Middle East

Thursday 21 August 2014

Praying for heavens to open

Published 04/02/2014 | 02:30

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A boy smiles on a prayer mat as Muslims gather to pray in Amman.

A boy smiles on a prayer mat in Amman as Muslims pray for rain in drought-hit Jordan.

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The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs called on Jordanians to gather to hold special prayers for rain across the kingdom.

The country's Prince Hasan has warned that a war for water and energy reserves in the Middle East could prove to be bloodier than the clashes of the Arab Spring.

He said that if regional leaders did not gather to discuss how to deal with water and energy shortages, in 15 years' time they may dry out completely.

Irish Independent

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