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News Iraq » Basra: Iraq Faces a New Adversary: Crystal Meth

News source: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/14/world/middleeast/iraq-drug-addiction-meth.html
Publicated on: Saturday 14 September 2019

BASRA, Iraq — Hussein Karim sold his three cars, he sold the land where he planned to build a house, and he spent his savings — several thousand dollars — all on his crystal meth habit. He is one of ...

News Iraq » Basra: Drug Crimes Spike in Iraq’s Basra, Baghdad

News source: https://aawsat.com/english/home/article/1894041/drug-crimes-spike-iraq%E2%80%99s-basra-baghdad
Publicated on: Sunday 08 September 2019

Statistics put forth by the Supreme Judicial Council of Iraq show a spike in the number of defendants convicted of drug crimes in the first half of 2019. According to the Council’s bulletin, at least ...

News Iraq » Basra: Iraq could introduce Basrah Super Light oil grade

News source: https://menafn.com/1098999523/Iraq-could-introduce-Basrah-Super-Light-oil-grade
Publicated on: hursday 12 September 2019

(MENAFN - Iraq Business News) By John Lee. Iraqi oil minister Thamir Ghadhban has reportedly said he plans to offer a new Basrah Super Light grade, with up to 38 API gravity, in the next few years.

News Iraq » Basra: Siemens, Orascom win deal to rebuild 1.6GW Iraq power plants

News source: https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/story/Siemens_Orascom_win_deal_to_rebuild_16GW_Iraq_power_plants-SNG_154006796/
Publicated on: Saturday 14 September 2019

Siemens’ footprint has been expanding in Iraq and the company is now active at over 20 locations, from Basra to Erbil. Siemens also has some recent experience in Baiji. Earlier this month, Siemens ...

News Iraq » Basra: Here’s how airstrikes targeting Iran-backed paramilitary groups in Iraq threaten post-ISIS stability

News source: https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2019/09/09/heres-how-airstrikes-targeting-iran-backed-paramilitary-groups-in-iraq-threaten-post-isis-stability/
Publicated on: Sunday 08 September 2019

In Iraq, both the formal state and the de facto authorities need ... In 2018, for example, residents of Basra — where an estimated one-third of the PMF fighters are from — demonstrated against the ...

News Iraq » Basra: Stampede kills at least 31 pilgrims at major shrine in Iraq

News source: https://www.scmp.com/news/world/middle-east/article/3026602/stampede-kills-least-31-pilgrims-major-shrine-iraq
Publicated on: uesday 10 September 2019

Similar ceremonies took place in the capital Baghdad, in the southern city of Basra and in Iraq’s second holy city Najaf, where the Prophet Mohammed’s son-in-law Ali is buried. After Saddam’s ousting ...

News Iraq » Basra: Striking Iraq was a low-risk opportunity for Netanyahu

News source: https://www.middleeasteye.net/opinion/how-iraq-provided-unique-target-opportunity-netanyahu
Publicated on: hursday 05 September 2019

... Iraq allowed Netanyahu to make a military show of might before the election Members of Iraq's Hashd al-Shaabi (Popular Mobilisation Units) paramilitaries in Basra, on 31 May (AFP) Iraq is locked ...

News Iraq » Basra: Iran to hold exclusive expo of products in Sulaymaniyah in late Dec.

News source: http://www.tehrantimes.com/news/440163/Iran-to-hold-exclusive-expo-of-products-in-Sulaymaniyah-in-late
Publicated on: Sunday 15 September 2019

On August 30, the new acting head of TPO said Iran has dispatched a second commercial attaché to Iraq's Basra City. Mentioning the country’s plan for increasing the number of commercial attaches in ...

News Iraq » Basra: 30 Dead, Hundreds Injured After Stampede During Ritual At Iraq Shrine

News source: https://www.ndtv.com/world-news/31-dead-hundreds-injured-after-stampede-during-ashura-rituals-at-iraq-shrine-in-karbala-2098775
Publicated on: uesday 10 September 2019

Similar ceremonies took place in Baghdad, in the southern city of Basra and in Iraq's second holy city Najaf, where the Prophet Mohammed's son-in-law Ali is buried. After Saddam's ouster in 2003 by ...

News Iraq » Basra: Siemens, Orascom to rebuild 1.6 GW power plant in Iraq

News source: https://www.zawya.com/mena/en/business/story/Siemens_Orascom_to_rebuild_16_GW_power_plant_in_Iraq-SNG_154009324/
Publicated on: Saturday 14 September 2019

Siemens footprint has been expanding in Iraq, and the company is now active in over 20 sites, from Basra to Erbil. Siemens also has some recent experience in Baiji. Earlier this month, Siemens ...

News Iraq » Basra: Iraq Is Committed to OPEC+ Cuts but Has ‘Difficulties’ Complying

News source: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-09-10/iraq-is-committed-to-opec-cuts-but-has-difficulties-complying
Publicated on: uesday 10 September 2019

Iraq also plans to diversify its oil-export routes, including building a pipeline from Basra to Aqaba to Jordan. The country also aims to replace a war-damaged crude pipeline running from its northern ...

News Iraq » Basra: Iraq will cut oil production, comply with OPEC cuts 'this month,' minister says

News source: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/09/10/iraq-will-cut-oil-production-comply-with-opec-this-month-minister.html
Publicated on: uesday 10 September 2019

Its super giant Majnoon field in Basra saw production double to 200,000 bpd in June after having been curtailed at the beginning of the year due to its OPEC quota. Iraq is on track to produce nearly ...