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Latest Chronicle

The relationship between Muslims and Christians in Palestine is different from that in other Arab countries, according t...
In recent times, although the total number of Christians in the area continues to grow, there has been a decline in thei...
Once considered the most prominent and influential TV news channel in the Middle East, Qatar-funded Al-Jazeera is now lo...
The low oil prices are no longer seen as only temporary. And the way things look—with continuing low demand and OPEC n...
Historically, Saudi Arabia and Iran have not stood head-to-head, and while several factors played into the historical de...
Today people know Anissa Hassouna as one of the most influential Arab women and member of the Egyptian parliament. A pas...

The Chronicle Project

The Fanack Chronicle of the Middle East & North Africa provides comprehensive, balanced and thoroughly researched information in Arabic and English about history, politics, economic development and social issues in 21 Middle-East and North-African countries.

The Chronicle’s Country Files follow a set structure and provide readers with everything from basic facts and figures and background on ethnic and religious groups in a specific country to Special Reports on topics such as the Iran-Iraq War, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict and nuclear programmes in the Middle East.

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Latest Water

January 5, 2016
Resolving the current situation requires a comprehensive and broad-sighted approach that addresses the imminent humanita...
December 29, 2015
Gaza's water crisis affects every one of the territory's 1.76 million inhabitants. The heavy pollution of water resource...
December 23, 2015
Developed in consultation with the Syrian government, the Assi scheme aims to develop water resources in the basin for i...
December 15, 2015
The political climate in the Middle East makes it impossible to discuss water without addressing the political contexts ...
December 10, 2015
Internationally, a water availability below 1,000 m3 per person per year is defined as water scarcity, while below 500 m...
December 5, 2015
The population of Jordan has risen substantially over the last 60 years, from around 470,000 in the early 1950s to 6.2 m...

The Water Project

Fanack Water

Fanack Water provides accessible, well-researched information on the state of water resources in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region through peer-reviewed country files and special reports, as well as interviews and opinion pieces on latest developments in the water sector of each MENA country.
Country Files make the complex issue of water resources in the MENA region accessible to a wide readership. These files are enriched with visualised data on surface and groundwater, water quality, and water use, as well as the analysis of efforts to improve water management and governance systems. So far, the country files for Jordan, Israel, Lebanon and Palestine were published, and the country files for Turkey and Iran are in preparation.
Special Reports focus on specific political issues, projects and technologies regarding the water resources in the MENA region. Similar to the country files, the special reports also include visualised data on the topic of the report. The reports that have been published so far are on the Red Sea – Dead Sea Project and Gaza’s water crisis, whereas special files for Turkey and Iran are in preparation.
Interviews and Opinions address the water issues in the MENA region through interviews with experts and short opinion pieces on the latest developments. Contributions to this section are kindly invited.

Latest Energy

Latest Energy

Natural gas transit and export capacity in Turkey is of significant interest to global energy demand and supply, given T...
Fossil fuel and hydroelectricity generation accounts for nearly all of Turkey’s electricity generation capacity (56.1 ...
Turkey may not be a significant supply centre but it is a significant oil and gas demand centre in the MENA region, maki...
Turkey, while not a large supplier of energy, is a major demand centre in the MENA region and a net importer of all thre...
The oilfields of north-eastern Syria may well remain in the hands of the Syrian Kurds, with some degree of connection to...

The Energy Project

Energy Website

Besides the Chronicle and Water, Fanack has also launched Fanack Energy, a website dedicated to energy issues, from the effect of US shale on Saudi oil production to the Iranian nuclear programme; Islamic Finance, which outlines the principles and development of this financial system; and the Quiz, an interactive website where anyone can test their knowledge of the region.

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