Tag Archives | Shatt al-Arab

No End In Sight To Basra’s ‘Poisoned Water’ Crisis

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. By Saleem al-Wazzan. Drinking water in Basra has been found to contain a disastrous cocktail of bacteria, as well as too much salt. Although multiple causes for this are clear, […]

Iran, Iraq ready to Dredge the Shatt al-Arab

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. After decades, Iran, Iraq ready to Dredge the Shatt al-Arab Hope of restoring a clean water lifeline to Basra province is on the rise again with plans by the Iraqi and […]

Iran-Iraq Ferry Service Resumes

By John Lee. The Iraqi Ministry of Transport has that the ferry between Al-Ashar Quay on the banks of the Shatt al-Arab in Basra and the Iranian port of Khorramshahr has resumed after a three-year suspension. Forty-six passengers travelled on the first service on Saturday. The Director of the General Company for Maritime Transport, Abdul […]

Iran, Iraq in Joint Naval Exercises

By Sara al-Qaher for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Iran, Iraq seek to send a message with joint naval exercises In conjunction with the military maneuvers of the Iranian-backed Shiite Popular Mobilization Units along the Iraqi border with Saudi Arabia on Jan. 4, former Iraqi […]

How IS Uses Water as Weapon of War

By Walaa Hussein for Al-Monitor. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Middle East is facing a water crisis. As the region experiences conflicts over water and faces the continuous risk of war breaking out, experts on water predict that the Islamic State […]

Iraq-Iran Talks on Borders, Shatt al-Arab

Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari held talks in Tehran last week with the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Mohammad Javad Zarif, on the issue of the Shatt al- Arab, land borders and border rivers. The talks were held in a friendly and constructive atmosphere with a common desire to address the […]

Containerised Cargo using Shatt Al Arab

NAWAH Port Management (NPM), a business unit of North America Western Asia Holdings (NAWAH), has completed the offloading of the third container vessel running weekly service between the United Arab Emirates and the company’s container terminal at Al Maqal Port in urban Basra. Historic Al Maqal Port, also known as the Port of Basra and […]