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Fanack Chronicle | Latest Publications

30/03/2017
In 1985, Hezbollah officially announced its establishment by publishing a manifesto that listed among its objectives the...
29/03/2017
When asked what they thought about the series, Palestinians were divided. While some pointed to the credible portrayal o...
28/03/2017
After the end of Saddam Hussein’s reign in 2003, and the fall of the Baath party, the Iraqi media environment was rapi...
27/03/2017
Since the ouster of Mohamed Morsi in 2013, Muslim Brotherhood has become even more fractured. One could argue that, effe...
24/03/2017
Female victims of domestic violence are not well protected by the law or society. Women often have difficulty providing ...
23/03/2017
Lebanon’s 21st-century media is burgeoning, with private newspapers, radio stations, television channels and online pu...

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

March 21, 2017
The rate of wastewater treatment is still low in many MENA countries, and reuse faces many challenges like; preference ...
March 21, 2017
There are many benefits of wastewater reuse. The environmental benefits include reducing the pollution of water resource...
March 19, 2017
Wastewater treatment is the process of removing contaminants from water through engineered physical, chemical and biolog...
December 21, 2016
The Islamic Republic of Iran covers a total area of 1.75 million km2 and is bordered by Armenia, Azerbaijan, the Caspian...
December 21, 2016
The total long-term annual renewable water resources are estimated at 120BCM, of which about 78BCM go to surface run-off...
December 21, 2016
In the year to date, the total agricultural, municipal and industrial water withdrawal has been about 100BCM, of which 4...

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

15/03/2017
Bahrain also has the smallest hydrocarbon resources in the Gulf region, but oil and gas nevertheless play an important, ...
31/01/2017
The UAE has the world’s seventh-largest proven crude oil reserves and is one of the world’s wealthiest countries per...
16/01/2017
With 10 per cent of the world’s oil reserves, Iran has the fourth largest oil reserves after Saudi Arabia, Venezuela a...
13/10/2016
The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan is one of the most hydrocarbon-poor countries in the Middle East, with neither significa...
07/09/2015
In June 2015, Jordan launched the Shams Maan Solar Photovoltaic Project, which officials say is the largest solar energy...
30/04/2015
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 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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