Press Roundup: 17 – 23 Mar 2019

Sunday 17/03/19

Floods hit Mosul and Duhok, submerge cars, collapse bridges
Kurdistan 24 – Kosar Nawzad

Iraq to get 10 billion pound loan for British contracts
Reuters – Ahmed Rasheed

Official welcome cannot hide Iraqis’ misgivings about Rohani’s visit
The Arab Weekly – Azhar Al-Rubaie

PM Abdul-Mahdi says boosting agricultural productions ‘top priority’
The Baghdad Post

Water woes hit henna plant farms in Iraq’s Fao peninsula
Reuters – Mohamed Atie, Aref Mohammed 

Monday 18/03/19

One of the largest agriculture project will be opened
Imam Hussein Holy Shrine

The ISIS Ambassador to Turkey
Homeland Security Today – Anne Speckhard, Ardian Shajkovci

Tuesday 19/03/19

As World Water Day Approaches, Tigris Protectors Highlight Iraq’s Water Challenges
Iraqi Civil Society Solidarity Initiative

Australia donates US$ 6.1 million to improve access to clean water for children in southern Iraq
United Nations in Iraq

Smaquli flooding sparks discussion on government accountability
Rudaw – Zhelwan Z wali 

Wednesday 20/03/19

Flooding threatens Majnoon field
Iraq Oil Report – Ali al-Aqily, Jassim al-Jabiri

Iraqi Wheat Output Increases, but Farmers are Still Vulnerable
Future Directions – Phoebe Sleet

Water Diplomacy Not Enough to Fix Iran-Iraq’s Water Dispute 
Pacific Council – Banafsheh Keynoush

Thursday 21/03/19

Iraq ferry sinking: ‘More than 70 dead’ in Tigris river
BBC News

Friday 22/03/19

Feature: Rehabilitation of canal irrigation system brings hope for Iraqi returnees affected by IS
Xinhua Net – Xuxin

The Iraq Report: Iran sidesteps US sanctions via Iraq
The New Arab

War may be over but Basra’s battle for clean water continues
The National – Mina Aldroubi 

Saturday 23/03/19

Will Iraq lose its benefits from Shatt al-Arab River to Iran?
al-Monitor – Omar al-Jaffal

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