Basra

Iraqi officials lift curfew in Basra

Sat, 08 Sep 2018 - 10:25 GMT

Iraqi officials in Basra lifted a curfew on Saturday night that had been in place since 4 p.m. (1300 GMT), the military said.

Death toll in Iraq's Basra protests climbs to 12

Sat, 08 Sep 2018 - 09:00 GMT

At least 12 people have been killed in several days of protests over the lack of public services in Iraq's southern city of Basra.

One protester dead, 11 wounded during protests in Iraq's Basra

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 06:20 GMT

One protester has died and 11 more were wounded during demonstrations in Iraq's second biggest city Basra on Friday, local security and health sources said.

Protesters storm Iranian consulate in Iraq's Basra

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 05:06 GMT

Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Iraq's southern oil hub Basra on Friday, local security sources said.

Sadr mulls with Basra governor rapid solutions to address public protests

Fri, 07 Sep 2018 - 08:11 GMT

Leader of the Iraqi Sadrist Movement Muqtada al-Sadr has discussed with Basra Governor Asaad Eidani rapid solutions for the public protests

Main Iraqi port closed as one dies, dozens injured in 4th day of Basra protests

Thu, 06 Sep 2018 - 03:45 GMT

Iraq's main seaport closed down on Thursday following clashes between protesters and security forces in the nearby southern city of Basra

Two protesters dead, 11 injured in clashes with security forces in Iraq's Basra

Tue, 04 Sep 2018 - 09:45 GMT

Two protesters died and 11 more were injured on Tuesday during clashes with security forces in Iraq's southern oil hub Basra.

In Iraq's crumbling Basra, a yearning for a glorious past

Sat, 12 May 2018 - 08:31 GMT

Once dubbed the “Venice of the Middle East” for its network of canals, the 1,400-year-old city was a magnet for regional tourism until the early 1980s.

Basra could announce itself a region to secure funds

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 - 06:26 GMT

Authorities in Basra of Iraq threatened on Saturday they could announce their province a region if the central government did not refer overdue funds.

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