Showing posts with label Middle East. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Middle East. Show all posts

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Middle East In For 10,000-Year Drought : Scientists

Geologists and climatologists analyzed the history of the Middle East and concluded that the drought will last for 10,000 years before rainfall increases significantly, Journal of Quaternary Science reports.

Friday, April 07, 2017

Crude Prices Jump after US Strikes on Syria

Oil prices rallied on Friday after the United States launched a missile strike against Syria, sparking fears that an escalation of the conflict in the crude-rich Middle East could disrupt supplies.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Below-normal temperatures expected for Balkans- WMO

Over the next two weeks significant cooling and a period with significantly below-normal temperatures, partly with heavy snowfall, was expected for the southern and eastern Balkan peninsula, Turkey, the eastern Mediterranean and the Middle East, the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) said on Tuesday.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Oil Prices Drop Over China Weak Economic Outlook Not Middle-Eastern Crises

Global oil prices are sliding downward primarily due to a weak economic outlook in key commodity consuming countries, such as China, whereas the mounting political tensions in the Middle East are unlikely to boost the demand, experts told Sputnik Wednesday.

Friday, December 11, 2015

Iran’s great drought

Iran may have made international headlines with the historic signing of the nuclear deal earlier this year, but the Islamic republic still has a huge challenge to deal with at home: a lack of water and a severe drought.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

Medvedev says recurrence of terrorist attacks in MidEast tourist destinations possible

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has said the repetition of terrorist attacks in the Middle East tourist destinations is possible.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Deadly sandstorm continues to blanket Middle East

Lebanon's unprecedented and deadly sandstorm has forced the government to shut schools and public institutions over health concerns.


Wednesday, February 13, 2013

NASA alert: Middle East loses fresh reserves size of Dead Sea in 7 years

The Middle East is headed towards a water shortage crisis, as NASA satellites show that reserves the size of the Dead Sea have been depleted in just seven years, largely due to well-drilling.
Newly-obtained results show that 144 cubic kilometres of freshwater – a volume nearly equivalent to that of the Dead Sea or Lake Tahoe – had been removed from the ground in the area that encompasses Turkey, Iran, Iraq and Syria between 2003 and 2009.
"That's enough water to meet the needs of tens of millions to more than a hundred million people in the region each year, depending on regional water use standards and availability," said Jay Famiglietti, the UC Irvine professor who led the team who made the findings, which are due to be published on Friday in Water Resources Reasearch magazine.

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Σπάνιο φαινόμενο: χιόνισε στη Σαουδική Αραβία

Οι κάτοικοι της πόλης Ταμπούκ στα βόρειο-δυτικά της Σαουδικής Αραβίας ήρθαν αντιμέτωποι με το χιόνι, ένα πολύ σπάνιο φυσικό φαινόμενο για αυτή την περιοχή. 

Στα βίντεο που μεταδίδει το διαραβικό τηλεοπτικό κανάλι «Al Arabiya», παρουσιάζονται οι εικόνες των αυτοκινήτων, που με δυσκολία περνούν μέσα από τους χιονισμένους δρόμους.


Για να δούνε αυτό το σπάνιο φαινόμενο, στο Ταμπούκ ήρθαν οι κάτοικοι των γειτονικών πόλεων.

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