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Militants Close Euphrates River Dam

By John Lee. Militants have reportedly closed the Euphrates River dam they control in Iraq, cutting off a major source of water for central and southern Iraq. AFP reports that militants had previously cut the flow of water through the dam near the city of Fallujah several weeks ago, but reopened it when water accumulated […]

Turkey’s Approach Toward Shiites will Reduce Sectarianism

By Ali Mamouri for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Turkey’s Approach Toward Iraq’s Shiites will Reduce Sectarianism For the first time in modern Turkish history, a high-ranking Turkish official, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (pictured), visited the Shiite holy cities of Najaf […]

Water Levels Fall at Key Iraqi Dams

The Iraqi Ministry of Water Resources announced on Monday a significant decline in water levels in the country’s strategic Mosul and Haditha (pictured) dams due to a lack of rainfall in the Tigris and Euphrates rivers and a reduction in water flow from Turkey, Syria and Iran. Director of Projects Ali Hashim told AKnews that […]

Water Supply Problems in Maysan

The volume of waters from the Tigris River reaching Iraq has been receding to the extent that several water purification plants in the Province of Missan [Maysan] are running without water. Mohannad Kadhem, the head of water purification and distribution in the southern province, said the problem started with tributaries belonging to the river feeding […]

Iraqi Government to Tackle Drought

“The Iraqi government will take new procedures to combat drought in Iraq. It will launch a new initiative to control the drought and support the agricultural initiative that started last year”, a source in the Iraqi government said on Tuesday, as reported by AK News. “There is a fear that the water levels in Tigris […]

Iraq Disputes so-called ‘Friendship Dam’

According to a report from AK News, the Iraqi government has increased its diplomatic efforts with Syria and Turkey regarding their plans for the Tigris River. “Iraq will form a delegation of experts in the fields of water and agriculture to visit Turkey, Syria and Iran soon, to persuade those countries on the size of […]