Special report: The man-made crises facing the Middle East’s historic rivers

The waters of the Nile, Euphrates and Tigris, once the cradle of civilisation, are being hit by poor management and climate change

An Iraqi youth dives into the Euphrates river in the town of Kufa, on the outskirts of the holy city of Najaf, on May 29, 2015, as residents take a dip in the historically-significant river to cool off from the heat. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR HAMDANI (Photo by HAIDAR HAMDANI / AFP)
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