Tag: West Asia

In Iraq’s marshlands, researchers are racing to document a disappearing dialect | Equal Times

UNESCO estimates that half of all languages spoken today will disappear by the end of this century if nothing is

Water Wars | Weapons of Reason

The overly simplistic water war narrative overlooks the inherently cooperative nature of humanity In the future, water may become an

Sowing a secure future beyond seed banks | Nature Middle East

Gene banks play a vital role in safeguarding critical plant biodiversity, but boosting regional food security ultimately requires improving farmers’

Iraq’s maritime heritage finds a haven in the classroom | Al-Fanar Media

With ancient boatbuilding crafts nearly extinct, scholars and researchers aim to bring knowledge of Iraq’s maritime heritage to a new

Gender studies center in Iraqi Kurdistan challenges traditional ideas | Al-Fanar Media

In a region where gender studies programs are rare, a new center at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, is

Safaa Kumari: Nurturing seeds of hope | Nature Middle East

The BBC has recognized the work of a Syrian plant virologist, whose research is saving the fava bean from a

On the frontline of war, Yemeni women are building peace | Equal Times

The lived experience of those most affected by war, and those working hardest to end it, has led to a

Iran feels the pernicious effects of U.S. sanctions on biodiversity conservation | Equal Times

US sanctions are hampering conservation interventions necessary to protect critically endangered species from going extinct Situated at the confluence of

Businessman pioneers emu farming in Kurdistan | Rudaw

The tall flightless birds who call the warm, red earth of Australia home were brought here by Hassan Ali Rahman