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Source: The Guardian

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2011-11-11 21:55:01 -0800 | disasters-news

MoD still failing to come clean about bad behaviour Times have changed but the MoD remains its own worst enemy in attempting to cover up shocking abuses by the army Baha Mousa, 26, with his wife and two children. The...
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Source: Al Jazeera

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2011-11-09 20:39:44 -0800 | political-news

00 A three year-long investigation into the death of an Iraqi civilian in British army custody has concluded a "very serious breach of discipline" by UK soldiers. Baha Mousa, a hotel worker, died after being detained by the British in Basra in 2003 after suffering 93 individual wounds...
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Source: Newyork Times

Cairo :: NY :: USA | updated 2011-04-19 01:58:43 -0700 | political-news

Police officers blocked protesters from entering a government building on Thursday...That apprehension also seized Bahrain where five people died in a brutal assault on a democracy camp in the capital, Manama in the early hours of Thursday. The violence has...
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Source: The Motley Fool

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-12 05:28:42 -0700 | travel-news

While Iraq has a significant number of Sunnis, it, too, is majority Shiite, and this is the direction in which its al-Maliki government clearly tilts. Iran and the southern part of Iraq have been pulled closer together of late by...
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Source: The Daily Star

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2012-05-19 13:16:34 -0700 | political-news

Iraqis hold up a coffin that reads in Arabic "electricity" denoting the lack of electricity across Iraq as hundreds of thousands of supporters of the anti-US cleric Moqtada al-Sadr' Sadrist movement, rally to mark the ninth anniversary of the U.S...Iraq:...
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Source: CNN

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-16 05:17:17 -0700 | travel-news

Iraqi air force killed more than 200 militants from the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, Iraqi state TV reported Monday...Iran enters the mix In recent days, Iran has sent about 500 of its Revolutionary Guard troops to fight alongside...
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Source: BBC

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-16 04:16:59 -0700 | travel-news

Sunni militants have seized the northern Iraqi buffer city of Tal Afar, officials and residents say...Fighting in Tal Afar began on Sunday, with mortar shelling of some districts as militants tried to enter the city. The Iraqi military setback came...
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Source: CNN

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-02 05:33:32 -0700 | travel-news

Al-Maliki also said that he hoped the members of Parliament would be able to choose a president and prime minister in the next session. After much anticipation over how it would address the country's turmoil, Iraq's new parliament on Tuesday...
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Source: World News

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-21 04:02:24 -0700 | travel-news

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr participate in military-style training in the street in Basra (reuters tickers) Sunni fighters seized a border post on the Iraq-Syria frontier on Saturday, smashing a line drawn in 1932 by colonial...
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Source: CNN

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-16 01:07:35 -0700 | travel-news

What's happening in Iraq now has all the makings of a civil war -- and a full-blown foreign policy crisis. The United States is mulling direct talks with Iran while it boosts security at the U.S...In recent days, Iran has...
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Source: National Public Radio

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-15 08:11:12 -0700 | travel-news

When Sunni militants began seizing broad swathes of territory across northern Iraq last week, global oil markets shrugged it off...But that all changed on Wednesday, when the insurgents swept into the oil refinery town of Baiji, says Robert McNally, president...
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Source: CNN

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-07-02 01:08:53 -0700 | travel-news

Officials said Iraqi forces raided the offices of cleric Mahmoud al-Hassani al-Sarkhi in Karbala and clashed with his supporters. Nine people were wounded, and one military Humvee was set on fire, police said. In 2006, the cleric's supporters attacked the...
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Source: Indian Express

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-19 09:19:19 -0700 | travel-news

As violence escalates in Iraq, the government on Thursday said fuel supplies will not be impacted by the conflict in the nation's second largest crude oil supplier. Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan reviewed availability of petroleum products in the country in...
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Source: Truthout

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-26 09:05:49 -0700 | travel-news

Air Force firing coordinates shows that the U.S. military fired its armor-piercing munitions  ¾  made of waste uranium-238 which is called depleted uranium or DU  ¾  into civilian areas of Iraq and at Iraqi troops during the 2003 invasion and...
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Breaking News: The rise Shiite militias in face of Sunni militants poses dangers for strife-torn Iraq
 
Source: New Europe

Basra :: Iraq | updated 2014-06-15 22:00:01 -0700 | travel-news

Emboldened by a call to arms by the top Shiite cleric, Iranian-backed militias have moved quickly to the center of Iraq's political landscape, spearheading what its Shiite majority sees as a fight for survival against Sunni militants who control of...
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