BEIRUT, Oct 8 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Lebanese psychologist Bernard Sousse started offering online therapy sessions when patients said surging fuel prices meant they could no longer drive in to see him – but then the power cuts began.Continue reading
As Iran faces ‘water bankruptcy’, drought exposes past problems, future threats
[Published here July 28, 2021]
BEIRUT, July 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Severe water shortages in Iran in recent weeks have prompted electricity outages and even sparked deadly protests, but analysts say the underlying causes go back decades – and will rattle the country for much longer than this summer’s drought.Continue reading
In IS-held Raqa, parched civilians risk lives for water | AFP
[Published here July 8, 2017]
Beirut (AFP) – Syria’s Raqa once thrived on the banks of the gushing Euphrates River, but dire shortages in the Islamic State group stronghold are forcing desperate civilians to risk their lives for water.