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City in Basra Governorate, Iraq

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Basra: City in Basra Governorate, Iraq
Basra is an Iraqi city located on the Shatt al-Arab. It had an estimated population of 2.5 million in 2012. Basra is also Iraq's main port, although it does not have deep water access, which is handled at the port of Umm Qasr.

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Security forces kill two protesters near Iraq's key Umm Qasr port in south: sources

Iraqi security forces killed at least two people and wounded over 70 by using live fire to disperse protests near the key Gulf port of Umm Qasr near Basra, police and medical sources said.
Reuters - Published

Protesters killed in Baghdad clashes, top cleric urges need for accelerating reforms

Iraqi security forces killed three protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed protesters blocking the country’s main port near Basra, as the country’s top cleric warned nothing but..
France 24 - Published

Videos for Basra

Iraq protests: Basra streets fill with black smoke, burning tyres [Video]Iraq protests: Basra streets fill with black smoke, burning tyres

Protesters burned tyres and blocked some roads on November 24 in the southern city of Basra, preventing government employees from reaching officesView on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:50Published


Iraqi forces kill several protesters in Baghdad and Basra [Video]Iraqi forces kill several protesters in Baghdad and Basra

At least six killed in Baghdad and seven others in Basra while demonstrators block gates to Umm Qasr port in the south.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:53Published

 

Iraqi forces kill four protesters, cleric warns of crisis

Iraqi security forces killed four protesters in Baghdad on Friday and forcibly dispersed activists blocking the main port near Basra, as the country's top cleric warned nothing but speedy electoral..
Reuters - Published

Iraq's Khor al-Zubair port reopens, operations resume: port officials

Iraq's Khor al-Zubair commodities port near Basra reopened on Wednesday and operations resumed normally, port officials said.
Reuters - Published

Iraqi protesters block gate to Khor al-Zubair port: port officials

Protesters have blocked the entrance to Iraq's Khor al-Zubair commodities port near Basra, preventing trucks from entering, port officials told Reuters on Tuesday.
Reuters - Published

Protesters block entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr port

Protesters have once again blocked the entrance to Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra, preventing employees and tankers from entering and bringing operations down by 50%, two port sources told..
Reuters - Published

Iraq protests death toll rises to 300 with nearly 15,000 injured

iraq protests death toll rises to 300 with nearly 15,000 injured
Baghdad (CNN)At least 301 people have been killed and nearly 15,000 have been injured in Iraq since the start of anti-government protests in October, the Independent High Commission for Human Rights of..
WorldNews - Published

Iraq's spiritual leader calls for road map out of impasse

iraq's spiritual leader calls for road map out of impasse
BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's most senior Shiite spiritual leader called Friday for a road map out of the impasse, saying the country's political class has a "unique opportunity" to meet the demands of..
WorldNews - Published

Iraqi forces kill at least 10 protesters in Baghdad and Basra

Iraqi security forces shot dead at least six anti-government protesters in Baghdad on Thursday and killed four others as they broke up a sit-in in the southern city of Basra, police and medical sources..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •Reuters

Iraqi forces shoot dead 13 protesters in renewed crackdown

iraqi forces shoot dead 13 protesters in renewed crackdown
Thousands of Iraqis keep up mass anti-government protests People across the Shi’ite south rise up against elite Main Gulf port still blocked by protesters Protesters occupy roads and bridges in..
WorldNews - Published

Iraq's Umm Qasr port operations halted by protesters: officials

Operations were at a complete standstill at Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra on Wednesday after protesters blocked its entrance in the previous day, port officials said.
Reuters - Published

Operations slow at Iraq's Umm Qasr port after protesters block entrance: officials

Operations slowed by around 80% at Iraq's Umm Qasr commodities port near Basra on Tuesday after protesters blocked its entrance, port employees and local officials said.
Reuters - Published

23 killed in fresh anti-government protests in Iraq

23 killed in fresh anti-government protests in iraq
At least 23 people have been killed in anti-government protests in Baghdad and other provinces in the country’s Shiite-dominated south. Officials say the dead include eight protesters who were killed..
WorldNews - Published

Adrift in Iraq: Deportees from U.S. describe fear and isolation

Since being deported from the United States in January, Hani al-Bazoni has spent most of the past eight months in a small room in the Iraqi city of Basra, waiting for his sister's daily visits.
Reuters - Published

Pipeline blast in Iraq halts power station supply, output unaffected

A gas pipeline exploded near Basra in southern Iraq on Wednesday and halted supplies to a local power station, but did not affect gas or oil output, oil ministry officials and police said.
Reuters - Published

Rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in Iraq's Basra

rocket hits site of foreign oil firms in iraq's basra
Iraq - A rocket struck the site of the residential and operations headquarters of several global major oil companies, including U.S. giant ExxonMobil, near Iraq's southern city of Basra early on..
WorldNews - Published Also reported by •Reuters

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