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Iraq PM visits oil-rich Basra seeking to calm unrest

Basra - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi held talks in Basra on Friday in a bid to restore calm in the southern city, which has been gripped by protests over unemployment.

US munitions linked to 'staggering rise' in Iraqi birth defects

Fallujah - A recently published study has reported a "staggering rise" in birth defects and miscarriages among babies and women living in parts of Iraq that were heavily exposed to toxic metals as a result of the US-led invasion and occupation of that country.

British troops leave Basra

British troops are leaving Basra today. A ceremony has been held this morning which will mark the end of a six year stint there by the British army. As part of the ceremony the names of all of the British troops who lost their lives were read out.

Op-Ed-The Residents of Basra: We Feel Secure

For all the hype, criticism and questioning of al-Maliki deciding to crack down on Sadr's Mahdi Army and militias in Basra, Iraq, the residents are cheering the move and stating it was a good thing to have happened and that they feel more secure.

Op-Ed: Iraq, Al Sadr, Iran and Basra

It is still too early to definitively identify who the clear winners were in the recent fighting in Basra, Iraq but, with the loss of over 1,000 Mahdi Army fighters in the recent battles in and around Basra, it is not a big surprise about the ceasefire.

UK may quit Basra in spring

Britain could hand over control of the Iraqi province of Basra to the Iraq government in spring next year, foreign secretary Margaret Beckett said on Wednesday.

Basra A Hive Of Activity Amid U.N. Food-for-Oil Programme

BASRA, Iraq (dpa) - Sacks of lentils and sugar are being offloaded from ships onto trucks in the midday heat in the Iraqi port of Umm Qasr near Basra under the watchful eye of United Nations inspectors.Every Iraqi is entitled to his portion in return f...

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