Tag: war

    Russia, China, Britain, U.S. and France say no one can win nuclear war

    China, Russia, Britain, the United States and France have agreed that a further spread of nuclear arms and a nuclear war should be avoided, according to a joint statement by the five nuclear powers published by the Kremlin and The White House on January 2. It said that the five countries – which are the […]

    We are living in an age of disorder and discontent – opinion

    Let’s read the opinion written by Sir John Jenkins for Arab News. He’s a senior fellow at Policy Exchange. Until December 2017, he was the corresponding director (Middle East) at the International Institute for Strategic Studies, based in Manama, Bahrain, and was a senior fellow at Yale University’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs. He was […]

    Damage from 1990 Iraqi aggression ‘still visible’ in Kuwaiti environment

    Although enormous efforts have been exerted to rehabilitate Kuwait’s environment since the flagrant Iraqi aggression in 1990, scars of the destruction remain visible. The aggressors carried out a scorched earth policy, inflicting heavy damage to the land and the marine environment and polluting the air. They blew up and set afire oil wells, causing vast […]

    Iraq and Syria: More than 12 million people threatened by drought in 2021, warn aid groups

    A water crisis and droughts are risking the lives of more than 12 million people across Iraq and Syria, aid groups warned in August. NGOs warned of ‘catastrophe’ as low levels of rainfall threaten drinking water, irrigation and electricity production in summer, 2021. In a joint statement, 13 aid groups said there was a risk […]

    Syria war turned coast into ‘pollution flashpoint’ – NGO report
    23 Dec 2021

    Pollution stemming from the conflict in Syria is posing ‘acute health risks for civilians’, Middle East Eye reports. Leaks from moored tankers, underwater pipelines and wastewater systems have turned the Syrian coast into a major “conflict-linked pollution flashpoint”, said a report released on Tuesday. The study by PAX, a Dutch peace-building organization, analyzed public and […]

    Camels weep as their young perish in Syria’s killer drought
    19 Dec 2021

    Camels are a miserable canary in the coal mine of Syria, which is experiencing its worst drought in 70 years, Al-Monitor states. Let’s get to know about the tough situation in the war-torn country. *** A baby camel moans in anguish as it sits in a muddy manger, its forelegs folded under its emaciated frame. […]

    Opinion: let’s make Earth great before colonizing Mars

    It’s time we introspect if we are morally and socially eligible to inhabit worlds when we are competing for our own destruction in our beautiful blue planet, the only place we can call it home, claims Jaykhosh Chidambaran in his article for the Arabian Stories. Mark Watney, the stranded astronaut and protagonist of the book […]

    “Anti-Celebration:” International Day for the Prevention of the Exploitation of the Environment during War

    On November 5, 2001, the UN General Assembly declared November 6 as the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict. In making this decision, the organization took into account that the damage caused to the environment during military conflicts long after their end affects the state of ecosystems […]

    Why Turkey should swap military strikes for water diplomacy

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has voiced his anger over the killing of two Turkish policemen by Kurdish forces in Syria, describing the attack as “the final straw” and warning that Ankara will take decisive action to eliminate what it views as a terrorist threat against its citizens. However, can Turkey be sure another military […]

    30 years since the invasion of Kuwait: prodigal use of water an invasion on environment

    On August 2, Kuwait commemorated the 30th anniversary of the vicious invasion of Kuwait in 1990. On this day, the country recalled with horror the trauma and suffering during the seven-month-long occupation by Iraqi forces, when random arrests, imprisonment, torture, and killing of those opposed to the regime, as well as the plunder and pilferage […]