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Aref Mohammed

Water woes hit henna plant farms in Iraq's Fao peninsula

Mar 17 2019

FAO, Iraq In southern Iraq, where the Euphrates and Tigris rivers meet, the Fao peninsula was once known for its swathes of henna plants and palm trees. But the lush greenery of this Basra province district has now turned into a hardscrabble surface.

UPDATE 1-Iraq's southern oil exports 3.565 mln bpd so far in February -executives

Feb 25 2019

* Rumaila output not affected by rehabilitation work at output unit (Adds detail, background)

Iraq to upgrade southern oil output capacity in 2019: Basra Oil Co

Jan 11 2019

BASRA Iraq plans to raise output from its southern Majnoon oilfield to 290,000 barrels per day (bpd) by the end of 2019 and to 450,000 bpd by the end of 2021 from a current 240,000 bpd, the director of the Basra Oil Company said.

Fairouz Cafe brings Levantine nostalgia to southern Iraq

Jan 06 2019

BASRA, Iraq Mohammed Abdul Ameer's nostalgia for better days and his roots in the Levant were what inspired him to open Basra's first mixed-gender cafe since the rule of Saddam Hussein, and themed in honor of the Lebanese singer Fairouz.

Police use live rounds to disperse protest in Iraq's Basra for second week

Dec 21 2018

BASRA, Iraq Iraqi security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters who were trying to storm a local government building in the southern city of Basra.

Police fire live rounds to disperse protest in Iraq's Basra

Dec 14 2018

BASRA, Iraq Security forces used live bullets and teargas on Friday to disperse protesters gathered in Iraq's southern city of Basra, but no injuries were reported.

Iraq lifts oil production at Halfaya oilfield to 370,000 bpd

Dec 12 2018

HALFAYA OILFIELD, Iraq Iraq has increased production at its southern Halfaya oilfield by 100,000 barrels per day (bpd) to a total of 370,000 bpd, an oil official told Reuters on Wednesday.

Iraq needs two years to wean itself off Iranian gas: energy official

Dec 06 2018

BASRA, Iraq Iraq needs at least two years to boost the country's gas production to stop importing Iranian gas used to feed its power stations, a senior Iraqi energy official said on Thursday.

Iraq southern oil exports around 3.3 million bpd in November: oil executives

Nov 27 2018

BASRA, Iraq Iraq's crude oil exports from its southern ports on the Gulf stood at around 3.3 million barrels per day (bpd) so far in November, three oil executives said on Tuesday.

Rockets fired at Basra airport as violent protests grip Iraq

Sep 08 2018

BASRA/ERBIL, Iraq Basra airport was attacked with rockets on Saturday after another night of protests against Iraq's political elite, during which demonstrators set fire to the Iranian consulate and briefly took oilfield workers hostage. | Video

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