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US closes its consulate in Basra

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SHAFAQNA- The United States announced on Friday that it will close its consulate in Basra, Iraq and evacuate its diplomatic staff following the increasing threats and indirect fire near U.S. facilities in recent weeks. In a statement on…

Iraqi demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Iran

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SHAFAQNA- Iraqis have staged a march in the southern city of Basra to condemn a recent attack on Iran’s consulate in the city. Demonstrators chanted slogans in support of Iran and praised the country’s help to the Iraqi military and volunteer…

Sayed Ahmad al-Safi: Corruption in Basra is terrifying

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SHAFAQNA - Alkafeel : Corruption in Basra is terrifying and this is what our team of experts did to solve the crisis, Sayed al-Safi speaking from Basra. Sayed Ahmad al-Safi, The representative of the supreme religious authority sent to the…

A large part of Iraq protests are in the result of foreign excitements-Interview

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SHAFAQNA- "The situation in Iraq has generally changed since the fall of Saddam; the Iraqis become close to Iran somehow with holding the elections after Ayad Allawi," Dr. Hossein Rabiee, Professor of Geopolitics in Kharazmi University, told Shafaqna…

Iran calls for maximum penalty for rioters burning its consulate in Basra

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SHAFAQNA - Oil-rich Basra has been the epicentre of protests that have rocked Iraq since July, with anger fuelled by pollution of the water supply that left 30,000 people in hospital. Angry protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in the southern…

3.5 million Basra residents are threatened with lethal diseases

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SHAFAQNA- Iraq’s Basra declares 17000 infection cases from water pollute. This city residents are threatened with death. The Basra directorate called on the Iraqi government to intervene to rescue the Basra 3.5 million population from being…

Interview: Prominent Shiite and Sunni leaders can control the crisis in Iraq

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SHAFAQNA - It seems that the particular atmosphere currently dominating Iraq in terms of security and politics is affected by several internal and external factors. Dr. Kiumars Yazdan Panah, an international affairs expert in an interview…

Three Iraqi protesters killed as unrest sweep southern cities

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SHAFAQNA - The main gates to Iraq's port of Umm Qasrnear basra were re-opened Monday following closure due to unrest over poor government services across southern cities. Three officials said activities resumed at the port near the southern…

Hundreds of iraqis resumed protest in demand of basic services

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SHAFAQNA- Hundreds of Iraqis took to the streets in Basra on Friday in protest of shortage of jobs, electricity, water, and other basic services. Iraq has placed its security forces on high alert after protest against high unemployment…

Imam Hussain’s letter to the Shia in Basra

SHAFAQNA- The Shi’a in al‑Basra also wrote to al‑Husayn asking him to lead a revolt against Yazid. In al‑Tabari’s version of Abu Mikhnaf’s account, the text of al‑Husayn’s reply is pre­served. If genuine, it represents a very…