Iraq’s water shortage means a suspension of crop cultivation

The agricultural minister said that Iraq had to suspend the cultivation of crops which require large amounts of water such as rice, corn and wheat grains during the drought. Spokesman Hamid Al-Nayef said “The agricultural plan for the summer” was modified “because the quantities of water needed for these cereals

In Tripoli 17 civilians killed by Haftar’s forces

(AFP)TRIPOLI: At least 17 civilians have been killed in an offensive by military strongman Khalifa Haftar’s forces to take the last city in eastern Libya beyond his control, the UN said Friday. “The escalation of fighting in Derna has reached unprecedented levels during the past week, with fighting further encroaching into