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Origins Of Farming In The Fertile Crescent
2013-07-06 05:04:43

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Previously established theories have stated that Mesopotamia, or the "cradle of civilization," was the place where humans began to transition from hunter-gatherers to farmers. However, a new study from archeologists at the University of Tubingen in Germany indicates that prehistoric people living just outside Mesopotamia, but still within the Fertile Crescent, in modern-day Iran cultivated cereal grains between 12,000 and 9,800 years ago....

Massive Ancient Site Unearthed In Cradle Of Civilization
2013-04-05 13:46:55

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online A team of British archaeologists from the University of Manchester has discovered what they believe to be a large building complex underground in an area of Iraq near Tell Khaiber. Using a satellite, the team spotted the 87-yard-long building before confirming its presence by way of geographical survey and trial excavations. They now believe this 4,000-year-old building could have had a critical function in Ur, one of the...

NASA Satellites Show Middle East Water Loss
2013-02-12 19:10:45

Lee Rannals for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Scientists are reporting in the journal Water Resources Research the Middle East river basin is losing large quantities of water. The researchers used a pair of gravity-measuring NASA satellites to find that during a seven-year period, parts of Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Iran along the Tigris and Euphrates river basin have lost 117 million acre feet of freshwater, which is about the equivalent to the Dead Sea. Using NASA's twin...

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2012-09-05 20:36:04

April Flowers for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Ancient sites and cultural heritage are under threat in Syria due to the current conflict. An interdisciplinary team of social and earth science researchers hope that this new discovery, which has major implications for understanding the world's first empire, will help to highlight the importance of protecting Syria's heritage. The conflict that has them worried is the Syrian Civil War, also known as the Syrian Uprising. This...

2012-08-21 14:20:46

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following release is being issued by the Syrian Support Group: Commanders of the Military Councils of the Free Syrian Army will officially announce that their forces have succeeded in liberating major parts of the country especially in the provinces of Aleppo, Idlib, Daraa and Damascus. In addition, they will reiterate that the Free Syrian Army was successful in protecting more than 7 million Syrian citizens from the attacks of...

2012-08-01 10:25:05

WASHINGTON, Aug. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Christian Solidarity International today called on President Obama to defend the rights of Syria's religious minorities in the face of escalating civil war and sectarian violence. In a letter to the president, Dr. John Eibner, the CEO of Christian Solidarity International-USA, warned that "Syrian opposition forces increasingly match the Assad regime's disdain for the lives and liberty of the Syrian people, especially Christians and other...

2012-07-25 10:22:31

WASHINGTON, July 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Islamic Relief USA (IRUSA), the leading humanitarian Muslim organization in the United States, will host a Capitol Hill briefing July 31 titled "Syria in Crisis: Refugees & the Challenges of the Humanitarian Responses." The event is intended to shed light on the ongoing plight of refugees who have fled the escalating violence in Syria. The crisis in Syria has escalated dramatically since it began 16 months ago and has...

2012-07-23 14:21:03

WASHINGTON, July 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Syrian Emergency Task Force (SETF) re-filed its civil action on behalf of plaintiffs directly impacted by the violent crackdown used by the Syrian Army and other government forces against anti-government protesters and ordinary civilians. The defendants include: Syrian Arab Republic; State Military Intelligence Service; Ali Mumluk; Maher Al-Assad; Colonel Hafez Makhlouf; Jamil Hassan; Atif Najib; Ashef Shawkat (now deceased); Major...

2012-06-28 06:26:15

Website Covers All Aspects of Syria's Politics, Economy WASHINGTON, June 28, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- EIN News has announced that its popular Syria News website (world.einnews.com/country/syria) has become a free service. Its news sections include: - Syria Politics - world.einnews.com/category/worldnewsreport_syria_govtpolitics- Syria Foreign Relations News - world.einnews.com/category/worldnewsreport_syria_internationalrelations- All Syria Topics -...

2012-05-31 02:21:00

LONDON, May 31, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- As Iraq starts to recover after civil unrest now is the time for the international community to understand the current issues which will help mould the country's future through investment. At the Pre-Forum Executive Briefing of the Caspian Gas Forum, the UKTI in partnership with Gastech Specialist Events will focus on the current business landscape and how achievable it will be for the oil and gas production targets to be met. The...