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Basra (IraqiNews.com) Iraq will launch a search for a British, artefacts-laden ship that sank more than century ago, officials were quoted saying on Friday, saying they will cooperate with academics for the purpose. Alsumaria News quoted Qahtan al-Obaid, head of the antiquities and heritage department in ...
Iraq plans to launch a new Basrah Medium crude export grade in a bid to help stabilize the quality of its existing Basrah Heavy and Light export grades as ... survey found, as fields in the Kurdistan region in the north more than offset a drop in exports from the southern port of Basra due to weather conditions.

But after years of digging for victory, he and his comrades have now turned their skills to civilian use: gouging out irrigation channels for farmers in the southern province of Basra. "What I'm doing makes me happy," he said, with gelled hair glimmering above his sun-browned face. In 2014, Ali and tens of ...
IT ALMOST feels like old times. Before Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait in 1990, Gulf Arabs partied on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab river in southern Iraq. Many owned villas in the fields around Basra and took Iraqi wives. Now, after a break of three decades, they are back. Saudi Arabia is putting the ...
Iraqi national football team players take part in a training session on Feb. 27, 2018 in the city of Basra a day ahead of their friendly match against Saudi (Arabia.Haidarr Mohammed Ali/AFP). Related Articles. Iraq recall Yaser Kasim for match with Saudi Arabia in Basra. Saudi Arabia will today play their first ...

Kurdish MPs in a joint statement at parliament in Baghdad on February 17, 2018, condemn the beatings of two tourists from Basra. MPs from Basra are ... BAGHDAD, Iraq --MPs from the Kurdistan Region unilaterally condemned this week's beating of two Arab tourists from Basra while in Erbil. The Kurdish ...
BASRA, Iraq - Rows of self-harm scars that mark the teenager's forearms from her wrists nearly to her elbows are reminders of dark times. At age 7, the now 19-year-old was diagnosed with sickle-cell anaemia, a hereditary disease that has painful symptoms, including inflammation of the hands and feet and ...
It's not easy for soldiers to adjust quickly and easily back to civilian life. It has taken Christopher Burrows more than ten years to become a pupil barrister since he got the idea to switch in 2007, and he started his pupillage at Hardwicke Chambers in October last year. As for how life at the Bar compares with ...
The Iraqi government announced that the Saudi Arabian consulate will open in the city of Basra within two weeks. Under the direction of Saudi leadership, the consulate will be in a temporary location with its staff set to arrive to begin working soon. The head of the Saudi delegation, Abdulrahman al-Shehri, ...
The Iraqi government yesterday sent hundreds of its troops, backed by armoured vehicles and tank, to the country's southern province of Basra to restore security and law following an increase in tribal conflicts in the region. The Basra Operations Command, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Khalaf, said that ...
BAGHDAD: FIFA president Gianni Infantino will not attend Wednesday's international friendly between Iraq and Saudi Arabia in Basra, despite an invitation from local football authorities. "The president will not come to Iraq," a FIFA spokesperson in Geneva told AFP on Tuesday by telephone. Iraqi officials ...
Iraqis can now visit a special visa-free zone in neighbouring Iran, over the border from Basra. Some locals see the open border as a cynical economic and political move that helps Iran, but not Iraq. An Iraqi passport is one of the most difficult in the world. Only a handful of countries will allow Iraqis to travel ...
She is part of a phenomenon in Iraq's southern Basra province, where illegal drug use and sales have reached previously unseen levels, mainly among youths, over the last three years. Basra is at the forefront of a nationwide spike in drug sales and consumption that have transformed Iraq from a corridor ...
Global terminal operator International Container Terminal Services, Inc. (ICTSI) is further upgrading capacity in Iraq. It has been confirmed that investment in new container terminal infrastructure is now underway at Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) in the Port of Umm Qasr, which opened for business in 2017.
It's not easy for soldiers to adjust quickly and easily back to civilian life. It has taken Christopher Burrows more than ten years to become a pupil barrister since he got the idea to switch in 2007, and he started his pupillage at Hardwicke Chambers in October last year. As for how life at the Bar compares with ...
The Iraqi government yesterday sent hundreds of its troops, backed by armoured vehicles and tank, to the country's southern province of Basra to restore security and law following an increase in tribal conflicts in the region. The Basra Operations Command, Lieutenant Colonel Mohammed Khalaf, said that ...

