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Basra seethes over water, jobs – Seven convicted of terrorism executed

BASRA, Sept 11, (Agencies): The brackish water pouring from the taps of homes in Basra has caused stomach ailments and skin rashes for thousands in the southern Iraqi city once famous for its network of freshwater canals that gave it the nickname the “Venice of the East”. The contaminated water, …

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PM struggles to defuse Basra anger

Baghdad accused of failing to redistribute oil wealth BASRA, Iraq, Sept 10, (Agencies): Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tried to ease tensions in the country’s oil-rich south with a visit Monday to Basra, rocked by deadly protests over alleged corruption and government neglect. After 12 demonstrators were killed and many …

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Iraq’s parliamentary groups urge PM to resign

BAGHDAD, Sept 8, (Agencies): Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al- Abadi faced calls to resign Saturday as his alliance with a populist cleric who won May elections crumbled over deadly unrest shaking the country’s south. The two leading groups in parliament called on Abadi to step down, after lawmakers held an …

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Main Iraqi port closed as one dies 25 injured on 4th day of Basra protests

BASRA, Iraq, Sept 6, (RTRS): Iraq’s main seaport closed down on Thursday following clashes between protestors and security forces in the nearby southern city of Basra in which one demonstrator died and 25 were injured the previous night. Several hundred protesters took to Basra’s streets again on Thursday afternoon. As …

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Toxic Persian wind poisons Iraq seditiously

IT IS unusual for a geographic and historic curse to coincide in one place in this world. This makes Iraq a rare place as it cannot dissociate from such curse, except by transforming the geographical curse into a blessing which can be done by cutting off the sedition wind that …

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Police disperse Basra protests

BASRA, Iraq, Sept 2, (Agencies): Police used tear gas to disperse around 150 protesters at the main entrance to Iraq’s giant Nahr Bin Omar oilfield on Sunday, police sources said, amid growing unrest in southern cities over poor public services and corruption. Officials at the field in the southern oil …

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Basra ill on water crisis

BAGHDAD, Aug 29, (Agencies): The Iraqi Human Rights Commission on Wednesday asked the Iraqi Government to announce Basra a disaster-stricken city because of the water crisis that is causing thousands of people to fall ill. In a press conference on the situation in Basra, a delegation of the Commission to …

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Do not let Iraq suffer a holocaust to satisfy Iran agents

NOT long after Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar Al-Abadi concluded his statement on his country’s “commitment to US sanctions on Iran in the interest of Iraqis,” the Iranian front went up in flames with negative attitude towards Baghdad. It looks like Tehran raised the slogan, ‘restoring everything to the way they …

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Iraq caught in crossfire of US sanctions on Iran

BAGHDAD, Aug 9, (Agencies): Caught in the crossfire between its key allies Tehran and Washington, Iraq’s economy could suffer the heaviest collateral damage from the US reimposing sanctions against Iran. Washington slapped unilateral sanctions back on Tehran on Tuesday, after pulling out of a landmark 2015 nuclear deal in May. …

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New protests hit southern Iraq

BASRA, Iraq, Aug 5, (Agencies): Protesters flooded the streets of southern Iraq again on Sunday, nearly a month into a wave of unrest over corruption and decaying public services, AFP correspondents said. In oil-rich Basra, the southern port city where the protests broke out on July 8, tribal chiefs and …

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