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Fanack Chronicle | Latest Publications

In April 2017, another court, the Cairo Court of Urgent Matters, overturned the ruling. Lawyer Malek Adly, part of Ali...
Tensions over the disputed territory have escalated in recent months. Al-Bashir has assured his people that he will not...
It is likely that it was these kinds of suspicions that led to an increased number of travel bans against several promin...
According to several observers, the plan’s goals, although positive for Saudi Arabia in the long-term, are not compati...
Despite alarmist media coverage, it may not be Qatar’s economy that suffers the most, although state-owned Qatar Airwa...
Fouda spoke out against the Supreme Council of Armed Forces and Mohamed Morsi. Later, he became critical of the military...

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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Fanack Water | Latest Publications

June 22, 2017
While the annual yield of the Zayandehroud River has been significantly increased as a result of water transfers in the ...
May 30, 2017
The Iraqi Marshes are located in the lower Mesopotamian basin, in the vast floodplain wetlands created by the Tigris-Eup...
May 30, 2017
The primary source of water in the marshlands is the Tigris and Euphrates rivers, with several major tributaries flowing...
May 30, 2017
Some researchers claim that in about 5,000-4,000 BC, the marshlands were covered by a lagoonal marine environment, likel...
May 30, 2017
Since the marshes are located at the tail end of the Tigris-Euphrates watershed, water storage and control projects are ...
May 30, 2017
By 2002, the marshes had shrunk to 1,600km2 or 14% of their size in 1970s. Conditions in 2002 are considered to be the l...

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.
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.
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.

Fanack Energy | Latest Publications

A (founding) member of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), Kuwait has one of the largest per c...
Maps of the energy sector in Kuwait.
Bahrain also has the smallest hydrocarbon resources in the Gulf region, but oil and gas nevertheless play an important, ...
The UAE has the world’s seventh-largest proven crude oil reserves and is one of the world’s wealthiest countries per...
With 10 per cent of the world’s oil reserves, Iran has the fourth largest oil reserves after Saudi Arabia, Venezuela a...
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of the most hydrocarbon-poor countries in the Middle East, with neither significa...

The Energy Project

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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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