Tag: West Asia

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

Ancient systems keep water flowing | Nature Middle East

Traditional water harvesting systems can help communities in the Middle East and North Africa cope with worsening water scarcity and

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

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

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’

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

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

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

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