Environment

In Iran, parched lands hollowed by water pumping now sinking

Jan 24, 2019

Around Iran's capital, parched lands hollowed by excessive water pumping are now dramatically sinking

Natural gas fields give Israel a regional political boost

Jan 23, 2019

Discovery of natural gas fields off Mediterranean coast gives Israel geopolitical boost with neighbors

Iraqi prime minister visits Basra, months after unrest

Jan 20, 2019

Iraq's new prime minister, Adel Abdul-Mahdi, has visited Basra, a city that saw riots last summer over acute water pollution and crippling power outages

Iraqi cleric linked to Basra protests killed

Nov 18, 2018

Iraqi police say a Muslim cleric has been killed outside his home after he suggested that demonstrators should take up arms over poor public services in Basra

Israeli farmers concerned about Jordan ending land lease

Oct 22, 2018

Israeli farmers are voicing concern over Jordan's intention not to renew parts of its landmark peace treaty with Israel that leased out two small border areas for agriculture

Israel says it finds Hezbollah outpost on Lebanon border

Oct 22, 2018

The Israeli military says it has uncovered a militant outpost on the Lebanese border that Hezbollah guerrillas have set up under the guise of an environmental advocacy group

Water pollution in Iraq threatens Mandaean religious rites

Oct 17, 2018

Iraq's soaring water pollution is threatening the religious rites of its tight-knit Mandaean community, already devastated by 15 years of war that has also affected the country's other minority sects

Correction: Melania Trump story

Oct 12, 2018

Correction: Melania Trump story

Saudi fund pumps $1B into Silicon Valley electric car maker

Sep 17, 2018

Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund makes $1B investment in Silicon Valley electric car maker after talk of Tesla buyout fizzles

Iran relocates consulate in Iraq's Basra following unrest

Sep 11, 2018

Iran's ambassador to Iraq says his country is relocating its consulate in Basra, after demonstrators burned down the old one four days ago

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