40 per cent of the world’s population lives in river and lake basins that comprise two or more countries, and perhaps even more significantly, over 90 percent lives in countries that share basins. The transboundary…