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News Iraq » Muthanna: Iraq’s Lack Of Water Is A Foreign Policy Problem, Ministers Say

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Publication date: hursday 22 February 2018

Iraq has always been proud of its two major rivers ... The same sorts of problems are coming up in the provinces of Dhi Qar and Muthanna too, where fighting erupted between tribes last month because of anxiety over water from the Euphrates.

News Iraq » Muthanna: Iraqi dissident’s arrest sparks electrifying solidarity in response

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Publication date: Sunday 11 February 2018

Iraq’s southern province of Muthanna has been up in arms over the arrest of local celebrity dissident Basim Khazaal Khashan last Wednesday. An electrifying display of solidarity spilled onto the streets of Samawah, Amara and other cities, outraged by ...

News Iraq » Muthanna: Tribal disputes flare in southern Iraq over water scarcity

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Publication date: hursday 15 February 2018

This is not the first time that armed conflicts have erupted between the tribes of southern Iraq over water. Three years ago, the dispute escalated between the tribes of the provinces of Muthanna and Diwaniyah for the same reason. Parts of southern Iraq ...

News Iraq » Muthanna: WMD in Iraq a rather nuanced issue

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Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Why mention this now? For the past couple of weeks, reports about ISIS capturing WMD in Iraq have been cited as vindication for the 2002 argument. That started in mid-June when ISIS captured Al Muthanna and a large cache of chemical weapons, and picked up ...

News Iraq » Muthanna: Has ISIS looted chemical weapons from former Iraqi nerve agent factory that US failed to destroy? UN told 2,500 rockets containing deadly Sarin are in the hands of the jihadists

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Publication date: uesday 14 October 2014

... United Nations to understand the current inability of Iraq, owing to the deterioration of the security situation, to fulfill its obligations to destroy chemical weapons,' he said. The Muthanna complex measures three by three miles and was thought to ...

News Iraq » Muthanna: Iraq confirms rebels seized Muthanna chemical arms site

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Publication date: Wednesday 09 July 2014

Isis-led Sunni rebels are in control of a disused chemical weapons factory, Iraqi officials have confirmed. In a letter to the UN, Iraq said it would be unable to keep to obligations to destroy its chemical weapons. The Muthanna complex northwest of ...

News Iraq » Muthanna: Isis storms Saddam-era chemical weapons complex in Iraq

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Publication date: Wednesday 18 June 2014

The jihadist group bringing terror to Iraq overran a Saddam Hussein chemical weapons complex on Thursday, gaining access to disused stores of hundreds of tonnes of potentially deadly poisons including mustard gas and sarin. Isis invaded the al-Muthanna ...

News Iraq » Muthanna: ISIS assessed to have Sarin nerve gas capability

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Publication date: Sunday 19 October 2014

WASHINGTON – The areas of Iraq that ISIS has conquered could give the jihadist army access to some 2,500 rockets containing the deadly nerve gas Sarin. The nerve agent housed at the Muthanna State Establishment is left over from the time the United ...

News Iraq » Muthanna: Group's Goal: Outfit Children in Iraq for Soccer

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Publication date: Friday 13 June 2008

In Iraq's Muthanna province, young men play soccer on trash-strewn dirt lots, kicking with their bare feet whatever they can find -- sometimes a deflated ball, sometimes an empty soda can. Soccer in Muthanna offers a stark contrast to the competitive ...