This article reviews work that had the objective of introducing agricultural technologies in a marginal dryland area, the Khanasser Valley, northwestern Syria. The highly variable rainfall is barely sufficient to support livelihoods in this traditional barley

Turkey has boosted the flow of the Euphrates river passing through its dams upstream of Iraq to help farmers cope with a drought after Iraqi complaints, but it is still not enough, a top Iraqi lawmaker said on Saturday.

Iraq's parliament voted on Tuesday to force the government to demand on a greater share of water resources from neighbours upstream of its vital rivers, Turkey, Iran and Syria, in any bilateral deals with them.

In a resolution, Iraqi lawmakers agreed to block any agreement signed with the three nations that does not include a clause granting Iraq a fairer share of water resources.

With over 263 water basins shared by countries worldwide, cooperating over water is not an option, it is necessity. And it is pays to share. It

This study describes a modeling methodology for using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) tools to identify potential areas for the introduction of supplemental irrigation.

In Syria water harvesting is not much adopted by farmers. One of the reasons is that the agricultural research and extension support services in Syria lack specific and systematic knowledge on potential areas and suitable locations for water harvesting.

US Senate attacks delay on Syria nuclear claims TOP US politicians have questioned why the US revealed only this week that Syria had built a military-oriented nuclear plant, and asked why Washington had not shared its intelligence with the UN's nuclear watchdog. "I was surprised that they hadn't given the information to the International Atomic Energy Agency," Senator Diane Feinstein, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, said on CNN on Sunday.

A wheat disease that could destroy most of the world's main wheat crops could strike south Asia's vast wheat fields two years earlier than research had suggested, leaving millions to starve.

The time has come for the government to get off the oil industry's back

The runaway rise in international oil prices, which recently crossed $100 a barrel, has put Indian oil companies in a spot. Even as their costs rise, they are unable to raise prices to get the resources needed for acquiring oil assets or otherwise build the infrastructure needed for oil security.