The phase two expansion will be completed in stages by the second half of 2019, and it will enlarge ICTSI's Basra Gateway Terminal with 1,300 feet of new quay with a draft alongside of 46 feet and three new post-panamax STS crnanes. The quay expansion will be adjacent to a new 75 acre yard area with ...
International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) has started the second phase of Iraq's Basra Gateway Terminal (BGT) at the Port of Umm Qasr after receiving a strong demand from customers. On completion of the current second phase expansion scheme, ICTSI will have invested in excess of US$ 250 ...
Singapore, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Iraq has cut the March official selling price (OSP) for Basra Light crude to Asia by 35 cents to minus $0.40 per barrel against the average of Oman/Dubai quotes from the previous month, a pricing document reviewed by Reuters showed on Thursday. Basra Heavy crude to ...
Singapore, Feb 8 (Reuters) - Iraq has cut the March official selling price (OSP) for Basra Light crude to Asia by 35 cents from the previous month to minus 40 cents per barrel below the average of Oman and Dubai quotes, a pricing document reviewed by Reuters showed on Thursday. Basra Heavy crude ...
IHS Markit's Conflict Monitor recorded a 427% increase in intra-tribal fighting in the southern province of Basra for January, representing 58 incidents, compared with the previous month's 10 incidents. On 31 January, the Tribal Directorate of the Ministry of the Interior announced plans to bring together all ...
Watch an Escaped Bear Roam the Streets of Basra, Iraq. By Carrie Arnold. PUBLISHED February 1, 2018. Published February 1, 2018Pedestrians in Basra, Iraq, got quite a shock this morning: A huge bear lumbering across the street. The animal had escaped from a shop where it was being held for sale, according to local ...
Bear Wanders into Basra City in Iraq. Storyful• 1 February 2018. A bear escaped an animal shop and wandered in the streets of the Iraqi city of al-Basra on February 1, according to local media. The bear was safely captured and returned to the shop. . This video shared by a local restaurant in Basra city showing the bear ...
Basra, Iraq: Iraq plans to increase production at its giant Majnoon oilfield to 450,000 barrels per day (bpd) in three years, from 240,000 bpd now, an Iraqi oil ... Basra Oil is taking over operations at Majnoon from Royal Dutch Shell, which announced its intention to exit the field, which entered production in ...
Multan, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 31st Jan, 2018 ):PPP Secretary Information South Punjab Shoukat Basra Wednesday said the killing of Naqeeb and Intizar by police were a test case for the Sindh government. The provincial government would surely punish the murderers in the two cases, ...
Dubai: The Dubai Mercantile Exchange said a 2 million barrel cargo of Basrah Light was awarded at a premium of $0.42 (Dh1.54) per barrel over the March 2018 Basrah Light Official Selling Price (OSP) at its latest auction on behalf of Iraq's National oil company, SOMO. In January 2018, the DME ...
Dubai Mercantile Exchange hosted its latest auction on Monday, January 29, 2018, on behalf of Iraq's National oil company, SOMO. The 2-million barrel cargo of Basrah Light was awarded at a premium of $0.42 per barrel over the March 2018 Basrah Light Official Selling Price (OSP). 25 companies have ...
Dubai: Dubai Mercantile Exchange said it hosted its latest auction on Wednesday, January 24 on behalf of Iraq's National oil company, SOMO. The 2-million barrel cargo of Basrah Heavy was awarded at a premium of $0.31 (Dh1.14) per barrel over the March Basrah Heavy Official Selling Price (OSP).
It pertains to the Nahr Bin Omar field in energy-rich Basra Province. It now produces 40,000 barrels of oil a day, but the Orion deal will look to exploit the site's gas assets as well. Iraqi officials have been in talks with U.S. energy giant Exxon and Chinese companies over further developing oil production at ...
The Iraqi government plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with American energy company Orion on Monday "to tap gas at the Nahr Bin Omar field in Basra," a Ministry statement read. The Nahr Bin Omar field, which is operated by the state-run Basra Oil, is currently producing over 40,000 barrels of oil per day ...
Iraqi soldiers control one of several checkpoints they set up along the main 50 kilometer road between the area of Karmat Ali on the northern outskirts of Basra and the town of al-Dayr on January 13, 2018. HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI / AFP. Basra - Asharq Al-Awsat. Daud Salman and his family stayed put in ...
The region near Iraq's southern border with Kuwait has long been the scene of inter-tribal battles over business disputes, questions of honour or even football matches. But with security forces deployed to the country's north to battle the Islamic State group (IS), Basra residents caught in the crossfire say they ...
... port, Dan-Czech cooperated with third party companies for the lifting of power lines, removal of street furniture and ground adjustments. From the port of Melnik the cargo will be transported by barge to the port of Hamburg where it will be transhipped for onward transportation to the Basrah refinery in Iraq.
