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News Iraq » Basra: Will Iraq's Sunnis get own political-religious authority?

News channel or source: https://www.al-monitor.com/pulse/originals/2018/02/iraq-sunni-marja-kubaisi-humim.html
Publication date: Friday 23 February 2018

A man who could unify us from Mosul to Basra under one community ... said Feb. 7, "Kubaisi's visit to Iraq was made upon orders from the UAE and Saudi Arabia to support Humim to become the commander of a top Sunni authority in Iraq."

News Iraq » Basra: As Saudis Prepare To Open Basra Consulate, Iran Opens Border To Iraqis

News channel or source: http://www.niqash.org/en/articles/politics/5843/
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

But now, Iraq’s next-door neighbour, Iran, has opened some of the areas closest to Basra to Iraqis, that they may access without a visa. The decision has been greeted with both enthusiasm and cynicism in Iraq. Locals in southern Iraq have often made ...

News Iraq » Basra: Iraq urges FIFA to lift ban on hosting internationals

News channel or source: http://www.gulf-times.com/story/582650/Iraq-urges-FIFA-to-lift-ban-on-hosting-internation
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Iraq is now allowed to host international friendlies at stadiums in Arbil, the southern port city of Basra and the shrine city of Karbala. On February 28, Basra will host a friendly between Iraq and Saudi Arabia — the first Saudi national team to play on ...

News Iraq » Basra: Militias in Iraq's Security Forces: Historical Context and U.S. Options

News channel or source: http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/policy-analysis/view/militias-in-iraqs-security-forces-historical-context-and-u.s.-options
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

in Basra. To defeat the first iteration of the Islamic State, the Iraqi government convinced some Sunni insurgent factions to join the sahwa (awakening) campaign, forming them into units such as Abna al-Iraq (Sons of Iraq). Meanwhile, Baghdad enforced laws ...

News Iraq » Basra: ‘Broken’ British Army major cleared seven times faces new Iraq probe

News channel or source: http://www.msn.com/en-gb/news/msn/%e2%80%98broken%e2%80%99-british-army-major-cleared-seven-times-faces-new-iraq-probe/ar-BBJuuvE
Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

He vehemently denies allegations that, along with two colleagues from the Royal Engineers, he forced 19-year-old Said Shabram into a river in Basra. Campbell ... “faced a three-year inquiry by the Iraq Historic Allegations Team (Ihat), a unit ...

News Iraq » Basra: Iraq recall Yaser Kasim for match with Saudi Arabia in Basra

News channel or source: http://www.arabnews.com/node/1249836/sports
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

LONDON: Iraq's coach Basim Qasim has named a 22-man squad for the friendly match against Saudi Arabia next week, calling up three new faces and handing a return to English-based midfielder Yaser Kasim for the first time in more than a year. While Saudi ...

News Iraq » Basra: Iraq to start electricity imports from Kuwait: ministry

News channel or source: https://www.iraqinews.com/features/iraq-start-electricity-imports-kuwait-ministry/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq will soon start importing electricity from Kuwait ... for the import of electricity from Kuwait during a visit by a Kuwaiti delegation to Basra province”. He added that “during the next period, power pylons will extend ...

News Iraq » Basra: Iraq resumes rail transport of oil products to Basra halted after 2003 invasion

News channel or source: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-iraq-oil/iraq-resumes-rail-transport-of-oil-products-to-basra-halted-after-2003-invasion-idUSKBN1FX1DO
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has resumed transporting oil products by rail from the Dawra refinery in Baghdad to Basra in the south which was halted after the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi said on Tuesday. “This achievement which aims ...

News Iraq » Basra: Kurdish MPs in Baghdad condemn beating of tourists from Basra

News channel or source: http://www.rudaw.net/english/lifestyle/17022018
Publication date: Saturday 17 February 2018

BAGHDAD, Iraq —MPs from the Kurdistan Region unilaterally condemned this week’s beating of two Arab tourists from Basra while in Erbil. The Kurdish MPs, with their counterparts from Basra in attendance, gave a statement at Parliament, which was read by ...

News Iraq » Basra: Iraq’s “Liberation Day”

News channel or source: https://consortiumnews.com/2018/02/15/iraqs-liberation-day/
Publication date: Wednesday 14 February 2018

“In cities like Basra to the south, poverty is inescapable. Raw sewage and trash choke the streets of a city once known for its glimmering, Venetian-style canals.” “Iraq was not a Third World country in 1990,” said Denis Halliday, a former UN ...