Iraq’s Garden of Eden now ‘like a desert’

Children stand on a boat lying on the dried-up bed of southern Iraq’s receding Chibayish Marshes. To feed and cool his buffaloes, Hashem Gassed must cross 10 kilometers (six miles) of sunburnt land in southern Iraq, where drought is devastating swathes of the mythical Mesopotamian Marshes. The reputed home of the biblical Garden of Eden, … Read more