Iraqi forces at a checkpoint they between the northern outskirts of Basra and al-Dayr as they search for weapons and wanted people involved in tribal conflicts in ... But with security forces deployed to the country's north to battle the Islamic State group (IS), Basra residents caught in the crossfire say they feel ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq has approved the opening of a Saudi consulate in Basra, the kingdom's ambassador to Iraq was quoted saying on Wednesday. Al-Riyadh newspaper quoted Saudi ambassador Abdul-Aziz al-Shamri saying that he had "received the approval from the Iraqi government", ...
Dubai: Movenpick Hotels and Resorts announced on Tuesday it will open a new property in Basra early this year as it aims to capitalise on what it described as Basra's status as "Iraq's economic capital." In a statement, Movenpick said Basra was a regional oil and gas hubs, and that the 152-key property is ...
Movenpick Hotels & Resorts will open a new hotel in Basra in the first quarter of this year as it seeks to capitalise on the city's status as Iraq's economic capital. "Basra is one of the Middle East's fastest-growing economic centres, a major oil producer that is undergoing rapid infrastructure development," said ...
Basra, Iraq - The rows of self-harm scars that course upward on the teenager's forearms from her wrists nearly to her elbows are reminders of dark times. At age seven, the now 19-year-old was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, a hereditary disease that comes with painful symptoms, including ...
Saudi Arabia's strong commitment to the OPEC agreement to limit crude production may have helped some of its rival producers gain market share in Northeast Asia, with China recently boosting its oil imports from Iraq as competitive Basrah crude prices and the supplier's stable output appealed to the ...
The city of Basra in southern Iraq is at the forefront of a nationwide spike in drugs sales and consumption, with arrests nearly doubling since late 2014. During Saddam Hussein's rule, sales and possession of narcotics could be punished by a death sentence, which curbed smuggling. However, with the ...
Basra, Iraq: The rows of self-harm scars that course upward on the teenager's forearms from her wrists nearly to her elbows are reminders of dark times. At age 7, the now 19-year-old was diagnosed with sickle-cell anemia, a hereditary disease that comes with painful symptoms, including inflammation of ...
Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) Iraq's oil minister Ali al-Luaibi has unveiled what he described as an "unprecedented increase" 80% in investments in associated natural gas in Basra Province. In a letter to Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, Luaibi said that "at the beginning of January 2018, and compared to the ...
Basra, Iraq -- Ali Jayad al-Salhi, a veteran sniper in an Iraqi militia, was killed in fighting with the Islamic State group earlier this year. He was then vaulted into legend, virtually becoming a new saint for the Shiite community. Posters of al-Salhi adorn storefronts, homes and car windows in his home city of ...
Talib, the son of Iraqi sniper Ali Jayad al-Salhi, 65, a volunteer with Popular Mobilization Forces killed fighting Islamic State militants, poses with a weapon next to his father's poster in his home in Basra, Iraq. Al-Salhi, an expert sniper and veteran of multiple wars, was vaulted into legend. Shiites around Iraq ...
Basra, Iraq - To the sound of drums and trumpets, an Iraqi groom and his bride this week stepped hand-in-hand onto a speed boat on the river in Basra to celebrate. Their wedding on Monday was the first such celebration to be held on the Shatt al-Arab waterway running through the southern city since ...
... * The cargo to be loaded on Feb. 15-16 was destined for Asia (Reporting by Florence Tan; Editing by Manolo Serapio Jr.) Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the author and may not reflect those of Kitco Metals Inc. The author has made every effort to ensure accuracy of information ...
To the sound of drums and trumpets, an Iraqi groom and his bride this week stepped hand-in-hand onto a speed boat on the river in Basra to celebrate. Their wedding on Monday was the first such celebration to be held on the Shatt al-Arab waterway running through the southern city since the 1980s.
Petrofac's engineering & Production Services (EPS) division has secured an award worth $160mn from Basra oil company (BOC), previously known as South Oil Company, for its Iraq Crude Oil Export Expansion Project (ICOEEP). The new two-year extension reflects Petrofac's continued delivery focus ...
Iraq's Oil marketing Company (SOMO) sold on Friday 2 million barrels of Basra Light crude to load on Jan. 20 to Unipec at 40 cents a barrel above its official selling price (OSP), trade sources said. * The cargo fetched a strong premium because SOMO allowed the buyer to declare the cargo's destination 14 ...


 

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