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The youth-led initiative 'Green Iraq' is planting thousands of trees across the country to transform sprawling cities and deserts.

Saudi Arabia's Public Prosecution announced the tough new measures amid the kingdom's 'Let's Make it Green' environmental drive.

Algeria president orders probe into forest fires

The New Arab Staff & Agencies

Algeria president orders probe into forest fires

Algeria's president ordered an "immediate" investigation into forest fires that have ravaged thousands of hectares across the country in recent days, his office said.

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

The New Arab

The Iraq Report: Iran outplays Saudi on diplomatic front

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

Ultra-rare snowfall carpets Baghdad for second time in century

The New Arab

Ultra-rare snowfall carpets Baghdad for second time in century

Baghdad witnessed its second snowfall in 100 years this week, in the latest rare weather incidents to hit the Middle East.

Austin Bodetti

Ibrahim Ozdemir: One of Turkey's most prominent environmentalists

İbrahim Özdemir, one of Turkey's most prominent environmentalists, believes that the growing number of Muslim environmentalists can find inspiration for their aggressive campaign against global warming from Islam itself.

Austin Bodetti

Yemen could soon face an environmental catastrophe

A Yemeni petroleum tanker has spent several years anchored in the Red Sea, but a buildup of gases could cause the ship to explode, sparking an ...

Austin Bodetti

What will happen to Afghanistan's national languages?

Analysis: What effect might an American peace treaty with the Taliban have on Afghanistan's two official languages, Dari and Pashto?

Austin Bodetti

Deforestation and desertification in Afghanistan

If Afghans and their allies in the international community want to ready the country for a conflict-free future, they must take the natural ...

Climate change and the Yemeni civil war

Austin Bodetti

Climate change and the Yemeni civil war

Analysis: As Yemen's government, Saudi Arabia and the UAE compete with the Houthi rebels for influence over the Middle East's poorest country, ...

Austin Bodetti

Iraq and Sudan show how climate change fuels war

Analysis: Desertification and water scarcity help fuel the social desperation necessary for armed insurgencies, reports Austin Bodetti.

Sanders must make water his first priority in Israel/Palestine

Wilson Dizard

Sanders must make water his first priority in Israel/Palestine

Comment: Bernie Sanders gets many things wrong about Palestine, writes Wilson Dizard. But he's right about the centrality of water resources to ...

Agroforestry empowers Morocco's mountain women

Monica Pelliccia

Agroforestry empowers Morocco's mountain women

Feature: The Femmes du Rif have boosted the value of their 329 members' olive oil, leading to remarkable social impacts ranging from better ...

Could Bosnia's past provide role-models for Iraq and Yemen?

Austin Bodetti

Could Bosnia's past provide role-models for Iraq and Yemen?

Analysis: Bosnia's interfaith, post-war approach to environmentalism provides a model for Middle Eastern countries that have struggled with ...

Oman blazes trail for environmentalism in the Arab world

Austin Bodetti

Oman blazes trail for environmentalism in the Arab world

As desertification and other environmental issues threaten the heart of the Middle East, Oman has an opportunity to act as a role model ...

The New Arab & agencies

China and Israel partner to co-host trade conference

Israel and China are co-hosting a trade conference in their latest show of strengthening ties.

Mona Alami

Iraq's protests are about more than corrupt elites

Comment: In addition to anger over corruption and the lavish lives of the elites, the effects of climate change are compounding resentment in ...

The New Arab

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.

Salaheddine Lemaizi

Divisions among Arab states on climate change

Salaheddine Lemaizi reports from the corridors of the ‘blue zone’, the part of the COP22 village reserved for officials.

COP22: Civil society gears up to tackle climate crisis

Alice Champseix

COP22: Civil society gears up to tackle climate crisis

Comment: In North Africa and the Middle East, citizens are putting forward solutions to the challenges of climate change and the development ...

The New Arab & agencies

Iran's once-booming pistachio farm industry now 'dying of thirst'

Pistachios are Iran's second biggest export after crude oil, but time is running out for the industry as unconstrained farming and climate ...

Threats greater than terror: <em>Desertification</em> and drought

Mohammad Ali Musawi

Threats greater than terror: Desertification and drought

Blog: The Middle East is facing a potentially catastrophic threat - desertification and drought as wars, disputes, waste and climate ...

Iraq: from breadbasket to basket case

Maymouna al-Basil

Iraq: from breadbasket to basket case

What was once one of the agricultural giants of the Middle East, Iraq's bloody decay since the US-led invasion has had a devastating impact on ...

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