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Iraq's Shi'ites in voting vs religion controversy
Iraq's Shi'ites in voting vs religion controversy
Thousands of Shi'ite Muslims in southern Iraq are wrestling with a choice of religion or democracy before a pilgrimage that could prevent them from...
Voters want people, not parties in Basra
Voters want people, not parties in Basra
For the first time since the fall of Saddam Hussein, Iraqis could be seeing election candidates kissing babies and canvassing neighbours when a new...
Oil giants poised to move into Basra
Oil giants poised to move into Basra
Western oil giants are poised to enter southern Iraq to tap the country's vast reserves, despite the ongoing threat of violence, according to...
Power failure halts Iraq oil exports
Power failure halts Iraq oil exports
Iraq's oil exports were shut down on Monday by a power cut that darkened parts of central and southern Iraq, including the country's only functioning oil export terminals, Iraqi and foreign oil officials said....
Iraq forces, militants clash in oil city
Iraq forces, militants clash in oil city
Militants loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr clashed with Iraqi security forces throughout Iraq's southern oil hub of Basra for a second day...
Fierce fighting erupts in Iraq's Basra city
Fierce fighting erupts in Iraq's Basra city
Iraqi security forces fought raging battles with gunmen from radical cleric Moqtada al-Sadr's Shi'ite militia in Basra on Tuesday amid a crackdown...
Iraq car bombs kill or wound 60
Iraq car bombs kill or wound 60
Sixty people were killed or wounded by car bombs in the capital of mainly Shi'ite Maysan province in southern Iraq on Wednesday, hospital sources...
British troops quitting Iraqi city of Basra
British troops quitting Iraqi city of Basra
British troops were quitting the southern Iraqi city of Basra overnight in a move that will end the British presence in the oil hub for the first...
Iran seizes 15 British Navy personnel
Iran seizes 15 British Navy personnel
Iranian forces seized 15 British Royal Navy personnel who had searched a merchant ship on Friday, Britain said, triggering a diplomatic crisis.
At least 20 die in Basra car bombing
At least 20 die in Basra car bombing
At least 20 people were killed when a car bomb exploded in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra late on Monday, an interior ministry source...
Deadly attack on US marines in Iraq
Deadly attack on US marines in Iraq
Fourteen marines were killed on Wednesday in one of the deadliest attacks on United States forces since the invasion of Iraq as an American...
Basra out of control, says chief of police
Basra out of control, says chief of police
The chief of police in Basra admitted on Monday that he had effectively lost control of three-quarters of his officers and that sectarian militias...

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