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Iraq has found itself caught in a delicate balancing act between Iran and Saudi Arabia.

A recent UN report found that water levels of the Tigris and Euphrates are decreasing at an "unprecedented rate".

Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris <em>dam</em>

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Turkey to start power generation on controversial Tigris dam

The Ilisu dam, construction of which displaced thousands and submerged an ancient city, will start power generation next week.

The Iraq Report: Baghdad covers up abuses against protesters

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The Iraq Report: Baghdad covers up abuses against protesters

Our latest round-up of events in Iraq focuses on the repression of activists as protesters find common cause.

Iraqi farmers fight to save cattle from drought

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Iraqi farmers fight to save cattle from drought

Huge losses of life and livelihood as Iraq's farmers battle to keep their livestock safe and hydrated.

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Basra protester killed by police during unemployment rallies

One protester was killed and at least five others injured when Iraqi police violently dispersed demonstrations in the southern city of Basra on Sunday.

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Turkey seeks to reassure Iraqis over upstream Tigris dam

The level of the Tigris River has visibly dropped since the filling began on Friday, with Iraqis able to cross the river on foot in some places.

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Turkey moves famed medieval tomb to avoid flooding risk

The tomb of Zeynel Bey is a 15th century memorial to one of the key figures in the Ak Koyunlu tribe who controlled much of eastern Anatolia and ...

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COP22: From rhetoric to action

Comment: From 7-18 November, Morocco is hosting the COP22 United Nations Conference on Climate Change. Marking the occasion, this series ...

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